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Wednesday, July 25, 2001




Macro Economy

1 pc growth in infrastructure sector in Q1
REFLECTING the general slowdown in the economy, the infrastructure index of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce has registered a dismal one per cent growth during the first quarter of the current fiscal, as against 9.3 per cent during April-June 2000.

Demand for rural credit to soar: Study
THE demand for rural short-term credit is likely to be more than treble from Rs 28,000 crore to Rs 86,000 crore a year, over the next five years, according to an expert committee set up by NABARD to study the rural credit system in India.

Foreign Trade
Thailand trade show
AFTER an average of $600 to 800 million worth of bilateral trade in five years since 1995, India and Thailand crossed the $1-billion mark last year, which prompted the two countries to aim for a higher target of $2 billion by 2004.

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