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  • Oil over troubled waters

    Tuesday 15 Nov '11Under-recoveries are the difference between the price at which the oil marketing companies source their products from the oil refineries that is fixed on a trade parity basis, which is taken as their cost price, and that of the price realised from the sale of the products in the market.
  • Not a sweet solution

    Thursday 10 Nov '11The increase in the floor price of sugarcane by 19% is a bonanza for the Uttar Pradesh farmers.
  • Villain in deficit drama

    Tuesday 08 Nov '11Figures for the first half of the fiscal year show that the mismatch between the income and expenditure of the government has pushed up the revenue deficit, or the gap between government revenue collections and the recurring expenditure of the government, to almost three-fourths of the budget estimates.
  • Manufacturing solutions

    Tuesday 01 Nov '11Global experience shows that clustering and agglomeration of manufacturing units provides distinct advantages as it gives substantial economies of scale in the use of industrial infrastructure, enhances supply chain responsiveness, provides easier access to market and human resources, and substantially lowers logistic costs.
  • BPL census gets another life

    Tuesday 04 Oct '11The socio-economic census that the government has placed its faith in, to replace the R32 urban poverty line, has a chequered history.
  • The hunt for the poor goes on

    Tuesday 04 Oct '11Planning Commission deputy chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia today clarified that the poverty line of R32 per capita expenditure in urban areas and R26 in rural areas was a mere indicator to determine how much GDP growth has helped reduce poverty levels.
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  • Column : The rain gods smile

    Monday 03 Oct '11As the southwest monsoon moves midway into its withdrawal phase, the prospects look encouraging.
  • Chickens come home to roost

    Tuesday 27 Sep '11GDP trends show that growth has steadily declined in the last five quarters, slowing from a peak level of 9.4% in the fourth quarter of 2009-10, when RBI started moving up the policy rates, to 7.7% in the first quarter of 2011-12, a decline of 1.7 percentage points.
  • IMF lowers global growth forecast to 4% in 2011 & 2012

    Wednesday 21 Sep '11The International Monetary Fund has lowered its global growth forecast yet again to 4% in 2011 and 2012, much below the 5.1% growth achieved in 2010. As recently as June, the IMF had forecast global growth at 4.3% in 2011 and 4.5% in 2012. The latest projection in its World Economic Outlook indicates that GDP in advanced economies will expand at an anaemic pace of about 1.6% in 2011 and 1.9% in 2012. Real GDP growth in major advanced economies — the US, euro area and Japan — is seen to rise at a modest rate, from about 0.75% in the first half of 2011 to about 1.5% in 2012.
  • Farewell DEPB

    Tuesday 20 Sep '11By the end of this month, exporters will see the curtains come down on the duty entitlement pass book scheme —a popular export incentive that has been prevalent since the mid-1990s.
  • Gold investment up faster than change in stocks, say CSO data

    Wednesday 31 Aug '11Investment in valuables exceeded the change in stocks in the GDP figures for the first time in a decade.
  • Column : Neither America nor Anna ...

    Tuesday 23 Aug '11The slow momentum of the US recovery and the instability in the global markets have now added to the worries about the prospects of the Indian economy.
  • We have some cushions

    Tuesday 09 Aug '11The S&P downgrade of the US rating and the subsequent bloodbath in the global stock markets have had more than a commensurate impact on developing countries’ stocks, including those in India.
  • Efficiency gains stand out

    Wednesday 27 Jul '11Debates about the Railways performance have largely focused on the trends in revenue earnings and expenditures and the growth of freight and passenger traffic, the rail network and the rolling stock.
  • Wages of virtue

    Thursday 14 Jul '11Wages, urban and rural, have surged sharply in recent years — especially for women
  • Joblessness falls faster in cities than villages

    Saturday 02 Jul '11India’s labour force increased by 11.7 million to 428.9 million in the five years between 2004-05 and 2009-10 on a current daily status basis while the workforce grew a much higher 18 million to 400.8 million, according to numbers from the latest National Sample Survey Organisation study.
  • Will IMD get it right this year?

    Tuesday 28 Jun '11The IMD brings out the operational long-range forecast for the southwest monsoon in two stages.
  • Skewed Strandss

    Friday 24 Jun '11The Third National Handloom Census, 2009-10, once again reaffirmed the industry’s status as the second biggest employer after agriculture.
  • Indexing Indian production

    Tuesday 07 Jun '11A new series of the Index of Industrial Production with 2004-05 as the base year will be used to estimate the industrial growth from April, the first month of the fiscal year 2011-12.
  • Poor estimates of the poor

    Tuesday 24 May '11The Cabinet cleared the proposal to have a new BPL Census to see how many families in the country are poor.
  • India scores over China in govt & business efficiency

    Wednesday 18 May '11The latest IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2011 released on Monday shows that while the US has returned to the top position in global competitiveness rankings, India has slipped from No31 in 2010 to No32 in 2011.
  • Insights

    Tuesday 17 May '11Employment and unemployment have been the twin perennial problems in India. Although the pick-up in the services sector, and especially in the BPO segment.
  • North shining

    Wednesday 04 May '11Consumption of electricity is considered a prime indicator of development. Rise in power consumption is often used as a proxy for growth.
  • Insights

    Tuesday 03 May '11The crisis in the microfinance institutions in Andhra Pradesh and the report of the Malegam Committee has brought to the fore the issues related to the regulation of the sector.
  • Insights

    Tuesday 19 Apr '11Policy Research Working Paper 5623, World Bank, April 2011 The impact of climate change on the global economy and nations has been discussed many a time in recent years.