economic-survey07-08 News

From FE Special 6 years ago

Commodity futures trading volume up in ’07

The total volume of trade in the commodity futures market rose from Rs 34.84 lakh crore in 2006 to Rs 36.54 lakh crore in 2007, notwithstanding the suspension of trading in wheat, rice, urad and tur.
From FE Special 6 years ago

Growth Story: Speed Bumps Ahead

The Indian economy has witnessed a structural shift in its growth trajectory and has broadly been maintaining a growth rate of 9% in recent years.
From FE Special 6 years ago

Agriculture credit disbursement up

The Economic Survey 2007-08 has outlined the increasing exposure of the scheduled commercial banks to the agriculture and rural sector.
From FE Special 6 years ago

Real GDP likely to grow at 8.5%

Time deposits with banks during 2007-08 grew 16.7% compared to 14.8% in the corresponding period of the previous year.
From FE Special 6 years ago

No Left turn, straight bat on FDI helped

If the Economic Survey is to be taken as an indication, the government is toying with the idea of allowing 100% foreign equity in branded specialised retail companies, while advocating a liberal foreign investment regime in insurance and banking services sectors.
From FE Special 6 years ago

Indian bourses costliest among emerging markets

The government admitted on Thursday that the Indian equity market was the costliest among the prominent emerging markets, including South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia and Taiwan.
From FE Special 6 years ago

Lower dependency ratio, more jobs for one and all

The government appeared to have understood the serious impact of skill shortage in the country. Creating a pool of skilled personnel will be the government’s main thrust, reveals the Economic Survey 2007-08.
From FE Special 6 years ago

More fuel in SEZ fire, tab proliferation to cool heat

At a time when the Centre is in talks with the Goa government to scrap all special economic zones in the state following widespread agitations against such tax-free enclaves, the Economic Survey has added fuel to the fire by suggesting the need to check the proliferation of such zones in the country.
From FE Special 6 years ago

Challenge lies ahead...

The salient feature about this year’s Economic Survey is the reforms agenda that it has mooted. Ranging from the need for agricultural modernisation to strengthening of the debt market, the Survey has suggested a series of reforms which will catapult India into the 21st century.
From FE Special 6 years ago

Farm sector decline to hurt growth

The Economic Survey 2007-08 has expressed serious concerns over the deceleration in the agriculture sector and has called for appropriate reforms, including proper channelisation of food and fertiliser subsidies.
From FE Special 6 years ago

High oil prices may lay slippery track for economy

The brewing energy crisis, following a phenomenal increase in the international crude oil prices, may soon grip India’s economy.
From FE Special 6 years ago

Strike balance between employment & growth

The government should focus on creating skilled workforce, in order to bring employment in sync with growth, said the Economic Survey 2007-2008, indicating that a record economic growth has not created adequate jobs.
From FE Special 6 years ago

Infra projects need an investor-friendly policy

The Economic Survey 2007-08 has called for a comprehensive and simpler policy framework to raise funds to finance India’s infrastructure requirements.
From FE Special 6 years ago

Reform ideas are suicidal

A wish list of the neo-liberal reformers in the policy establishment is contained in the Economic Survey 2007-08 under “Policy Reform Options”.
From FE Special 6 years ago

Global slowdown to dampen foreign trade prospects

India’s foreign trade sector is in for tough times, indicates the Economic Survey that has cited the global slowdown in 2008 as a crucial hindrance for exporters and importers in the coming months.
From FE Special 6 years ago

Call for tighter fiscal regime in 2008-09

The Economic Survey 2007-08 has called for a tighter fiscal regime as it raises questions about meeting revenue deficit target under the Fiscal Reform and Budgetary Management in the next fiscal.