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Friday, February 28, 2020



India's GDP seen growing at 4.7% in December quarter, with virus impact to come

February 28, 2020 11:45 am

Gross domestic product (GDP) data due to be released on Friday will cover up to the end of last year before the epidemic in China had sparked fears of a pandemic.

Growth slowdown in India temporary, momentum likely to improve: IMF chief

January 24, 2020 6:07 pm

Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2020, she also said the world appears to be a better place in January 2020 and the factors driving this positive momentum include "receding trade tension after the US-China first phase trade deal and synchronised tax cuts, among others." 

India needs 6.3% labour productivity growth to attain 8% hike in GDP: Ind-Ra

January 09, 2020 4:41 pm

Given the growth slowdown, this looks unlikely in the near term, but is not an insurmountable task, according to Ind-Ra.

P Chidambaram says GDP estimate 'exaggerated', blames BJP for mismanagement of economy

January 08, 2020 1:33 pm

P Chidambaram predicted that key sectors, including agriculture, mining, manufacturing and construction, would not grow more than 3.2 per cent in the second half of the financial year.

Explained: The nominal GDP worry

January 08, 2020 2:09 pm

The estimated growth of 7.53% in ‘nominal’ terms is the lowest since 1975-76. Also, this is the first time since 2002-03 that nominal GDP growth is projected to be in single digits. Why is this a major concern?

Explained: Why even the govt expects India's GDP to grow at 5% this year

January 08, 2020 9:20 am

The most disappointing number is the deceleration in business investments in the economy. This driver, which is the key to sustainable long-term growth, grew by less than 1 per cent; last financial year it grew by 10 per cent.

India's GDP to grow at 5 per cent in FY20: Government

January 07, 2020 6:40 pm

GDP will grow at 5 per cent in the current fiscal year (April 2019-March 2020) as compared to 6.8 per cent in 2018-19.

Govts must ensure policy continuity, refrain from creating sector-specific uncertainty

December 26, 2019 9:28 am

Rather than opting for measures like farm loan waivers, which lead to problems of moral hazard that impact credit culture, measures should be undertaken to improve agricultural productivity. Alternatively, can we not enact a law to preserve policy continuity?

Explained: Is India facing stagflation?

December 19, 2019 7:25 am

Stagflation is said to happen when an economy faces stagnant growth as well as persistently high inflation. In other words, the worst of both worlds.

Explained: How and why the Indian economy is losing its growth momentum

December 18, 2019 6:50 am

Former Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian expands on his twin-balance sheet analysis to explain how the Indian economy reached the current state of turmoil.


‘Think of it the other way, not about govt raiding RBI, but how RBI could have behaved differently’

December 23, 2018 6:21 pm

In this edition of the Idea Exchange, Former Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian talks about demonitisation, defends GST, explains the reasons why growth has not been robust and reflects back on his tenure as Chief Economic Adviser of India.

'Railways in crisis going from bad to worse': Dinesh Trivedi

February 25, 2016 6:55 am

New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Former railways minister Dinesh Trivedi wished Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu all the best for the upcoming Railways Budget. He said he was little worried about the railways because railways is a basic system anywhere in the world, which adds to half percent to the GDP. If the railways doesn’t do well, you cannot contain even your food inflation.