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Govt may deviate from fiscal deficit path to boost growth

Govt may deviate from fiscal deficit path to boost growth

To promote growth, the government could consider deviating from fiscal deficit path for the next financial year and focus more on public spending, suggested economists at the pre-Budget meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

 

Lack of good economists impacting policy-making: Rajan

Rajan said there is a need for "rigorous fundamentals" in economics based on blood, sweat, tears and toil.

Arun Jaitley takes a jibe at economists, commentators

Taking a jibe at some economists and commentators, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said they change their views according to the evolving situation as it happened in the domestic capital market Monday in the aftermath of the referendum in Greece.

NITI Aayog's maiden meet: PM for taking full advantage of prevailing global environment

NITI Aayog's maiden meet: PM for taking full advantage of prevailing global environment

Modi spoke of the government's recent initiatives, including the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, direct cash transfer of LPG subsidy, and Swachh Bharat.

First meeting of NITI Aayog: PM Modi took views of economists to boost growth

First meeting of NITI Aayog: PM Modi took views of economists to boost growth

In the first meeting of NITI Aayog on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took views of economists to boost growth, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

No deflation risk for Indian economy as yet: Economists

They said that the 'base effect' was the main reason for the falling inflation, which stood at a much higher level a year ago.

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.

RBI policy review on expected lines: Economists

Leading economists on Tuesday said the RBI decision to keep the key policy rates unchanged was on expected lines and expressed hope that with inflation now treading down it would change its policy stance by next month.

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.