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Udit Misra is Deputy Associate Editor

Explained: Why the RBI refused to cut interest rates
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

RBI Monetary Policy December 2019: Even though the RBI expects economic growth to stay below 6% in the coming 12 months, inflation worries made it pause.

Explained: What is GDP and why does it matter?
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

GDP measures the monetary value of all goods and services produced within the domestic boundaries of a country within a timeframe (generally, a year). It is slightly different from the other commonly used statistic for national income — the GNP.

In 2017, DEA Secy wrote: Why were electoral bond details shared with RBI?
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

In his August 30, 2017 letter, Goyal asked the RBI to send a draft notification “incorporating the detailed operational modalities” of the proposed bonds within two weeks.

Govt dropped idea of seeking feedback from parties, public on electoral bonds
Sat, Nov 23, 2019

Anjali Bharadwaj of the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information said this shows the “total lack of political will to open the Electoral Bond Scheme to public scrutiny and subject it to a robust process of deliberation”.

Rich love electoral bonds: More than 91% donations over Rs 1 crore each
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

The RTI documents also show that over the 12 phases, just four cities accounted for 83 per cent of all electoral bonds by value.

Explained: Why food prices are likely to rise at a faster rate in coming months
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

India is ranked 44 in Nomura's Food Vulnerability Index (NFVI) that compiled the vulnerability of 110 countries in the world.

Explained: Why Morgan Stanley sees India’s growth recovering next year
Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Morgan Stanley believes that while the “near term growth is expected to remain weak,” yet the “the triggers for a stronger growth are in place”.

‘e-NAM is better than APMC, but it needs a framework that all states find compatible’
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Sudha Narayanan of the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research tells The Indian Express the issues plaguing APMC Act.

What is the significance of wholesale and retail inflation rates diverging
Sat, Nov 16, 2019

The WPI inflation for October has touched a 40-month low. But retail inflation in the country for the same month has touched a 16-month high.

Explained: RBI’s quandary — boost growth or arrest inflation
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

India's central bank has been cutting interest rates all year long in order to address the growth slowdown but with the latest retail inflation breaching RBI’s target level, the RBI might be forced to reconsider.

Explained: Negative interest rates and how they work
Thu, Nov 14, 2019

A negative interest means the instead of the bank paying you money to keep in the savings account, you pay the bank to do so. It also means that anyone can borrow money from the bank and pay back less than what they borrowed.

Explained: Why SBI expects India’s Q2 GDP to grow by just 4.2 per cent
Wed, Nov 13, 2019

The SBI has rolled back its forecasts for India’s GDP growth for the current from 6.1% earlier to just 5% now. For the next financial year (2020-21), it expects GDP to grow by 6.2%.

Explained: Why RCEP mattered for India
Thu, Nov 07, 2019

Not signing the RCEP will likely result in India missing out on the regional and global value chains crisscrossing this region.

Explained: What is trade deficit and what does it signify?
Wed, Nov 06, 2019

India was concerned that joining the RCEP trade pact could lead to Chinese goods flooding the Indian markets, and India's trade deficit ballooning against most of the RCEP members.

Explained: Why is India’s labour productivity growth faltering?
Mon, Nov 04, 2019

India’s labour productivity between 2016 and 2018 grew by just 3.7 per cent — a far cry from the annual growth of 14 per cent between 2004 and 2008

Youth unemployment rising with educational qualifications: Study
Sat, Nov 02, 2019

By youth, the study refers to people in the age group of 15 to 29 years of age. The total number of unemployed youth went up marginally from 8.9 million in 2004-05 to 9 million in 2011-12 but, has since shot up to 25.1 million in 2017-18.

Employment falls first time — by 9 million in 6 years: Study
Fri, Nov 01, 2019

The “total employment during 2011-12 and 2017-18 declined by 9 million”. Also,close to 2.6 million jobs were lost every year between 2011-12 and 2017-18.

Explained: Tracking employment in India
Wed, Oct 30, 2019

A new study uses NSSO data to show that between 2004 and 2017, employment grew at less than half the rate of population growth; number of women and young people in jobs fell; rural employment stagnated.

Explained: Why rising pork prices threaten China’s growth momentum
Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Pork output, which has fallen sharply in the past 6 months, contributes 1% of China's GDP -- from an Indian perspective, in absolute numbers, that's roughly 70% of what the construction sector contributed to India's GDP.

Study commissioned by PM Council: Ever since 2012, India Inc prefers to hire labour minus a contract
Sat, Oct 26, 2019

The study looks at employment data from three comparable surveys of the National Sample Survey Organisation (NSSO): The Employment-Unemployment Surveys of 2004-05 and 2011-12 and the Period Labour Force Survey of 2017-18.

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