French government to force through economic reforms

 France`s socialist government was to force a package of key economic reforms through parliament Tuesday as a left-wing group of rebel MPs threatened to torpedo its passage into law.

Greek drama heaps domestic pressure on Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces growing dissent within her conservative party over efforts to keep Greece in the eurozone after months of drawn-out, quarrelsome debt talks.

No Greek deal would be the beginning of the end for eurozone: Tsipras

Failing to reach a deal to rescue Greece from a looming default would be the beginning of the end for the eurozone, Greek Prime Minister told the Italian daily Corriere della Sera.

Juncker says did not receive Greek counter-proposal on economic reforms

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Sunday that Greece had so far failed to provide a list of alternative reforms, after rejecting its creditors demands.

Kamath showers fulsome praise on Modi govt for first year reforms

 Commending the Modi government for a reform-full first year, top banker K V Kamath has said that lower inflation and moderating commodity prices also paved the way for policies to become more supportive of the growth.

US `committed` to Egypt economic reforms, security: John Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday Washington is "committed" to supporting Egypt`s economic reforms and its security, in an address to a global investment conference at an Egyptian Red Sea resort.

Delhi poll results will not cast shadow on economic reforms: Jaitley

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the Delhi assembly election results would not have any bearing on the government's determination to go ahead with its economic reforms.

Former Chinese propaganda chief Deng Liqun dies at 100

Former Chinese propaganda chief and communist hardliner Deng Liqun, a fierce critic of the economic reforms championed by late leader Deng Xiaoping, died at the age of 100, state media reported.

Congress hits back at Jaitley, says BJP disrupted Parliament when in Opposition

Hitting back Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for accusing it of being obstructionist in Parliament, Congress on Sunday said it exposes BJP's "hypocricy and double standards" as the party had frequently "derailed" legislative business while it was in Opposition.

India may see rating upgrade in 2015: Deepak Parekh

Zee Business Bureau Chief Mihir Bhatt caught up with HDFC Chairman Deepak Parekh on his views on Indian Economy, Capital Markets, Reforms and way forward. Excerpts from his interview.

G20 backs PM Modi's pitch on black money repatriation

After making a strong pitch for economic reforms on the first day of G20 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stressed on the importance of coordination between all nations to face challenges of black money, terrorism, drug trafficking and arms smuggling.

UPA should have continued with economic reforms: Chidambaram

The UPA government should have continued with economic reforms for achieving higher growth, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said on Wednesday.

BJP draws parallel between Narasimha Rao and Narendra Modi on economic reforms

BJP drew parallel between PV Narasimha Rao and Narendra Modi for the way they helmed India`s economic policies, crediting the former`s leadership for 1991 economic reforms amid adverse circumstances.

Raul Castro issues stern warning to entrepreneurs

President Raul Castro has issued a stern warning to entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries of Cuba`s economic reform, saying "those pressuring us to move faster are moving us toward failure."

Parliament`s Monsoon Session extended to September 6

To make up for time lost due to disruptions, government on Monday decided to extend the Monsoon Session of Parliament till September 6 and hopes to pass key Bills relating to food security, economic reforms and land acquisiton.

Indo-US ties will hit a wall without reforms: US Congressman

A top American lawmaker cautioned that there is an increasing feeling in the Congress that India-US relationship would hit a wall, if New Delhi did not carry out the necessary reforms.