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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Venezuela oil output declines to 870,000 bpd in March: IEA

U.S. sanctions, political troubles and repeated power blackouts pushed Venezuela’s crude production to a long-term low of 870,000 barrels per day (bpd) in March, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its latest report, even lower than OPEC reported the day before. “The blackouts are an additional challenge for Venezuela’s oil sector, already set back […]

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Global mining output in February hits three–year low; Asia continues to hold the greatest rewards


Mining production globally registered its fourth consecutive contraction, falling 7.5 per cent year-on-year in February compared to a 3.3 per cent fall the previous month, Statistics South Africa said in a report. This registers as the largest fall in production since March 2016 when output fell 17.4 per cent year-on-year.  Diamonds, iron ore and gold […]

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Increase of cheaper coal in Southeast Asia foils global green push

Southeast Asian countries are turning to low-cost coal to satisfy their surging electricity demand as the West shies away from the fossil fuel under pressure from green-minded investors. Indonesia is on track for the third-largest coal-fired power capacity of new plants under development, behind China and India. Vietnam follows in fourth place, while the Philippines […]

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China’s growth to moderate in 2019 and 2020 amid dimmer global outlook — ADB


Economic growth in China is expected to moderate in the next two years as global growth slows and trade tensions with the United States (US) weigh on trade and investment, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In its Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019, ADB projects gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the world’s second largest […]

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Slower global demand pulls down developing Asia’s growth prospects — ADB


Growth remains strong across most of developing Asia but is set to moderate this year and next year against the backdrop of slowing global demand and persistent trade tensions, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report. The latest Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2019, ADB’s flagship economic publication, forecasts that growth in the region will soften […]

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