INDIAN ECONOMY

  • World Bank projects 6.4 per cent economic growth in India in 2015 January 11, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Indian economy is likely to grow at 6.4 per cent in 2015 and accelerate further in the next year on the back of steps being taken by the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on Sunday. Speaking at the...
  • Sensex climbs 183 poits; Infosys up 5 per cent January 9, 2015

    Mumbai: In a volatile trade, the stock market benchmark Sensex on Friday soared higher by 183 points, led by gains in IT stocks as Infosys beat market expectations with a robust set of quarterly results. After opening on a strong note, the 30-scrip BSE index...
  • Global slow growth opportunity for India, says Arun Jaitley January 7, 2015

    Kolkata: Observing that India needs to create an environment for cyclic investments and ease norms of doing business, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday pointed to the ongoing global slow growth as an opportunity for the country as investors are eyeing its market. If the Union Minister, during his address...
  • India needs reforms in banking sector, more autonomy for state banks: Arun Jaitley January 3, 2015

    Pune: India needs to "conceive" several reforms in the banking sector, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday on the sidelines of a two-day banking retreat. Jaitley added that there is a need to give greater autonomy to banks and that non-performing loans in some cases was "unacceptable". "There is a need...
  • Stocks help rupee recover by 6paise vs US dollar to end at 63.29 January 2, 2015

    Mumbai: The Indian rupee recovered from initial losses and ended 6 paise higher at 63.29 against the greenback on Friday on selling of dollars by banks and exporters, amid hopes of more foreign capital inflows into equity market. On Thursday, the rupee suffered its worst single-day drop in over two weeks...
  • Rupee up 35 paise vs US dollar at 63.03; logs 4th straight yearly drop in 2014 December 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian rupee on Wednesday appreciated by 35 paise to end at two-week high of 63.03 against the greenback tracking firm equities and sustained dollar selling by exporters, but lost ground on an annual basis for the fourth year in a row. The rupee depreciated by 123 paise or 1.99...
  • RBI pitches for structural reforms; sees 6 per cent inflation in 2015 December 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Pitching for structural reforms to reinforce investor confidence, RBI on Monday said falling inflation and political stability have helped check the macroeconomic vulnerabilities, while retail inflation is expected to stabilise near 6 per cent level in 2015. The central bank, however, flagged lower revenue mobilisation this fiscal as a...
  • Arun Jaitley projects better growth rate in 2015, hints at tax reforms December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: While projecting a better growth rate in the year ahead, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday admitted that manufacturing remained a challenge but also hinted at tax reforms to boost sentiments in India. Speaking at the 'Make In India' event in New Delhi, Jaitley said the government is taking...
  • Indian trade policies delayed American export to India: USITC December 23, 2014

    Washington: Restrictive Indian trade policies have delayed American export and investment to India, a USITC report has said with the US lawmakers asking the Narendra Modi government to address these significant areas of concern as both countries work to strengthen economic relations. "US exports to and investment in India would...
  • Common man to benefit from GST; states to gain from Day 1, says Arun Jaitley December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) will benefit most of the states from Day 1 and industries and common man also stand to gain, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday. Speaking at the meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to...
  • Is the Indian economy on the path of good times? December 2, 2014

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set a target of 6 per cent for consumer price index by 2016, said RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan adding that inflation is near comfort zone. So now the question arises Is the Indian economy on the path of good times? ...
  • Sensex touches all time high on Friday November 28, 2014

