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Budget 2024 is growth oriented, addresses right sectors: Vikas Khemani

Union Budget 2024 analysis: The government has laid out a clear vision for 'Viksit Bharat' by addressing key areas - agricultural reforms, manufacturing push and employment generation among others

Budget 2024 is growth oriented, addresses right sectors: Vikas Khemani
Updated On : 24 Jul 2024 | 12:09 PM IST

India to clock GDP growth of 7% in FY25: NITI Aayog member Arvind Virmani

The Indian economy will grow around 7 per cent in the current fiscal year and is on track to maintain a similar growth rate for several years, NITI Aayog member Arvind Virmani said on Friday. Virmani said there are new challenges facing the country and they will have to be dealt with. "Indian economy will grow at 7 per cent plus minus point 0.5 per cent... I expect that we are on track to grow at 7 per cent for several years from today," he told PTI in an interview. Last month, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) pegged the FY25 gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate at 7.2 per cent. Responding to a question on the decline in private consumption expenditures in the last fiscal year, Virmani said it is actually recovering now. "The effect of the pandemic was to draw down savings... and very different from previous financial shocks," he said. Explaining further, Virmani said it is like what he calls a double drought situation. "We also had, of course, El Nino last year, but what the

India to clock GDP growth of 7% in FY25: NITI Aayog member Arvind Virmani
Updated On : 12 Jul 2024 | 11:30 AM IST

Asia's factory activity expands in June on solid momentum in global economy

The surveys show how Chinese firms are ramping up production despite weak domestic demand, which Beijing has failed to reverse with a rescue package for an ailing property sector

Asia's factory activity expands in June on solid momentum in global economy
Updated On : 01 Jul 2024 | 11:43 AM IST

India to overtake Japan to become 3rd largest global market: Sony MD

Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony expects India to overtake home market and become the company's third largest market globally in the next couple of years with its revenue from the country reaching Rs 10,000 crore. Sony India Managing Director Sunil Nayyar said the company clocked a revenue of Rs 6,353 crore in 2022-23 in the country and is betting on the premium television segment besides its audio and imaging products to drive the growth. According to him, Sony India is also betting big on the fast growth of the gaming segment and imaging business. "We have travelled a long way. If I go 10 years back, we were quite behind the globe, but now, we are a close number four as a single country business across the globe, which means in a couple of years, maybe we can be number three and to remain in the top three in future I think should be a good position to stay as a Sony company around the globe," Nayyar told PTI in an interview. At present, the US, China and Japan are the top

India to overtake Japan to become 3rd largest global market: Sony MD
Updated On : 30 Jun 2024 | 10:29 PM IST

Budget 2024: SBI Chairman Khara pitches for tax relief on interest earnings

Budget 2024: The general Budget of financial year 2024-25 is expected to be tabled in the second half of July, for which the Centre is currently holding talks with various stakeholders

Budget 2024: SBI Chairman Khara pitches for tax relief on interest earnings
Updated On : 19 Jun 2024 | 4:10 PM IST

Fitch Ratings raises India's growth forecast by 20 bps to 7.2% for FY25

The Indian economy grew at an impressive rate of 8.2 per cent in FY24, driven by a stronger-than-expected expansion of 7.8 per cent in the fourth quarter

Fitch Ratings raises India's growth forecast by 20 bps to 7.2% for FY25
Updated On : 18 Jun 2024 | 11:42 PM IST

India Inc calls for bolder, progressive reforms as PM Modi begins 3rd term

Business leaders are also holding high hopes from the upcoming Union budget

India Inc calls for bolder, progressive reforms as PM Modi begins 3rd term
Updated On : 10 Jun 2024 | 2:34 PM IST

PM Modi's weaker mandate to slow India's fiscal tightening, says Moody's

India's benchmark 10-year bond yield saw its biggest surge in eight months following the poll outcome

PM Modi's weaker mandate to slow India's fiscal tightening, says Moody's
Updated On : 05 Jun 2024 | 12:01 PM IST

Election results: India's economic fundamentals remain robust, says Nomura

India's economic fundamentals remain robust, investment bank Nomura said on Wednesday after the results of the country's general elections paved the way for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's third consecutive term in office. Modi is poised to form the government for a third consecutive term with the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) getting a majority in the Lok Sabha, notwithstanding crushing losses in three Hindi heartland states after a bitterly fought election that was projected as a referendum on his popularity. The Election Commission of India has declared results for all 543 Lok Sabha constituencies, with the BJP winning 240 seats and the Congress 99. "Our assessment is that India's economic fundamentals remain robust. Reforms in India have generally survived the test of politics and we expect the government to continue the pace of governance and administrative reforms, leaving states to work around the more intractable reforms around land and labour," Nomura said. Whi

Election results: India's economic fundamentals remain robust, says Nomura
Updated On : 05 Jun 2024 | 8:35 AM IST

Shankar Sharma's market strategy post Lok Sabha exit poll: Stay strapped in

Meanwhile, every government since 1991, Shankar Sharma said, has performed exceedingly well in different ways and with different strategies

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Updated On : 02 Jun 2024 | 11:56 AM IST

Development path for India will not be the same as China's: CBC chairman

As India moves towards the mission of Viksit Bharat' and becoming a developed country by 2047, the development path for India will not be the same as that of China as they have a different environment and capabilities, Chairman of the Capacity Building Commission Adil Zainulbhai has said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid out a vision of what India will be as a developed country and there is a lot of thinking in terms of we want this to be different, Zainulbhai said. The development path for India will not be the same as the development path for China. So for every article that compares China's growth with India's growth, India's growth for the next 25 years will not follow the China model. Because we can't, it's a different environment and India's capabilities are different, he said. According to the World Bank, China's strong growth has been based on investment and export-oriented manufacturing, an approach that has largely reached its limits, and has led to economic, social,

