Indian Economy
Books  /  Published 11.02.22

Basic contradictions

Book: Unshackling India: Hard Truths and Clear Choices for Economic Revival Author: Ajay Chhibber and Salman Anees Soz Publisher: Harper Collins Price: Rs 699 Books analysing contemporary Indian e...
By Anup Sinha

Opinion  /  Published 11.02.22

Liberalization did not lift poverty; it did the opposite

A common impression about the Indian economy is that the entire pre-liberalization period was marked by a low growth rate of the gross domestic product, and persistent, if not growing, poverty, and th...
By Prabhat Patnaik

Opinion  /  Published 10.02.22

Demand blues: economy

While presenting this year’s Union budget, the finance minister made a claim that the hefty package of capital expenditures would ‘crowd in’ private investments. The assertion implie...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 02.02.22

‘Nothing to complain about’ helps stocks

Moreover, the absence of any populist move ahead of the elections in the five states led to the view that the budget was a prudent exercise, given the current conditions. According to Aditya Shah, CI...
By Vivek Nair in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 02.02.22

Lower levy on start-up capital gains

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman has reduced the surcharge on long-term capital gains arising from the transfer of unlisted shares to 15 per cent. This will benefit start-ups. Currently, the...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai


Business  /  Published 02.02.22

60-lakh job challenge

The unprecedented Covid 19 crisis has led to a significant proportion of people being pushed out of jobs. As the recent CMIE report suggested, the unemployment rate is close to 8 per cent. While the ...
By Bhabhesh Hazarika , N. R. Bhanumurthy

Opinion  /  Published 02.02.22

Look ahead, not forward

The Union budget for 2022-23 was noticeably lacklustre on at least two counts. There was very little boasting with numbers during the presentation as is the custom with finance ministers in India. The...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 02.02.22

A shot in the arm for growth

In the midst of the hype and hoopla, commenting on the annual Union budget suffers from the classical syndrome of seven blind men and the elephant. In commentaries, such dilemmas, presumably, are reso...
By Partha Ray

Opinion  /  Published 02.02.22

Union budget: embodiment of unequal fiscal policy

The finance minister and her ministry have betrayed, once again, their lack of understanding of the Indian economy or the conditions under which most Indians are living today. Despite attempts to &lsq...
By Jayati Ghosh

Business  /  Published 01.02.22

6.6% fall last fiscal

The Indian economy contracted 6.6 per cent in 2020-21 against the earlier provisional estimate of 7.3 per cent decline released in May 2021. The National Statistical Office has also revised downward t...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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