Policy and Economy

Early data for February 2018 suggest that India’s growth remains steady with nearly 87% of indicators in positive territory, up from 85% in January 2018, and just a tad lower than 87.8% in December 2017.
March 20, 2018, 1:09 p.m.

Global bond prices stabilise at their high levels as US political as well as macro environment is dissatisfactory and this is acknowledged by the markets. More supportive global growth led the US Federal Reserve to slowly drain liquidity from the system.
March 20, 2018, 1:07 p.m.

Investment bank Goldman Sachs downgraded its forecasts for India's economy on Tuesday in the wake of a more than $2 billion fraud at Punjab National Bank (PNB), warning it could spark tighter regulation of the banking sector that would constrain credit growth.
March 20, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

The Federal Reserve was set to begin its two-day policy meeting Tuesday which is expected to produce the first of at least three increases in the key interest rate this year.
March 20, 2018, 12:21 p.m.

India’s current account deficit or CAD in 3QFY18 stood at US$13.5bn or 2% of GDP.
March 19, 2018, 12:13 p.m.

The very proposition of trade is based on the law of comparative advantage or the premise that a country will specialise or produce more of a good with relatively lower opportunity cost.
March 16, 2018, 12:17 p.m.

Going forward, with possibility of trade wars looming and discarding of Letter of Undertaking (LoUs), the hurdles for exports growth has severed.
March 16, 2018, 11:59 a.m.

India’s current account deficit (CAD) rose to USD13.5b (or 2% of GDP) in 3QFY18 from USD8b (1.4% of GDP) in the year ago period.
March 16, 2018, 11:53 a.m.

A week after it threatened India with reciprocal taxes, the US has challenged practically almost the entire of India’s export programmes.
March 15, 2018, 12:55 p.m.

Inflation based on wholesale prices eased to a seven-month low of 2.48 per cent in February on cheaper food articles, including vegetables. On the basis of Wholesale Price Index (WPI), inflation was 2.84 per cent in January and 5.51 per cent in February 2017.
March 14, 2018, 2:41 p.m.

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