Development path for India will not be the same as China's: CBC chairman
Updated On : 25 May 2024 | 11:18 AM IST

UN revises India's 2024 economic growth projection upwards to nearly 7%

The United Nations has revised upwards India's growth projections for 2024, with the country's economy now forecast to expand by close to seven per cent this year, mainly driven by strong public investment and resilient private consumption. The World Economic Situation and Prospects as of mid-2024, released Thursday, said, India's economy is forecast to expand by 6.9 per cent in 2024 and 6.6 per cent in 2025, mainly driven by strong public investment and resilient private consumption. Although subdued external demand will continue to weigh on merchandise export growth, pharmaceuticals and chemicals exports are expected to expand strongly. The 6.9 per cent economic growth projections for India in the mid-year update is an upward revision from the 6.2 per cent GDP forecast made by the UN in January this year. The UN World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) 2024 report that was launched in January had said that growth in India was projected to reach 6.2 per cent in 2024, amid robus

UN revises India's 2024 economic growth projection upwards to nearly 7%
Updated On : 17 May 2024 | 8:12 AM IST

India's imports from FTA partners up 38% during 2019-24 fiscal years: GTRI

India's imports of goods from countries with which it has a free trade agreement like the UAE, South Korea, and Australia grew about 38 per cent during 2019-24 fiscal years to USD 187.92 billion, according to think tank GTRI. On the other hand, the country's exports to the FTA (free trade agreement) partners rose 14.48 per cent to USD 122.72 billion in 2023-24 from USD 107.20 billion in 2018-19. "From FY'2019 to FY'2024, India's imports increased by 37.97 per cent, from USD 136.20 billion to USD 187.92 billion. This growth highlights the significant and varied impact of free trade agreements on India's global trade dynamics," the Global Trade Research Initiative data showed. According to the data, India's exports to the UAE increased by 18.25 per cent to USD 35.63 billion in 2023-24 as against USD 30.13 billion in 2018-19, while imports surged 61.21 per cent, from USD 29.79 billion in FY2019 to USD 48.02 billion in the last fiscal. The FTA between India and the UAE came into effect

India's imports from FTA partners up 38% during 2019-24 fiscal years: GTRI
Updated On : 13 May 2024 | 12:06 PM IST

Indian economy projected to grow 6.5% in 2024, suggests UNCTAD report

India's economy is projected to grow by 6.5 per cent in 2024, according to a report by the UN which noted that multinationals extending their manufacturing processes into the country to diversify their supply chains will have a positive impact on Indian exports. UN Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in its report released on Tuesday said that India grew by 6.7 per cent in 2023 and is expected to expand by 6.5 per cent in 2024, continuing to be the fastest-growing major economy in the world. The expansion in 2023 was driven by strong public investment outlays as well as the vitality of the services sector which benefited from robust local demand for consumer services and firm external demand for the country's business services exports, the report said, adding that these factors are expected to continue to support growth in India in 2024. The report also noted the increasing focus by multinationals on India as a manufacturing base as they diversify their supply chains, a reference to ...

Indian economy projected to grow 6.5% in 2024, suggests UNCTAD report
Updated On : 17 Apr 2024 | 11:03 PM IST

India's economy doing good, efforts needed to sustain it: Sanjeev Sanyal

India's economy grew by better-than-expected 8.4 per cent in the final three months of 2023 -- the fastest pace in one-and-half years

India's economy doing good, efforts needed to sustain it: Sanjeev Sanyal
Updated On : 11 Apr 2024 | 12:38 PM IST

As India's GDP growth speeds up, can it drive the global economy?

With China's growth slowing, India could become the new engine of global economic growth, but it will take strategic investments, increased labour participation, and more to achieve its ambitions

As India's GDP growth speeds up, can it drive the global economy?
Updated On : 10 Apr 2024 | 12:09 PM IST

India aims to attract $100 bn a year in FDI as it woos China hedgers

Boosting the share of manufacturing in India's economy has been one of the key promises made by Modi, who is seeking a third term in elections that start on April 19

India aims to attract $100 bn a year in FDI as it woos China hedgers
Updated On : 06 Apr 2024 | 9:09 AM IST

Services PMI registers strongest growth in 13.5 yrs, rises to 61.2 in Mar

In the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) parlance, a print above 50 means expansion, while a score below 50 denotes contraction

Services PMI registers strongest growth in 13.5 yrs, rises to 61.2 in Mar
Updated On : 04 Apr 2024 | 12:16 PM IST

Lower inequality amid slower growth: A mixed bag

What other broad macroeconomic implications can be inferred from the household consumption expenditure survey factsheet?

Lower inequality amid slower growth: A mixed bag
Updated On : 01 Apr 2024 | 10:36 PM IST

Indian economy in distress but BJP doesn't understand, says Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday claimed that the Indian economy is in "severe distress" and alleged "the so-called doctors of the BJP" do not care. In a post on X, the former finance minister said the BJP claims that the Indian economy is in robust health in 2023-24, but has no explanation why net foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows have dropped by 31 per cent. FDI is a measure of the confidence that foreign investors have in a country, the government and its policies, he pointed out. Such confidence has declined sharply in 2023-24, Chidambaram said. "BJP gives certificates to itself. The good certificate must come from foreign and Indian investors. Indian investors have expressed no confidence in the policies of the BJP government during the last three years," he said. That is why the finance minister had to admonish them and, when that failed, beg them to increase their investments, the Congress leader said. He further said that foreign investors have reali

Indian economy in distress but BJP doesn't understand, says Chidambaram
Updated On : 29 Mar 2024 | 7:11 AM IST