Economic Growth
Business  /  Published 22.09.20

August crude oil imports fall

Crude oil imports declined in August, though at a slower pace, as soaring coronavirus cases continued to hit mobility and slowed economic recovery, government data showed on Monday. Crude oil imports...
By Reuters in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 06.09.20

Marginal growth on the horizon

A small positive economic growth in 2020-21 may not be ruled out as sectors such as agriculture and essential goods and services were fully operational in the first quarter despite the coronavirus-ind...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 07.07.20

Disabled: bid to change law

The CPM has condemned the move to amend the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016, and several organisations of the disabled have urged the government not to go through with the changes, aimed...
By Pheroze L. Vincent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 17.10.19

The govt shows no urgency to address the economy

The Indian economy is slowing down discernibly. Data released recently indicate that a number of organizations, including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the Reserve Bank of India, th...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 10.10.19

Moody’s cuts growth forecast to 5.8%

Moody’s Investors Service on Thursday cut its growth forecast for India for 2019-20 to 5.8 per cent from 6.2 per cent, saying the economy was experiencing a pronounced slowdown which was partly rela...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.10.19

RBI reassuring people: Not a good sign

India’s economy is going to be stuck in the ICU for what could be a long time. The extent of the slowdown engulfing the economy can be gauged by the Reserve Bank of India slashing on Friday its year...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 08.06.20

Spectre of zero credit growth

The lockdown has raised the spectre of stagnant bank credit this fiscal.Rating agency Crisil has forecast credit to grow just 0-1 per cent in 2020-21 against its earlier projection of 8-9 per cent.Cri...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 08.09.19

Green buildings: The State must support R&D

Global warming is a concern worldwide, and the negative environmental effects of buildings — through energy consumption, carbon emission, raw material use and waste — are well-known. A growing wor...
By Bidisha Biswas in

Opinion  /  Published 29.08.19

Sentiments do have real economic benefits

Sentiments matter for economic growth. Optimistic or upbeat sentiments encourage consumers to buy and borrow; businesses, on the other hand, are spurred to plan and invest. But when in reverse gear, d...
By Renu Kohli in

Business  /  Published 15.08.19

Modi's scanner on economy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reviewed the state of the economy with finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman and other officials and discussed stimulus measures to prop it up.Finance ministry o...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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