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Never before have government policy steps come to affect our lives so closely. If there is a gas price hike, we feel the pinch immediately. A rise in fiscal deficit also ensures tough times in our daily lives. Add to that a generous dose of politics, and your palate is full. Love it or hate it, you can't ignore politics and policies if you want to remain on top of your finances

SONAL VARMA, ECONOMIST, NOMURA INDIA
The growth in industrial production rose sharply to 9.8 per cent in October from 3.8 per cent in September, above consensus expectations. However, the jump was primarily owing to b READ...
SONAL VARMA, ECONOMIST, NOMURA INDIA
Growth is already in the initial stages of a business cycle recovery. We expect GDP growth to rise to 7.8 per cent year-on-year in 2016 from 7.3 per cent in 2015, aided by private READ...
KAPIL GUPTA, EDELWEISS SECURITIES
The Reserve Bank of India left policy rates unchanged as expected in the policy review on Tuesday. After a frontloaded rate cut of 50bps in the September policy review, the central READ...
MURTHY NAGARAJAN, QUANTUM MUTUAL FUND
As expected, the RBI left key interest rates unchanged and also maintained its accommodative stance; although, it comes with a bit of caution. It has cautioned on the potential inf READ...
DHANANJAY SINHA, EMKAY GLOBAL
RBI maintained its key policy rates in line with our as well as consensus expectations. Overall, we believe that RBI will keep policy rates unchanged until the Union budget in Feb' READ...
SONAL VARMA, ECONOMIST, NOMURA INDIA
India's GDP (market prices) growth rose to 7.4 per cent year-on-year in third quarter of calendar 2015 from 7 per cent in second quarter, marginally above expectations. External de READ...
RAVI SUNDAR MUTHUKRISHNAN, ICICI SECURITIES
The BJP, with a tally of 53 seats, registered its worst performance in Bihar state elections in the last 10 years. Although JD(U) also registered its worst performance in the last READ...
SUNIL KUMAR SINHA, INDIA RATINGS
The sovereign gold bond scheme is an attractive product and may address the pure investment demand for gold. Gold sovereign bonds may triumph over other comparable products in the READ...