Indian Economy
India  /  Published 19.08.20

1.89 crore salaried jobs lost in 3 months

An estimated 1.89 crore salaried jobs were lost between April and July in India, with July ominously witnessing huge job losses after a partial recovery in June, a private research group has said afte...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 19.08.20

World Bank outlook dims

World Bank is likely to revise its earlier projection of a 3.2 per cent contraction in the Indian economy because of the spread of the coronavirus and a deterioration in the financial sector and globa...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 18.08.20

Festering digital differences

The economic slowdown induced by Covid-19 has caused unprecedented joblessness in India and the world. In India, women, who were slowly breaking the glass ceiling, are among the worst victims of the e...
By Sabir Ahamed in

Opinion  /  Published 17.08.20

Dormant state: Dire growth outlook

Animal spirits, the primordial driver of growth that is unquantifiable, are once more in the spotlight. The current context is the dire growth outlook from the Covid-19 impact, future prospects and ho...
By Renu Kohli in

Business  /  Published 16.08.20

RBI's recap skip call

The government may not have to inject fresh capital into the public sector banks (PSBs) as the one-time loan restructuring permitted by the RBI has reduced additional fund requirement by them. Also t...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 16.08.20

Rush for gold funds

Gold ETFs witnessed an inflow of Rs 921 crore in July, a surge of 86 per cent from the preceding month, as new investors rushed to add the precious metal in their portfolios in view of higher prices. ...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 16.08.20

NBFCs suffer from cash flow mismatch

Non-banking finance companies (NBFCs) could face a cash flow mismatch with the Reserve Bank of India allowing a one-way restructuring of advances, a senior industry representative said. NBFCs are con...
By Pinak Ghosh in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 16.08.20

Gold prices on a roll

The obvious and traditional choice is to buy gold in its physical form, be it jewellery, coins, bars or something else. You could buy them from your preferred shop or even online via reputable sellers...
By Adhil Shetty in

Opinion  /  Published 14.08.20

Two anniversaries: How the ‘India Story’ ended

On the 15th of August 2007 — the sixtieth anniversary of Indian Independence — I published an article in the Hindustan Times about how our country was doing. At that stage, there...
By Ramachandra Guha in

Opinion  /  Published 12.08.20

Poor pickings: Soft loans for agriculture

The prime minister has announced, as part of continuing economic interventions to stimulate recovery from the recessionary trends, an agricultural infrastructure fund to the tune of one lakh crore spr...
By The Editorial Board in


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