economic advisory council]
The labour force participation rate — the number of people looking for jobs — is simultaneously shrinking. In 2016, it was 47-48%. Today, it’s 43%. So while the number of people unable to find jobs has grown, the number seeking them has fallen. That is not good news
Updated on Nov 16, 2019 07:55 PM IST
India’s GDP growth slowed to 5% in the first quarter of the fiscal year. There are reports of a dip in consumption across sectors. The government has taken corrective measures in recent weeks, including the radical step of slashing corporate taxes.
Published on Sep 30, 2019 10:20 AM IST
Hindustan Times |Hindustan Times
Any such decision will not be seen as a sign of political weakness, but a rational decision to heed to wise counsel within the country. It is in our best interests to continue avoiding riskier forms of engagement with the global economy
Updated on Jul 25, 2019 08:09 PM IST
Hindustan Times | HT Correspondent
Key to successful economic transformation lies in having a holistic picture about the challenges facing the economy and then synchronising specific policy responses with the right opportunities for making these interventions
Updated on Jul 07, 2019 12:25 PM IST
Subramanian, in a paper, said India’s economic growth rate has been overestimated by around 2.5 percentage points between 2011-12 and 2016-17 due to a change in methodology.
Updated on Jun 12, 2019 05:32 PM IST
New Delhi |HT Correspondent
Addressing a ceremony, Khan said his government would ensure equal status and rights to minorities in Pakistan, and would not allow them to be treated as “second class citizens” like minorities of India.
Published on Feb 09, 2019 11:37 PM IST
2019 Budget Reactions: New report will show ‘substantial increase in jobs’, says PM Modi’s economic advisor Bibek Debroy
2019 Budget Reactions: Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) Bibek Debroy spoke about the steps taken by the government for employment and jobs creation in a video posted by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on her Facebook page.
Updated on Feb 01, 2019 02:34 PM IST
Hindustan times, New Delhi | HT Correspondent
The council’s advice came at a time when the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government is under tremendous political pressure to take some concrete steps to ease the debt burdens of small and marginal farmers in the light of the 2019 general elections.
Updated on Jan 25, 2019 11:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |Rajeev Jayaswal
The growth rate can be easily increased by 1 per cent by addressing structural problems through reforms, the council observed during its meeting Friday.
Updated on Jan 25, 2019 05:54 PM IST
Press Trust of India |Press Trust of India
In the discourse on agriculture, for instance, farmer suicides are cited as the biggest proof of the agrarian crisis in the country by a large section.
Updated on Dec 27, 2018 07:46 AM IST
New Delhi | Roshan Kishore
Day after RBI governer Urjit Patel’s exit, economist Surjit Bhalla announces resignation from EAC-PM
Eminent economist and columnist Surjit Bhalla said that he had resigned as part-time member of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister.
Updated on Dec 11, 2018 10:23 AM IST
The Economic Advisory Council held its first session last week, chaired by finance minister Asad Umar, who took office last month.
Updated on Sep 10, 2018 09:37 AM IST
London-based economist Imran Rasul has become the second member of the new Pakistan government’s Economic Advisory Council (EAC) to resign in protest against the exclusion of noted US-based academic Atif R Mian
Updated on Sep 08, 2018 11:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Islamabad |Imtiaz Ahmad
Pakistan’s current account deficit stands at USD 18 billion, while its foreign currency reserves are just over USD 10 billion, enough to cover two months of imports
Updated on Sep 02, 2018 07:25 PM IST
Islamabad |Press Trust of India