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Minhaz Merchant

Minhaz Merchant is the biographer of Rajiv Gandhi and Aditya Birla and author of The New Clash of Civilizations (Rupa, 2014). He is founder of Sterling Newspapers Pvt. Ltd. which was acquired by the Indian Express group

Latest Articles By Minhaz Merchant

Meeting China’s Tech Challenge

Minhaz Merchant

China’s long-term mission is to replace the United States as the pre-eminent geoeconomic and military power. It won’t be easy. America’s defence budget is now over $700 billion – more than four times China’s

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Rebooting Corporate India?

Minhaz Merchant

To lift corporate India into a higher trajectory of growth, bank lending has to restart. Private investment has dropped precipitously over the past three years. Capital formation is down. The sa vings rate has sagged. All of these point to weak consumer demand and cash-strapped corporates

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India's Geopolitical Balance

Minhaz Merchant

India is on its way to becoming the world's third largest economy

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Cleaning The NPA Mess

Minhaz Merchant

Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) are both a political and financial problem. Humongous NPAs were created during the UPA1 and UPA2 governments. But lax monitoring by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) ensured they didn’t show up on bank balance sheets

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Long Term Capital Loss

Minhaz Merchant

There are practical and philosophical reasons why the LTCG tax is a bad idea

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Empowering Women @Work

Minhaz Merchant

According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), India ranks 139th in women’s participation in the labour force. ... THE WEF survey ranks India a high 15th on the parameter of political empowerment

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Benefits Of Strong Rupee

Minhaz Merchant

A weak rupee is an easy way of boosting export earnings. But as a 67-rupee-to-adollar rate in 2015 showed, exports can plunge even (SO)

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Why FDI Covets India

Minhaz Merchant

For foreign investors though, India remains the holy grail: The last big business opportunity in an underdeveloped but booming consumer market

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Jaitley’s Decisive Budget

Minhaz Merchant

The 2018-19 Budget will, like Jaitley’s previous four budgets, err on the side of caution. Spending to spur jobs ...

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2018: The Unfolding Agenda

Minhaz Merchant

India must be mindful that while the India-US strategic partnership auguers well, a nation’s strength rests on a growing economy, robust foreign policy and good governance

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