Investment rate at nadir of 29.9% - 1 year ago
Economic growth during the first quarter of this fiscal surpassed street expectations, coming in at 5.5%, sequentially higher than the previous quarters 5.3%, though the performance was the worst ever for this three-month period since the current series at 2004-05 prices came into vogue.
Kharif hopes alive, good rains seen in crucial July, Aug - 1 year ago
According to the India Meteorological Department, the updated forecast pegs the weighted average rainfall for the country as a whole at 96% of the long period average for the June-September months.
There may be more to Pranabdas elevation than meets the eye - 1 year ago
His stewardship of the Union finance ministry has not been exemplary, and, as a result, the economy has been buffeted by one crisis or another
Industrial tale of woe continues - 1 year ago
Defying even the Cassandras, factory output as measured by the Index of Industrial Production contracted sharply by 3.5% in March 2012.
Wanted action, not homilies - 1 year ago
The head endorses your statement that spiralling crude prices call for a rationalisation of prices of petroleum products.
Budget 2012: Theres no credible roadmap - 1 year ago
The Union Budget for 2012-13 is akin to the proverbial curates egg good in parts but as a blueprint to fiscal consolidation, it fails to pass muster.
Railways finances messy budget, but hope drowns experience - 1 year ago
The expected did not come to pass and the Indian Railways has once again missed an opportunity to make this giant infrastructure operationally viable.
Non-durables hoist January IIP - 1 year ago
Significantly, the production of capital goods, intermediate goods and consumer durables was down in January 2012 compared with the year ago, while the tempo was very sluggish in regard to basic goods.
Legislating fiscal discipline is an exercise in futility - 1 year ago
To anyone familiar with the trend in Union finances in the aftermath of the FRBM Act from 2004-05 to 2008-09 this period has been one of the worst for the Centre from the budgetary point of view.
Cotton export ban vitally flawed - 1 year ago
Both Maharashtra and Gujarat have protested to the Prime Minister who has asked the Group of Ministers to urgently re-examine the decision.