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The fundamental road ahead for Indian markets post budget

Sep 12, 2014 at 05:17 | Source: Economic Times

By Aviral Gupta Union Budget was announced last week and the markets are off their highs - Nifty high at 7,809 and Sensex high at 26,190, down by some 4.5 percentage points. What should an investor do in such a scenario, an investor probably struck ...

Strong pitch for rating upgrade

Sep 09, 2014 at 08:47 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, Sept. 8: The finance ministry today made out a case for an upgrade of India’s sovereign ratings at a meeting with economists from rating agency Moody’s. The ministry argued that India was headed for a strong economic recovery ...

Government, RBI to devise monetary framework for central bank: Raghuram Rajan

Sep 07, 2014 at 17:07 | Source: Economic Times

NEW YORK: The government and the Reserve Bank of India will this year negotiate to formulate a monetary framework for the central bank that lays more emphasis on inflation, the bank's Governor Raghuram Rajan has said. "This year the government and t...

PM Narendra Modi's been lucky; now make it sustainable

Sep 07, 2014 at 12:31 | Source: Economic Times

When a general with excellent credentials was recommended for promotion, Napoleon asked "But is he lucky?" In politics, as in war, luck counts for a lot. Narendra Modi today is riding a wave of good luck. GDP growth in the April-June quarter hit 5.7%...

Modi's been lucky; now make it sustainable

Sep 07, 2014 at 11:15 | Source: Economic Times

When a general with excellent credentials was recommended for promotion, Napoleon asked "But is he lucky?" In politics, as in war, luck counts for a lot. Narendra Modi today is riding a wave of good luck. GDP growth in the April-June quarter hit 5.7%...

Need to fix supply-side issues to control inflation: Bibek Debroy

Sep 06, 2014 at 15:55 | Source: Economic Times

ET Now caught up with Bibek Debroy of the Centre for Policy Research for his take on the 100 days of the Modi government. Excerpts: ET Now: The first 100 days of Modi Sarkar are over. Are you cautiously optimistic? Perhaps it's too early to celebrate...

Hiccup amid hurrah Moody’s lists the irritants to upgrade

Sep 04, 2014 at 04:02 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Mumbai, Sept. 3: Global rating agencies remain cautious even as the economy grew at its best pace in more than two years during the first quarter of the current fiscal. Moody’s today said though the economy was headed for recovery, fiscal defi...

Japan wage growth surges in July

Sep 02, 2014 at 09:32 | Source: BBC

Japanese wages unexpectedly logged their strongest increase since 1997, providing a boost to the government's battle against deflation. Labour cash earnings rose by 2.6% in July compared to a year ago, beating forecasts of a slowdown to 0.9%. Sp...

FM hopes to meet deficit target

Aug 31, 2014 at 06:57 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, Aug. 30: Finance minister Arun Jaitley today said with the upturn in the economy, reducing the country’s fiscal deficit to 4.1 per cent of the GDP now looked “certainly achievable”. The finance minister, who was addressi...

Fuel rate rejig

Aug 31, 2014 at 06:57 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, Aug. 30: Petrol prices were cut by Rs 1.80 a litre, excluding taxes, from midnight tonight as global crude rates softened and the rupee appreciated against the dollar. This is the third straight cut in petrol prices. However, diesel price...

Deficit at 61.2% of budget estimates

Aug 30, 2014 at 02:57 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, Aug. 29: The fiscal deficit during April-July stood at Rs 3.24 lakh crore, or 61.2 per cent of the full-year target. During the first four months of the last fiscal, the deficit, or the gap between government expenditure and revenue, was ...

ASSOCHAM moots 16- projects for implementation

Aug 26, 2014 at 12:22 | Source: Assocham

On the eve of completion of NDA s 100-days in government, industry body ASSOCHAM while welcoming the Prime Minister s shifting focus more on execution has stated that the next Budget (2015-16) should not be assessed on the financial numbers but the ...

Economy to grow by 5.8%, Govt to exit diesel subsidy soon: Finance Secretary

Aug 23, 2014 at 00:52 | Source: Assocham

With fast improving macro picture, the Indian economy will achieve a growth rate of 5.8 per cent in the current financial year while the fiscal situation is set to improve considerably with the government expected to completely exit subsidy on diese...

Green shoots of recovery: Indian economy could grow around 5.8%, says Arvind Mayaram

Aug 22, 2014 at 14:45 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: India's economy could expand around 5.8 per cent this fiscal, finance secretary Arvind Mayaram said, as he sees green shoots in the industrial sector and expects recent government steps to act as growth boosters. Government measures and ex...

RBI tracks rebound route

Aug 22, 2014 at 09:22 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

Mumbai, Aug. 21: The Reserve Bank of India today projected a GDP growth of 5.5 per cent this year — signalling a break from the sub-5 per cent growth in the preceding two years — which would propel the stuttering Indian economy “fr...

Green shoots of recovery: Indian economy could grown around 5.8%, says Arvind Mayaram

Aug 22, 2014 at 09:22 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: India's economy could expand around 5.8 per cent this fiscal, finance secretary Arvind Mayaram said, as he sees green shoots in the industrial sector and expects recent government steps to act as growth boosters. Government measures and ex...

Aditya Puri, HDFC Bank: Worst is over for Indian economy; Modi govt's measures make prospects bright

Aug 20, 2014 at 13:42 | Source: Economic Times

In a chat with ET Now, Aditya Puri, MD, HDFC Bank, shares his macroeconomic and business outlook. Excerpts: ET Now: The new government has come in, the budget is also out of the way. Do you think that the government is making the right noises and co...

Crude fuels diesel decontrol hope

Aug 20, 2014 at 04:22 | Source: Calcutta Telegraph News

New Delhi, Aug. 19: The softening of global crude prices to about $100 per barrel will help the government cut the oil subsidy bill and deregulate diesel prices. According to petroleum ministry estimates, the oil subsidy can be trimmed around Rs 6,0...

Narendra Modi-backed five-member think tank to replace Planning Commission

Aug 18, 2014 at 14:02 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: A small, handpicked, five-member think tank, which will draw its power and prestige from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's clear backing, is likely to replace the Planning Commission. The new panel will most likely be led in an executive capa...

Narendra Modi-backed five-member think tank likely to replace Planning Commission

Aug 18, 2014 at 04:52 | Source: Economic Times

NEW DELHI: A small, handpicked, five-member think tank, which will draw its power and prestige from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's clear backing, is likely to replace the Planning Commission. The new panel will most likely be led in an executive capa...

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