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Off The Cuff with Gita Gopinath

In the latest edition of ThePrint 'Off The Cuff', Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), was in conversation with our...

IMF warns of ‘economic collapse’ in some low-income countries without debt fix

Afghanistan and Ethiopia are among the 30 nations at high risk of debt distress while while Grenada, Mozambique, Republic of Congo and Somalia are already experiencing it.

Gita Gopinath set to take on bigger role at IMF as first deputy managing director

Gopinath, the first female chief economist in IMF history, would replace Geoffrey Okamoto who plans to leave the Fund early next year.

New study shows China’s stark influence in 70 global institutions in charts

According to the Centre for Global Development, US shouldn’t be alarmed. But it should see where China is at odds with it.

IMF’s first female chief economist Gita Gopinath will return to Harvard in January

Harvard University had extended her leave of absence on an exceptional basis by 1 year, which allowed her to serve as chief economist at the International Monetary Fund for 3 years.

IMF cuts Asia-Pacific growth forecast to 6.5% on Delta variant, slow vaccine pace

IMF says much of the downgrade was due to slower growth in India, which is now forecast to expand 9.5% this year, and South East Asia, where the virus continues to wreak havoc.

Sale of Air India an ‘important milestone’ in India’s privatisation efforts: IMF official

IMF official Alfred Schipke said that to maximise the benefits from privatisation, medium-term privatisation plans, solid regulatory frameworks, competitive markets are important.

Climate financing still area of worry, says Sitharaman, flags questions on $100 bn pledge

The remarks came ahead of the upcoming COP-26 Summit to be held in UK. Leaders of nearly 200 countries will gather at the summit in Glasgow to discuss climate action.

Too early to conclude on lessons India learnt from Covid crisis, Sitharaman says

Concluded her meetings at the IMF and World Bank in US, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said assessing the Covid crisis in a short period of 1.5 years may be limiting its scope.

India must focus on green public investment for inclusive recovery, IMF says

An IMF official said India's debt is at a ratio of about 90%, and it is important to signal to investors to that the ratio will decline in the medium term.

On Camera

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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