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BTC Climbs Higher Though Fed Speeds Taper; IMF Chief Says Emerging Economy Must Regulate Cryptos

Dec 16, 2021 Outlook Money Team

Crypto Prices Continues to move further up amid mixed volatility; Corrupt Minister Invests in Crypto. IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath said that emerging economies should regulate cryptocurrencies but not ban them.

India's Foreign Exchange Reserves Rise By $1.49 Billion To Touch $641 Billion

Oct 22, 2021 Outlook Business Team

Special drawing rights with International Monetary Fund (IMF) fell by $21 million to reach $19.25 billion in the reporting week. India's reserve position with the IMF rose $6 million to reach $5.23 billion.

IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath To Quit Job, Plans To Return To Harvard University

The 49-year-old prominent Indian-American economist had joined the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the Chief Economist in January 2019.

India’s Recent Economic Reforms Hailed In US: Nirmala Sitharaman

Oct 16, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman currently on her US visit said Joe Biden administration and US corporates have hailed India’s recent economic reforms.

IMF Projects Indian Economy Would Grow At 8.5 Per Cent In 2022

The forecast for the sovereign remains unchanged from its July update. However, the growth forecast is a three per cent drop compared to the 2021 forecast published in April this year.

08 October, 2021

International Monetary Fund Chief Defends Data Rigging Allegations Against Herself

Associated Press (AP)

A report had recently said that the head of the International Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva had a role in rigging data at the World Bank while she was working there.

01 October, 2021

Forex Reserves Descend To $638.65 Billion

Outlook Business Team

The apex bank stated that the fall in reserves was on account of a fall in the foreign currency assets (FCAs) which is a major component of the overall reserves.

27 July, 2021

As Economies Reopen, IMF Forecasts 6% Global Growth This Year

Associated Press (AP)

The United States is expected to register 7% growth this year, a sharp reversal from last year's 3.5% drop and an upgrade from the 6.4% growth the IMF had forecast for 2021 back in April.

10 April, 2021

India Needs To Grow Faster To Overcome Contraction During Covid-19 Pandemic: IMF Deputy Chief Economist


IMF deputy chief economist Petya Koeva Brooks made a strong case for an additional economic stimulus to address the impact of the pandemic on the country's economy.

08 April, 2021

India's Debt To GDP Ratio Increased From 74% To 90% During Covid-19 Pandemic: IMF


Immediate priorities are to continue supporting people and firms, and, in particular, to focus on supporting the most vulnerable.

07 April, 2021

Evidence Of Normalisation Of Economic Activity In India: IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath

Outlook Web Bureau

On Tuesday, the IMF predicted an impressive 12.5 per cent growth rate for India in 2021, stronger than that of China, the only major economy to have a positive growth rate last year during the Covid-19 pandemic.


06 April, 2021

IMF Projects Impressive 12.5% Economic Growth For India In 2021

Outlook Web Bureau

Notably, in 2020, India's economy contracted by a record 8%, the IMF said as it projected an impressive 12.5% growth rate for the country in 2021

26 March, 2021

India's Economy On Path Of Gradual Recovery: IMF


The IMF is scheduled to release its World Economic Outlook on April 6.

09 March, 2021

India Stands Out In Terms Of Vaccine Policy: IMF’s Gita Gopinath

Outlook Web Bureau

Gopinath lauded the Serum Institute of India, saying it produces the most number of vaccines in the world in a regular year

26 January, 2021

Indian Economy To Grow By 11.5% In 2021: IMF

Outlook Web Bureau

This projection of India's massive 11.5% growth rate by IMF has made it the only major economy that's likely to witness double-digit growth in 2021

23 January, 2021

Netizens Take Offence To Big B's Remark Over Gita Gopinath's Beauty; Call It Sexist

Outlook Web Bureau

In an episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati, Amitabh Bachchan commented on Gita Gopinath's beauty, saying her face is so beautiful that nobody would associate her with economy

21 January, 2021

IMF, LSE Studies Differ On Benefits From Modi Government Farm Reforms

Outlook Web Bureau

The IMF feels that the effects largely depend on how the government implements the laws.


15 January, 2021

India's New Farm Laws A Step Forward, Need To Strengthen Social Safety Net: IMF

Outlook Web Bureau

'The measures will enable farmers to directly contract with sellers, allow farmers to retain a greater share of the surplus by reducing the role of middlemen, enhance efficiency and support rural growth', said IMF's Director of Communications.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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