GDP

  • India likely to grow at 6 per cent in 2014-15: Harvard professor July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian economy is likely to grow at six per cent in 2014-15 and if the new government delivers on its promise of good governance, reversion to a growth rate of around 7-8 per cent can occur in coming years, Harvard University professor Gita Gopinath said. "Let's just say...
  • GDP growth to improve this fiscal, says Arun Jaitley July 18, 2014

    New Delhi: India's economic growth is expected to improve during the current fiscal from 4.7 per cent in 2013-14, helped by a revival in industrial growth, improved fiscal health and external economic situation, Parliament was informed on Friday. The Economic Survey 2013-14 tabled in the Lok Sabha early this month had...
  • Finance secretary Mayaram defends 4.1 per cent fiscal deficit target July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Secretary Arvind Mayaram said that plans announced in this week's budget to stick to a fiscal deficit target of 4.1 per cent of GDP are "very credible", despite criticism from ratings agencies that the number is optimistic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who took office in May, on Thursday...
  • Fiscal deficit for 2014-15 projected at 4.5 per cent of GDP: Arun Jaitley July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday presented the Economic Survey 2014-15 in the Lok Sabha and pointed towards the worsening Fiscal situation. He said that the fiscal deficit for 2014-15 year is projected at 4.5 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). He assured that the government will...
  • Growth forecast for next fiscal between 5.4 to 5.9 per cent July 9, 2014

    Indian economy is likely to grow in the range of 5.4 to 5.9 per cent in 2014-15 overcoming the sub-5 per cent growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) witnessed over the last two years. The growth slowdown in the last two years was broad based, affecting in particular the industry...
  • Economic Survey 2013-14: Poverty ratio declines to 21.9 per cent July 9, 2014

    The Economic Survey 2013-14 presented by the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has asked policy makers to design and execute development strategies targeting the young population that was approximately 58 per cent in 2001 and will increase to more than 64 per cent in 2021. The government has to take timely...
  • Highlights of Economic Survey 2013-14 presented by Arun Jaitley July 9, 2014

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Economic Survey 2013-14 in Parliament on Wednesday which reveals that while the economy has shown an improvement but it is still not out of the woods. Even as Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is expected to be well below the six per cent mark, inflation...
  • Jaitley presents Economic Survey, GDP growth below 6 pc, inflation down July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India's grim economic situation was reflected in the Economic Survey 2013-14, presented in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. While the Economic Survey noted that fiscal deficit for 2013-14 has been contained at 4.5 per cent of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP)...
  • April-May fiscal deficit is Rs 2.4 lakh crore June 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The fiscal deficit in the first two months of 2013-14 was Rs 2.4 lakh crore or 45.6 per cent of Budget Estimates for the whole financial year. The fiscal deficit -- the gap between expenditure and revenue -- for the whole fiscal has been pegged at Rs 5.28...
  • Government unlikely to substantially hike plan outlay in 2014-15 June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The new government is unlikely to substantially enhance the Plan expenditure for 2014-15 in the Budget to be unveiled next month because it needs to keep fiscal deficit in check. The plan expenditure, or GBS (gross budgetary support), is the government spending on social sector schemes such as Bharat...
  • India's economic growth remains subdued at 4.7 pc in 2013-14 May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: India's economic growth remained subdued at 4.7 per cent in 2013-14 and at 4.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of the financial year, mainly due to a decline in manufacturing and mining output. The country's economy, or gross domestic product (GDP), had expanded at 4.5 per...
  • FY'14 current account gap narrows to 1.7 pc of GDP May 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Helped by a sharp moderation in imports, especially of gold, India's current account deficit (CAD) sharply narrowed to 1.7 per cent of GDP, or $32.4 billion, in FY'14 from 4.7 per cent in FY'13, Reserve Bank said on Monday. "Contraction in the trade deficit, coupled with a rise in net...
  • BJP's win rekindles hope for reforms, growth: Goldman Sachs May 23, 2014

    A clear mandate for the BJP has rekindled hope for structural reforms and better investment climate and the country's growth is likely to accelerate to 6.5 per cent in Financial Year '16, a Goldman Sachs report said on Friday. According to the global financial services major, after the BJP's "historic" election...
  • India not pursuing any agenda for expansion of BRICS May 13, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Tuesday said that it will not pursue any agenda for expansion of Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) bloc during the upcoming summit in July in Brazil. Noting that the interest of Argentine and various other countries to join BRICS is well-known, official sources said currently there was no...
  • China government think tank cuts GDP forecast: Report April 30, 2014

    Shanghai: The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), one of Beijing's top government think tanks, has revised its 2014 GDP growth forecast down to 7.4 per cent, below the official 7.5 per cent target, and says that growth could slow to as low as 7 per cent, state media reported...
  • Data visualisation: NDA versus UPA in government performance April 29, 2014

