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Manika Premsingh

Economist and Founder, Orbis Economics

Latest Articles By Manika Premsingh

Reforms That Reflect A More Long-term Agenda Than Short

Manika Premsingh

The latest FDI relaxations announced by the centre are expected to have limited, but positive impact on the Indian economic growth

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Determining India’s Potential Growth

Manika Premsingh

India is making its comeback from a period of relatively subdued growth at a faster pace than the world economy, no matter how it is put across

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Fight Against Inflation To Benefit From Lower Oil Prices

Manika Premsingh

The 4.8 per cent inflation for March 2016 augurs well for RBI's target of 5 per cent inflation rate by January 2017

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All Eyes On Retail Banks' Rate Cuts Now

Manika Premsingh

To be fair, banks have significantly reduced lending rates on fresh loans by 90 basis points, which is an appreciable pass through

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Positive Credit Offtake Trends Drive Investment Recovery

Manika Premsingh

The positive evidence, at this point, however, overwhelms the downturn witnessed in the capital goods segment

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India's Exchange Rate Movements Have Limited Trade Effects

Manika Premsingh

Even in a shrinking world market, depreciation in the rupee could still have resulted in India improving its exports

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Is The NDA Warming Up To FDI In Multi-brand Retail?

Manika Premsingh

Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal has pitched for 100 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail in the fruits and vegetables segment

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Inequality Index: India Fares Better Than China

Manika Premsingh

India's Gini index stood at around 31 in 1994, and rose to almost 34 by 2010. It has however, declined marginally from there in 2012, which is a silver lining

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Improvement Likely In Pockets Of Industry

Manika Premsingh

The RBI’s quarterly numbers on corporate performance show that industry sales declined by over 10 per cent from the previous year in the second quarter of 2015-16.

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Too Early To Get Jittery About Industry Numbers

Manika Premsingh

At a time when India’s industry is struggling to get back on its feet, any negative news can quickly feed into a plunging confidence about the state of the economy

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