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Brazil's Temer seeks constitutional change to curb public spending| Reuters

May 25, 2016 at 03:46 | Source: FirstPost

BRASILIA Brazil's interim President Michel Temer said on Tuesday he would seek constitutional change to limit increases in public spending as part of a series of measures to curb a record fiscal deficit and regain investor confidence.Temer, a centris...

Why there are more hits than misses in the two years of Modi government

May 23, 2016 at 17:43 | Source: FirstPost

While there is nothing sacred about two years in power, it is always tempting to take stock of the situation when evaluating any governments performance. It is true that we can neither give credit to the government for the good economic numbers nor b...

India should resist being too ambitious on growth, devise sensible steps: Rajan

May 23, 2016 at 09:06 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai - RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said India should restrain itself from being "too ambitious" at a time when the world is full of uncertainties and instead focus on sensible policies to ensure a sustainable economic growth."Giv...

Brazil's Rousseff makes final survival bid as Senate poised to oust her| Reuters

May 11, 2016 at 03:45 | Source: FirstPost

BRASILIA Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff took her battle to survive impeachment to the Supreme Court on Tuesday, in a last-ditch attempt to stay in office a day before the Senate will likely vote to try her for breaking budget laws.Attorney Genera...

Saudi Aramco finalises IPO options and plans global expansion| Reuters

May 11, 2016 at 02:15 | Source: FirstPost

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil giant Aramco is finalising proposals for its partial privatisation and will present them to its Supreme Council soon, its chief executive said about the centrepiece of the kingdom's efforts to over...

NALCO to buy back 25 percent stake from government| Reuters

May 03, 2016 at 00:15 | Source: FirstPost

NEW DELHI State-controlled National Aluminium Co Ltd (NALCO) has agreed to buy back 25 percent of its shares from the government, Mines Secretary Balvinder Kumar told Reuters after a meeting with the company on Monday to discuss pricing.The buyback, ...

GST rollout, infra funding an uphill climb for India, says Moody's

Apr 27, 2016 at 09:54 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: Implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and bridging large infrastructure deficit are a difficult task before the Indian government, Moody's Investors Service said today.In a report, Moody's said a history of double-digit inflat...

Dear Sitharaman, Rajan did not embarrass; its not bad to be 'one-eyed king'

Apr 19, 2016 at 13:16 | Source: FirstPost

In an interview to MarketWatch, which is published by Dow Jones & Co, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor, Raghuram Rajan made a remark on Indian economy that visibly embarrassed the Narendra Modi government.Replying to a question on what is...

Indian economy like 'one-eyed' king in land of blind: Raghuram Rajan

Apr 16, 2016 at 14:39 | Source: FirstPost

Washington - With India being often described as 'the bright spot in the global economy', Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan sees this as a case of "the one-eyed man" being king in the land of the blind.Amid gloomy global economi...

IMD's first monsoon estimate is good news: But, here's why it's not yet time to celebrate

Apr 13, 2016 at 15:20 | Source: FirstPost

The recent forecast of the IMD is important as it gives some indication of what the south west monsoon is likely to be. As the IMD has observed, the El Nio conditions have withdrawn meaning thereby that the rains will be normal. The model shows that ...

IMD's first monsoon estimate is certainly a good news but not a time to celebrate yet; here's why

Apr 13, 2016 at 15:20 | Source: FirstPost

The recent forecast of the IMD is important as it gives some indication of what the south west monsoon is likely to be. As the IMD has observed, the El Nio conditions have withdrawn meaning thereby that the rains will be normal. The model shows that ...

Stick to fiscal discipline, spend on infrastructure: Jaitley tells states

Apr 12, 2016 at 08:54 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi - Stressing that public expenditure is the main driver of growth, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday asked states to focus on infrastructure and socialsector while staying on the fiscal discipline path.Jaitley, while addressing the con...

RBI policy today: Whether Rajan cuts rate or not, your loan rates will fall in next few months

Apr 05, 2016 at 08:00 | Source: FirstPost

The consensus among economists from the Reserve Bank of Indias (RBI) bi-monthly monetary policy today (Tuesday) is a 25 basis points (bps) rate cut in the repo rate (at which the central bank lend short term funds to banks). One bps is one hundredth ...

RBI policy tommorrow: No matter what Rajan's decision is, your loan rates will fall in next few months

Apr 04, 2016 at 15:13 | Source: FirstPost

The consensus among economists from the Reserve Bank of Indias (RBI) bi-monthly monetary policy tomorrow (Tuesday) is a 25 basis points (bps) rate cut in the repo rate (at which the central bank lend short term funds to banks). One bps is one hundred...

External risks, fiscal consolidation to keep corporate earnings growth muted in FY17 as well: India Ratings

Mar 31, 2016 at 15:30 | Source: FirstPost

Mumbai: Domestic ratings agency India Ratings and Research said external risks are likely to make the upcoming FY17 a "challenging" year and pre-tax profit growth for top companies is unlikely to hit the double-digit mark.The agency in its ...

Dear Modi, there is indeed progress but this is not time to celebrate

Mar 29, 2016 at 16:10 | Source: FirstPost

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking at an event organised by Bloomberg on Monday (28 March), fiercely defended the economic growth his government has achieved in the first 20 months of his rule that followed the UPA days.Modi refuted the criticism ...

Divestment flop show: High time Jaitley stopped jugaad and did some soul searching

Mar 28, 2016 at 14:45 | Source: FirstPost

The right word, probably, to describe the sharp downward revision in the disinvestment target 2016 fiscal year by finance minister Arun Jaitley (to Rs 25,000 crore from the originally targeted Rs 70,000 crore) is jugaad.How else one would describe th...

Pressure on Brazil's Rousseff may rise as jobless lose benefits | Reuters

Mar 24, 2016 at 05:31 | Source: FirstPost

BRASILIA More than 2 million Brazilians are set to lose unemployment benefits by June, data obtained by Reuters show, threatening to erode support for embattled President Dilma Rousseff among her core working class supporters when she needs them most...

Looming debt sales threaten India's bond rally| Reuters

Mar 24, 2016 at 03:15 | Source: FirstPost

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI A rally in India's bond market this month could prove short-lived as investors brace for as much as $157 billion in sovereign debt sales over the next year, including from states financing a big bailout of electricity utilities, anal...

Budget 2016: Will Arun Jaitley's rural thrust indeed check the growth decline?

Mar 15, 2016 at 09:27 | Source: FirstPost

The 2016-17 Union Budget has possibly been the most difficult since 1991. Given the absence of any consensus understanding about the state of economy, there were very divergent expectations from the budget.Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian pu...

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