Shivshankar Verma

Will Bharti get along well in Africa?

26 Feb 2010

The Zain buy is expensive, but you always pay more for rare assets in a seller's market. The biggest challenge for Bharti will be to survive Africa. by Shivshanker Verma

Obama’s flailing bank reforms

18 Feb 2010

The US government’s proposals for banking regulatory reform seems guided by political convenience and lacks a binding vision or coherence. If the current proposals come into force, they will be ineffective and will only worsen the mess. By Shivshanker Verma

End of the climate-change bubble?

End of the climate-change bubble?

06 Feb 2010

Going by the evidence we have, it appears that the fascinating Climate Change bubble is on its last legs and a burst is imminent. That will bring back the scientific rigour and discipline that is now missing in climate research. By Shivshanker Verma

The KG gas muddle

29 Aug 2009

The dispute over the allocation and pricing of natural gas from RIL’s KG field has snowballed into the most controversial this country has seen. And it is getting worse by the day. By Shivshanker Verma

Letter to the finance minister: Unorthodox fund raising proposals for the finance minister

04 Jul 2009

For the finance minister who is facing serious challenges on the fiscal front, a few suggestions to raise enough funds, which will last the rest of his term. By Shivshanker Verma

Great Recession to just another regular recession?

19 Jun 2009

Thanks to aggressive policy measures, it is possible that the worst of this global recession is behind us. But, those expecting a swift and smooth recovery are likely to be disappointed and the budding euphoria is definitely misplaced. By Shivshanker Verma

What will make a perfect 2009?

07 Jan 2009

Six atypical yet interesting wishes that could change the world in 2009. By Shivshankar Verma

IT: The way ahead

IT: The way ahead

31 May 2008

Of late, the IT services industry seems to be headed for a good run. The rupee is slipping, STPI has been extended and the US business seems to be holding up. Can the good times last? By Shivshankar Verma

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