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BT Online
August 2, 2017
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday reduced the policy repo rate by 25 basis points in its third bi-monthly monetary policy review of 2017-18. The current repo rate now stands at 6 per cent.
Reuters
June 15, 2017
In lifting its benchmark lending rate by a quarter percentage point to a target range of 1.00 percent to 1.25 percent and forecasting one more hike this year, the Fed seemed to largely brush off a recent run of mixed economic data.
BT Online
New Delhi, June 7, 2017
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) met today for the second edition of bi-annual policy meeting to review the interest rates.
PTI
New Delhi, June 6, 2017
The status of the economy was discussed at the meeting of the Congress Working Committee (CWC), the highest decision- making body of the main opposition party here.
PTI
Washington, June 6, 2017
Top seven Indian-based outsourcing companies in the US received fewer H-1B visas in 2016 as compared to 2015, and as a group their numbers dropped 37 per cent, according to a new report.
BT Online
May 30, 2017
Terming the low female labor force participation as a serious concern, Junaid Ahmad, World Bank Country Director in India said higher level of women participation in the economy can help propel India closer to double digit growth.
Goutam Das
New Delhi, Edition:June 18, 2017

As automation spreads, millions of jobs could be on the block. What's the way out?

PTI
May 28, 2017
"Severe underemployment" and not unemployment is a more serious problem as a job that needs to be done by one person is often performed by two or more workers, says the government's policy think tank Niti Aayog.
PTI
New Delhi, May 19, 2017
The latest report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India or CAG noted that this took place despite the flagship unemployment allowance scheme having specific guidelines that the money should be deposited directly in the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.
Reuters
May 19, 2017
Asian stocks were mixed early on Friday and the dollar held onto overnight gains made on strong economic data, but investors were cautious due to uncertainties surrounding President Donald Trump after reports he tried to influence a federal investigation.
Reuters
May 8, 2017
The euro hit a six-month high against the dollar on Monday while Asian shares gained and U.S. stock futures briefly touched a record high, on investor relief after centrist Emmanuel Macron comfortably won the French presidential election.
Reuters
May 4, 2017
The U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and downplayed weak first-quarter economic growth while emphasizing the strength of the labour market, in a sign it was still on track for two more rate rises this year.
PTI
May 1, 2017
Ahead of the assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh next year, the Janata Dal (United) today demanded a complete prohibition in the state on the lines of Bihar.
BT Online
New Delhi, April 25, 2017
The RBI Governor's response has come at a time when countries like United States and Australia have tightened their visa immigration policies to ensure their home-grown giants don't outsource instead hire local talents.
BT Online
New Delhi, April 21, 2017
Ever since Donald Trump filed his nomination for US Presidential election, he has been talking about 'Make America Great Again'. And, at the centre of his campaign was his commitment to bring back jobs that America lost to developing countries.
PTI
New Delhi, April 21, 2017
The comments assume significance in the wake of Indian companies, specially IT services providers, getting concerned over protectionism by the US and several other countries.
PTI
Melbourne, April 20, 2017
Announcing sweeping changes to Australia's citizenship laws, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday unveiled tighter requirements for new applicants, a move that follows the scrapping of the 457 visa program for foreign workers.
PTI
April 19, 2017
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has indicated that he would take up the visa issue with the US authorities during his visit to America.
PTI
Melbourne, April 18, 2017
Australia today abolished a visa programme used by over 95,000 temporary foreign workers, majority of them Indians, to tackle the growing unemployment in the country.
PTI
New York, March 21, 2017
India ranked a low 122 on a list of the world's happiest countries published under a UN initiative, dropping four slots from last year and coming behind China, Pakistan, Nepal and Iraq. The World Happiness Report 2017, which ranked 155 countries by their happiness levels, ranked Norway as the happiest country in the world.
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