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India has lost its rank as the world's fastest growing major economy in the International Monetary Fund's tally after it slashed India's growth projection for 2017 by 0.5 percent to 6.7 percent on October 10.


Business is all about sentiment and the “animal spirits” that encourage firms to make investments that are essentially a gamble on the future.


Yashwant Sinha’s tough broadside in The Indian Express on September 27 about the economy sliding downwards, immediately drew contrary claims by ministers, Rajya Sabha members, unattributed government sources and the prime minister himself who claimed that some speak well only after spreading pessimism.


India has called for a new global partnership to stimulate the weak economic growth through long-term investments in critical sectors and enhancing trade.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought to project the GDP growth slump to 5.7 per cent during April-June as a one-quarter phenomenon.


The Reserve Bank of India, on Wednesday, did the sensible thing: It left its key policy lending rates unchanged while maintaining a “neutral” monetary policy stance.


For decades India’s economic fortunes ebbed and flowed with other emerging nations, but in recent months it seems to have become unmoored.


It has finally been revealed that the ongoing trade deficit was created because of a mismatch between the government’s trade and monetary policies. Pakistan’s export competitiveness has seen a significant decline since 2013, but the government has seemed unaware of the reasons for the fall. In a recent report to the Parliament, the Commerce Ministry has finally opened up about the factors that led to the exports falling at such an alarming rate.


Leveraging the potential of the India-Bangladesh economic relationship has the power to change the economy of Northeast India


Demonetisation will live in infamy as one of the worst economic initiatives in post-Independence India. However, focussing almost exclusively on demonetisation detracts attention from a series of missteps by the government that hurt the economy well before November 8, 2016.


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