Extreme El Nino weather stunted growth of Peruvian children

Children in Peru on the front line of a severe cyclical warming of the Pacific Ocean in 1997-98 suffered stunted growth, showing how extreme weather can cause lasting damage to health, a study said on Tuesday.

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 leaders face pressure to deliver on growth

 Australia made a last ditch call Sunday for the G20`s powerful leaders to use all policy levers to rehabilitate global economies and generate prosperity, which could see their target of two percent growth bettered.

Babies grow really fast: Josh Duhamel
Babies grow really fast: Josh Duhamel

Actor Josh Duhamel says his baby boy is not small anymore. The 41-year-old actor said he becomes emotional when he thinks about how fast 13-month-old Axl is growing up, reportedly.

Indonesia''s new leader, facing growth hurdles, may focus on cutting red-tape

Soon after he became governor of Indonesia`s traffic-clogged capital in 2012, Joko Widodo came up with a creative approach to an impasse blocking completion of a ring-road around Jakarta for almost a decade. 

UK lauds India`s efforts to reduce poverty, stress on growth

The British government has appreciated India`s fast movement towards reduction of poverty with "inclusiveness" and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s stress on investment in growth and infrastructure was "encouraging".

Asthma inhalers may suppress growth in kids

A new study has revealed that inhalers that are used to give corticosteroid drugs to children with asthma may suppress their growth in the first year of treatment.

Asia presents huge developmental potential for Islamic finance

Asia presents huge developmental potential for Islamic finance and is likely to be the main driver of Islamic banking growth in the near future given the untapped potential in India, Bangladesh and Indonesia, according to a report.

Jaitley underlines need to lower cost of business to up growth

To revive the investment cycle and boost growth, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today underlined the need to reduce the cost of doing business and improve the country`s business climate.

Arun Jaitley underlines need to contain inflation, boost growth

Attributing the present economic woes to a "decade of jobless growth", Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today underlined the need to contain price rise and hasten economic reforms to boost low-cost manufacturing.

Flood damage to Serbia, Bosnia around 3 bln euros: EBRD

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) estimated Thursday that the damage from record floods in Serbia and Bosnia could cost some 3 billion euros ($4 billion).

Talk to premature babies to boost growth: Study

Premature babies benefit from being exposed to adult talk as early as possible, shows a new research.

Assembly Elections: Rajnath Singh hails contribution of migrants to Delhi`s growth

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh on Friday hailed the contribution of migrants towards the growth of New Delhi.

Assocham backs special category status demand by Bihar

Bihar needs special category status to sustain an impressive growth rate and also push inclusive growth of the country, industry body Assocham has said.

Agri growth more effective in poverty eradication: Pawar

Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Saturday said that according to studies, growth in agriculture is twice effective in eradicating poverty as compared to other sectors.

Montek rules out approaching IMF over economic woes

Hit by a currency crisis and poor growth, India on Saturday ruled out approaching the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for assistance, saying the economic situation has not reached a point where outside help is warranted.

China`s GDP growth slows to 7.5 %, weakest in 15 years

China`s GDP growth slowed to 7.5 per cent in the second quarter amid concerns that the world`s second largest economy was headed for its weakest growth in 15 years with grim prospects of missing the official target.

Govt focussing on growth at cost of people: Aruna Roy

Social activist Aruna Roy hit out at government saying it was focussing on economic reforms and growth at the cost of poor people.

Harvard to address contradictions in India`s growth story

Top business leaders, entertainment professionals and philanthropists will come together to address the contradictions in India`s growth story.