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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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  • Harping on Development Mantra, Cabinet Okays Kerala Vision 2030

    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a major developmental initiative the Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Kerala Vision 2030 formulated by the Planning Board. The projects and concepts proposed under the Kerala Vision 2030 would be included in the Annual and Five Year Plans of the State Government. Announcing the Cabinet decisions on Wednesday Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said...   Read More

  • Narendra Modia’s GST U-turn set to make India single market for first time

    New Delhi: More than six decades after it achieved independence India has yet to have a single internal market with its economy divided up by state taxes on commerce. That may be about to change following the reversal by one of the biggest foes of a national sales tax—Narendra Modi the Prime Minister who took...   Read More

  • GDP expected to grow by 5.2-5.7 pc in FY15: NCAER

    NEW DELHI: With manufacturing sector showing signs of nascent recovery economic think tank NCAER expects India's GDP to expand at 5.2-5.7% this fiscal. "GDP growth rate for 2014-15 is projected at 5.2-5.7%. The higher growth of 5.7% is conditional on pick up of investment spending" National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) said in a...   Read More

  • GDP expected to grow by 5.2-5.7 percent in FY15, says NCAER

    With manufacturing sector showing signs of nascent recovery economic think tank NCAER expects India's Gross Domestic Product to expand at 5.2-5.7 percent this fiscal. "GDP growth rate for 2014-15 is projected at 5.2-5.7 percent. The higher growth of 5.7 per cent is conditional on pick up of investment spending" National Council of Applied Economic Research...   Read More

  • Expert panel to study 4 very weak banks

    The Government has decided to set up an expert panel to undertake a detailed examination of the four very weak nationalised banks which have shown operating losses in 1993-94 and suggest ways and means for turning them around. According to officials of the Finance Ministry's banking division the panel would consist mainly of experienced bankers...   Read More

  • India’s GDP Expected to Grow 5.2-5.7 Per Cent This Fiscal: NCAER

     New Delhi: With the manufacturing sector showing signs of a nascent recovery the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has said it expects India's GDP to expand at 5.2-5.7 per cent this fiscal year. "GDP growth rate for 2014-15 is projected at 5.2-5.7 per cent. The higher growth of 5.7 per cent is conditional...   Read More

  • HELPING HANDS  – NGOs using foreign funds must be monitored, not hounded

    The media were agog when a “secret” report of the Intelligence Bureau was leaked a few days after the swearing-in of the Narendra Modi-led government. It particularly pointed to Greenpeace to the agitation against the Kudankulam nuclear power plant (picture) and coal-based thermal power projects as having been funded by foreign agencies to hold back...   Read More

  • NDA government might unveil reform agenda post budget?

    If history is to be believed there is nothing bizarre in assuming that reform agenda is not confined to the Budget alone. Even though the big event of Budget has passed it is not unlikely that bold reform measures could be taken now. The Narendra Modi-led government has also shown its propensity to announce reforms...   Read More

  • Informal Economy
    Informal Economy 16 Jul 2014

    The serious commentary by Professor S. Gurumurthy on the implications of the budget for India’s informal economy was commendable (“The good is in the detail” July 14). I’d like to add support for his good challenge. Most of the enterprises in the Indian economy aren’t “SMEs”; they aren’t “small” they are “micro” enterprises with under...   Read More

  • Roadmap for big ticket reforms expected to be announced in the Union Budget

    While the Narendra Modi-led BJP government is all set to present its maiden budget on July 10 the common people and industry have high expectations from the finance minister especially when it comes to fulfill the promise of `Acche Din Aane Wale Hain`. In the forthcoming budget besides maintaining trend of fiscal consolidation it is...   Read More

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