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Why focus must shift towards reform agenda after May 23

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FE Bureau After the election results are announced on May 23 and a new government at the Centre is formed, the focus must shift towards the reform agenda. As gross domestic product is assumed to be produced by combining physical capital and human capital at th... More »

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Explained: What slowed down India’s economic growth

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FE Bureau The rising rural distress has led to slowdown in private consumption as households have gradually reduced consumption due to insufficient income growth. Agricultural wage growth remains depressed due to muted growth in domestic and global food prices... More »

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Digital economy could create up to 65 million jobs by 2025

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FE Bureau India is one of the largest and fastest-growing markets for digital consumers, with 560 million internet subscribers in 2018, second only to China. A study by McKinsey Global Institute says that digital applications could proliferate across most sect... More »

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Data drive: Fuelling growth and emissions

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FE Bureau The report says India saw primary energy demand increase 4% or over 35 million tonnes of oil equivalent (Mtoe), accounting for 11% of global growth, the third-largest share. Rising economic growth, and higher heating and cooling needs in some parts o... More »

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Explained: India’s exports and challenges ahead

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FE Bureau India’s bulk of exports are still to Asia. Exports in February grew 2.4% year-on-year (y-o-y), lower than 3.8% in January and imports grew 9.75% in February. For the period April to February FY19, while exports grew 8.9% y-o-y to $298 billion dollar,... More »

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Data Drive: Retailer credit driving loan growth

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FE Bureau Personal loans have registered above-average growth, driven by housing and automobile loans. While the share of bank credit to the commercial sector remains high, retail credit is picking up pace. Personal loans contributed 48.6% to the incremental c... More »