Morgan Stanley expects Budget 2024 to focus on road map for ‘Viksit Bharat’

Global brokerage firm Morgan Stanley expects Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s upcoming Budget to focus on the government’s road map for ‘Viksit Bharat’ by 2047 and spell out the medium-term plan for fiscal consolidation. “With fiscal prudence guiding the overall fiscal policy stance, we expect the focus to remain on capex expenditure over revenue expenditure and … Read more

India’s path to economic success lies in powering service sector: Rajan

Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan called on India to prioritise the enhancement of its service sector over the expansion of manufacturing to achieve sustainable economic growth and create jobs. Speaking at the Annual World Bank Conference on Wednesday, Rajan argued that manufacturing is not the “holy grail” for India’s economic success. … Read more

Delhi Airport disaster raises concern over Modi’s building spree

The deadly roof collapse at India’s busiest airport is the latest in a string of recent infrastructure disasters in the country, raising safety questions as Prime Minister Narendra Modi spends billions of dollars to improve transportation across the country. Officials at Delhi’s airport canceled operations at Terminal 1 after an outdoor metal canopy collapsed during … Read more

RBI holds rates amid food inflation fears

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Friday maintained policy interest rates and its monetary stance for the eighth straight review meeting amid concerns of a likely spike in food prices, but cracks in Monetary Policy Committee widened with two of the six panel members favouring easier money. It also raised the forecast of economic growth … Read more

With 8.2% GDP growth, India remains top mover

India’s economy is estimated to have grown by 8.2% in 2023-24, led by a solid expansion in manufacturing and construction sectors, and a strong push from Jan-March quarter growth, beating expectations and laying a robust foundation for the new govt, which assumes office this month after the polls. The strong numbers will help govt push … Read more

India GDP forecast: UN revises India’s 2024 growth forecast to 6.9%

A strong domestic economy will push India’s growth to 6.9% in 2024 from 6.2% projected earlier, the United Nations said in its latest World Economic Situation and Prospects report’s mid-year update. “India’s economy is forecast to expand by 6.9 per cent in 2024 and 6.6 per cent in 2025,29 mainly driven by strong public investment … Read more