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  • Banking sector likely to see unprecedented increase in bad loans: Raghuram Rajan Jul 15, 2020 09:51 AM IST

    Banking sector likely to see unprecedented increase in bad loans: Raghuram Rajan

    Jan Dhan does not really work as advertised, there are difficulties in targeting transfers to people, Rajan has said.

  • Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan says migrant workers need money for vegetables, cooking oil, shelter; foodgrains not enough May 21, 2020 07:50 PM IST

    Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan says migrant workers need money for vegetables, cooking oil, shelter; foodgrains not enough

    The former chief economist of the IMF said ways have to be found to give relief to people and companies affected by COVID and the ensuing nationwide lockdown.

  • Monetisation will neither be a game-changer nor a catastrophe, if done in a measured way: Raghuram Rajan May 08, 2020 06:22 PM IST

    Monetisation will neither be a game-changer nor a catastrophe, if done in a measured way: Raghuram Rajan

    Raghuram Rajan, former RBI Governor and now a professor of finance at Chicago Booth School, in a note on LinkedIn, lucidly explains what monetisation of deficit is all about.

  • Raghuram Rajan to Rahul Gandhi: India needs Rs 65,000 cr to help poor amid COVID-19 crisis Apr 30, 2020 09:32 AM IST

    Raghuram Rajan to Rahul Gandhi: India needs Rs 65,000 cr to help poor amid COVID-19 crisis

    The video conference with Raghuram Rajan is part of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi first of a series of dialogues with experts on economy and health.

  • COVID-19 impact on economy: Rahul Gandhi interacts with former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Apr 29, 2020 10:33 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact on economy: Rahul Gandhi interacts with former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

    The Twitter handle of the Congress party said the interaction will be streamed on their social media platforms at 9 am on April 30.

  • Raghuram Rajan cautions against giving communal colour to coronavirus Apr 21, 2020 09:30 PM IST

    Raghuram Rajan cautions against giving communal colour to coronavirus

    Rajan's comments come in the wake allegations that Tabligh-e-Jamat members violated social distancing guidelines and ignored all instructions by organising a massive gathering last month at their centre in Nizamuddin area of Delhi.

  • IMF MD Kristalina Georgieva ropes in Raghuram Rajan, 11 others to key external advisory group Apr 10, 2020 10:00 PM IST

    IMF MD Kristalina Georgieva ropes in Raghuram Rajan, 11 others to key external advisory group

    Georgieva said that even before the spread of COVID-19 and the dramatic health, economic and financial disruptions it has brought, International Monetary Fund (IMF) members confronted a rapidly evolving world and complex policy issues.

  • Spend on the poor, Raghuram Rajan urges PM Modi Apr 06, 2020 09:35 AM IST

    Spend on the poor, Raghuram Rajan urges PM Modi

    In a blog post, Rajan has emphasised on prioritising spending on the poor that may help them get through the crisis days ahead.

  • There was enough time to put together plan for Yes Bank, says Raghuram Rajan Mar 11, 2020 10:32 PM IST

    There was enough time to put together plan for Yes Bank, says Raghuram Rajan

    Rajan, who completed his three-year term at the RBI in 2016, asserted that he has been saying for a long time now that there is a need to clean up the financial sector quickly and in a resolute way so that the country can move forward.

  • Govt focussing more on political, social agenda than economy: Raghuram Rajan Feb 28, 2020 08:48 PM IST

    Govt focussing more on political, social agenda than economy: Raghuram Rajan

    On being asked about the spread of the coronavirus globally and its impact, he said there will certainly be some legacy issues in terms of business rethinking in the global supply chain.

  • History behind, Shaktikanta Das-led RBI charts new trails sans acrimony Dec 31, 2019 09:58 AM IST

    History behind, Shaktikanta Das-led RBI charts new trails sans acrimony

    And 'the history graduate', as Das was parodied in his initial days, did not disappoint as the 25th governor of the central bank. He completed one year at the helm on December 12.

  • India in growth recession; real estate & infra in 'deep trouble', says Raghuram Rajan Dec 09, 2019 07:58 AM IST

    India in growth recession; real estate & infra in 'deep trouble', says Raghuram Rajan

    Raghuram Rajan also urged India to join free trade agreements judiciously in order to boost competition and improve domestic efficiency.

