A mobile crane carries a container at Thar Dry Port in Sanand in the western state of Gujarat, India. Reuters
India will keep its sugar export subsidies despite complaints to the World Trade Organization (WTO) from rival producers Brazil and Australia, though it will tweak how it provides them, four sources directly involved in the matter said.
Steep drops in auto sales for China and India over recent months are serving as a painful reminder that the world’s two most populous markets are not living up to the earlier heady expectations.
India’s merchandise exports grew 11.02 per cent, on a year-on-year basis in March, to $32.55 billion from $29.32 billion reported for the corresponding month of last year, official data showed on Monday. “Exports in March 2019 were $32.55 billion, as compared to $29.32 billion in March 2018, exhibiting a positive growth of 11.02 per cent,” the Commerce Ministry said.
Mamata Banerjee’s prime ministerial ambitions may have been severely jolted by the violence during the West Bengal elections which has recalled, according to a polling officer, what used to happen in Bihar a decade or so ago. Nor is the latest period of lawlessness the only time when West Bengal has seen such unruliness.
Ratings agencies Fitch and Standard & Poor’s (S&P) downgraded Argentina’s sovereign debt rating, flagging higher chances of a default in the wake of a shock primary election result that plunged the country into its latest economic crisis.
Turkish industrial production fell for the tenth consecutive month in June, data showed, offering few signs of a pick-up in economic growth as domestic demand remains weak after last year’s currency crisis.
Brazil’s decision to sell dollars on the spot market for the first time in a decade is a sign the central bank (CB) is finally willing to reduce its $385 billion pile of foreign exchange (forex) reserves, analysts said.
A flurry of interest rate cuts by the US Federal Reserve and a host of other central banks marks the broadest shift in global monetary policy since the depths of the financial crisis in 2009, analysts at Fitch Ratings said in a report.