EXCHANGE RATES
US DOLLAR: RS. 174.64    UK POUND: RS. 227.94    EURO: RS. 197.37    JAPANESE YEN: RS. 1.56    INDIAN RUPEE: RS. 2.51    SINGAPOREAN DOLLAR: RS. 129.00    AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR: RS. 125.63

EXTERNAL SECTOR

Trade data for the first quarter of this year reflects mixed fortunes in terms of growth rates and performance. Exports were up albeit only by 1.3 percent
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THE CREDIT CYCLE

Private sector credit – classified as credit disbursed by commercial banks to private sector players in sectors such as agriculture, industry and services
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OIL MARKET

This part of the story is always left out. When Alice fell down the rabbit hole, she yelled: ‘Catch me, I’m falling.’ The white rabbit replied: ‘It’s okay Alice,
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ECONOMIC REVIEW

Once a year in April, we’re treated to a recap of what went on in the economy in the prior calendar year from the flagship annual report compiled by the Central
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URBAN ECOSYSTEMS

The history of nations includes the emergence of cities that have been centres of commerce, politics and the arts. But most are also known for the appeal
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M&A ROAD MAP

‘The curse of seven’ dictates that 2017 is poised to be a year of calamity – 1987 is remembered for Black Monday when the Dow Jones shed over 22 percent in
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