    For measuring a company performance "Return on equity" is a primary metric. But for measuring a government's performance, there is no similar metric. Traditionally Indian elections are contested by parties based on social aspects like caste, religion, etc. as well as basic amenities like food, clothing and shelter. In the...
  • March WPI inflation hits three-month high of 5.70 per cent April 15, 2014

    New Delhi: India's wholesale prices-based inflation accelerated to a three-month high of 5.70 per cent in March, driven up by increases in food and fuel costs, government data showed on Tuesday. The rise in the wholesale price index (WPI)compared with a 5.30 per cent jump forecast by economists in a Reuters...
  • India's growth likely to recover to 5.4 per cent in 2014: IMF April 8, 2014

    Supported by slightly stronger global growth, improving export competitiveness and implementation of recently approved investment projects, India's growth is expected to recover from 4.4 per cent in 2013 to 5.4 per cent in 2014, the IMF said on Tuesday. "India's growth is expected to recover from 4.4 per cent in 2013...
  • Development economist laments India's poor economic growth April 1, 2014

    Development economist Jean Dreze on Tuesday expressed concern over India's tardy economic growth, which lagged behind neighbours like Nepal and Bangladesh in vital sectors. Dreze was delivering the ninth I.G. Khan Memorial Lecture on "Hunger and the Indian Enigma" at the Kennedy Auditorium of Aligarh Muslim University. Referring to the economic growth...
  • RBI keeps Repo Rate unchanged at 8 pc, CRR at 4 pc April 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India maintained status quo in key rates on Tuesday, keeping the Repo Rate unchanged at 8 per cent and Cash Reserve Ratio at 4 per cent. The RBI also warned that failure to elect a stable government in the coming elections will accentuate "downside risks...
  • Executives likely to see 15 to 20 pc salary hikes this year March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: With economic prospects looking better, executives are expected to see their pay packets increase as much as 20 per cent in the next financial, feel experts. Although the salary hikes could see significant variations across sectors, pharmaceutical and automobile industries are likely to see the maximum increases, HR...
  • With Rs 54030, Madhya Pradesh GDP growth ahead of other states March 18, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh has surpassed all major states in the country in gross domestic product (GDP) growth this year, according to official sources in Bhopal. As per figures released by the Centre for 2013-14, Madhya Pradesh has registered 11.08 per cent GDP growth for the period, the sources said on Monday adding...
  • Economy will grow at 5.5 per cent in Q4, says C Rangarajan March 14, 2014

    Country's economy is likely to grow at 5.5 per cent in the fourth quarter of the current fiscal on higher agriculture output and pick up in the manufacturing activities, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) chairman C Rangarajan said on Friday. "I see some greenshoots in Indian economy...In order to achieve...
  • India economy to grow at 5.6 per cent in 2014-15: Report March 6, 2014

    India is likely to grow by 5.6 per cent in 2014-15 against a projected growth of less than 5 per cent in the current fiscal, a report by India Ratings and Research has said. "The global economy in 2014 appears to be in a better shape than what it was in...
  • Indian economy grows 4.7 per cent in October-December quarter February 28, 2014

    The Indian economy grew 4.7 per cent in the third quarter of this financial year mainly due to improved performance in the agriculture and services sectors. The country's gross domestic product (GDP) had expanded 4.8 per cent in the July-September quarter and 4.4 per cent in April-June. Growth in the first...
  • April-January fiscal deficit at $ 86 billion, crosses full year target February 28, 2014

    India's fiscal deficit in the first ten months of the 2013-14 financial year crossed the target for the whole year, putting pressure on the finance minister of Asia's third-largest economy to cut spending ahead of an election. The fiscal deficit touched 5.33 trillion rupees during April-January, or 101.6 per cent of...
  • India will see faster, more inclusive growth: President February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee said faster, more inclusive and sustainable growth is an "impending reality for India". "As the number of middle-class consumers continues to swell, the market is likely to become more attractive for global business," he said while addressing participants of the reunion of owner/president management programme of...
  • CAD to come down to 2 per cent of GDP this fiscal: Rangarajan February 23, 2014

    India's Current Account Deficit (CAD) is expected to be around two per cent of GDP during the current fiscal on the back of slackening imports and increased shipments, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) Chairman C Rangarajan has said. "Several things have happened. Exports have picked up. Imports have come down...
  • Chidambaram hits out at critics, says have pulled back economy February 18, 2014

    Hitting out at critics of UPA's management of economy, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said the government has "pulled back" the economy from a difficult situation and put it back on a high growth path. Rejecting description of his interim Budget as populist, he said over the last couple of...
  • Economic growth to cross 5 pc this financial year: PM February 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Pinning hopes on the good monsoon and recent reforms, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said economic growth will cross 5 per cent in the current financial year and accelerate further in the coming years. Addressing the Governors' Conference, Singh said the Indian economy, after many years of rapid...