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Business  /  Published 16.04.20

Rupee falls to new lows

The rupee tanked 43 paise to settle at an all-time low of 76.87 against the dollar on Thursday amid rising concerns over a coronavirus-led economic slowdown. Forex traders said the weakness in the rup...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

India  /  Published 11.04.20

CMs voice resource worry, PM ‘silent’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not respond to the concerns of Opposition party chief ministers about financial assistance, economic slowdown, double standards on corporate donations to fight the cor...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 24.07.19

10 lakh auto jobs at risk

Auto component manufacturers have warned that around 10 lakh people could be laid off if the prolonged slowdown in the industry continues and have asked the government to stimulate demand by reducing ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 06.04.20

Cement set for a hard grind

Cement demand in India could fall sharply by up to 20-25 per cent in the current financial year if the Covid-19 pandemic is not contained by May, and construction activities begins only in the second ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

India  /  Published 08.09.19

At 100 days, economy dogs Modi government

The Narendra Modi government on Sunday brushed aside concerns of deepening economic slowdown, saying it was only a “little diversion”, as it sought to counter uncomfortable questions at a media in...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.09.19

Historic economic slowdown: Priyanka

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday said the Centre should admit that there was a “historic slowdown” in the economy and work on ways to resolve the crisis. Priyanka’s criticism cam...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 29.08.19

Sentiments do have real economic benefits

Sentiments matter for economic growth. Optimistic or upbeat sentiments encourage consumers to buy and borrow; businesses, on the other hand, are spurred to plan and invest. But when in reverse gear, d...
By Renu Kohli in

Business  /  Published 09.01.20

World Bank forecasts 5% growth

India’s growth rate is projected to decelerate to 5 per cent in 2019-20 amid enduring financial sector issues, according to a World Bank report, which said the country’s GDP was likely to recover ...
By PTI in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 30.12.19

State of the economy: Beyond hiccups

An eminent economist observed recently in a national daily’s blog that in spite of the Indian economy’s periodic hiccups, there is no serious threat to the system. “[H]istory,” he asserts, “...
By Dipankar Dasgupta in

Business  /  Published 26.12.19

Rail fare rejig on menu

The Indian Railways is in the process of “rationalising” its passengers and freight fares, Railway Board chairman V.K. Yadav said on Thursday. He, however, refused to say if the prices will be inc...
By PTI in New Delhi


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