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Opinion  /  Published 21.06.21

Poor harvest: Poverty survey

India houses the largest absolute number of people living below the poverty line in the world. Yet, India has stopped counting its poor from 2011-12. The 75th Consumer Expenditure Survey done in 2017-...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 15.06.21

Will vaccine strategy help boost economic growth?

Growth anxiety remains high in spite of the fact that infections are down, activities are resuming and the economy contracted less than expected last year (-7.3 per cent). Backsliding demand is one re...
By Renu Kohli in

Business  /  Published 09.06.21

World Bank cuts growth forecast to 8.3%

The World Bank on Tuesday slashed its 2021-22 GDP growth forecast for the Indian economy to 8.3 per cent from 10.1 per cent estimated in April, saying economic recovery is being hampered by the devast...
By PTI in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 08.06.21

Preparing for stormy weather

Gujarat recently experienced the most powerful cyclonic storm after 1998. Cyclone Tauktae caused widespread destruction of private and public assets, uprooting electricity poles and trees, damaging ag...
By Yashobanta Parida, Parul Bhardwaj in

Opinion  /  Published 04.06.21

Death and resurrection of Keynes

The world of economics silently celebrated the 75th death anniversary of Lord John Maynard Keynes on April 21, 2021. On this day, Keynes passed away in Tilton, Sussex in 1946. Keynes — born on J...
By Santanu Ghosh in


Opinion  /  Published 12.05.21

A callous govt put lives in jeopardy

Much before India’s health infrastructure and economy could even begin to recover, the second wave of Covid-19 came like a tsunami, exposing a callous, unprepared government that put the lives o...
By Anup Sinha in

Business  /  Published 30.04.21

Bull run in 2021 for commodities

The World Bank commodity price outlook report has indicated that 2021 will be a bull run for all commodities in general, after which there will be tapering down in 2022. Gold will be an exception, wh...
By Our Bureau in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 07.04.21

IMF forecasts 12.5% growth

The IMF on Tuesday projected an impressive 12.5 per cent growth rate for India in 2021, stronger than that of China, the only major economy to have a positive growth rate last year during the Covid-19...
By PTI in Washington

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 23.03.21

Sucker punch: India's middle class shrinks

In a recent report, the Pew Research Center in the United States of America found that India has experienced a deep impact of the coronavirus-related economic recession during 2020. According to the r...
By The Editorial Board in


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