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  • COVID and the future of jobs in India May 11, 2021 08:47 AM IST

    COVID and the future of jobs in India

    The pandemic is accelerating the use of robotics and automation to replace humans

  • COVID-19: Dr Anthony Fauci's advice to India May 07, 2021 05:17 PM IST

    COVID-19: Dr Anthony Fauci's advice to India

    Speaking exclusively to News18 America’s top public health expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, has advised a complete lockdown in India. Dr Fauci argues that a short-term lockdown is necessary to break the ‘chain of transmission’. India has been avoiding lockdowns due to its economy. But Dr Fauci believes that a timely lockdown would help the economy recover in the long run.

  • IMF to revisit growth forecast for India due to surge in COVID-19 cases: Spokesman May 06, 2021 10:02 PM IST

    IMF to revisit growth forecast for India due to surge in COVID-19 cases: Spokesman

    Gerry Rice said the developments in India, the world's second most populous nation, would have spillover effects for the region and the global economy, depending on how long the crisis lasted, but it was too soon to give specifics.

  • Need economic plan to counter COVID-19 second wave catastrophe Apr 28, 2021 08:21 AM IST

    Need economic plan to counter COVID-19 second wave catastrophe

    Blanket lockdowns, of the sort that have been imposed in Delhi and Karnataka, will kill the economy if they continue for any length of time beyond the initial couple of weeks

  • How badly will the second wave derail the economic recovery? Apr 22, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    How badly will the second wave derail the economic recovery?

    Fiscal and monetary support must continue; regulatory forbearance might be needed 

  • IMF projects India's growth rate to jump to impressive 12.5% in 2021 Apr 06, 2021 06:35 PM IST

    IMF projects India's growth rate to jump to impressive 12.5% in 2021

    Notably in 2020, India's economy contracted by a record eight per cent, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said as it projected an impressive 12.5 per cent growth rate for the country in 2021.

  • State of the economy: Cloudy with a chance of Covid-induced haemorrhaging Mar 24, 2021 06:31 PM IST

    State of the economy: Cloudy with a chance of Covid-induced haemorrhaging

    Moneycontrol’s reporters fanned out across three cities in different parts of the country to get a sense of the state of the economy. We looked at different layers of the economy, talking to wholesalers, retailers and MSMEs. And we found that things are far from hunky dory. While there are pockets of recovery, those in the business of business are still struggling

  • There is a restless urgency in the air in India to resume high growth, says RBI bulletin Mar 19, 2021 04:21 PM IST

    There is a restless urgency in the air in India to resume high growth, says RBI bulletin

    The RBI bulletin has cautioned about the problem of a persistently high retail inflation that threatens to erode the gains of economic recovery.

  • Drop in fuel use is a wake-up call for the government Mar 15, 2021 11:09 AM IST

    Drop in fuel use is a wake-up call for the government

    Fuel consumption across categories declined in January and February. Are higher fuel prices stalling the recovery?

  • What state budgets tell us about India’s economy Mar 15, 2021 10:26 AM IST

    What state budgets tell us about India’s economy

    It's important to analyse the likely areas of slippages on the revenue front for different states, whether states have opened their purse strings, and how they have utilised the relaxations provided by the Centre and the 15th Finance Commission 

  • Indian economy looking at 'V-shaped' recovery: Anurag Thakur Mar 13, 2021 01:14 PM IST

    Indian economy looking at 'V-shaped' recovery: Anurag Thakur

    "India is already looking at ''V-shaped'' recovery. Along with the green shoots in various sectors, in the month of February, FPI inflows were Rs 25,787 crore," Thakur said at a virtual conclave organised by the Institute of Actuaries of India.

  • 71% of India Inc optimistic about economic recovery in 2021, higher than global average Mar 04, 2021 05:08 PM IST

    71% of India Inc optimistic about economic recovery in 2021, higher than global average

    Among Indian business leaders, 65 percent are expecting a growth in exports in 2021, a Grant Thornton report has stated.

  • Indian economy on 'upswing'; govt set to spend more along with pro-growth reforms: Arvind Panagariya Mar 02, 2021 02:43 PM IST

    Indian economy on 'upswing'; govt set to spend more along with pro-growth reforms: Arvind Panagariya

    In an interview to PTI, the eminent economist described the government's decision to privatise two public sector banks next fiscal as an 'unprecedented' effort to 'finally right a wrong done 50 years ago'.

