World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday October 4, 2015
Greece's former interior minister Nikos Voutsis was elected parliament speaker on Sunday as lawmakers geared up for a crucial debate on the Syriza government's reform programme.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday September 22, 2015
Chinese President Xi Jinping added his voice today to officials trying to reassure the world that the government was still firmly committed to financial reform following criticism of its intervention to steady rocky markets and boost growth.
India News | Reuters | Friday September 18, 2015
The government is preparing a rescue package for power utilities that owe crores of rupees, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi must first convince states to make politically hard choices as he seeks a victory for reforms needed to galvanise the economy.
Thomson Reuters | Thursday September 17, 2015
Indian policymakers highlighted the resilience of Asia's third-largest economy on Thursday.
Thomson Reuters | Sunday September 6, 2015
Financial leaders from the world's 20 biggest economies agreed on Saturday to step up reform efforts to boost disappointingly slow growth, saying reliance on ultra-low interest rates would not be enough to accelerate economic expansion.
Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 18, 2015
Moody's earlier on Tuesday lowered India's growth forecast to 7 per cent for 2015, from 7.5 per cent projected earlier. It cited lack of reforms as one of the main reasons.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 14, 2015
Spain must stay the course on economic reforms if it wants to generate growth and reduce its sky-high unemployment rate, ahead of a year-end general election, the International Monetary Fund said Friday.
Cheat Sheet | Reported by Sunil Prabhu; Edited by Amit Chaturvedi | Wednesday August 12, 2015
The Congress today stalled a last-minute attempt by the Modi government to pass the Goods and Service Tax bill, aimed at creating one of the world's largest single markets and driving economic growth. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said the government will push for the GST bill tomorrow.
India News | NDTV.com | Monday August 3, 2015
The government has reportedly decided to withdraw virtually all the changes it had made to an existing law on how to acquire farm land for industry after it failed completely at being able to push through the centerpiece of its economic reform agenda. It will now be upto individual states to pass their own laws for business-friendly land reforms.
World News | Reuters | Thursday July 23, 2015
Greece's new bail-out deal imposes a stiff dose of budget rigour and market deregulation which critics say few leaders of Western Europe's biggest nations have dared serve their own voters.
India News | Reported by Sandeep Phukan (With inputs from Reuters) | Friday July 17, 2015
In a big blow to an ambitious economic reform agenda, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has indicated it may have to row back on a land bill amid fierce parliamentary opposition.
World News | Reuters | Friday June 19, 2015
Hong Kong's leader extended an olive branch of economic stimulus to the city a day after lawmakers vetoed a Beijing-backed electoral reform package, a move economists warned could undermine business in the Asian financial hub.
Thomson Reuters | Wednesday June 10, 2015
Wall Street surged in late morning trading on Wednesday after a Bloomberg report that Germany may be satisfied with Greece committing to at least one economic reform in return for aid.
Thomson Reuters | Tuesday June 9, 2015
European Union officials on Tuesday swiftly dismissed new Greek promises of economic reform, saying the proposals were not enough to unlock funds that Athens urgently needs to avoid defaulting on its debts.
Thursday May 28, 2015
Industrialist Adi Godrej on Wednesday said the Narendra Modi government is "clearly on the path of reform and if the Goods and Services Tax (GST) comes into effect next April, India could see a GDP growth of over 10 per cent.
India News | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 22, 2015
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley acknowledged on Friday that the government could miss its deadline to implement a key tax law amid criticism of the pace of economic reforms after a year in office.
Thomson Reuters | Monday May 11, 2015
Rating agency Moody's on Monday said credit conditions are likely to improve for rated Indian corporates over the next 12-18 months on the back of an upturn in economic activities, government's reform push and transmission of monetary easing.
Thomson Reuters | Saturday May 9, 2015
China will increase its healthcare subsidies by 19 per cent this year as part of efforts to deepen social reforms and strengthen safety nets, the government said on Saturday.
Wednesday May 6, 2015
A major tax reform cleared a key hurdle in parliament on Wednesday, when the Lok Sabha passed a bill to replace a patchwork of levies by the central and state governments with a single nationwide sales tax.
World News | Reuters | Sunday April 26, 2015
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev was set to renew his 26-year grip on power on Sunday, offering the multi-ethnic Central Asian state economic and social stability in return for what rights groups call systematic suppression of opposition.
Thomson Reuters | Saturday April 25, 2015
Parliament began debating the Goods and Service Tax (GST) on Friday that seeks to transform the country into a common market, but experts said compromises made to enlist the support of states risked diluting the impact of the biggest tax reform in decades.
Friday April 17, 2015
The 2010 reforms, a doubling of IMF funding and a reallocation of voting power to boost China and other up-and-coming economic powers.
Thursday April 9, 2015
The CEA also expressed hope that the rating agency will upgrade India's rating from 'Baa3' currently. It signifies the lowest investment grade -- just a notch above 'junk' status.
India News | Reuters | Thursday March 12, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi passed his first major economic reform almost a year after coming to power, as Parliament voted late on Thursday to allow more foreign investment in the insurance sector.