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Freight and fridge sales: Indian economists seek GDP clues amid data doubts

NEW DELHI Surprised again by India's strong official growth statistics, economists are relying increasingly on high-frequency indicators like bank credit and rail freight to gauge the real health of Asia's third-largest economy.

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India's February gold imports surge on pent-up demand - GFMS

MUMBAI India's February gold imports surged to 50 tonnes, up more than 82 percent from a year ago, on pent-up jeweller demand and as retail consumers ramped up purchases for weddings, provisional data from consultancy GFMS showed on Wednesday.

Top News, Budget 2017, 1:30pm IST

TCS says founders to participate in share buyback

MUMBAI Tata Consultancy Services Ltd (TCS), which plans to buy back shares worth up to 160 billion rupees ($2.39 billion), said on Wednesday the founder group of the company intended to participate in the proposed buyback.

Top News, Budget 2017, 7:49pm IST

Gail India awards tender for April LNG shipment - trade sources

MILAN Gail India has awarded a tender for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment delivering in April at a price of around $6 per million British thermal units (mmBtu), traders said.

Top News, Budget 2017, 10:26pm IST

U.S. consumer spending slows; inflation pushes higher

WASHINGTON U.S. consumer spending rose less than expected in January as the largest monthly increase in inflation in four years eroded households' purchasing power, pointing to moderate economic growth in the first quarter.

Budget 2017, 9:06pm IST

Inflation-averse Germans see fastest price rises in 4-1/2 years

BERLIN German inflation, a politically- and emotionally-charged issue for consumers heading for the polls later this year, soared to its highest level in four-and-a-half years in February, bounding past the European Central Bank's euro zone target.

Budget 2017, 8:44pm IST

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