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Mahua Venkatesh

Over 20 years of experience. Writes on finance, economic affairs, banking and insurance. Past gigs: Hindustan Times, The Financial Express, Business Standard.

Latest Articles By Mahua Venkatesh

‘Regulatory Sentiments Are In The Best Interest Of The Customer’

Mahua Venkatesh

In an interview, Ashish Mehrotra, MD & CEO, Max Bupa Health Insurancee, talks about the need of health insurance

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The Distress Call

Mahua Venkatesh

How insurance companies are creating products custom-suited to educated urban Indians and their counter parts in tier -2 /3 cities

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Too Little Too Late?

Mahua Venkatesh

From his first Budget in 2014 to a decisive one in 2017, Jaitley continues to miss meeting the middle class’ expectations

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On Target After Seven Long Years

Mahua Venkatesh

This year, the government will meet its disinvestment target — highest ever — and how. Next year, to continue the momentum, it’s likely to offload some stake in healthy CPSEs

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Finance minister Arun Jaitley Scripted His Last Full Budget Of The Current NDA Government To Woo The Aam Admi

Mahua Venkatesh

Besides proposing to increase the minimum support price for Rabi crops to 1.5 times of production costs and providing MSP for all other crops, the finance minister announced the launch a flagship National Health Protection Scheme – the largest government-funded programme

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Impact Of Demonetisation And GST Is Now Behind Us: Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, Niti Aayog

Mahua Venkatesh

"Special attention must be given to foreign direct investment (FDI) from China to ensure that the skewed trade deficit is addressed," Rajiv Kumar, vice chairman of Niti Aayog

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Policy: A Budget Favouring Rural India

Mahua Venkatesh

After the Gujarat Assembly elections result, it’s likely the NDA, in its final budget before the Lok Sabha polls in 2019, will go all out to appease the rural voters

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Economy Is Picking Up As Temporary Impact Of GST And Demonetisation Is Dissipating, Exports Also Picking Up: Arvind Subramanian

Mahua Venkatesh

"This year, oil prices went up significantly and affected consumption, government finances and held back real economic activity…If this continues, GDP growth will drop, and inflation will spike in the coming quarters," Arvind Subramanian

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Economic Survey Pegs Growth Rate At 7-7.5% In 2018-19

Mahua Venkatesh

The survey -- an annual report card of the government – pointed out that focus must be given to agriculture, education and employment generation are likely to be the focus areas in the medium term. The Economic Survey, however, voices concern over the rising oil prices

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Sealing Drive: Traders Announces 'Delhi Trade Bandh' On 23 January

Mahua Venkatesh

As traders across Delhi decide to go on a day long strike on January 23 to register their protest against sealing of various business establishments, the loss in revenue could amount to approximately Rs 1,400 crore

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