Opinion: Vodafone's $30 Billion Debt In India Leaves It Close To Cutting Out

Opinion: Vodafone's $30 Billion Debt In India Leaves It Close To Cutting Out

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Friday July 30, 2021

The world's cheapest data costs have done wonders for India by helping spread the benefits of the internet beyond a tiny, urban, affluent class. But there's a problem: Successive governments have hounded telecom operators with outlandish financial de

Opinion: What Investors May Soon Expect From IPO-Bound Paytm

Opinion: What Investors May Soon Expect From IPO-Bound Paytm

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Tuesday July 27, 2021

India's biggest-ever initial public offering can't be chalked up solely to the zeitgeist. Like most markets, irrational exuberance and easy money will no doubt play a part in Paytm's upcoming $2.2 billion share sale.

Opinion: Sorry, No Mastercard? Here's The Problem

Opinion: Sorry, No Mastercard? Here's The Problem

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Friday July 16, 2021

Mastercard Inc. has been told not to issue new cards in India. It's a move that underscores the urgent need of a U.S.-led digital trade pact to set global standards for what sovereign states can and cannot do to firms that obtain and process data int

Opinion: Zomato's Pricey IPO Has Arrived Hot, Beating Other Unicorns

Opinion: Zomato's Pricey IPO Has Arrived Hot, Beating Other Unicorns

Andy Mukherjee, Bloomberg Opinion | Tuesday July 13, 2021

At the top of the indicated price range, the app will have a market value of almost $8 billion, or 45% more than Jubilant Foodworks.

Opinion: Modi Drops His Health Minister. Can India Get Its Shots Now?

Opinion: Modi Drops His Health Minister. Can India Get Its Shots Now?

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Thursday July 08, 2021

Narendra Modi has rearranged his cabinet, but the changes give no indication of a meaningful sharing of power.

Opinion: For A 90% Haircut, Try India's Bankruptcy Salon

Opinion: For A 90% Haircut, Try India's Bankruptcy Salon

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Monday July 05, 2021

Five years ago, India came up with a legal answer to its perennial economic challenge of rescuing the money stuck in zombie firms.

Opinion: Walmart, Amazon Join Twitter In This India Problem

Opinion: Walmart, Amazon Join Twitter In This India Problem

Andy Mukherjee | Wednesday June 30, 2021

The list of what e-commerce platforms aren't allowed to do in India has been growing for some time, but the latest prohibition on flash sales has simply gone too far.

Opinion: Ambani And Adani - 2 Billionaires, One Green Ambition

Opinion: Ambani And Adani - 2 Billionaires, One Green Ambition

Andy Mukherjee | Monday June 28, 2021

Mukesh Ambani's rivals should be relieved, though perhaps not too much.

How Did A Startup Win A Rare Banking License In India?

How Did A Startup Win A Rare Banking License In India?

Andy Mukherjee, Bloomberg Opinion | Monday June 21, 2021

BharatPe, a barely three-year-old payments startup, is going to be the half-owner of a bank in India - a prize that has eluded many of the country's pedigreed tycoons.

Opinion: Gautam Adani Needs Investors Who At Least Have A Website

Opinion: Gautam Adani Needs Investors Who At Least Have A Website

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Thursday June 17, 2021

Gautam Adani's debt-fueled empire received a jolt this week when the Economic Times reported that three of the six Mauritius-based funds that have invested most of their money in the Indian billionaire's stocks had seen their accounts frozen by the

Opinion: Luxury And Hunger, The Two Faces Of An Unequal Pandemic

Opinion: Luxury And Hunger, The Two Faces Of An Unequal Pandemic

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Monday June 14, 2021

Mercedes-Benz AG recently introduced its Maybach sport utility vehicle in India -- right in the middle of a fierce second wave of the pandemic.

Colgate Numbers Show Why India Inc's Profits Won't Survive Costs, Covid

Colgate Numbers Show Why India Inc's Profits Won't Survive Costs, Covid

Andy Mukherjee, Bloomberg Opinion | Friday May 21, 2021

The toothpaste makers results this week offer a fresh look at a puzzle: the Indian stock markets apparent disregard for the country's worst humanitarian disaster in almost 75 years.

The Real Variant Risk From India's Covid Surge Is Being Missed

The Real Variant Risk From India's Covid Surge Is Being Missed

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Wednesday May 12, 2021

If you haven't heard of B.1.617 yet, chances are you soon will.

<i>Jugaad</i> Can't Fix A Broken System. Time To Rebuild Health Care

Jugaad Can't Fix A Broken System. Time To Rebuild Health Care

Anjani Trivedi, Andy Mukherjee, Bloomberg | Monday May 10, 2021

Covid-19 related deaths in India are expected to double in the coming weeks. People across socioeconomic classes are being cremated en masse in large holes in the ground.

Opinion: Government's New Vaccine Strategy Is Bad Economics

Opinion: Government's New Vaccine Strategy Is Bad Economics

Andy Mukherjee | Tuesday April 27, 2021

After a tightly centralized vaccination drive that has delivered the required two shots to less than 2% of the population, India is opening up its inoculation strategy in the middle of a raging pandemic.