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Gita Gopinath


Expect ministers to attack Gita Gopinath: Chidambaram after IMF's forecast

January 22, 2020 3:07 pm

"IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath was one of the first to denounce demonetisation. I suppose we must prepare ourselves for an attack by government ministers on the IMF and Dr. Gita Gopinath," Chidambaram tweeted.

'We’re seeing weakness in investment': Gita Gopinath on Indian economy

December 21, 2019 10:33 am

There has been a “steep” slowing in private sector demand, with growth in the last couple of quarters relying “quite heavily” on the government sector, she said at the 92nd FICCI Annual Convention Friday. A “sharp” weakness in investment and consumption growth and a “big” cutback in imports have also indicated this low demand in the economy, she added.

At LSR, IMF’s chief economist points to economic slowdown

December 21, 2019 4:29 am

“People expected growth to be slow, but the most recent numbers have surprised everyone. There has been a sharp slowdown in investment and consumption growth has also dropped. So growth now is primarily driven by government spending,” she said.

India needs to keep fiscal deficit target; requires increased revenue mobilisation: IMF's Gopinath

December 20, 2019 6:12 pm

Speaking at the 92nd Annual Convention of Ficci, IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath said that in the past few quarters, there has been a steep slowdown in private sector demand and there is now weakness in investment.

India should focus on structural reforms, clean-up of banks and labour reforms: IMF's Gita Gopinath

December 16, 2019 6:01 pm

Kolkata-born Gopinath said the policy priorities of the government should also include a credible fiscal consolidation path that is more ambitious than currently envisaged by the government.

Important for India to keep fiscal deficit in check: IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath

October 16, 2019 7:46 pm

In India's case, there has been a negative impact on growth that has come from financial vulnerabilities and the non-bank financial sector, and the impact on consumer borrowing and borrowing of small and medium enterprises, Gopinath said.

Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards: IMF chief economist, VHP founder in Australia among awardees

January 24, 2019 3:13 am

IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath, who criticised demonetisation, won the award, but was not present at the event. Among the 30 awardees are Nihal Singh Agar, founding president of VHP in Australia between 1990-2005, and Ramesh Chotai, former president of Hindu Mandir and Cultural Centre in Canada.

Nothing's taboo for new IMF Chief Economist, first woman in job

January 23, 2019 11:51 am

Gita Gopinath will be expected to recommend practical fixes – at a turbulent moment when the free-market principles promoted by the IMF for decades are under attack.

Gita Gopinath joins IMF as its first female chief economist

January 09, 2019 8:24 am

The 11th chief economist of the IMF, Gita Gopinath in a recent interview to The Harvard Gazette described her appointment at the IMF as a “tremendous honour”.

Can new IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath make the global moneylender less exploitative?

October 02, 2018 10:24 pm

Gita Gopinanth’s technical skills may be useful to furtherance of capital markets and macro economic policies, but they don’t seem to be of value to real life economics in countries like India