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World  /  Published 21.01.19

World economy growth to slow in 2019

The world economy absorbed more bad news Monday. The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for 2019. And China, the world's second-biggest economy, said it had slowed to its weakest pace...
By AP in Davos

Business  /  Published 25.01.20

WTO agenda set for June meet

Trade ministers from 35 member countries of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), including Piyush Goyal from India, met here on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum 2020 to discuss the priorities ...
By PTI in Davos

India  /  Published 17.12.19

India slips on gender parity

India has slipped four places to rank 112th globally among 153 countries in terms of gender gap amid widening disparity in terms of women’s health and survival and economic participation — two par...
By PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 21.01.20

Trump slams activists as Greta watches

Thousands of miles from his Washington impeachment trial, President Donald Trump took centre stage at Davos on Tuesday to tout the success of the US economy and urge corporate titans and global policy...
By Reuters in Davis

World  /  Published 19.01.20

Half of world economy depends on nature: WEF report

Flagging huge risks to the economy from dangers of biodiversity loss and climate change, a new World Economic Forum (WEF) study on Sunday said businesses are more than dependent on nature with an esti...
By PTI in Davos


Business  /  Published 18.01.20

Palm oil diplomacy

Trade ministers from India and Malaysia are likely to meet on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos next week amid a palm oil spat between the two countries, a Malaysia...
By Reuters in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 01.07.19

Draft education policy portends deep damage

Policy analysis calls for a careful separation of language from legislative intention. And that is exactly where the devil lies in the draft National Education Policy, 2019. Cloaked in a rhetorical sm...
By Debaditya Bhattacharya

Opinion  /  Published 06.05.19

Gender gap: India is way behind Rwanda

The significant gender gap prevailing worldwide has been portrayed by the Global Gender Gap Index of the World Economic Forum since 2006. According to the 2018 report, India is ranked 108th among the ...
By Atanu Biswas

Opinion  /  Published 26.01.20

Truth about global inequality

The latest Oxfam report, Time to Care, which was published ahead of the World Economic Forum’s 50th annual meeting, has estimated that the top one per cent of people in India hold more than four tim...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 24.01.20

Veneer off on world stage

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had a bad day on the global stage with an ace investor and a leading business magazine separately calling out his government as a threat to the open society and to the sur...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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