Tag Archives: Economy

  • IMF downgrade of growth outlook ups pressure on India’s Modi

    A decision by the International Monetary Fund to downgrade its economic growth forecast for India is adding to pressure on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his policies. ...

  • China birth rate hits lowest level since 1949

    China's birth rate dropped last year to its lowest level since the Communist country was founded in 1949, adding to concerns that an ageing society and shrinking workforce will pile pressure on a slowing economy. ...

  • India’s economic growth slows, pressure on Modi to speed up reforms

    India’s annual economic growth slowed to 4.5% in the July-September quarter, its weakest pace since 2013, putting pressure on PM Modi to speed up reforms as five rate cuts by the central bank have failed to boost investments. ...

  • Saudi prince says war with Iran would gut world economy

    Saudi Arabia's crown prince said in an interview aired Sunday that war with Iran would devastate the global economy and he prefers a non-military solution to tensions with his regional rival ...

  • NS Venkataraman USA-China trade war: Who will have the last laugh?

    The world is watching how China and the US will deal with their trade issues, which could well determine the future of global trade relations and the overall global geo-political scenario. ...

  • China, US kick off new round of tariffs in trade war

    China and the United States began imposing additional tariffs on each other’s goods on Sunday, the latest escalation in a bruising trade war, but talks could take place later this month. ...

  • China warns US to stop ‘wrong’ trade actions or face consequences

    China said on Saturday it strongly opposes Washington’s decision to levy additional tariffs on $550 billion worth of Chinese goods and warned the United States of consequences. ...

  • China threatens retaliation for Trump’s planned tariff hike

    China on Friday threatened retaliation if US President Trump’s planned tariff hikes go ahead, while the renewed acrimony between the two biggest global economies sent stock markets tumbling. ...

  • NS Venkataraman China at the crossroads

    China is realizing that economic and trade power has its limits, like Hitler realised that military power has its limits. If China will not alter its aims, it will pay a price before long. ...

  • China’s Xi meets top EU leaders to strengthen ties

    The leaders of China, France, Germany and the EU were set to meet in Paris on Tuesday for "unprecedented" talks on how to improve ties, despite growing jitters over Beijing's massive investm ...