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  • July 2013

    After falling to a decadal low of five per cent GDP growth in 2012–13, the outlook for 2013–14 can at best be described as cautiously hopeful that a slow recovery is in the works. The first quarter has not brought much cheer, other than on the inflation (WPI) front. While the risk in terms of...   Read More

  • June 2013

    Household Behaviour:Savings Indian households have always accounted for the major share of gross domestic savings. But, they seem to have lost the savings habit now. Poverty: States’ Barometer of Misery level Worldwide, when the economy takes a tumble, economic predictors turn to the numbers, comparing the downturn to past recessions. Infrastructure: Decay of Railways This article compares the...   Read More

  • May 2013

    Macroeconomy: Where are the Jobs? Continued economic slowdown has a very real impact, i.e., on jobs. Gender: Gender Inequality and Women Political Participation in India Gender inequality is one of the most deep-rooted forms of inequality in a traditional society such as India. External: Gold: Safe Haven In times of crisis, people turn to the safest saving that one...   Read More

  • April 2013

    Business Expectations: FY 2012-13 Ends with Lower Busines Sentiments Forecast: Re-assessing the Macroeconomic Scene for 2013-14 Infrastructure: India's Aviation Sector during FY 2012-13: A Closer View

  • April 2013

    There is a glimmer of hope after the economy came to a "standstill" in the third quarter of 2012-13, growing at 4.5 per cent. Things may have just turned for the better with agriculture performing better than expected. There is recovery of merchandise exports in the fourth quarter of 2012-13.

  • March 2013

    Gender Gender Budget - How Far Do We Have to Go to Get Equality? Report Are You Willing to Pay More for Railways Transportation in India? Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Resurgence of Indian Telecom Industry

  • February 2013

    Business Expectations Business Confidence Drops Further External CAD Sensation: Structural Issues Education Quality of School Education and Vulnerable Children in India

  • January 2013

    Forecast Assessment of Macroeconomic Scene for 2013–14 Report India’s Transport Sectors: Fiscal Issues and Allocative Efficiency Prices Rural versus Urban Inflation

  • December 2012

    Gender:Women Workers and Demographic Dividend Report: Medium-Term Outlook for the Food Sector External: Weakening Energy Prices in 2013

  • November 2012

    Business Expectations Business Confidence Sees No Recovery Report India’s Tourism Satellite Account External Allure of Gold