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Prosenjit Datta
May 10, 2018
Now that the Flipkart-Walmart deal has been announced, it is very clear what Flipkart is getting out of the deal. But it is not very clear what Walmart gains after paying $16 billion to take over the majority stake.


Prosenjit Datta
New Delhi, May 3, 2018
The only consolation the CSO has is that the research reveals that the GDP data is revised upwards or downwards from initial numbers in many countries, so India is not alone in this respect. But having said that, it also makes it difficult to analyse GDP trends until the final revision is over.


Prosenjit Datta
New Delhi, May 3, 2018
As India's GDP growth has accelerated over the past three decades, so has its carbon emissions and the air pollution of its cities.


Prosenjit Datta
New Delhi, May 3, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a great orator. He also makes grand announcements about ambitious targets, leaving hapless officials and others to work out the details.


Prosenjit Datta
New Delhi, May 2, 2018
In 2013/14, India's merchandise exports stood at $314.4 billion. In the next year, it fell to $310.3 billion. And the next year, 2015/16 saw a further fall to $262.3 billion before it improved marginally to $275.9 billion in 2016/17. This financial year, it has clocked $302 billion, which is still lower than what it was four years ago.


Prosenjit Datta
New Delhi, May 2, 2018
At least two prominent Indian carriers - Indigo and Jet Airways - have already backed off and said they will not be interested in taking over Air India, at least under the current terms and conditions.


Prosenjit Datta
New Delhi, May 1, 2018
An India Today investigation showed that data harvesting to manipulate voters is perhaps even more brazen in India than the case of UK-based Cambridge Analytica. Meanwhile, every app being downloaded in mobile devices today is collecting user data constantly.


Prosenjit Datta
New Delhi, April 30, 2018
When the states implement 7th pay commission recommendations, the inflationary impact could be even higher.


Prosenjit Datta
New Delhi, April 30, 2018
Inthree, StoreKing, eHaat and RubanBridge. They are not household names like Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal or ShopClues, say. But these are e-commerce companies nonetheless, which are trying to build significant businesses by tapping rural demand in India.


Prosenjit Datta
New Delhi, April 27, 2018
How badly India needs to fix its employment (and unemployment) and jobs data problem can be seen from the furious debates that break out each time a new study on job creation comes out, writes Business Today Editor Prosenjit Datta.


Prosenjit Datta
New Delhi, April 18, 2018
The economy might be showing signs of improvement, but consumer confidence in the metros has actually dipped, according to a RBI survey released recently.


Prosenjit Datta
New Delhi, April 17, 2018
The main problem with the survey is that it gives a glimpse of what the government should be doing - it just does not delve deep enough into the subject. In areas like national security, ethics in AI, and even in creating centres of excellence, it seems to skim the surface.


Prosenjit Datta
New Delhi, April 16, 2018
Recent economic data shows that the Indian economy has put the disruptions caused by the demonetisation of specified banknotes in November 2016 and the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax in July 2017 firmly behind it.


Prosenjit Datta
New Delhi, April 12, 2018
The survey of 25 professional forecasters of macro-economic indicators shows that they expect growth to firm up in 2018-19 on the back of higher private consumption and improvement in investment. Growth will be driven by manufacturing and to a lesser extent by services.


Prosenjit Datta
April 11, 2018
Mark Zuckerberg doesn't want to change anything about the way Facebook collects data, tracks its users, and stores data unless he is forced by law and government authorities to do so.


Prosenjit Datta
New Delhi, April 10, 2018
The problem is that the government expects the bidder to pay for both the good and the bad. And also take over a huge debt burden. For domestic airlines like SpiceJet, Vistara or Go Air, only the slots are valuable and some parts of the fleet. Guaranteeing the airline staff jobs for a full year is probably not something any bidder is looking forward to. 


Prosenjit Datta
April 9, 2018
The essential worry for the Southern States (and of course West Bengal) is that they may be penalized for their better performance on population control and other social indicators.


Prosenjit Datta
New Delhi, April 5, 2018
A report on machine bias highlighted how many of the programmes used in US to decide on bail, sentencing and for identifying future criminals was biased against African American citizens.


Prosenjit Datta
New Delhi, April 5, 2018
The Indian economic growth could get hit three ways because of the new American tariff barriers. The first is simply through the steps the US takes directly against India.


Team BT
New Delhi, April 2, 2018
In volatile times, the focus is on investing in the right instruments, say experts at the Money Today award ceremony.


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