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Opinion  /  Published 14.01.21

Digest the irony: the story of global hunger

With no end to the pandemic in sight, people have now begun to worry about the different kinds of economic and social effects of Covid-19 more than about the disease itself. An impending food crisis i...
By Anup Sinha in

Business  /  Published 09.01.21

World Bank sees Calcutta as logistics hub

Ahmed batted for a new approach to build infrastructure and deliver services in India. Giving examples of EDFC and Shimla Water Company, he argued that companies — which are well governed and ac...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 06.01.21

World Bank alert on informal sector

The World Bank said it expects the global economy to expand 4 per cent in 2021, assuming an initial Covid-19 vaccine rollout becomes widespread throughout the year. A recovery, however, will likely be...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 06.01.21

World Bank loan to Bengal

The World Bank will offer $105 million (Rs 770 crore) as a soft loan to improve inland water transport infrastructure in and around Calcutta as part of a $150 million (Rs 1,100 crore) project that wil...
By Sambit Saha in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 24.12.20

Great flood: India’s climate refugees

The Covid-19 pandemic has, ironically, thrown into sharp focus the plight of a largely invisible constituency — India’s migrant population. After the Centre hastily imposed a poorly-planne...
By The Editorial Board in


World  /  Published 28.11.20

Ex-World Bank chief dead

James Wolfensohn, who served as the president of the World Bank for 10 years and was a guiding force for a couple of the most well-known cultural institutions in the US, has died. He was 86. Wolfenso...
By AP via PTI in New York

Opinion  /  Published 11.11.20

How ayushman is Bharat?

There has been an exorbitant rise in out-of-pocket expenditure and its subsequent impact on the consumption basket and intra-household allocation of resources has not gone unnoticed. In 2015, the Worl...
By Aarushee Shukla in

Opinion  /  Published 30.10.20

Price of farm reform

China embraced the liberalization of agriculture in 1978 in a series of steps. China’s reforms reduced control over farm prices while maintaining a grip on institutions that supplied farm inputs...
By Monika Mandal in

Business  /  Published 16.10.20

IMF advises targeted support

India’s priorities should be to protect the most vulnerable people, well targeted support and protecting small and medium sized enterprises so that they do not collapse as the cou...
By PTI in Washington

Business  /  Published 13.10.20

IMF: Indian economy to contract by 10.3%

The Indian economy, severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic, is projected to contract by a massive 10.3 per cent this year, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. However, India is likely ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Washington


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