Business  /  Published 12.02.19

Factory itch in price comfort

India’s industrial growth remained subdued in December — bad news for the incumbent government facing polls this year — even as retail inflation offered some comfort at 2.05 per cent for January...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 14.11.19

RBI seen to cut rates

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is widely expected to cut the policy repo rate by up to 50 basis points again in the current cycle even as retail inflation breached the medium-term target of 4 per cen...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 13.11.19

Inflation vaults 4% threshold

Retail inflation in October jumped to a 16-month high of 4.62 per cent, breaching the RBI’s medium target of 4 per cent inflation, triggering the need for an immediate rate cut by the apex bank in i...
By Our Bureau & Agencies in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 13.11.19

Retail inflation jumps to 4.62% in October

Retail price based consumer inflation spiked to 16-month high of 4.62 per cent in October on costlier food items, reducing the headroom for a rate cut by the RBI in its monetary policy due next month....
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 10.02.20

Some sparks from RBI

In its sixth bimonthly monetary policy announcement, the Reserve Bank of India has kept its policy rates unchanged. This was only to be expected because the cuts in 2019 have contributed to higher inf...
By The Editorial Board in

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

Business  /  Published 01.02.20

Fundamentals of economy strong: Sitharaman

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said fundamentals of the economy are strong and inflation has been well contained, while banks cleaned up accumulated loans.Presenting the Union B...
By PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 08.03.19

Caracas blackout shuts schools

Venezuela shut schools and suspended working hours on Friday after the capital Caracas and other major cities awoke without electricity for a second day due to a problem that struck the South American...
By Reuters in Caracas

Business  /  Published 15.12.19

Inflation brake on rate cut

After hitting a three-year high of 5.54 per cent in November, consumer price inflation is feared to cross the 6-per-cent mark in December, in excess of the RBI target, that could force the apex bank f...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 15.12.19

It has been a roller coaster ride

The year, 2019, has been a political roller-coaster ride for Pakistan. The country has a government that came to power through an allegedly rigged election, a government that has failed to manage the ...
By Mehmal Sarfraz in


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