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India makes it to Top 100 in ‘ease of doing business’

India makes it to Top 100 in ‘ease of doing business

India jumped up 30 notches into the top 100 rankings on the World Bank’s ‘ease of doing business’ index, thanks to major improvements in indicators such as resolving insolvency, paying taxes, protecting minority investors and getting credit.“The significant jump this year is a result of the Indian government’s consistent efforts

India fastest growing economy in world? World Bank, IFPRI indices show contrary pictures

There are two important global reports that have been published this month—by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and the World Bank—which present two different economic frames. The World Bank’s ‘Doing Business Report’, which focuses on the ease of doing business, is essentially a reflection of what governments do

Deflationary Impulses in the Indian economy and how to tackle it: National Economic Advisory Council

The economic survey 2016 had cautioned about the build-up of deflationary impulses in the economy that are weighing on an economy yet to gather its full momentum and still away from its potential. According to it the deflationary impulses included: stressed farm revenues, as non-cereal food prices have declined; farm

India’s Foreign Trade: June 2017 

MERCHANDISE TRADE EXPORTS (including re-exports) Exports have been exhibiting positive growth for the last nine months. In continuation with growth indicated by exports since September 2016, exports during June 2017 have shown growth of 4.39 per cent in dollar terms valued at US$ 23562.62million as compared to US$ 22572.30 million during

FDI in India: Recent trends and measures

The commerce and industry ministry says India has now become the topmost attractive destination for foreign investment. India’s FDI inflows were reported at a record $60.1 billion in 2016-17 in May 2017 (The Hindustan Times, dated May 19, 2017). Foreign Direct Investment in India increased by $3.409 billion in July

I too need to speak up-Rajeev Chandrasekhar reply to Yashwant Sinha

After three years of repair and rebuilding, the Indian economy is in a better place than it was in 2014. It is prepared to deliver longer periods of higher rates of growth. Yashwant Sinha’s recent article (‘I need to speak up now‘, IE, September 27) about the economy concludes more in