India’s trade deficit narrows to $10.89 billion in March 2019

India’s exports rose to a five-month high of 11 per cent in March on account of higher growth mainly in pharma, chemicals and engineering sectors, marking the outbound shipments at $331 billion for FY 2018-19, official data showed. Merchandise exports in March 2019 stood at $32.55 billion as against $29.32 billion in the same month […]

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India’s Wholesale Price Index inflation rises to 3.18% in March 2019 on costlier food, fuel; retail inflation rises by 2.86%

Wholesale price-based inflation rose for the second consecutive month to 3.18 per cent in March on costlier food and fuel, latest government data showed. The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation was at 2.93 per cent in February. It was 2.74 per cent in March 2018. Inflation in food articles hardened with steep rise in […]

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IMF and ADB are hopeful of India but predict a synchronised slowdown by 70% of global economy

The performance of Indian economy in terms of standard economic parameters like GDP, consumption, investment, per capita income, inflation, current account deficit and fiscal deficit can be termed as reasonably good specifically while comparing with the result sheets of other economies, advanced or developing. There are, however, concerns on the sustainability of these indices in […]

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Private sector oil companies in India seek to be part of LPG subsidy transfer mechanism

To get a slice of the 20-million-tonne-plus annual sales of packaged domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), parallel marketers, including Reliance Industries (RIL), Nayara Energy and Total, have asked the government of India to allow them to have a level-playing field with the state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs). The companies recently met petroleum and natural gas […]

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