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Opinion: Sonalde Desai: Population growth and the changing geographic and generational balance of power The United Nations estimates that the world population will reach 8 billion on November 15, 2022. Our minds had barely wrapped around a global population of 7 billion in 2011, and now, only 12 years later, we are looking at a...   Read More

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  • Emirates’ operations in India: an $848 million impact on GDP, claims NCAER study

    The study also said that the Dubai airline’s operations supported over 86000 Indian jobs and generated almost $1.7 billion in foreign exchange earnings in 2014-15. Dubai’s Emirates airline which operated the largest number of international flights out of India until July this year when it was upstaged by the Jet Airways-Etihad Airways combine and a...   Read More

  • Emirates’ operations contributed $848 million to India’s GDP: NCAER

    NEW DELHI: Emirates and the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) today said that Emirates' operations have contributed over US $848 million annually to India's GDP supporting over 86000 Indian jobs and generating almost US $1.7 billion in Foreign Exchange Earnings. "With India's aim to become the third-largest aviation market by 2020 and the...   Read More

  • Emirates’ Operations in India: a US$848 million impact on GDP

    NEW DELHI 26th November 2015 (WAM) -- Emirates the world’s largest international airline and the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) in New Delhi today released the results of an economic impact study that measures Emirates’ contribution to the Indian economy. NCAER estimates that Emirates’ operations have contributed over US$848 million annually to India’s...   Read More

  • Kelkar panel on PPP projects submits report

    The Vijay Kelkar committee on revitalising public-private partnership (PPP) projects on Thursday submitted its report to finance minister Arun Jaitley suggesting measures to resolve contractual financing and implementation issues plauging the segment. “We will go through the report and take policy actions as early as possible” economic affairs secretary Shaktikanta Das said. The report will...   Read More

  • Kelkar panel suggests new ways to fund PPP projects

      The Vijay Kelkar committee which was reviewing the public-private partnership model of infrastructure development has made recommendations to improve the financing of such projects. The committee has analysed the risks involved and the existing framework of risk-sharing between the project developer and the government and given its recommendations. “The mandate was to revive the...   Read More

  • NCAER lowers GDP forecast to 7.4% for FY’16

    NEW DELHI: Economic think tank NCAER today marginally lowered GDP forecast at 7.4 per cent because of slowdown in agriculture due to deficient monsoon. "This marginal fall is due to the anticipated slowdown in the agricultural sector. Industrial growth continues to gather strength while the outlook for the services remains mixed" National Council of Applied...   Read More

  • GDP to grow 7.4% in FY16: NCAER

    India's gross domestic product (GDP) would grow 7.4 per cent in 2015-16 much lower than current official estimates of 8.1-8.5 per cent the National Council of Applied Economic Research said in its mid-year review of the economy on Saturday. The think-tank said: "Industrial growth continues to gather strength while the outlook for services remains mixed....   Read More

  • NCAER lowers GDP forecast to 7.4 per cent for next fiscal

    Economic think tank NCAER on Saturday marginally lowered GDP forecast at 7.4 per cent because of slowdown in agriculture due to deficient monsoon. “This marginal fall is due to the anticipated slowdown in the agriculture sector. Industrial growth continues to gather strength while the outlook for the services remains mixed” National Council of Applied Economic...   Read More

  • India needs to triple steel capacity: Report

    Even as it sees no possibility of India achieving its 300 MT production target for steel by 2025 economic think-tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) on Tuesday said the industry needs to create at least 450 MT capacity by 2050. “Our baseline estimate of demand for additional steel production capacity by 2050 is...   Read More

  • Mineral assets: Govt’s auction-only strategy to backfire, hurt steel sector

    The government’s strategy of auctioning mineral resources to ensure transparency in the allocation process would bring exploration activities in the country “to a halt” while adversely impacting the ‘Make in India’ programme the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has said in a report. Instead the Centre must focus on incentivising mineral exploration and...   Read More

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