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Opinion  /  Published 09.10.19

The RBI's sobering reality check

The Reserve Bank of India has, once again, used the scalpel in its monetary policy toolbox to cut the repo rate to 5.15 per cent, ostensibly to kick-start a faltering economy. The 25 basis point cut o...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 08.06.19

Trump's trade move against India is a sign of things to come

Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a double whammy on the day he took his oath of office at the start of his second term. First, the Central Statistics Office reported that growth in the fourth qua...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 07.06.19

Economic data under a cloud

During the last five years, there have been a number of controversies over economic data presented by the government and by relatively autonomous bodies like the National Sample Survey Office. The con...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 27.05.19

Industry expresses ‘serious concern’

 Indian industry has given the Narendra Modi government — flush from its victory in the general election — a reality check on the economy by voicing deep concerns about the slowdown while lob...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 25.05.19

Data outfits to merge

The Modi government —whose first term was marred by questions raised on economic data credibility — issued orders to merge the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) and the Central Statistics Offic...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.10.19

On data plea, they were signatories

On March 14, this year, scores of economists and social scientists from across the world spoke out against a tendency to suppress uncomfortable data in India, seeking to restore access and integrity t...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 06.01.20

GDP fall smooth as waterfall

The graph is smooth like a waterfall: in the quarters beginning with April 2018, the year-on-year growth in gross domestic product at constant prices has been 8.1, 8.0, 7.0, 6.6, 5.8, 5.0 and 4.5 per ...
By Ashok V. Desai in

Business  /  Published 13.11.19

Retail inflation jumps to 4.62% in October

Retail price based consumer inflation spiked to 16-month high of 4.62 per cent in October on costlier food items, reducing the headroom for a rate cut by the RBI in its monetary policy due next month....
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 11.05.19

Capital & consumer goods output shrink

Factory output has shrunk for the first time in 21 months, deepening concerns about growth in the Indian economy that the Narendra Modi government refuses to acknowledge or share.The Index for Industr...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 30.05.20

Growth report frowns on data logic

A day after India reported its lowest economic growth in 40 quarters, a research report has questioned the overall data quality and volatility in the new series provided by the Central Statistics Offi...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai


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