Economy and Business

India’s growth story is treading on thin ice

By all estimates, the Indian economy has entered a phase of recovery. After a period of subdued growth that was marred by a spate of disruptions, India has regained the fastest-growing major economy tag and a growth rate exceeding seven per cent is expected this year.

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Where credit is due

There can be an entire book of apocrypha based on what John Maynard Keynes is supposed to have written or said. On one occasion, Lord Keynes was reportedly asked, "How is your wife?" He replied, "Compared to whose wife?" Despite his marriage to Lydia Lopokova, given his proclivities, both the question and answer are unlikely.

A big bang: India’s jump in ease of doing business ranking should catalyse more reforms

India’s performance in the World Bank’s annual ease of doing business global ranking has shown remarkable improvement, which deserves to be celebrated.

GST and a renewed focus on cleaning up public sector banks will set the economy right

There is a maxim that evil draws its power from indecision and excessive concerns about what other people think.

Bowing to necessity

The government’s bank recapitalisation scheme may have some technical merits. The previous government, with an unconscionable combination of cronyism and inability to assess risk, had left the banking system in a deep mess.

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India-China civil-society dialogue on climate change, sustainable development

China has initiated early actions on the Wuhan summit between Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping that stressed the need for people-to-people dialogue for the development of not only India and China but the whole world.

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India’s growth story is treading on thin ice

By all estimates, the Indian economy has entered a phase of recovery. After a period of subdued growth that was marred by a spate of disruptions, India has regained the fastest-growing major eco...

Read more...