  • Raghuram Rajan reminds FM Sitharaman: Two-third of his tenure as RBI Guv was under BJP Oct 31, 2019 02:51 PM IST

    Raghuram Rajan reminds FM Sitharaman: Two-third of his tenure as RBI Guv was under BJP

    Rajan, who was Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) from September 5, 2013 to September 2016, said during his term a clean up of the banking sector that was "clogging" with bad loans had begun and the job remains unfinished.

  • Raghuram Rajan wants govt to prioritise NBFC clean-up, stresses on 'new generation of reforms' Oct 31, 2019 09:08 AM IST

    Raghuram Rajan wants govt to prioritise NBFC clean-up, stresses on 'new generation of reforms'

    The Indian government has the required political strength and power to undertake reforms, Rajan noted.

  • Policy | Abhijit Banerjee’s prescription for the economy Oct 22, 2019 10:47 AM IST

    Policy | Abhijit Banerjee’s prescription for the economy

    The Nobel laureate and the former RBI governor suggest putting more money in the hands of consumers, letting the rupee slide to foster exports growth and privatizing banks and upskilling government as solutions for the economic slowdown.

  • Learn these seven lessons to get past the financial blues Oct 18, 2019 10:27 AM IST

    Learn these seven lessons to get past the financial blues

    Instead of engaging in a futile blame game, the union finance ministry has to address the deep rooted malaise afflicting the financial sector

  • Raghuram Rajan warns about the 'worrisome' economic situation of India: Report Oct 12, 2019 09:38 PM IST

    Raghuram Rajan warns about the 'worrisome' economic situation of India: Report

    He pointed out that the fiscal deficit of the country 'conceals' a lot and might push down Asia's third-largest economy.

  • Suppressing criticism is a sure fire recipe for policy mistakes, says Raghuram Rajan Sep 30, 2019 10:34 PM IST

    Suppressing criticism is a sure fire recipe for policy mistakes, says Raghuram Rajan

    Rajan, who is currently a professor of finance at University of Chicago, said constant criticism allows period course correction to policy.

  • Suppressing criticism can lead to mistakes in policymaking, says Raghuram Rajan Sep 30, 2019 08:38 AM IST

    Suppressing criticism can lead to mistakes in policymaking, says Raghuram Rajan

    In an essay released on his blog, Rajan says that public criticism gives government bureaucrats the room to speak truth to their political masters.

  • In Pics | These IITians have sculpted illustrious careers in the world of business Sep 13, 2019 07:37 AM IST

    In Pics | These IITians have sculpted illustrious careers in the world of business

    These bigwigs who made a mark in the business world have all attended one of the IITs at some point.

  • Need to fix NBFCs, power sector immediately to stimulate economy, says Raghuram Rajan Aug 19, 2019 03:16 PM IST

    Need to fix NBFCs, power sector immediately to stimulate economy, says Raghuram Rajan

    Rajan said that he can't predict another big financial crash but if it comes, it will be from different sources.

  • All you want to know about Sovereign Bonds Jul 26, 2019 12:54 PM IST

    All you want to know about Sovereign Bonds

    Why do you think India has never gone for these instruments in a significant way?

  • Ex-RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan in running for IMF chief’s post? Jul 22, 2019 03:11 PM IST

    Ex-RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan in running for IMF chief’s post?

    The IMF role fell vacant after current MD Christine Lagarde announced her resignation last week after she was nominated by the European Council as president of the European Central Bank.

  • State-run banks should be freed of constraints, says Raghuram Rajan Jul 04, 2019 03:19 PM IST

    State-run banks should be freed of constraints, says Raghuram Rajan

    According to Rajan, government-imposed credit targets are often achieved by abandoning appropriate due diligence, creating the environment for future NPAs.

  • Monetary Policy: Viral Acharya’s parting shot Jun 24, 2019 10:44 AM IST

    Monetary Policy: Viral Acharya’s parting shot

    The outgoing Deputy Governor warned that public sector borrowing is close to the levels seen during the ‘taper tantrum’

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