With oil falling from USD 100 a barrel to USD 50 a barrel, Sajjid Chinoy, chief economist at JPMorgan India is expecting a current account surplus for the first time in eight years in the current January-March quarter.
Speaking exclusively to CNBC-TV18s Sapna Das, divestment secretary Aradhana Johri said the Coal India offer-for-sale (OFS) is the biggest public issue of all time. She suggested the government will soon decide on retaining green-shoe option.
As finance minister rises to present his second Budget, his message will be clear - the government will stick to its commitment to pursue the path of fiscal consolidation. This budget may also end up being a 'Make in India Budget' with the government announcing definitive steps to boost manufacturing.
The Food Corporation of India (FCI) is all set to get a major facelift. Provided the government accepts the recommendations of the high-level committee. But some of the bold suggestions made by the committee may face quite a few political obstacles.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, CNBC-TV18s Menaka Doshi caught up Godrej group chief Adi Godrej to understand his expectations from the Union Budget that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present next month.
In terms of portfolio allocation for 2015, Lalit Nambiar of UTI MF says the focus would shift away from early cyclicals to mid-cyclicals as more and more government policies come to fore and execution happens.