Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Economy

Palm oil producers hope India’s Diwali buying will boost their fortunes

With production in top growers climbing & prices hovering near 3-year lows, last chance to arrest palm oil’s decline is Indian demand ahead of Diwali.
The city of Dhaka | Commons

Bangladesh is better off than India, not a poor, backward neighbour anymore

Bangladesh has come a long way since its independence in 1971, registering impressive performance on economic and social indicator.
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These are the best countries to live and work in — and to boost your salary

Singapore topped the ranking as best place to live and work for a fourth straight year, beating New Zealand, Germany and Canada.

RBI shows it will hold managements of private banks accountable

The action of regulators against older generation leaders of 3 private banks is seen to benefit share holders in the long term.

What India’s top investors & brokerages expect from BSE’s September quarterly result...

The rupee's poor performance combined with a surge in oil prices has led companies to take a hit.
Farmers hold a hosepipe while spraying fungicide in a field of rice on farmland near Sirsa, Haryana

Farm exports to China can help India cut its current account deficit

India can fill the gap left by the US in export of soybeans & cotton to China and help cut its own deficit, say experts.
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Domestic logistics challenges drive steel mills in India to tap global market for iron ore

Transporting key raw materials from local mines has become difficult as freight and passenger trains jostle for space on the same tracks.
Indian two thousand and five hundred rupee banknotes|: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt considers tapping overseas Indians to support rupee

Govt. has raised import tariffs while the central bank allowed companies to raise more money abroad and eased norms for foreign investment in local bonds. Mu...
Shipping containers sit stacked at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port

Behind Rupee meltdown: India’s exports disaster under Modi Govt

Limited diversification, uncertain global conditions, GST and credit crunch badly hurt India’s exports even as rupee depreciated.

Investors seem complacent about impending financial shock, IMF says

Investors are underestimating the risk of a sharp tightening of financial conditions the IMF says in its latest Global Financial Stability Report.
Sabarimala temple

Sabarimala opens tomorrow: Bracing for street attacks on women or is SC order unworkable?

The Sabarimala shrine in Kerala is set to open its gates Wednesday to women of all age groups for the first time after the Supreme Court ruling last month. Seve...
Ajit Doval

The new Doval Durbar reduces India’s layered security system to a top-down Caliphate

Ajit Doval is now India’s all-powerful security boss. But this concentration of power disrupts our layered security system.