China raises poverty line, boosting official poor

China has raised its official poverty line, causing more people to qualify as poor despite its booming economy.

Lower birth rates for young women tied to economy

The economy may well be the best form of birth control.

Sarkozy, Hu discuss world economy

France, which currently holds the G-20 chairmanship, will host the G-20 summit in Cannes in November.

Obama seeks end to political jam to save economy

US President Barack Obama appealed to his opponents to shun "partisanship" and end the political "gridlock" gripping Washington.

`Stability pre-requisite for economic growth in So

Pakistan chapter of SAARC
Chambers of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) on Wednesday hailed the
optimistic outcome of Indo-Pak foreign ministerial meeting
held in New Delhi.

China to surpass US as world’s largest economy?

China will surpass US as the largest economy in less than 16 years, a Chinese economist predicts.

CPI-M trying to sabotage my efforts: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister
Mamata Banerjee on Friday charged CPI-M with trying to "sabotage"
her efforts to "rebuild the state`s economy which was in

India to grow at 8%: WB

India`s growth projected to ease to 8 percent in fiscal 2011-12 from 8.8 percent last fiscal, says the World Bank.

Indians give environment edge over economy

One of the world`s fastest growing economies, India is also trying to become a green economy.

Bulgarians protest over economy

The protesters chanted "Resign" at 2nd rally staged by opposition Socialists.

Pakistan tax dodgers put economy in peril

Tax is taboo in Pakistan as barely one percent of the population pays.

Food Ministry to discuss food wastage at weddings

The Food Ministry is scheduled to hold a meeting tomorrow to discuss steps for reducing food wastage at weddings and social gatherings.

`India, China growth helped poverty eradication`

Thanks to rapid growth in India and China, two-thirds of developing countries are on track or close to meeting key targets for tackling extreme poverty and hunger, the World Bank and IMF said on Saturday.

`Reverse brain drain to rule global trends`

One of the top mega trends that will shape the world in the coming years would be reverse brain drain, with a steady flow of foreign nationals and migrants returning back home to fill vacancies for the senior level positions.

Pakistan govt `suffering from creeping paralysis`

An editorial notes "a chronic...ongoing failure" to effectively manage the economy.

West Bengal not economically bankrupt: CM Buddhadeb

West Bengal Chief Minister
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Thursday discounted Opposition claims
that his government was economically bankrupt and said that
the situation had never been so under the Left Front regime.

Delhi Budget: Your diesel car to cost more

In a bid to contain the pollution in the capital city the state government raised the VAT of diesel cars by upto 12.5 percent. The hike was proposed by Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit in her State Budget speech Tuesday here.

Economy not at cost of forests: Ramesh

Jairam urged schools, colleges and NGOs to support the govt in the movement to conserve environment.

Lakshmi Mittal retains top spot in Asian Rich List

According to the Asian Rich List 2011 by Eastern Eye, a weekly publication brought out by the Asian Media and Marketing Group, Mittal and his family`s wealth stood at 15.5 billion pounds.

Industrial output growth slows to 3.7% in January

Deceleration in manufacturing and mining sectors pulled down the factory output growth rate to a meagre 3.7 percent during January.

`No fiasco` on S-band spectrum deal: Kasturirangan

The former ISRO chief said there has been `no fiasco` on the S-band spectrum deal between the space agency`s commercial arm Antrix Corporation and a private company.

India releases Rs 150 commemorative coin

A coin of Rs.150 denomination was released by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee here Saturday, bearing the portrait of Chanakya, lotus and honeybee, to conclude the celebrations to mark 150 years of India`s Income Tax Department.

UK migrants cap hits hiring of Indian workers

The annual limit on hiring skilled workers from India and other non-European Union nations is already hampering the ability of British employers to fill key positions, according to a new industry study.

Mamata to present Rail Budget

Railways are unlikely to carry out any major changes in passenger fares in the Rail Budget for the eighth year in succession, even as more than 100 new trains could be announced, including a dozen non-stop Durontos.

Rs 150 coin to be out soon

For the first time in the country`s minting history, government will issue coins of Rs 150, marking the number of years of taxation in India.

Will help India trace black money: Mauritius

Facing flak over its tax-friendly regime allegedly facilitating the flow of black money, Mauritius has promised full support to India`s quest for unearthing the source and destination of such illicit wealth.

CBI questions Essar CEO Prashant Ruia

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday questioned the CEO of Essar Telecom, Prashant Ruia, at its headquarters in connection with the 2G telecom scam, officials said.

2G: CBI gets Raja’s custody for three more days

A Delhi court on Monday extended the CBI remand of former telecom minister A Raja and Swan Telecom`s Shahid Balwa in connection with the 2G scam.

Amid Egypt crisis, India worries over oil bill

India`s oil import bill will be a matter of concern if oil prices shoot up further, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Sunday.

FM rules out naming black money holders

Finance Minister yet again ruled out disclosing names of those who have stashed away money in tax havens abroad.