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Positive thinking? 74% Indians think country's economic conditions good, says Pew Research

Jul 24, 2015

Positive thinking? 74% Indians think country's economic conditions good, says Pew Research

Pew said there is sign of growing public faith in an economic recovery in some of the largest economies #Economic Revival #Pew Research
US Senate committee votes to ease Cuba travel restrictions

Jul 24, 2015

US Senate committee votes to ease Cuba travel restrictions

The US Senate Appropriations Committee approved a slate of amendments Thursday that open to the door to restoring open travel to Cuba, as well shipping and agricultural financing. #World #US #NewsTracker #Cold War #International relations #Cuba #Economic embargo #Travel restriction
World Bank to probe IFC's role in Vizhinjam port on green concerns

Jul 21, 2015

World Bank to probe IFC's role in Vizhinjam port on green concerns

The "compliance investigation" would be to ascertain whether IFC breached environmental and social (E&S) assessment related norms while giving advisory services for the project. #Business #World Bank #NewsTracker #Adani Group #Gautam Adani #Special Economic Zone #IFC #International Finance Corporation #Vizhinjam port project #Compliance Advisor Ombudsman
Iran deal comfort: RBI has room for surprise rate cut on Aug 4 to beat slowdown blues

Jul 20, 2015

Iran deal comfort: RBI has room for surprise rate cut on Aug 4 to beat slowdown blues

Even though the reason for poor growth lies in absence of investments and slow reforms than monetary policy, a rate cut can certainly offer some positive sentiment to the industries and lower their borrowing costs #Inflation #IIP #Economic growth #corporate earnings #RBI rate cut #Iran Nuclear deal #Growth Revival #monetary policy review
Pakistan left red-faced as China daily confirms downed 'spy' drone was Chinese-made

Jul 19, 2015

Pakistan left red-faced as China daily confirms downed 'spy' drone was Chinese-made

It is a highly embarrassing story for Chinas all-weather ally Pakistan as it goes contrary to what Pakistan has claimed and corroborates the Indian stand. #India #China #ConnectTheDots #Xi Jinping #People's Daily #Chinese Communist Party #S Jaishankar #China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
SECC 2011: Why we are headed for Mandal 2 and more quotas before 2019

Jul 17, 2015

SECC 2011: Why we are headed for Mandal 2 and more quotas before 2019

The vociferous demands for the release of caste data from the 2011 census shows that the OBC population may report a spike, empowering OBC politicians to demand more quotas. We are headed for Mandal 2 #Nitish Kumar #NDA #Mandal Commission #Lalu Prasad #Niti Aayog #Socio-Economic & Caste Census 2011
How much of urban India is poor? Latest estimate puts it at more than one in three persons

Jul 17, 2015

How much of urban India is poor? Latest estimate puts it at more than one in three persons

According to unreleased data from the SECC reported in The Indian Express on Friday, about 35 percent of urban Indian households live below the poverty line. #NewsTracker #Below Poverty Line #Socio Economic Caste Census #Hashim committee
Parliament approves austerity: Rescued Greece, euro will live for now to die another day

Jul 16, 2015

Parliament approves austerity: Rescued Greece, euro will live for now to die another day

The 82-86 billion euro bailout of Greece has essentially managed to kick the can down the road #IMF #euro zone #economic reforms #ECB #Greece debt crisis #Alexis Tsipras #euro summit