In what seen as a major victory for power minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, the petroleum ministry has proposed equal priority for allocation of natural gas to fertilisers, LPG, power and city gas distribution projects.
Despite a slowdown and worries over rising fiscal and current account deficit, India is still attracting sovereign wealth funds and multilateral investors, Anupama Airy and Mahua Venkatesh
Millions of educated young Indians join the labour market every year but rising mismatch between basic skills and jobs on offer is leading to a peculiar flux. Gaurav Choudhury
India’s industrial production grew by 2.5% in March — the fastest in five months — but the full-year growth for 2012-13 recorded a two-decade low of 1%, prompting industry leaders and analysts to caution that the worst may not be over yet.
Subsidy shadow: With the government freeing up diesel, private players may return to fuel sales, driving down retail prices.
Upbeat over pick-up in industrial growth, finance ministry on Friday expressed confidence that with the current trend continuing, the economic growth rate would cross 6% in 2013-14.
India's exports rose for the third straight month in March, offering some relief to the high current account deficit, which hit an all-time high in the quarter to December.
New Delhi now shares with Beijing the top position as the most targeted emerging markets retail destination among Asia-Pacific markets in 2012, a CBRE survey has found. Rachit Vats
reports. Retail detail
Due to low disposable income, Indian consumers now prefer travelling to domestic leisure hotspots for holidays over international destinations, says the latest MasterCard Consumer Purchasing Priority Survey on travel. HT
reports. On the road
Despite the slowdown, Indian apparel market is expected to grow annually at 13-15% to cross the $125 billion (Rs 675,000 crore) mark by 2020, a survey by Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) has found. At present, India’s apparel market is estimated to be around $50 billion (Rs 270,000 crore).
With the Karnataka assembly polls coming to an end, brace yourself for a hike in diesel prices, this time may be even double of the otherwise monthly increase of 50 paise a litre.
India's coal imports rose by nearly a third to a record 135 million tonnes in the last fiscal year, data from government sources showed, and are set to grow further as the world's third-biggest producer struggles to raise domestic supplies.
India's ambassador Nirupama Rao has asked the US to start exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) to India and other energy scarce countries, calling it a "win-win" opportunity.
The Indian economy is likely to grow by 6.2 per cent in the current financial year, economic think-tank National Council of Applied Economic Research said today.
The Centre has decided to redevelop Mumbai's Juhu airport by extending its runway 650 metres into the sea, in order to ease traffic congestion at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International (CSI) Airport.