Economic Policies

  • Modi follows neoliberal policies, don't expect economic changes: CPI June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior CPI leader D Raja on Sunday said that he does not foresee any big change in the economy as the Narendra Modi government also follows the neoliberal policies that the previous government followed. The remarks came in the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that the...
  • PM addresses 'mistaken' concerns about India's economy, invites US companies to invest September 28, 2013

    Citing longterm opportunities in sectors like infrastructure and defence, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday invited US companies to invest in India while asserting that concerns about the country's growth prospects and economic policy environment are "mistaken". Seeking to assure the foreign investors, he told US industry leaders that virtually all...
  • P Chidambaram defends Indian policies as growth oriented July 11, 2013

    Washington: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday invited American companies to establish manufacturing plants in India, as he defended Indian economic policies as growth oriented and WTO complaint, and emphatically raised New Delhi's concerns over the comprehensive immigration reforms. Chidambaram, who is here on a fourday trip to attend the annual...
  • American business groups claim India hurting US jobs June 19, 2013

    Washington: A group of major American business organisations and advocacy groups on Tuesday launched a new alliance against what they allege as India's "discriminatory" economic policies, including intellectual property issues, which they claim hurt US jobs and economy. Cochaired by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the US Chamber...
  • US lawmakers express concern over Indian economic policies June 7, 2013

    Washington: US lawmakers have joined some top business organisations of the country to allege that the "restrictive" and "protectionist" policies of India are putting a growing bilateral trade at risk, an issue said to be of deep concern for the Obama administration. "We're very concerned about the innovation and the investment...
  • Jaya blames UPA's 'wrong' economic policies for price rise February 9, 2013

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday blamed the "wrong economic policies" of the UPA government for price rise and sought scrapping of existing system of Trade Parity Price for petroleum fuel. Holding that prices of petrol and diesel were being fixed as per international trends, she said, "I...
  • Country needs change in policy, not government: Yechury October 11, 2012

    Thane: CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said the country needs a change in policies and not the government. "By just changing the government the problems will not be solved. What is needed is change in the policies that can go a long way in the interest of the country...
  • UPA's economic policies crash landed: Modi to NRIs September 2, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attacked the Congressled UPA Government, saying "the plane of its economic policies, instead of taking off, has actually crash landed". "Rather than taking things forward, the UPA Government has actually wasted a decade. The plane of UPA's economic policies, instead of taking off,...
  • Basu's remarks proof of policy paralysis: BJP April 20, 2012

    New Delhi: India's Chief Economic Advisor Dr Kaushik Basu's statements on policy paralysis led to the BJP accusing the government of being in a coma and the government blaming the Opposition for the situation. Boardroom corners, industry chambers, policymakers everwhere this was a hushed up conversation. And now its...
  • Educated Asian Americans more likely to be jobless April 7, 2012

    Washington: Asian Americans with college degrees are more likely to be jobless than their white counterparts in this harsh economy, according to a report. A study by the Economic Policy Institute entitled "Unfairly Disadvantaged" found that, while Asian Americans had lower overall jobless rates than whites from 20072010, those with Bachelor's...
  • Cong have to rethink its economic policies: CPM January 28, 2012

    Ludhiana: CPI(M) on Saturday said there was no scope any understanding or alliance with the Congress unless the UPA changed its economic policies. "Unless and until they (UPA) make amendments in the present economic policies (there can be no such accord)," CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury...
  • Gadkari slams govt's economic policies December 2, 2011

    New Delhi: BJP on Thursday alleged "wrong economic policies and poor governance" were responsible for the "bad situation" in the country. "The country's present situation is not good and wrong economic policies and bad governance are responsible for it. Our GDP growth rate has gone below seven per cent and the...
  • Comment: India's economy has basic flaws October 12, 2011

    At a time when parts of England are besieged with burning social unrest, the United States of America is downgraded in the midst of her worst internal political squabble and the fear of contagion of bad debts in Europe is spreading globally, India is pondering whether it can meet her...
  • India can be richer than China: US economist November 1, 2010

    New Delhi: Indians could grow wealthier than the Chinese in the next 30 years if the government brings in fundamental changes, starting with clear property rights to farmers, says a renowned American economist. "When I say India would be richer than China in 2040, I don't necessarily mean India's GDP (gross...
  • 'Economist' Amar Singh can solve inflation woes July 11, 2008

    New Delhi: It's just been a few days to his newfound clout and already Samajwadi Party General Secretary, Amar Singh is prescribing monetary policy. He has a solution to the problem of inflation that is elegant in its very simplicity. In a letter to the Prime Minister, he says it...
  • PM gets high rating among youth June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Top metros across the country have given a thumbsup to Dr Manmohan Singhs performance as Prime Minister, with more than half of the 3,300 respondents, all of whom were from the 1845 age bracket, rating him as a 'competent' PM. In fact, the Prime Minister has received a...