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Sri Lanka's trade deficit contracted significantly by 13.2 percent to US$ 630 million in November 2015 from US$ 726 million a year earlier, due to the decline in import expenditure …
Indian states have seen some improvements in child nutrition over the last decade, the first official data in over a decade shows, but over one in three children is still …
To strengthen its pre-trade risk management framework, top bourse Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) has decided to introduce price reasonability check (PRC) for equity derivative segment as well as currency options …
One of the major reasons behind recurrence of newborn deaths in Tharparkar is the failure of dispensaries and basic health units to provide adequate treatment to the ailing mothers and …
China’s pain of economic slowdown is India’s pain too, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Dr. Raghuram Rajan said contradicting government assertions that India will not be affected by deceleration …
Monday, 09 November 2015 16:51

India: Economy to improve in next 2 quarters

Majority of India Inc. feels optimistic about the state of economy improving in the next two quarters at the industry and firm level, though the last six months have not …
New Delhi has failed to collect a new "pollution toll" from trucks entering the city, officials said Monday, just one day after the levy was introduced to improve air quality …
Pakistan has dropped on the World Bank's Doing Business 2016 ranking, placing at 138 out of 189 countries, with a Distance to Frontier (DTF) score of 51.69, which is marginally …
The recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff mission to the country has projected Sri Lanka's economy to grow 5 to 5.5 percent this year and the inflation to rise to …
India's economy expanded by seven percent in the last quarter, making it one of the world's fastest-growing, but experts say violent protests over jobs in the prime minister's own state …
Sri Lanka's trade deficit widened substantially by 49.7 percent to US$ 703 million in May from US$ 470 million a year earlier, according to the Central Bank data released in …
Saturday, 04 July 2015 17:59

Growing illiteracy in rural India

The Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 (SECC) released on Friday has found that 36 per cent of the 884 million people in rural India are illiterate. This is higher …
The price of gram flour (baisin) has touched new peak of Rs120 from Rs90-93 per kg last month in Pakistan owing to its rising demand ahead of the blessed month …
The Indian Muslim Scholars Community once again protested against the efforts made by extremist Hindu groups to besmirch the image of Muslims. They also warned against the consequences of such …
A Pakistani company that has pledged to build a media empire was facing tough criticism Monday after the New York Times said it was earning tens of millions of dollars …
Nearly two-thirds of girl students studying senior intermediate in rural areas of Telangana State in Southern India have to earn to contribute towards their education, a new study on impediments …
Postwar economic recovery in Sri Lanka is expected to moderate in 2015 as investors await clarity on the new administration's plans for governance reform and economic policy, the Asian Development …
Indian farmer Nitin Tarode wants to sell his old bull to help pay for his sister's wedding after his income was hit by patchy rainfall.
Calling for a whole set of structural reforms, the International Monetary Fund has said there is no reason why India could not resume an eight or nine per cent or …
Economy is likely to grow at a faster pace of 7.4 per cent in the current fiscal as against 6.9 per cent in 2013-14, according to government’s advance estimates for …
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