West Asia & North Africa Digest by Ambassador Mahesh Sachdev | May 2022

HIGHLIGHTS • Political Developments • Economic Developments• Bilateral Developments IA) Political Developments: Pan-Regional and Global Issues WANA and Afghanistan: On April 11, Afghan protesters chanted slogans such as “death to Iran” outside the Iranian embassy in Kabul and pelted Iran’s consulate in Herat with rocks. These protests were reacting to the videos allegedly showing Iranian border guards […]

Indian Economy Review by Mr AK Bhattacharya, Editorial Director, Business Standard | May 2022

HIGHLIGHTS RBI Annual Report offers different strokes on economy      Lower RBI dividend for Govt as provisions see a five-fold rise Falling circulation of currency notes of Rs 2000 denomination​​​​​​ Headwind for privatisation as proposals run into trouble Disinvestment receipts look up, set to exceed 2022-23 target Inflation on a rising spree, while industrial […]