Kaushik Basu

  • Amartya Sen, 4 other Indians in the race for world's top thinkers 28-03-2014 05:40 PM

    London: Five Indians are in the race for "the world's most important thinker - 2014". It is a part of a 10-year-old annual global poll conducted by the Prospect magazine. Its 2014 list has five Indians names. Interestingly, four of them are renowned economists. Nobel award winning economist Amarthya Sen,...
  • Fisc consolidation needs to be our mantra for Budget: Basu 16-02-2014 10:40 PM

    In an interview to CNBC-TV18's Latha Venkatesh, Kaushik Basu, chief economist of World Bank spoke about his reading of the global economy and his outlook. Below is a verbatim transcript of the interview: Q: You aren't one of us at this point in time, in a way, as the World...
  • Next 18 months tough for global economy: World Bank chief economist 19-08-2013 08:36 AM

    New Delhi: All eyes are on the markets after Friday's meltdown. It remains to be seen whether the Sensex will rebound on Monday after its worst fall in four years. World Bank chief economist Kaushik Basu has warned that the next year and a half will be tough for India...
  • Basu hears the tiger roar in 7 Race Course Road

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    The prospect of facing the next Lok Sabha elections with a limp economy and furious voters might force the government's pace on reforms. Time is...

  • Food deflation to end in a few weeks: Kaushik Basu 07-01-2012 09:59 PM

    Kolkata: The recent deflation in food prices is expected to continue for the next few weeks, following which a scenario of low inflation in food prices will be witnessed from February, Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu said on Saturday. "The deflation in food prices could continue for a couple of...
  • FTN: Will politics destroy India's growth story? 03-01-2012 11:57 PM

    Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu said that there is a risk of politics scoring over economy. ...
  • Risk of politics scoring over economy: Basu 02-01-2012 07:49 PM

    New Delhi: Chief Economic Advisor to the Indian Government Kaushik Basu, in an interview with Rajdeep Sardesai, said that there is a risk of politics scoring over economy and hoped politics does not come in the way of determining petrol prices. Excerpt of the interview: Rajdeep Sardesai :Let's go straight...
  • 'Food inflation may fall below 3 pc soon' 14-12-2011 12:43 PM

    New Delhi: Buoyed by a continuous decline in food inflation over the past five weeks, Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu on Wednesday expressed hope it may fall below 3 per cent in a month's time. "I do expect the food inflation to come down below 3 per cent within a...
  • HT Summit: FDI row, Indian economy and global crisis 02-12-2011 11:42 PM

    Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee says efforts are on to find a way to arrive at a consensus on FDI. ...
  • Govt can do more on reforms, growth: Basu 18-09-2011 02:44 PM

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate. How serious is the situation facing the Indian economy, that's the key question I shall put today to the government's Chief Economic Advisor, Kaushik Basu. Dr Basu the economy today faces stubbornly high inflation, declining growth, a fiscal deficit target that many...
  • No relief from Inflation till 2012: Kaushik Basu 17-09-2011 08:05 AM

    Government's Chief Economic Advisor, Kaushik Basu told CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar that the government and the RBI differ on the means of price control. ...
  • Inflation volatile till December: Kaushik Basu 16-09-2011 10:12 PM

    Government's Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu told Karan Thapar that the government and the RBI differ on the means of price control since there is no clear cut solution to moderating price rise. ...
  • Devil's Advocate: State of the Indian economy 16-09-2011 12:54 PM

    How slow growth, high inflation and high interest rates are taking their toll on the aam aadmi and affecting the overall growth of the country. Is there an end to this in sight. What is the road ahead? Watch Karan Thapar in conversation with Kaushik Basu, Chief Economic Advisor to...
  • 'RBI's sharp rate hike unexpected but needed' 26-07-2011 10:27 PM

    New Delhi: Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu on Tuesday said the sharp rise in interest rates by RBI was unexpected, but the difficult decision was needed to rein in inflation which is nearing double digit. He said both the Government as well as RBI are working together to check inflation....
  • Govt not in favour of freeing diesel price now 03-03-2011 03:52 PM

    New Delhi: The Government on Thursday said it is not in favour of freeing diesel prices right now as inflation is still in the uncomfortable zone. "I am not of the view that diesel price deregulation is inevitable and that is the position taken by petroleum ministry right now. Given...
  • Crude price biggest threat to GDP growth: Basu 26-02-2011 11:44 AM

    The Economic Survey tabled in Parliament on Friday, pegged the economic growth at 8.75-9.25 per cent for fiscal year 2012. Chief economic advisor to finance ministry Kaushik Basu says India can achieve 10 per cent growth in GDP over the next three years. However, according to Basu, the biggest threat...
  • Inflation: Govt's measures too little, too late 14-01-2011 09:22 PM

    New Delhi: After three days of hectic meetings at the highest possible level, the central government came out with an action plan to tame inflation that many feel cannot bring down runaway inflation which now stands at 8.43 per cent. The plan fails to take war against onion prices beyond...