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Unveiling 'wellbeing' budget, New Zealand earmarks USD 2.5 billion spending in slowing economy

New Zealand on Thursday unveiled a $2.5-billion spending package under a much-hyped `Wellbeing` budget, prioritising mental health and alleviating child poverty, but it expects a smaller surplus and slower economic growth over the next year. Much of the excitement around the budget, touted as a world`s first that measures broader living goals, was dampened amid a national furore over hacking accusations after details were leaked ahead of its release. The opposition has called for heads to roll over the blunder.

May 30, 2019, 13:45 PM IST

Indian economy in a better position under NDA : Arun Jaitley

Their Relationship with Growth, Jaitley compared the GDP growth and inflation data of the current government with previous governments to bring home the point that the growth rate has been higher under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership. Watch this video to know more.

Jan 16, 2019, 09:28 AM IST

Deshhit: Watch top 5 questions raised on important issues

This segment of Zee News brings top five news stories of the day. Watch this segment for top 5 news stories with details.

Jan 09, 2019, 21:14 PM IST

World Bank predicts India will remain fastest growing economy in 2019-20

The Bank's Global Economic Prospects report kept the forecasts made for India in its June report for the next fiscal year and the 7.3 per cent estimate for the current fiscal year, up from 6.7 per cent recorded in 2017-18.


Jan 09, 2019, 09:01 AM IST

Economic offences direct challenge to nation's health: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

Economic offences pose a direct challenge to the nation's health and wealth, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Saturday.

Nov 17, 2018, 22:34 PM IST

India lost whopping $79.5 billion from climate-related disasters in 20 years: UN

UN 'Economic Losses, Poverty and Disasters 1998-2017' report highlights the impact of extreme weather events on the global economy.

Oct 11, 2018, 10:58 AM IST

IMF credits PM Modi for reforms, projects India as fastest growing economy

The International Monetary Fund acknowledged that important economic reforms have been implemented under Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Oct 09, 2018, 08:12 AM IST

China pumps USD 109 billion into economy as trade war bites on growth

China's central bank said that it was cutting the reserve requirement ratios (RRRs) by one per cent from October 15. 

Oct 07, 2018, 19:11 PM IST

India likely to surpass Britain to become world's 5th largest economy in 2019: Arun Jaitley

 "This year, in terms of size, we have overtaken France. Next year we are likely to overtake Britain. Therefore, we will be the fifth largest (economy)," he said in the capital. 

Aug 30, 2018, 12:19 PM IST

India's economy seen growing at steady 7.6 percent pace in April-June: Reuters poll

The poll results suggest domestic demand was strong, driven primarily by manufacturing activity that remained solid.

Aug 29, 2018, 11:56 AM IST

India becomes sixth-largest economy in world, beats several EU nations

International Monetary Fund expects India to re-emerge as one of the fastest growing major economies in the 2018 - 2019 period, projecting the country's growth rate at 7.4 percent in 2018.

Jul 11, 2018, 16:04 PM IST

GST formalising economy, widening tax base: Finance Ministry

The Goods and Services Tax was introduced from July 1, 2017, to subsume plethora of indirect taxes like excise and sales tax.

Jun 19, 2018, 00:45 AM IST

One GST rate won't work in 'tax non-compliant' India: Arun Jaitley

He said that the reason behind India starting off with multiple rates under was that the country had 17 taxes and 23 cesses, which were all amalgamated into the GST.

Feb 27, 2018, 19:34 PM IST

Can't let shadow economy be larger than real economy: Arun Jaitley

"You can't have an economy where the size of the shadow economy is much bigger than the apparent economy itself," Jaitley said here this evening.

Oct 28, 2017, 22:02 PM IST

Modi, Jaitley, Shah brainstorm on economy; major announcements likely

Amid continued opposition attack over economic slowdown, PM Narendra Modi on Thursday held a crucial meeting with BJP chief Amit Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Oct 05, 2017, 16:53 PM IST

PM Modi to address BJP meet today; economy, Assembly polls expected to be on agenda

The BJP national executive meet on Monday will be addressed by PM Modi and party president Amit Shah.

Sep 25, 2017, 00:00 AM IST

Indian-American gets leadership position in Democratic party's task force on economy

This is unified effort from the House Democratic Caucus to craft a legislative agenda that will benefit hardworking Americans and middle-class families, a statement has said.

Sep 14, 2017, 13:12 PM IST

End of an era as typewriting tests phased out in India

While the margin bells and ribbon spools will whirr and ping during Friday`s final typing exams, it will not be long before the iconic machine will wind up in antique stores or on scrap heap.


Aug 10, 2017, 09:28 AM IST

Core sector growth slows to 19-month low of 0.4% in June

Infrastructure sector growth fell to 19-month low of 0.4 percent in June due to decline in output of coal, refinery products, fertiliser and cement, official data showed.

Jul 31, 2017, 20:59 PM IST

India's manufacturing sector growth falls to 3-month low in May

The Nikkei Markit India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) -- an indicator of manufacturing activity -- declined from 52.5 in April to a three-month low of 51.6 in May.

Jun 01, 2017, 12:00 PM IST