Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: GDP

It’s time to review priority sector lending and pull commercial banks out of risks

With 40% of banks assets, or 32.4% of GDP, riding on this instrument alone, the debate about priority sector lending is not new. There is a new-found urgency to make it fit-for-purpose.

GDP numbers have brought cheer, but Indian economy needs a more even path to growth

Growing CAD, weak bank deposit growth, and fiscal deficit surpassing estimates cause for worry.

India’s economy beats estimates to grow at 7.2% in third quarter of 2018

The growth in the overall economy was thanks to an uptick in agriculture, construction activity and manufacturing.

India’s exports won’t grow, and the Modi govt’s idea of tariff hikes is unlikely to help

Indian exporters do not have strong negotiating positions with buyers, and therefore tend to get squeezed out disproportionately when trade hits a rough patch.

It’s time for the Modi government to sell its family silver

If the government is to budget properly for under-funded sectors, it needs to look beyond tax revenues which have risen smartly over the years.

India doesn’t need a ‘strong’ PM to boost growth. And that claim’s backed by data

Over the past 50 years, India’s GDP growth has improved every 10-15 years, though it hasn’t really had many economically enlightened leaders steering it.

The great balancing act by Jaitley on social and fiscal fronts

The big relief is that Arun Jaitley's fifth budget largely steers clear of the many traps that ensnare budgets before a series of big elections.

Modi’s call for ‘one nation, one election’ is a jumla: P. Chidambaram

Former finance minister says the idea is impossible to execute under the present Constitution of India, also takes on government on the issue of job creation.

Lost miracle: How India wasted an opportunity to add $200 billion to its economy

The three stars of a ruling party's Parliament majority, development agenda and low oil prices may never align again, that is the biggest takeaway from Economic Survey 2018.

India is among the least inclusive in G20 countries: WEF Report

Inclusive Development Index ranks India 62 out of 74 emerging countries, with regional competitors like Pakistan ranking 15 positions ahead.

On Camera


Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.