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Digital economy can put citizens in control of finance, says UN taskforce

New York: A UN taskforce set up to look into the risks and benefits of the digital economy, has concluded that it could have a transformational impact on sustainable development, and empower citizens, both as taxpayers and investors.

Moody's downgrades India's rating to Baa3. Check how business community reacted

New Delhi/Mumbai/IBNS: For the first time in more than two decades, Moody's Investors Service, which is the bond credit rating business of Moody's Corporation, has downgraded India's rating from 'Baa2' to 'Baa3' besides estimating the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to shrink by 4 per cent.

PM Modi gets back to 'governance agenda', focuses on 'turnaround' in economy

New Delhi/UNI: Under attack on multiple fronts and for the first time facing an onslaught of 'revolts' over CAA and violence in varsity campuses, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has turned focus on economy and on Thursday apparently took charge of Budget making and met various stakeholders including economists, venture capitalists and senior colleagues in the government.

India's retail inflation touches 2.05 pct in January

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IBNS):  India's retail inflation touched 2.05 percent in January 2019 compared with a revised 2.11 percent in December 2018, as per government data released on Tuesday.

Indian government rejects World Bank's HCI report

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IBNS): The Indian government has rejected the  World Bank's Human Capital Index (HCI) findings where it has placed the Asian nation at 115th position out of 157 countries on various parameters.

Argentina seeks quick release of $50bn loan from IMF as inflation soars

Buenos Aires, Aug 30 (IBNS): Argentina has asked for a quick release of $50 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in order to battle its soaring inflation.

Disasters cost billions in agricultural losses, poor farmers bear brunt – UN report

New York, May 16 (JEN): A crowded field of threats that includes drought, floods, animal disease outbreaks and chemical spills are among the disasters costing farmers in the developing world billions of dollars each year, according to a new report from the United Nations agriculture agency.

Bridging gap between relief and development can meet immediate needs, lessen vulnerability – UN chief

New York, Jan 29 (JEN): A surge in conflict-induced needs in Africa and the Middle East, coupled with an increase in climate shocks that pummel the most vulnerable everywhere, have given fresh urgency to calls for the international community to work in a new way that not only ends humanitarian needs but reduces them over time, United Nations Secretary-GeneralAntónio Guterres said Sunday.

Banks should shed reluctance in lending to urban poor as recovery is 98%, says M.Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, June 27 (IBNS) Reiterating the Government’s top priority of eliminating poverty, Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation M.Venkaiah Naidu today urged the commercial banks to shed their reluctance in lending to the urban poor.