Indian Economy
Opinion  /  Published 09.04.21

On hold: RBI keeps policy rates unchanged

The Reserve Bank of India’s Monetary Policy Committee has decided, as was anticipated by most experts, to keep policy rates unchanged at 4 per cent (repo rate) and 3.35 per cent (reverse repo ra...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 09.04.21

Poles apart: An emerging global divide

The Indian government’s rescue and recovery package against the pandemic has been among the most niggardly in the world, amounting, shorn of ‘window-dressing’, to no more than 1 per ...
By Prabhat Patnaik in

Business  /  Published 03.04.21

India’s credit profile improves: Crisil

Credit rating agencies have started handing out more credit upgrades to companies than downgrades after the third quarter ended December 31 showed a feeble 0.4 per cent growth amid early signs of stre...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 01.04.21

World Bank alert

India’s economy has bounced back amazingly from the Covid-19 pandemic and the nationwide lockdown over the last one year, but it is not out of the woods yet, the World Bank has said. In its lat...
By PTI in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 16.03.21

The private sector will drive growth

Such has been the recoil of private investment that new plans announced by businesses, which filled media spaces some years ago, have all but disappeared from the landscape. Public pronouncements of i...
By Renu Kohli in


Opinion  /  Published 08.03.21

Thin stream: poor credit off-take

The Reserve Bank of India recently expressed concern with the poor credit off-take from banks by large industries. There has been a contraction in credit to the industrial sector as a whole, from a po...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 02.03.21

Big fight looms: inflation targeting

No one relishes the prospect of a battle royale between the government and the monetary authorities. But one could boil over later this month when the flexible inflation targeting framework ...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 27.02.21

Economy could contract by 8%

By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 26.02.21

NSO records 0.4% quarterly growth

After contracting for two quarters in a row, the Indian economy entered the positive territory with a growth of 0.4 per cent in the October-December quarter, mainly due to good performance by farm, se...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 16.02.21

FM addresses RBI board

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday explained the government's priorities to the Reserve Bank of India's central board during their first meeting after presentation of the Union Bud...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi


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