Gross Domestic Product: News

23 Aug 2023

Xi Jinping

Xi Jinping's mysterious absence at BRICS Business Forum raises questions

Chinese President Xi Jinping's "unexplained" absence from a scheduled key speech at the BRICS Business Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa, has sparked rumors about his health and political standing.

India's current account deficit shrinks sharply to 0.2% of GDP

India's current account deficit (CAD) fell to $1.3 billion or 0.2% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2022-23, per the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

17 Jun 2023

Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lankan president to visit India, may seek financial support 

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe is set to visit India on July 21 for the first time since the country's political chaos and economic crisis last year.

15 Jun 2023

New Zealand

New Zealand slips into recession, currency drops

As per the government data published on Thursday, New Zealand reported a 0.1% drop in gross domestic product (GDP) in the first quarter, as its central bank decided to embark on one of the most aggressive rate hike cycles in the world.

08 Jun 2023


Eurozone enters recession after GDP contracts for second consecutive quarter

After defying predictions of recession multiple times, the eurozone economy finally slipped into a technical recession in the first quarter of 2023.

25 May 2023


Germany enters recession after a second consecutive GDP contraction

Germany, the biggest economy in Europe, shrunk in the first quarter of 2023 compared to the previous three months. The gross domestic product (GDP) fell 0.3%, thereby marking the country's entry into recession.

17 May 2023


India to become world's fastest-growing economy in 2024: UN

India's economic growth is expected to be the fastest in the world in 2024 amid economic challenges faced by other South Asian nations, a new report by United Nations (UN) said.

01 Mar 2023


Moody's is bullish on India's growth despite the declining GDP

Despite a slowdown in GDP growth in the third quarter of FY23, Moody's Investor Service has upped India's economic growth estimate for 2023.

28 Feb 2023


India's Q3 GDP growth declines to 4.4% amid high inflation

India's GDP (gross domestic product) growth for the third quarter of the current fiscal slowed down. Per data released by the National Statistical Organization (NSO), the GDP growth for Q3 FY23 came in at 4.4%, compared to 6.3% in Q2.

01 Feb 2023

Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Budget 2023-24: Here are the key highlights

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget for the fiscal year 2023-24 on Wednesday.

01 Feb 2023

Union Budget

Will Union Budget 2023 boost Indian economy, what to expect

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will present the Union Budget 2023 today at 11 am.

17 Jan 2023


China's economy grows 3% in 2022, second-lowest in nearly 50yrs

China's economy in 2022 grew at the second slowest rate in nearly 50 years, raising concerns about the impact of the downturn on the global market, AFP reported.

11 Jan 2023

Adani Ports

World's biggest ship skips India amid lack of port infrastructure

The world's biggest ship, Ever Alot, couldn't dock in India as most coastal harbors aren't deep enough to handle vessels that huge.

06 Dec 2022

World Bank

India's economy 'resilient,' to grow 6.9% in FY23: World Bank

Upgrading India's gross domestic product (GDP) forecast from 6.5% to 6.9% for the current fiscal year, the World Bank on Tuesday termed India's economy as "more resilient" than 10 years ago.

09 Nov 2022

Indian Economy

India will be third-largest economy by 2027, Morgan Stanley predicts

The future of the Indian economy seems promising as the global financial services giant Morgan Stanley predicted that the country will become the world's third-largest economy by 2027.

Amid global economic slowdown, India is in bright spot: IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) claimed on Tuesday that India's economic growth was improving despite the global economic slowdown.

'2023 will feel like recession,' warns IMF amid economic downturn

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned on Tuesday that global growth may see a further drop in 2023 as economies worldwide struggle to deal with the Russia-Ukraine crisis fallout, AFP reported.

Monetary policy: RBI hikes repo rate by 50bps to 5.9%

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiked the repo rate by 50 basis points (bps) to 5.9% on Friday, Governor Shaktikanta Das announced.

17 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to unveil much-awaited National Logistics Policy today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to launch the new National Logistics Policy (NLP) on Saturday.

03 Sep 2022


India is world's fifth-largest economy, but has to outperform UK

In a significant achievement, India has surpassed the United Kingdom (UK) to claim the position of the 5th largest economy in the world, International Monetary Fund (IMF) said.

08 Jun 2022


India nosedives to finish last in Environment Performance Index

India has fallen behind the rest of the world in terms of environmental performance.

RBI maintains lending rates; 7.8% GDP growth projected in 2022-23

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept the repo rate unchanged at 4% for the 10th time in a row in its monetary policy review meeting on Thursday.

