Business  /  Published 27.01.21

IMF projects 11.5% growth in 2021

The IMF on Tuesday projected an impressive 11.5 per cent growth rate for India in 2021, making the country the only major economy of the world to register a double-digit growth this year amidst the co...
By PTI in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 27.01.21

Hope and fear: negative GDP growth

The Reserve Bank of India has estimated India’s gross domestic product growth to be a negative 7.5 per cent. The National Statistical Office estimates it to be at a negative 7.7 per cent. Despit...
By The Editorial Board in

Calcutta  /  Published 26.01.21

Revival of business, on time salary - a lease of life

Deepak Shaw, usher at a cinema hall July 2020: Shaw was then getting half his salary and had to depend on help from several NGOs to run his family. January 2021: His situation has worsened, Shaw sai...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 26.01.21

Roller coaster: volatile stock markets

The stock markets have turned excessively volatile in the past few days. The sensex crossed a 50,000 point threshold last Thursday before tumbling by over 1,800 points in two subsequent trading sessio...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 22.01.21

Revival to beat forecasts: RBI

The Reserve Bank of India has said the revival in the economy will exceed most forecasts which will drive the economy towards a “glorious summer” while throwing open the space for a greate...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai


Opinion  /  Published 19.01.21

Positive signs: a lot to look forward to in 2021

The year 2021 brings positivity and optimism. There is a lot to look forward to even though the battle against the virus is not yet over. Countries are still challenged by recurrent infections. But ef...
By Renu Kohli in

Business  /  Published 19.01.21

Centre advised to be realistic on fiscal gap

Analysts want the government to give a realistic fiscal deficit target for 2021-22 as the coronavirus has dealt a severe blow to its finances this year. The pandemic  has caused the fiscal defic...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.01.21

Arnab chats deal with economy

Arvind Subramanian did flag grave concerns on the economy. So did Kaushik Basu and several others. The dire remarks fell on deaf ears in the Narendra Modi government. Understandably, because Subraman...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 16.01.21

Indian economy continues to be ‘weak’: American brokerage

American brokerage BofA Securities on Friday said the Indian economy continues to be “weak”, pointing to activity indicators tracked by it. On the positive side, the brokerage said credit...
By PTI in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 14.01.21

Stress rises: RBI red flag on bad loans

The Reserve Bank of India has raised a red flag for the banking industry with an early warning that the stack of bad loans could rise to alarming levels once it starts to roll back the post-pandemic r...
By The Editorial Board in


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