INDIAN ECONOMY

  • Arun Jaitley's Budget aims growth first, gives big bang reforms a miss, fiscal deficit cut to wait 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced a budget that put boosting growth before painful reforms, slowing the pace of fiscal deficit cuts and seeking to put domestic and foreign capital to work. In his first full-year budget since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's landslide election victory in May 2014,...
  • Union Budget 2015: Finance Minister did a great job of reviewing economy, says Suresh Prabhu 6 days ago

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2015 in Parliament on Saturday aimed at high growth. Reacting on the budget, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has done a amazing job of reviewing the economic growth. ...
  • Budget 2015: What measures should Jaitley take to strengthen the Defence sector 6 days ago

    The upcoming Union Budget is very crucial in terms of bringing the Indian economy back on growth track; curb the budget deficit and creating an investment friendly environment. CNN-IBN's Kajori Sen talks to students of IIT-Delhi and IIT-Mumbai about measures Jaitley should take to strengthen the Defence sector. ...
  • Rail Budget dampner, Nifty ends at 8684 February 26, 2015

    Mumbai: The Rail Budget failed to enthuse investors dragging the market after Minister Suresh Prabhu hiked freight rates. February F&O expiry also added pressure in the market. The Nifty ended F&O expiry at 8683.85, down 83.40 points or 0.9 per cent. The Sensex lost 261.34 points or 0.9 percent at...
  • Union Budget 2015: Government should give more tax sops to insurance, says Max Life February 24, 2015

    Upcoming first full year Union Budget of the Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, would be carefully matched, as it is expected to provide directional clarity on the Modi Governments economic agenda. This is the time and the biggest opportunity for the Government to showcase its vision for the economy and industries....
  • Union Budget 2015: Time to gear up tax regime for outbound investments, says EY February 24, 2015

    With the changing landscape of Indian businesses, we are witnessing a significant and rapid geographical shift in doing business. Recent times have seen the Indian multinationals regularly flexing their muscle abroad. Not only has the last few years seen established Indian business houses making significant outbound investments into capital intensive...
  • Markets riding for a fall unless budget delivers February 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Investors in India say the government's first full budget must find a way to boost capital spending while exercising fiscal restraint, or a subsequent sell-off in debt and equities could destabilise the rupee, risking a return to levels seen in 2013. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election victory nine months ago...
  • Campus calling: What do IIT-Delhi, IIT-Mumbai students expect from Budget 2015? February 18, 2015

    The upcoming Union Budget is very crucial in terms of bringing the Indian economy back on growth track; curb the budget deficit and creating an investment friendly environment. CNN-IBN's Kajori Sen talks to students of IIT-Delhi and IIT-Mumbai about their expectations from Union Budget 2015. ...
  • It's official: India is fastest growing big economy February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Taken at face value, India on Monday became the fastest growing major economy in the world after its statisticians changed the way they measure Asia's third-largest economy and showed it clocked faster growth than China in the December quarter. It marks a dramatic turnaround for an economy that a...
  • India Inc says no change in economy performance in last 6 months February 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Painting a dismal picture of the economy during the last six months of 2014, India Inc on Sunday said not much had changed on the ground at the industry level during the period falling within the Narendra Modi-led government's tenure. The industry chamber's respondents were, however, optimistic that things...
  • Suresh Prabhu pitches for greater investments in Railways January 31, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday pitched for greater investments in railways and said development in the sector will help the country grow. The minister was here to flag off two new trains - Ahmedabad-Chennai bi-weekly express and Ahmedabad-Darbhanga Jansadharan express. He also launched Wi-fi facility at the city...
  • GDP base year revision may help government contain fiscal deficit January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: A new series of national accounts with 2011-12 as base year for computing economic growth rate will be released on Friday, which may provide some cushion to government struggling to meet fiscal deficit target. With the revision of base year, the size of economy is expected to bigger...
  • Chinese daily scoff at reports of India's GDP overtaking China January 21, 2015

    Beijing: Peeved over IMF's forecast that India's growth rate would surpass that of China by 2016, a state-run daily on Wednesday said that having overshadowed by the Communist giant for long, India is seeking evidence to show that "it is not inferior to China". "It's different in India. Long overshadowed...
  • Sensex, Nifty at historic high levels; HUL steals the show January 21, 2015

    Mumbai: Rising for the fifth day in a row, benchmark BSE Sensex on Wednesday set a life-time high of 28,958 points and NSE Nifty recorded a historic 8,741 points as overall macro outlook and optimism over forthcoming budget continue to buoy investor sentiment. After resuming the day higher...
  • 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...