Opinion  /  Published 10.07.20

Indian economy: A bleak new world

Economic recovery from the pandemic is bound to be different in different countries. It would depend upon the structure of the economy and the product mix that comprises the gross domestic product. Th...
By Anup Sinha in

Business  /  Published 09.07.20

PM pitch for investment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has rolled out a red carpet to foreign investors by reiterating his government’s ability to carry out deep structural reforms and create an investor-friendly environ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 05.07.20

Data suggests Bengal better off on jobs: CM

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday lauded Bengal’s unemployment rate for being lower than the national average, attributing it to the “robust” economic strategies of her gove...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 03.07.20

Stocks: defying data gloom

The benchmark index Sensex on Thursday breached the 36000-mark for the first time since March 11, tracking global markets which firmed up following encouraging Covid-19 vaccine trials. However, the ga...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 02.07.20

No winners: China ban for telecom and highways

Fortress India has started to pull up the drawbridge to halt China’s economic invasion. After announcing a ban on 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, the policymakers of the Narendra Modi governm...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 30.06.20

Fiscal deficit widens to Rs 4.66 lakh crore

Contracting for the third month in a row, the output of eight core infrastructure industries shrank by 23.4 per cent in May because of the coronavirus-induced lockdown, official data said.  The ...
By Our Bureau in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 29.06.20

NPA warning after end of moratorium

The surge in equity markets is not linked to economic recovery and may be a sign of irrational exuberance, economists at the SBI said on Monday, pitching for a second round of fiscal support to help t...
By PTI in Mumbai

World  /  Published 29.06.20

US economy added jobs in May after record losses

The US economy unexpectedly added jobs in May after suffering record losses in the prior month, offering the clearest signal yet that the downturn triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic was probably over,...
By Reuters in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.20

Myopic vision: What good is a defence deal now?

Rajnath Singh’s mission to Moscow recalls Xan Smiley’s famous dismissal of the Soviet Union as “Upper Volta with rockets”. Xan is editor at large of The Economist and a great-g...
By Sunanda K. Datta-Ray in Una

West Bengal  /  Published 15.06.20

Cash runs out, barter begins

One of the hallmarks of the Great Depression of the 1930s in America was a fallback by families on the barter system to buy essentials.Close to a century later, in an Indian village near the Banglades...
By Main Uddin Chisti in Cooch Behar


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