As president of the Manila-based Asian Development Bank, Haruhiko Kuroda spent the past seven years confronting the challenges posed by 48 diverse, dynamic and complex Asia-Pacific economies. If
There seems to be gathering opinion in South Asia for having a neutral, non-political transitional government to conduct general elections in the country. Increasing acrimony and suspicion between the
The budget presented by the Union finance minister P Chidambaram on Thursday is a very definite and major response to an extremely difficult and challenging economic situation.
Chidambaram’s budget recognises
We could have called this the tipping point for the Indian economy. The budget this year has been presented in the backdrop of a tough economic environment both
A key area critical for faster economic growth has been development of good quality infrastructure, including roads, railways, ports, airports, telecom and power. In the past several years, investments
The biggest revelation in this budget: only 42 800 people in a country of 1. 2 billion have a taxable income of over Rs 1 crore! Listen to the finance
The Union budget for 2013-14 presented by P Chidambaram is remarkable in placing faces before figures in the preparation of budget proposals. Chidambaram’s speech throughout emphasised the need to
Italy’s parliamentary election could not have gone worse for the country or the euro area. It is now possible that in the coming months the currency zone’s third-largest
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