GST council meeting

NSO confirms economic slowdown fears; pressure on govt to step up spending

The economy expanded 4.5% in the second quarter of the fiscal, which followed a dismal 5% growth in the first quarter ended June 2019. Read more »
Core sector slump comes close on the heels of a slew of dismal figures for key economic indicators

Bad news on economy front; core sector output falls 1.5% in November

The dismal core sector figures come close on the heels of a slew of poor numbers, confirming a slowdown in the economy. Read more »
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It’s a Catch-22 for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

The finance minister is left with few fiscal options to address the economic slowdown. Read more »
India facing economic slowdown

Towards a $5 trillion economy: An agenda for Indian economy

Holistic policies in key sectors can bring about a turnaround in India’s economic fortunes. Read more »
GST in education

Economic slowdown: How to transform rural India, revive growth

Better management and delivery of central schemes can be the gamechanger for India. Read more »
CPIU inflation soars, IIP shrinks

Industrial output shrinks 3.8% in Oct, inflation at 40-month high

Hopes of RBI resumes rate cuts dims as inflation hits highest level since July 2016. Read more »
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the GST Council meet

Income tax rates: FM Nirmala Sitharaman hints at cuts, but there is hardly any room

The fiscal deficit overshot the annual target set by Nirmala Sitharaman in her maiden Union Budget in just seven months. Read more »
RBI Repo Rate

Do your bit to boost GDP growth, RBI signals to govt, industry

RBI did the right thing in pressing the pause button on rate cuts; economy need concerted efforts from policy makers, banks and businesses Read more »
A vegetable vender in Mumbai. Indian economy is mostly in informal sector

OECD bullish on India, pegs GDP growth at 5.8% in 2019

The OECD growth estimate of 5.8% for the calendar year 2019 is more optimistic than the RBI prediction. Read more »
RBI monetary policy review

No repo rate cut: RBI puts the onus of economic growth on government

The economy is on a downward spiral due to a lack of consumer demand and low levels of private investment. Read more »