Business  /  Published 08.07.20

Case for 6% interest

Former ICICI Bank chairman K.V. Kamath has proposed interest rates should be as low as 6 per cent enabling banks to banks grow by lending. Bank interest rates at present hover around 7 per cent levels...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 18.11.19

What the RCEP retraction foretells

India’s last-minute withdrawal from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement has elicited much commentary. That it happened after exciting positive signals from senior government fu...
By Renu Kohli in

Opinion  /  Published 19.02.19

Innovation in India: a long road ahead

The Global Innovation Policy Center’s International Intellectual Property Index has been published recently. The index, constructed for 50 nations, is a measure of how strong a country’s intellect...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 15.07.19

The right to education rests on quality teaching

A country on the path to progress must look for various ways in which it can serve its citizens better. This was perhaps the aim of the ambitious proposal made by the Union ministry of human resource ...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 28.06.19

Thaw in trade ties with US

The commerce ministers of India and the US will meet soon to iron out differences on trade following a directive issued by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump after a bilateral ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 09.10.19

India slips 10 places to 68th on global competitiveness index

India has moved down 10 places to rank 68th on an annual global competitiveness index, largely due to improvements witnessed by several other economies, while Singapore has replaced the US as the worl...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 12.11.18

Retail inflation dips, factory output ambles

Vegetable prices declined 8.06 per cent in October against a 4.15 per cent contraction in September. Inflation also slowed to 0.35 per cent in the fruit basket against 1.12 per cent recorded a month a...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 13.05.20

BRICS' bank disburses $1bn loan to India

The New Development Bank of the BRICS countries has fully disbursed USD one billion emergency assistance loan to India to help it contain the spread of Covid-19 and reduce human, social and economic l...
By PTI in Beijing

Opinion  /  Published 07.04.20

Disappearing through the cracks

This year’s Economic Survey has thrown up an intriguing statistic: 60 per cent of women in India in the productive age bracket of 15-59 years are engaged in full-time housework. This does not augur ...
By Chitvan Singh Dhillon and Navdeep SIngh in

Opinion  /  Published 15.06.19

Terrorism not prerogative of one race or religion

A veteran South Asian diplomat claimed after Pakistan’s 1998 nuclear explosions that a sense of relief had swept through the region. It wasn’t that these countries were anti-Indian, he hastened to...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in


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