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Economic advisory council

Nov 16, 2019 19:55
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... read more
Sep 30, 2019 10:20
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. read more
Jul 25, 2019 20:08
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 read more
Jul 07, 2019 11:38
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 read more
Jun 12, 2019 16:24
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. read more
Feb 09, 2019 23:37
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. read more
Feb 01, 2019 12:23
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. read more
Jan 25, 2019 23:10
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 ele... read more
Jan 25, 2019 17:03
The growth rate can be easily increased by 1 per cent by addressing structural problems through reforms, the council observed during its meeting Friday. read more
Dec 27, 2018 06:57
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. read more
Dec 11, 2018 09:18
Eminent economist and columnist Surjit Bhalla said that he had resigned as part-time member of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. read more
Sep 10, 2018 09:32
The Economic Advisory Council held its first session last week, chaired by finance minister Asad Umar, who took office last month. read more
Sep 08, 2018 18:33
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 read more
Sep 02, 2018 18:51
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 read more