PM Modi's Goodbye To The Indolent Maharajah

PM Modi's Goodbye To The Indolent Maharajah

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Monday October 11, 2021

India sought to sell its national carrier but the privatization plan collapsed, and took 20 more years and billions of dollars of wasted capital to be reassembled. Only when the travel industry has been ravaged by a pandemic has PM Modi let it go.

Opinion: For India's <i>Kirana</i> Store Owners, A Game-Changer, Finally

Opinion: For India's Kirana Store Owners, A Game-Changer, Finally

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Thursday October 07, 2021

The erstwhile Lever Brothers - now Unilever Plc - arrived in India in 1888 with crates of Sunlight soap. There was no smartphone, and no fintech.

Opinion: Amazon's India Headache Is Turning Into A Throbbing Migraine

Opinion: Amazon's India Headache Is Turning Into A Throbbing Migraine

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Thursday September 30, 2021

The world's second-richest man is getting an almost-daily reminder of how tough it will be to win in the second-most-populous nation.

Opinion: How Digital Cash Can Lift Gross National Happiness

Opinion: How Digital Cash Can Lift Gross National Happiness

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Tuesday September 28, 2021

Bhutan shot to global fame in the 1970s with gross national happiness: a broad measure of overall welfare it prefers over the more traditional metric of gross domestic product, which only includes production of goods and services

Opinion: How Subhash Chandra Managed To Hold On To Zee

Opinion: How Subhash Chandra Managed To Hold On To Zee

Andy Mukherjee | Thursday September 23, 2021

A 70-year-old Indian media magnate was about to lose his crown jewel to a campaign by a U.S. fund manager. But within a week, a Japanese conglomerate came to Subhash Chandra's rescue.

Opinion: Mukesh Ambani's $50 Phone Built By Google Can Start A Revolution

Opinion: Mukesh Ambani's $50 Phone Built By Google Can Start A Revolution

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Friday September 03, 2021

If Mukesh Ambani's JioPhone Next, an Android device custom-built for India by Alphabet Inc.'s Google, is a hit in the price-conscious market, it will solve one problem for banks while posing another.

Opinion: Google's Retail Banking Push Threatens Traditional Lenders

Opinion: Google's Retail Banking Push Threatens Traditional Lenders

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Monday August 30, 2021

Will banking meet the sorry fate of newspapers? With the tech industry creeping up on licensed deposit-taking institutions in India, it's time to take the question seriously.

Opinion: For Asset Recycling, The Adani, Ambani Factor For India

Opinion: For Asset Recycling, The Adani, Ambani Factor For India

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Thursday August 26, 2021

The asset recycling craze that got under way in Australia with the 2013 leasing of Port Kembla and Port Botany near Sydney is reaching India.

Opinion: India Quietly Readies an Amazon Slayer - Open E-Commerce

Opinion: India Quietly Readies an Amazon Slayer - Open E-Commerce

Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg | Thursday August 19, 2021

The investing world is enthralled by a determined Beijing as it cuts China's private sector down to size by relentless regulatory action.

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.