Ila Patnaik The Indian Express Group

Ila Patnaik-

Constricted by law

Thursday 2 January '14

APMC acts impair the freedoms of farmers and consumers.
Cereal offenders

Tuesday 17 December '13

Food inflation owes largely to agricultural markets being regulated by outdated laws.
What 2014 won't change

Tuesday 26 November '13

There are no more stroke-of-the-pen economic reforms, no shortcuts.
Trial by taper

Wednesday 13 November '13

We need to prepare for the end of QE. Keeping inflation low is our best bet.
Respite as opportunity

Thursday 24 October '13

Before the next wave of volatility, emerging markets must set their house in order.
Forming new bonds

Wednesday 16 October '13

India must lift restrictions on foreign investment in rupee denominated debt
A focus for the RBI

Tuesday 24 September '13

It needs a well-defined objective and policy instrument.
Some RBI dos and don'ts

Wednesday 18 September '13

It should slash interest rates, stop worrying about inflation or the rupee.
Fighting the taper

Tuesday 3 September '13

Volatility is inevitable. India should prepare its response to the winding up of QE
The needless battle

Monday 19 August '13

Rupee defence strategy has deepened the gathering gloom on the India growth story.
Whose monetary policy?

Monday 5 August '13

It should be left to an independent central bank with a clear brief and instruments
Losing currency

Wednesday 10 July '13

To shore up rupee, policy must boost domestic productivity, assure foreign investors
Modi's food security test

Friday 14 June '13

Is the BJP ready for a new economic philosophy? Can Modi give it?
Can't bank on it

Tuesday 4 June '13

The RBI board makes no attempt to review its regulatory failures
Some chit chat

Wednesday 8 May '13

To protect investors, make the formal financial system more accessible and attractive
China's rebalancing act

Tuesday 30 April '13

Its tilt to consumption-led growth is good news for India and the global economy
Selling it right

Thursday 11 April '13

Consumer protection should be at the heart of the financial regulatory framework
Caps unlock

Wednesday 20 March '13

The system of capital controls must be re-examined and rationalised
Budget has two faces

Tuesday 5 March '13

How a Congress-friendly budget also addresses the markets
In the shadow of the deficit

Tuesday 26 February '13

Finance minister must strike a balance between poll pressures and imperatives of reform


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