Economy
Tobacco contributes a major percentage of the total value of commercial crops in India generating huge socio- economic benefits in terms of agricultural employment, farm incomes, revenue generation and foreign exchange earnings. (Photo: File)
05 Jun 2019 5:56 PM

India is a leading tobacco exporter with exports of leaf tobacco and tobacco products contributing Rs 6,000 crore annually.

The survey further revealed that northern zone will provide most opportunities for job seekers, followed by other regions. (Representational Image)
05 Jun 2019 1:57 PM

Almost 58 per cent employers have a positive outlook on hiring, while only 10 per cent of employers said layoffs are on the cards.

This will be the first overseas visit of Nirmala Sitharaman as finance minister. (Photo: File | PTI)
05 Jun 2019 1:55 PM

The G20 meetings provide a forum for key countries in international financial system to discuss major international economic issues.

Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said "We are optimistic that the revised rules would attract potential investors to Tripura and help in building an investment-friendly environment here." (Representational image)
05 Jun 2019 1:54 PM

Decision to provide subsidies on capital investment for large industries was taken in a ministers meeting recently.

India also needs to come up with policies that attracts global companies to look at the country as an alternative to China when it comes to manufacturing, USISPF's Mukesh Aghi said. (Representational Image)
31 May 2019 9:58 AM

USISPF is recommending the new government to seriously look at a Free Trade Agreement with the US.

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das
29 May 2019 2:36 PM

RBI to cut its repo rate by 25 basis points at its June 4-6 meeting, bringing it to 5.75 per cent - the lowest since July 2010.

BJP still does not have a majority in Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, and this will pose hurdles to the party's legislative reform agenda, IHS Markit said in a note on election verdict.
23 May 2019 8:18 PM

The key economic challenge now is to continue reforms, brokerages and economists said on Thursday.

On May 14, Japan dragged India to the WTO over the import duties imposed on certain electronic goods including telephones for cellular networks.
21 May 2019 3:32 PM

According to a communication of WTO, both countries have stated that they have a substantial trade interest in ICT goods.

Saudi Arabia approached Indian buyers last month offering them additional supplies to compensate for lost Iranian oil after US sanctions kicked in.
18 May 2019 5:38 PM

IOC has signed separate annual contracts with Norway’s Equinor and Algeria’s Sonatrach to buy 4.6 million tonnes of US oil.

The tough talk capped a week that saw Beijing unveil fresh retaliatory tariffs, US officials accuse China of backtracking on promises made during months of talks.
18 May 2019 2:37 PM

CNBC, citing sources, said the trade talks had stalled and the next round of discussions was “in flux.”