Gross Domestic Product

By sitting out of RCEP, India does not lose economically

By sitting out of RCEP, India does not lose economically

November 20, 2020

As Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement becomes operational, there is pressure on India to join the world’s largest trade grouping. But India needs to stay away from trade deals in general as its gains may not amount to much.

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The story of smart Indian travellers

The story of smart Indian travellers

April 24, 2019

With the steady economic development, women’s financial empowerment, young couples with disposable income and smart technologies, the new age Indian travellers are setting global trends in record numbers. It is not shopping, but relaxation that now tops the agenda when they pla...

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Will Indian exports look up?

Will Indian exports look up?

July 20, 2018

Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's global outreach and popularity abroad, Indian exports have not grown much. The question is, ‘Can the Indian economy survive without exports?’

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Trends in Indian Cotton

Trends in Indian Cotton

July 25, 2017

Without being affected by inconsistent weather conditions, the cotton sector is assertive of a 12 pc increase in production during 2017-18. And with the Indian textile industry estimating cotton production at 380 million bales against 340 million bales last year, the domestic and...

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India reports higher GDP despite downbeat speculations

India reports higher GDP despite downbeat speculations

March 3, 2017

Economists are bewildered as India reports a growth of 7 pc in annual gross domestic product (GDP) during the last quarter of 2016, despite a major cash crackdown.

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In India, 80% doctors serving only 28% of the population – Report

In India, 80% doctors serving only 28% of the population – Report

August 21, 2016

In India, 60 pc hospitals, 75 pc dispensaries and 80 pc doctors are located in urban areas providing service to only 28 pc of the country’s population, says a report by Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) released on Saturday.

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Happy monsoon

Happy monsoon

April 14, 2016

After two consecutive years of swampy rainfall in India, monsoon 2016 is predicted to be good as the country will likely receive 106 pc rainfall. Amidst drought and serious drinking water problems in many regions of India, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that this...

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Indian Budget 2016

Indian Budget 2016

February 29, 2016

The 2016 Indian Budget, presented on Monday by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, is first focused on a rural economy that still needs some boosting. It aims also at further reforms to accelerate investments, while keeping the public deficit at 3.5% of the Gross Domestic Product. And...

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Emerging markets

Emerging markets

February 26, 2016

India has just taken up the presidency of the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) group. It has become the strongest economic performer of this heterogeneous ensemble, with the highest growth and the most readable investment context among these five countries. Sinc...

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