Mixed external signals

Print edition : October 13, 2017

Gold imports have seen a sharp increase in recent months, from $5.08 billion in April-August 2016 to $15.24 during April-August 2017. Photo: AJAY VERMA/REUTERS

At the Haldia Dock Complex at the Kolkata Port Trust, in West Bengal. The trade deficit has widened because of a steep increase in the import bill from $90.5 billion during April-June 2016 to $114.9 during the corresponding period of the current year. Photo: Sanjit DasBloomberg

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