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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 28.12.19

New panel on statistics

The statistics ministry has constituted a 28-member standing committee on statistics (SCES), chaired by former chief statistician Pronab Sen, to improve the quality of data amid criticism of the gover...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 11.11.19

Power demand falls most in 12 years

India’s power demand fell 13.2 per cent in October from a year ago, posting its steepest monthly decline in over 12 years, government data showed, reflecting a deepening growth slowdown in Asia’s ...
By Reuters in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.12.18

Is the government weaponising economic data?

The comment on the weaponisation of economics by the former chief economic adviser, Arvind Subramanian, is a telling indictment of the way political interests trump such other considerations as veraci...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 28.11.18

Abracadabra! Achchhe Din is revised GDP

The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday put out a new set of data that tried to show that economic growth during the NDA regime was far higher than that during the 10-year UPA tenure.The announcemen...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

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Business  /  Published 10.02.20

Price hikes take a toll on car sales

Domestic passenger vehicle sales declined 6.2 per cent in January, falling for the fifteenth consecutive month, stressed by rising cost of ownership and slower GDP growth, automobile industry body Sia...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 04.02.20

Eyes wide shut

We have received the government’s view of the economy in the past week, which is understandably rosy. It did not mention another view, which was made public just before Washington closed down for Ch...
By Ashok V. Desai in

India  /  Published 28.01.20

Rahul slams Modi for messing up economy

Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said investments would not pick up in a strife-torn country and restoring India’s image as a pluralist country with thriving communal harmony was a must for putting the econo...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 16.12.19

Moody’s cuts growth to 4.9%

Moody’s Investors Service on Monday has lowered its GDP growth projection for the 2019-20 fiscal to 4.9 per cent from 5.8 per cent. The rating agency said India’s weak household consumption will c...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 11.12.19

S&P warns of a rating downgrade

Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has said it might cut India’s sovereign rating if the economy did not recover.The rating agency has a BBB- rating with a stable outlook for India. Earlier this mont...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai


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