Economy

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    Dec 19, 2013 07:36 IST

    Fed Reserve decides to taper historic stimulus as US economy improves

    US stocks rally to new record highs after the Fed action, which marks the beginning of the end of five years of its easy-money policy, aimed at helping the world's largest economy recover from the devastating recession.

  • P Chidambaram
    Nov 29, 2013 23:43 IST

    Economy to grow 6% in 2014-15; financial sector reforms next: FM

    Projecting a growth rate of about 6% in 2014-15, finance minister P Chidambaram on Friday said that the government will liberalise capital markets and the financial sector in the next six months to ensure that the economy returns to the high-growth trajectory.

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    Nov 29, 2013 23:36 ISTRural mural

    Monsoon effect key to economic turnaround

    A normal June-September monsoon, as is expected, could be crucial for the UPA government ahead of a general election in 2014, helping it focus on growth, while curbing inflation and keeping its borrowings under check.

  • A petrol-pump employee filling fuel
    Nov 26, 2013 23:52 IST

    Branded petrol, diesel set to turn cheaper

    Premium fuels including petrol and diesel, which can increase the efficiency (mileage) of your car by up to 2%, may soon turn affordable.

  • Cover Story: Live it up!
    Nov 25, 2013 23:36 IST

    Slower hiring, falling commissions force search firms to close down

    India’s economic slowdown, which led to a drop in hiring in the last two years, has hit recruitment firms hard.The ones that helped you get jobs are now looking for jobs themselves.

  • Cover Story: Live it up!
    Nov 24, 2013 23:32 IST

    India tops US, China as investment destination

    Global consultancy firm Ernst & Young (EY) has said that India is the most attractive investment destination, ahead of China and the US, after the government recently relaxed the policy on foreign investment.

  • Nov 17, 2013 23:12 IST

    Govt pulling all stops to woo foreign investors

    Personal invitations are being extended to top ministers across the world to visit India along with their business community. Bilateral communications are also being made with cash-rich Gulf nations to attract investments into India’s infrastructure projects.

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    Nov 19, 2013 21:29 IST

    At market price, Indian economy to grow 3.4% this fiscal: OECD

    Indian economy is expected to improve marginally in the current financial year with its GDP at market price projected to expand by 3.4% from 3.3% in the previous fiscal, think tank OECD said today.

  • Jul 03, 2008 23:19 IST

    Are speculators responsible for the rally?

    The biggest producer countries, led by Saudi Arabia, have blamed speculation for the extent of a rally that has seen oil prices double over the last 12 months.

  • Jul 03, 2008 23:37 IST

    Steel industry agrees to hold price line

    After the government cracked down on steelmakers asking them to rein in prices, the industry agreed to cut prices by up to 10 pc and also discourage exports, reports HT Correspondent.

  • Jul 04, 2008 01:24 IST

    Pipeline deal by next month, says Deora

    India expects to finalise a deal “by next month” on a pipeline that will transport gas across the subcontinent from Iran, Petroleum Minister Murli Deora said.

  • Jul 04, 2008 22:16 IST

    ‘High inflation unavoidable for some time’

    The RBI governor has said that volatile prices of food and commodity prices have pushed inflation higher and the most urgent priority for central bankers is to calm nerves on inflation.

  • Jul 05, 2008 22:42 IST

    EPF decision deferred

    The Central Board of Trustees deferred the decision on the interest rate on Employment Provident Fund (EPF) accounts for the year 2007-08.

  • Jul 06, 2008 01:26 IST

    Bush to focus on world economy, food supply at G8

    US President George W Bush left Washington for the G8 meeting in Japan, where he aims to highlight Africa's battles against hunger and deadly diseases and assuage Japanese on his North Korea policy.

  • Jul 06, 2008 02:10 IST

    US papers, Indian copy editors

    Faced with falling revenues and circulation, American papers are now outsourcing their work of page layout and designing to Indian firms. Robbie Corey-Boulet reports.