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Trade deficit narrows to 17-month low in February

NEW DELHI, March 16 -- India's trade deficit narrowed to a 17-month low of $9.6 billion in February as merchandise imports fell on the back of lower crude oil prices. The trade deficit had stood at $... Read More


India trade deficit narrows to 17-month low in February

New Delhi, March 16 -- India's trade deficit narrowed to a 17-month low of $9.6 billion in February as merchandise imports fell on the back of lower crude oil prices. The trade deficit had stood at $... Read More


Stable retail inflation, slower factory output raise chances of a rate cut

New Delhi, March 15 -- India's retail inflation quickened in February but remained within the central bank's comfort zone, while factory output weakened in January, leaving enough space for the centra... Read More


Reputation of India's statistical bodies is at stake, say economists

New Delhi, March 14 -- Amid growing scepticism over India's official statistics, 108 economists and social scientists from across the world have appealed against the tendency to suppress uncomfortable... Read More


Will interest rates come down before elections? Today's macro data could decide

New Delhi, March 12 -- Data of factory output in January and retail inflation in February to be released today may decide whether the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will be persuaded to cut policy rates ... Read More


Stable inflation, slower industrial production raise chances of RBI rate cut

New Delhi, March 12 -- India's retail inflation quickened in February but remained within the central bank's comfort zone, while factory output weakened in January, leaving enough space for the Reserv... Read More


Retail inflation climbs to 2.57%, factory output decelerates to 1.7%

New Delhi, March 12 -- India's retail inflation picked up in February but remained within the central bank's comfort zone while factory output weakened in January, which may give enough space for the ... Read More


New industry policy unlikely before elections

New Delhi, March 8 -- The Narendra Modi government, which has been working on a new industrial policy since 2017 to make India a manufacturing hub by aggressively promoting "Make In India", has decide... Read More


India weighs retaliation after US trade salvo

New Delhi, March 8 -- India is likely to impose retaliatory tariffs on $10.6 billion worth of goods imported from the US, after the Trump administration decided to scrap duty benefits on $5.6 billion ... Read More


It's status quo on SC, ST faculty at varsities

New Delhi, March 8 -- The government on Thursday issued an ordinance allowing universities to implement reservation in the appointment of teaching staff across the institution rather than going by eac... Read More