  • Tailwinds gather momentum to make CV upcycle more convincing Mar 02, 2021 09:04 AM IST

    Tailwinds gather momentum to make CV upcycle more convincing

    Sales of tippers and long haul trucks indicate that infrastructure projects are gaining traction

  • What will be the drivers of growth in the current quarter? Mar 01, 2021 11:12 AM IST

    What will be the drivers of growth in the current quarter?

    The GDP numbers project a huge rise in government spending in the current quarter 

  • Retail inflation for industrial worker eases to 3.15% in January Feb 26, 2021 09:40 PM IST

    Retail inflation for industrial worker eases to 3.15% in January

    Food inflation stood at 2.38 per cent in January compared to 2.89 per cent in the previous month (December 2020) and 10.61 per cent during the corresponding month a year ago.

  • India's economy returns to growth after shrinking for two quarters Feb 26, 2021 09:12 PM IST

    India's economy returns to growth after shrinking for two quarters

    Gross domestic product grew 0.4% in October-December compared with the same period a year earlier, data released by the National Statistics Office on Friday showed. That compared with revised contractions of 7.3% in July-September and 24.4% in April-June.

  • Business in the Week Ahead (March 1-5, 2021) Feb 26, 2021 07:17 PM IST

    Business in the Week Ahead (March 1-5, 2021)

    While the Indian economy ended a technical recession, the NSO has pared its estimate for FY21 GDP. More clarity will emerge from data due next week such as automobile sales and PMI readings for February

  • Inflation analysis: High prices pinch households despite lower consumer inflation in January Feb 15, 2021 06:08 PM IST

    Inflation analysis: High prices pinch households despite lower consumer inflation in January

    Seasonal fruit and vegetables are cheaper, but personal care products, appliances, internet, bus fares, medicines and doctor consultation more expensive than a year ago

  • Magma Fincorp and the financialisation of the Indian economy Feb 12, 2021 01:33 PM IST

    Magma Fincorp and the financialisation of the Indian economy

    The financial sector is growing in size and throwing up opportunities. Billionaires have been quick at spotting them

  • FICCI welcomes Modi’s acknowledgement of the role of Indian industry and business Feb 11, 2021 07:21 PM IST

    FICCI welcomes Modi’s acknowledgement of the role of Indian industry and business

    The FICCI president said PM Modi's acknowledgement comes as a much-needed shot in the arm for entrepreneurs and the business community, especially at a time when Indian industries are making attempts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • January PMI shows sustained improvement in Indian economy Feb 03, 2021 12:24 PM IST

    January PMI shows sustained improvement in Indian economy

    Input costs are rising and the Monetary Policy Committee will have to take that into account, together with the high fiscal deficit

  • Economic Survey 2021-22 | India's net FPI inflows recorded all-time monthly high of $9.8 billion in November Jan 29, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2021-22 | India's net FPI inflows recorded all-time monthly high of $9.8 billion in November

    The Survey credited the return of investors’ risk appetite in a renewed search for yield amid the COVID-19 pandemic for the high inflows

  • Economic Survey 2021 | Timely stringent lockdown ensured V-shaped recovery Jan 29, 2021 03:16 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2021 | Timely stringent lockdown ensured V-shaped recovery

    The government ensured sectors like MSMEs and policies like PMGKY get fiscal stimulus for ensuring food security through public distribution system, direct benefit transfers to widows, pensioners and women, additional funds for MGNREGS, and debt moratoria and liquidity support for businesses, adds Economic Survey 2021.

  • Fizz is back for Aditya Birla Group, says KM Birla as group prepares to invest over $2 billion Jan 28, 2021 11:43 PM IST

    Fizz is back for Aditya Birla Group, says KM Birla as group prepares to invest over $2 billion

    Aditya Birla Group has unveiled plans to invest in about $2.4 billion across businesses in the past few weeks, as according to Kumar Mangalam Birla 'the vaccines roll out, and governments and central banks provide stimulus, India will be among economies to rise above pre-pandemic levels'.

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