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Wednesday, April 25, 2001




Macro Economy

Growth prospects for India quite strong: Unctad
The UN Conference on Trade & Development (Unctad) has said that growth in India will remain relatively strong, though the short-term prospects for the subregion South Asia are ``mixed.''

Unctad counsel on financial restructuring
TRUE to its characteristic penchant for balance, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (Unctad) has come out with salutary counsel in evolving the requisite guidelines for international financial architecture through its latest Trade and Development Report (TDR).

`US slowdown calls for bolder policy'
FOLLOWING a sharp slowdown in the United States, the leading economies have all been heading downwards rather than pulling up strongly, evoking ``considerable downside risks for developing countries'' for 2001, the United Nations Conference on Trade & De velopment (Unctad) has warned.

Inflation Watch
Inflation Watch
THE annual rate of inflation measured in terms of the wholesale price index (WPI) on a point-to-point basis moved up marginally to 4.94 per cent for the latest recorded week ended April 7. In the preceding week it had dropped to 4.87 per cent, thus slipp ing below the five per cent mark after a long interval. The inflation rate had touched a high of 8.57 per cent for the week ended February 10 this year.

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