No plans to print currency notes: Sitharaman on economic crisis

The government has no plan to print currency notes to tide over the current economic crisis triggered by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman informed Parliament on Monday.

31 May 2021

Indian Economy

Amid COVID-19 outbreak, India's GDP contracts 7.3% in FY2020-21

As the second wave of COVID-19 has disrupted regular life, India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted 7.3% in the financial year 2020-21, data shared by the government showed on Monday.

26 Feb 2021


India exits recession, GDP grows 0.4% for Q3 2020-21

India's economy grew by 0.4% in the third quarter of the financial year 2020-21, government data released on Friday showed.

26 Feb 2021


Sensex ends 1,939 points lower; NIFTY below 14,600

Domestic equity markets witnessed a strong downward trend on Friday, mirroring losses in other global markets.

07 Jan 2021


India's 2020-21 GDP to shrink 7.7%, biggest contraction since 1952

India's economy is estimated to contract 7.7% in the fiscal year 2020-21, according to the first advance estimates released by the National Statistical Office (NSO), the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation (MoSPI).

09 Dec 2020


World may lose $11.5 trillion due to COVID-19, says study

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economy may lose $11.5 trillion, including $5 trillion to $5.6 trillion in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a study has suggested.

26 Nov 2020


Climate change may cost Indian GDP $200bn by 2030: Report

The worsening effects of climate change may pose a massive risk of $200 billion to India's GDP (gross domestic product) by 2030, revealed a report by McKinsey Global Institute (MGI).

In a first, India enters technical recession, says RBI

India likely entered into a technical recession for the first time in its history at the end of the first half of 2020-21, according to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

31 Aug 2020

World Economy News

India's GDP contracts by 23.9%; first contraction in 40+ years

India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) slipped by a sharp 23.9% in the first quarter (April-June) of the fiscal year 2020-21, according to data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO). This marks the first contraction in more than 40 years.

28 Feb 2020

Economic Survey

India's GDP growth rises to 4.7% in October-December quarter

India recorded a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate of 4.7% in the third quarter of the fiscal year 2019-2020, according to government data released on Friday.

29 Nov 2019

World Economy News

India's GDP growth falls to 4.5%, lowest in 6.5 years

The Centre released India's gross domestic product for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2019-20.

02 Sep 2019

World Economy News

India's manufacturing growth down to 15-month low in August: Report

Amid economic slowdown, India also witnessed a dip in manufacturing activity, which reached a 15-month low in August, as demand and output grew at the slowest rate in a year, a private survey reported today.

05 Dec 2018


RBI leaves repo rate unchanged at 6.5% second-time in row

The Reserve Bank of India today left the repo rate unchanged while maintaining the stance of "calibrated tightening" of policy. The key rate remains unchanged at 6.5%.

02 Dec 2018


RBI likely to keep interest rate unchanged on December 5

The Reserve Bank is likely to maintain status quo on interest rate in the upcoming monetary policy review on December 5 despite moderation in economic growth and easing inflation, suggested experts.

01 Dec 2018

Tamil Nadu

Chidambaram pokes fun at BJP for celebrating GDP data

Congress leader P Chidambaram poked fun at the BJP today over the GDP growth data, saying it did not warrant any jubilation by the ruling party.

31 May 2018

Baba Ramdev

Business Roundup: Here are today's top 5 business news

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28 Feb 2018


India back as world's fastest growing economy in December quarter

The Indian economy grew at 7.2% in the October-December period, restoring its status as the world's fastest-growing major economy. The growth reflects overall recovery due to good show by agriculture, manufacturing, construction sectors.

26 Feb 2018


India's December quarter GDP growth likely to be 7%: Report

According to a recent report by Morgan Stanley, India's economic recovery is expected to have gathered momentum and GDP growth for the December quarter is likely to have accelerated to 7 percent.

14 May 2017


CSO modifies base year for IIP, adds relevant items

The new base year for all-India Index of Industrial Production (IIP) has been revised from 2004-05 to 2011-12.

01 Feb 2017


Understanding the Union Budget

The Union Budget is the annual financial statement mandated under Article 112 of India's Constitution. From this year, the Budget will be presented on Feb 1.

25 Oct 2016


India's economy to grow 8%, agriculture 4%

Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal said India's economy would grow 8% this fiscal while agricultural growth is expected to grow over 4%.

07 Oct 2016


Conflicts straying Pakistan from critical socio-economic issues

India and Pakistan are facing some serious tensions primarily due to the recent conflicts along the border.

03 Aug 2016


Erratic rains but food grain output up

Shortage of water in reservoirs and rainfall playing spoil-sport didn't adversely impact food-grain production.