    Markets touched all time high on Friday. Sensex and Nifty have gained 36 per cent and are among the best performing industries in the world among major markets. ...
  • GDP slides down to 5.3 per cent in second quarter November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian economy grew at a better-than-expected rate of 5.3 per cent in July-September quarter on account of improved performance of mining, power and certain services sectors. The Gross Domestic Growth in the second quarter was better than 5.2 per cent of the same period last fiscal but was slower...
  • Rupee falls to nine-month low of 62.03 vs dollar November 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Bucking the strong trend in stocks, the Indian rupee on Friday tumbled 16 paise to close at almost nine-month low of 62.03 against the greenback following sustained dollar demand from importers, including oil firms. The rupee was also under pressure after government data showed that fiscal deficit touched 89.6 per...
  • GDP growth set to weaken, business wants reforms more than rate cut November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Anticipating data out on Friday will show weakening economic growth, the finance ministry will argue for an interest rate cut, but bankers and company executives say the key to recovery lies in how fast Prime Minister Narendra Modi acts on reforms. "Interest rates are also important, but more important is...
  • India can grow at 9 per cent, become $10 trillion economy in 20 years: Report November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: India has the potential to achieve 9 per cent growth rate and become a $10 trillion economy by 2034 on the back of concerted efforts by the corporate sector and a constructive role played by the government, a PwC report said on Monday. "India is on the cusp...
  • Manufacturing growth may moderate in December quarter: FICCI November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The country's manufacturing sector is likely to witness a moderate growth in the third quarter of this fiscal, according to a FICCI survey. Showing signs of recovery, industrial production grew at a three-month high of 2.5 per cent in September on account of better mining and manufacturing output....
  • Rate cut by RBI will give 'good fillip' to economy, says Arun Jaitley November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Pitching for a rate cut by RBI, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that lower cost of capital will give a "good fillip" to the economy. "I am quite clear in my mind that the cost of capital has to come down....
  • Inflation drops to 5-year low of 1.77 per cent, India Inc wants rate cut November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Driven by softening prices of fuel and food items, the WPI inflation cooled to a five year low of 1.77 per cent in October raising hopes of rate cut by the Reserve Bank next month to boost economic growth. The decline in Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation...
  • Rupee ends lower by 4 paise vs dollar at 61.55 November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Paring its early gains, the rupee finished lower by 4 paise at 61.55 against the US dollar on renewed dollar demand from banks and importers. The rupee resumed higher at 61.46 per dollar as against last closing level of 61.51 at the Interbank Foreign Exchange (Forex) Market. However, it declined afterwards...
  • Sensex ends 68 points down; HPCL, BPCL slip 4-6 per cent on excise hike November 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The market has ended lower. The Sensex was down 68.26 points or at 27940.64 and the Nifty slipped 25.45 points at 8357.85. About 1334 shares advanced, 1716 shares declined and 105 shares were unchanged. Tata Power, Sesa Sterlite, ONGC, GAIL and Hero Moto were major laggards. On the gaining...
  • Industrial output growth picks up in September to 2.5 per cent November 12, 2014

    New Delhi: India's industrial output grew a faster-than-expected 2.5 per cent year-on-year in September, helped by a rebound in capital goods sector, government data showed on Wednesday. Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast the output to grow a meagre 0.6 per cent. Industrial production was upwardly revised to 0.5 per cent...
  • Rupee gains on foreign fund inflows November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: The rupee gained on Wednesday as heavy foreign fund buying of debt and equities boosted the local unit, but good demand for the greenback from state-run banks and caution ahead of retail inflation data prevented further gains. Foreign institutional investors have been buying both shares and debt in recent weeks,...
  • NCAER lowers India GDP growth forecast for this year to 5 per cent November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has lowered India's GDP growth forecast to 5 per cent in the current financial year on weak economical fundamentals and uncertainties in growth prospects. The economic think-tank in its earlier projection had suggested that the Indian economy was likely to...
  • Rupee snaps 4-day fall, ends at 61.36 vs US dollar on strong stocks October 31, 2014

    Mumbai: Robust capital inflows and good show by local equities helped the Indian rupee today snap a four-day losing trend and end nine paise higher at 61.36 against the Greenback. Fresh dollar selling by exporters and some banks also aided the rupee rise while a strong dollar overseas after forecast-beating US...
  • Global brands imbibing Indian values to boost luxury consumption October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Luxury seems to have found a new address in India with emerging cities and small towns contributing to nearly half of country's Ultra HNH segment. In other words, Luxury brands are finding new patrons from small towns who have both money as well as taste. This is an...
  • Rupee drops to 2-week low vs US dollar after Fed sticks to low rates October 30, 2014

    Mumbai: Moving in opposite direction to stocks, the rupee on Thursday fell for the fourth day, dipping 10 paise to close at two-week low of 61.45 against the Greenback after US Federal Reserve kept in place its plans to maintain record low interest rate for some more time. While the Fed's...
  • Rupee slips 2 paise Vs dollar, ends at 61.32 in dull trade October 28, 2014

    Mumbai: The rupee on Tuesday slipped further by two paise to close at 61.32 against the US dollar due to some demand for the American unit in a lacklustre trade. There was some dollar demand from importers, mainly oil refiners, as brent crude for December delivery was trading low near USD...
  • Bottlenecks need to be cleared to woo private investments: Arvind Subramanian October 24, 2014

    Washington: Acknowledging that private investment is stifled in India due to "lots of regulations" and also scarcity of coal and electricity, new Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian has said that removing these bottlenecks will be key to kick start growth in the country. "The Indian economy needs a couple of...
  • Sensex soars over 321 points to end at 26429.85; Nifty at 7879.40 October 20, 2014

    Mumbai: The BSE Sensex and Nifty rose more than 1 per cent on Monday to mark their biggest daily gain in more than one week after the government's energy reforms led to a rally in oil firms, while wins by Bhartiya Janta Party in Maharashtra and Haryana assembly polls raised...