Pope names top economists, finance experts to Vatican body

Pope Francis named top laymen from the worlds of finance and economics on Saturday to a new Vatican Council for the Economy, intended to improve scrutiny of the Holy See`s scandal-plagued accounts.

`Indian comprehensive healthcare not ready yet`

There are miles to go before comprehensive healthcare becomes a reality for the people of India, agreed people`s representatives, bureaucrats and economists at a panel discussion here.

Inflation to cross 8% by March; policy actions soon: Economists

Inflation is likely to vault over
8 percent by the fiscal-end and the current trend might shove
for policy actions as early as January, economists said.

Climate change to cost trillions

Estimates vary widely on the costs of damage from climate change, easing these impacts and taming the carbon gas stoking the problem, but economists agree the bill is likely to be in the trillions of dollars.

Q1 GDP growth in line, scanty rain to hit Q2, Q3: Economists

India`s first-quarter growth of 6.1 per cent, highest since the global crisis touched shores last September, hasn`t surprised economists who kept their full-year outlook few shades lower than the government`s.

We failed to foresee recession: UK economists to Queen

A group of top British economists
have written to Queen Elizabeth, acknowledging their failure
to forsee the timing, extent and severity of the recession
that has hit the country and the world.