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Indian economy


Time for a re-set 

May 22, 2022 9:54 am

P Chidambaram writes: We cannot depart from the path of an open, liberal and market-based economy. That would be suicidal. Yet, we must take stock and, considering the global and domestic developments, re-set our economic policies. That requires the courage, clarity and speed of 1991 

Fiscal prudence, less litigation, reforms for Economy 2.0: CEA

May 21, 2022 6:51 am

"Technology can be the icing on the cake," he said, addressing the inaugural session of the 7th India Ideas Conclave on ‘India-2.0 Rebooting to Meta Era’, organised by India Foundation, a think tank backed by the RSS.

As Indian economy grows, Centre and states must work together

May 21, 2022 1:32 pm

Arun Chawla writes: It is undeniable that cooperation is key to the smooth functioning of federal design. However, if it is coupled with positive competition among the states, then the overall result would be large-scale economic development across the country.

India must seize the trade opportunity opening now

May 06, 2022 9:25 am

Sachchidanand Shukla writes: The uncertain global economic environment calls for proactive policy actions to boost exports

Let's make GST a good and simple tax

May 06, 2022 9:26 am

M Govinda Rao writes: Existing rate structure needs to be rationalised. There should be only two rates

RBI hikes repo rate: Highlights of Monetary Policy Committee meeting

May 04, 2022 5:27 pm

The repo rate was hiked by 40 basis points (bps) to 4.40 per cent in a bid to contain inflation, which has remained stubbornly above the target zone of 6 per cent for the last three months.

Weak sales in ‘bread & butter’ segment: Rising prices squeeze out entry-level buyers

April 30, 2022 9:54 am

“This means that people who were buying lower-end cars are not being able to buy cars. In the two-wheeler segment also, in 2019-20,  2020-21 and 2021-22, in all three years, there has been a double digit decline for two-wheelers,” Maruti Suzuki Chairman RC Bhargava said.

Economy to take till 2035 to overcome Covid losses: RBI

April 30, 2022 9:44 am

The central bank said the output losses for individual years have been worked out to Rs 19.1 lakh crore, Rs 17.1 lakh crore and Rs 16.4 lakh crore for 2020- 21, 2021-22 and 2022-23, respectively, it said.

Current inflation is driven by supply shortages caused by Covid, Ukraine-Russia war. RBI has few options to reverse course

April 25, 2022 9:20 am

What most countries, including India, are experiencing today is “supply-shock” inflation. There have been too many supply chain disruptions over the last two years, caused first by the Covid-triggered lockdowns and now the Russia-Ukraine war.

FM flags headwinds: Inflation, supply strains

April 22, 2022 6:02 am

At the plenary meeting of the IMF’s International Monetary and Financial Committee, she said the global economy may see some growth deceleration.


Postcards of Change: Transforming cities take centrestage

February 11, 2014 7:20 pm

Indian cities are yet to get the attention they deserve despite their role as the growth engines of the economy.


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

June 22, 2020 6:07 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.

'For the first time we have a majority govt. If some hard decisions have to be taken, they must be announced now'

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

Former governor of Reserve Bank of India Bimal Jalan talks about how he addressed the issues of transparency and accountability in financial transactions and governance in his new book, India Ahead: 2025 and Beyond.

No need for 'exaggerated panic' among investors: Jaitley

February 12, 2016 11:55 am

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): As the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Sensex plunged around 800 point on Thursday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday came out to calm the investors, saying that there was no need for an 'exaggerated panic' among investors. Jaitley emphasised that the investors should keep in mind the inherent strength of the Indian economy while investing. He added that the Government is fully committed to empower and support public sector banks by providing whatever capital requirements is required, adding that the problem of recovering bad loans from the borrowers will soon be ended.