Ramanvir Grewal

Ramanvir Grewal

Ramanvir is a part of the business desk. He loves to write on financial issues

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Gold biscuits(File)
Gold biscuits(File)

Gold – the hedge against risk

By Ramanvir Grewal | HIndustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2017 03:24 PM IST
Snapping three years of decline, gold rose by over 8% in 2016 due to concerns fuelled by Brexit and the uncertainty over US President-elect Donald Trump’s policies. This is because people invest in gold to hedge against uncertainty in the market. Generally, gold moves in the opposite direction of the dollar and the world economy.
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An Indian farmer carries rice seedlings from a paddy field at Nimati village, some 300 kms from Guwahati.(AFP)
An Indian farmer carries rice seedlings from a paddy field at Nimati village, some 300 kms from Guwahati.(AFP)

Farm loan waiver: Why it’s just a poll sop

By Ramanvir Grewal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2016 08:38 PM IST
In the wake of the demonetisation impact on the economy, especially the farmers, a Congress delegation recently met Prime Minister Narendra Modi, demanding a farm loan waiver. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said since the government waived loans worth 1.4 lakh crore to corporates, it should do the same for farmers. However, most banks are against the loan waiver, claiming that it will encourage farmers not to repay their loans.
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India had approached the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over the US imposing increased fees on H-1B and L-1 visas.(REUTERS)
India had approached the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over the US imposing increased fees on H-1B and L-1 visas.(REUTERS)

Why globalisation has hit Indo-US trade ties

By Ramanvir Grewal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2016 10:40 AM IST
Recently, a Congressional report warned American lawmakers that a visa dispute between India and the US could result in a WTO-authorised trade retaliation against the US if it moved to a formal settlement phase.
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Months ahead of NSE’s planned IPO, Chitra Ramkrishna shook the financial world by abruptly quitting as the MD & CEO of India’s largest bourse on December 2.
Months ahead of NSE’s planned IPO, Chitra Ramkrishna shook the financial world by abruptly quitting as the MD & CEO of India’s largest bourse on December 2.

Algo trading: The boon and bane of finance

By Ramanvir Grewal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2016 11:31 AM IST
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The central bank probably sold over $500 million that day to steady the sliding rupee.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
The central bank probably sold over $500 million that day to steady the sliding rupee.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Why rupee fell and how RBI came to its rescue

By Ramanvir Grewal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2016 10:22 AM IST
The rupee reached 68.8375, close to the all-time low of 68.85 that was struck in 2013. The central bank probably sold over $500 million that day to steady the sliding rupee.
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People stand in a queue to exchange their old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes at the State bank of Hyderabad, Dadar.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
People stand in a queue to exchange their old Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes at the State bank of Hyderabad, Dadar.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Study says demonetisation may spell doom for the economy: Here’s why

By Ramanvir Grewal, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 23, 2016 02:01 PM IST
The Economist has said the note ban could turn out to be the worst mistake of PM Modi’s career. Some experts have even said that if the move does not produce the intended effect, it can plunge the economy into recession.
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(Parveen Kumar/HT file photo)
(Parveen Kumar/HT file photo)

Why Centre’s demonetisation won’t eradicate black money

By Ramanvir Grewal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2016 01:29 PM IST
The demonetisation will destroy some unaccounted wealth, but people will eventually find ways to convert their unaccounted wealth into white money. For instance, many will arrange to receive monetary gifts from friends and relatives, some will convert black money into foreign exchange and have it remitted as gifts from abroad.
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The S&P reiterated its ‘BBB-’ long-term and ‘A-3’ short-term ratings for India.(AFP)
The S&P reiterated its ‘BBB-’ long-term and ‘A-3’ short-term ratings for India.(AFP)

India should take S&P rating with a pinch of salt

By Ramanvir Grewal | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2016 04:34 PM IST
The S&P ratings are not the be-all and end-all. Some have criticised agencies for not providing enough details on its methodology. A report published by the World Economic Forum says the ratings have followed an asymmetric path with S&P ratings being the most volatile.
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By next April, India aims to introduce the dual GST to provide a common nationwide market for goods and services.(Abhimanyu Sinha)
By next April, India aims to introduce the dual GST to provide a common nationwide market for goods and services.(Abhimanyu Sinha)

GST rates: Do we really need four?

By Ramanvir Grewal | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2016 05:48 PM IST
By next April, India aims to introduce the dual GST to provide a common nationwide market for goods and services.
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Chasing that elusive Utopia

By Ramanvir Grewal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2012 05:55 PM IST
There is a global economic disaster waiting to consume the world, as the major economies of the world try to evade this calamity manufactured by our loose and ambitious economic policies. Now I am not an economist, far from it...writes Ramanvir Grewal
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