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Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

August 11, 2003

Shourie's selective memory
The minister's explanation for his '180 degree turn' with regard to his acquaintanceship with the late Dhirubhai Ambani seems selective and incomplete, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

July 05, 2003

Raghuram Rajan: An economist with a difference
Only time will tell whether an individual like Rajan would be able to influence the manner in which the Fund looks at the rest of the world, especially developing countries.

July 02, 2003

World economy still in the doldrums
Those in India who feel export growth will be maintained at 15 per cent, the overall external economic environment does not appear particularly cheerful, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

June 21, 2003

How Coke arm-twisted the Indian government
The soft drinks giant seems to have successfully lobbied to change the rules of divestment of equity by foreign firms in their Indian associates, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

June 09, 2003

Where's the Divestment Proceeds Fund?
The delay is setting up the Fund is inexplicable as its establishment could take some of the sting out of the attack on the government's privatisation programme, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

May 26, 2003

The government's tax dues are mounting
India needs to clean up its graft-ridden and decrepit tax systems without which it can never hope to recover the huge amounts blocked in litigation, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

May 9, 2003

MTNL, MKVDC, Mahajan & My Critics
Certain powerful politicians bent rules to ensure that a profit-making central PSU made a large investment in a loss-making state government company.

April 14, 2003

More worries over VAT
There are pressing political, economic and technical reasons why the implementation of VAT will not happen in a hurry, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

April 7, 2003

Why the war in Iraq will hurt India
The United States-led war on Iraq is certain to hurt India's economic interests due to higher prices of crude oil and petroleum products would stoke inflationary fires, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta..

March 13, 2003

Worries over VAT
VAT should be de-mystified and the inherent dangers in hastily adopting the new tax regime should be explained to consumers who will be hurt by inflation, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

February 18, 2003

Why was Mahajan removed?
Did this have something to do with a controversial investment made by a central public sector undertaking in a project being executed by a Maharashtra government company? asks Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

February 10, 2003

No one gives a damn about the small investor
The definition of a small investor should be changed and the minimum public offer proportion should be increased, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

December 27, 2002

The strange case of privatising Paradeep Phosphates
'The controlling interest in fertilizer company Paradeep Phosphates was sold to a private firm for barely Rs 15 lakh,' says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

December 24, 2002

Has the Sahara group defaulted on its tax dues?
Is the government telling the truth? Or is the high-profile group with interests in para banking, aviation, real estate and the media, right? asks Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

November 25, 2002

Who will control L&T? Birlas or the 'professionals'?
The tussle for the company's cement manufacturing facilities could have far-reaching consequences for the country's corporate sector, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

November 12, 2002

ECIL: A public sector success story
ECIL was able to achieve a turnaround in three years which is nothing short of spectacular, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

November 5, 2002

Hastening towards exchange liberalisation
Mere existence of high forex reserves is not a sufficient condition to prevent a financial crisis, says Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

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