Afghan presidential hopeful vows to sign US troops pact

Afghan presidential hopeful Ashraf Ghani vowed today to sign a security pact with the United States within a week if he wins an upcoming run-off election.

PM one of most distinguished economist of the world: Punjab CM

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal lauded Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, saying the latter is one of the most distinguished economist of the world.

Economist PM is wrong on FDI: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party took on Dr Manmohan Singh, saying the economist Prime Minster is wrong on foreign direct investment in multi band retail

PM now `Anarthshastri`: Ananth Kumar

BJP MP Ananth Kumar flayed the UPA government on corruption and price rise issues.

Leading economists welcome RBI measures

Leading economists have welcomed the measures initiated by the Reserve Bank of India Tuesday in reining soaring inflation saying that the price rise has become a much serious and larger issue.

Credit policy can`t do much about inflation: Economist

Stressing that monetary policy has "serious limits" in tackling rising inflation, RBI Chair Professor at ICRIER B L Pandit on Friday made a case for expediting agricultural reforms to fight price rise.

Corruption exaggerated in India: Economist

With spotlight being on corruption
and scams, internationally acclaimed economist Jagdish
Bhagwati told Indian MPs on Thursday that the corruption issue is
exaggerated in India which has delivered well on reforms.

Economist K N Raj dead

Eminent economist Dr
K N Raj, who made significant contributions as an academic and
planning expert since 1950s, died at a private hospital here
today, family sources said.

Stiglitz warns US economy may contract next year

Joseph Stiglitz warned there’s a “significant” chance the U.S. economy will contract in the second half of next year.

Global recovery has begun, says IMF

The global recovery from recession has begun, the IMF`s chief economist has said.

Monetising fiscal deficit could lead to credit bust: Economist

The Reserve Bank of India must desist
from any move to monetise the burgeoning fiscal deficit as it
could lead to credit boom followed by a likely bust, a top
economist warned.