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  • How Jaitley`s Budget gave a fillip to JDAs in real estate

    How Jaitley's Budget gave a fillip to JDAs in real estate   

    Joint Development Agreements were the lifeblood of the sector till the 2008 financial crisis.

    28 Feb 2017, 10.35 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Growth overstated due to lack of informal sector data: Sen

    Growth overstated due to lack of informal sector data: Sen   

    In a panel discussion on CNBC-TV18, Pronab Sen, Former Chief Statistician of India said that formal sector data is used as a proxy to estimate the informal sector data, hence even though the informal sector was hit harder due to d...

    28 Feb 2017, 10.28 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • EC bars CSO from releasing state-specific data during polls

    EC bars CSO from releasing state-specific data during polls  

    The CSO, which released the quarterly GDP figures today, has been barred by the Election Commission from releasing any state-specific data during the ongoing assembly elections lest it should influence voting pattern.

    28 Feb 2017, 9.02 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • India Inc pitches for reforms as economy grows 7% in Q3

    India Inc pitches for reforms as economy grows 7% in Q3  

    With the GDP growing by 7 percent in the third quarter, India Inc said the economy is getting back on track yet reforms are needed to revive investments and push demand hit by note ban.

    28 Feb 2017, 8.38 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Cibil pegs MSME bad loans at Rs 55K-cr,launches score for them

    Cibil pegs MSME bad loans at Rs 55K-cr,launches score for them  

    Warning that the banking industry is staring at a potential stress of nearly Rs 55,000 crore in its MSME exposure, Transunion-Cibil today launched a ranking for small businesses to take care of "information asymmetry".

    28 Feb 2017, 8.14 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Banks stare at heavy treasury losses in Q4 as yields soar

    Banks stare at heavy treasury losses in Q4 as yields soar  

    Banks' heavy investments into G- secs since the note-ban may turn out to be a bad call as they await a treasury shock in the current quarter following the 45 -50 bps spike in bond yields.

    28 Feb 2017, 8.14 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Will offer views on spectrum auction when govt asks: TRAI

    Will offer views on spectrum auction when govt asks: TRAI  

    Regulator TRAI today said it will be "happy" to give its recommendations to the government on spectrum auctions, including timing and pricing aspects, as and when the matter is referred to it.

    28 Feb 2017, 8.14 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Arun Jaitley holds meetings with UK investors

    Arun Jaitley holds meetings with UK investors  

    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today held a series of meetings with UK investors as he projected India as one of the bright spots for investments amid global economic slowdown.

    28 Feb 2017, 8.14 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • TFA will bring down costs for exporters: CBEC

    TFA will bring down costs for exporters: CBEC  

    Implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will bring down the cost of exporters by up to Rs 15,000 per 40 equivalent units (TEU) of container, a senior Central Board for Excise ...

    28 Feb 2017, 7.46 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Useful exchanges with China during Strategic Dialogue: India

    Useful exchanges with China during Strategic Dialogue: India  

    India and China had "open and useful" exchanges on Afghanistan, counter-terrorism and nuclear issues during their recent Strategic Dialogue and felt talks should continue in cases where they failed to find a common ground, the...

    28 Feb 2017, 7.32 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Expect Q4 numbers to reflect the impact of demonetisation: Ghosh

    Expect Q4 numbers to reflect the impact of demonetisation: Ghosh   

    "Possibly we could see some impact in Q4 numbers, they could be a little lower than Q3 numbers. We are not going to revise the projections because we are at 6.6 percent [GDP growth] for the full year and I think the fourth quarter...

    28 Feb 2017, 7.23 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • India should repeal retrospective taxation law: UKIBC

    India should repeal retrospective taxation law: UKIBC  

    UK India Business Council (UKIBC) CEO Richard Heald said the residual issues of retrospective tax still impact external perceptions of India as an investment environment.

    28 Feb 2017, 7.12 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Ind-Ra cuts FY17 growth estimates of cement sector to 3-3.5%

    Ind-Ra cuts FY17 growth estimates of cement sector to 3-3.5%  

    India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has revised downwards growth estimates for the cement sector to 3-3.5 percent from 4-6 percent for 2016-17 citing "a blip in demand due to demonetisation".

    28 Feb 2017, 6.44 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Cement industry likely to grow at 4-5% in FY18: Rating firm

    Cement industry likely to grow at 4-5% in FY18: Rating firm  

    India Ratings and Research said the growth will be driven largely by the demand stemming from infrastructure activities and a revival in housing requirements in rural areas.

    28 Feb 2017, 6.30 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Why insurance customers have been smiling for the past 4 years

    Why insurance customers have been smiling for the past 4 years  

    The industry was combating low premium growth and high customer grievances when TS Vijayan took over as chief of the country's insurance regulator in February 2013. A lot has changed since then.

    28 Feb 2017, 6.09 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Core sector output slows to 3.4% in Jan as note ban takes a toll

    Core sector output slows to 3.4% in Jan as note ban takes a toll   

    Cement was the most telling example, with output declining 13.3 percent from a fall of 8.7 percent in December as the construction industry was badly affected by demonetisation.

    28 Feb 2017, 6.05 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • GDP surprises, grows 7% in Oct-Dec; full year estimates at 7.1%

    GDP surprises, grows 7% in Oct-Dec; full year estimates at 7.1%  

    While the projections have surprised many experts, the CSO has actually forecast a greater slide in gross value added (GVA), suggesting that deceleration is sharper than what the headline GDP growth numbers suggest

    28 Feb 2017, 5.59 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Fiscal Deficit: April-Jan deficit at 105% of FY17 estimate, at Rs 5.64 lakh cr

    Fiscal Deficit: April-Jan deficit at 105% of FY17 estimate, at Rs 5.64 lakh cr   

    The fiscal deficit for April top January period came at 5.64 lakh crore as against Rs 5.32 lakh crore year-on-year (YoY). The fiscal deficit for the period is 105.7 percent of the FY17 Budget estimate.

    28 Feb 2017, 5.12 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Citi unveils chat and video calling for wealthy clients

    Citi unveils chat and video calling for wealthy clients  

    In a first, foreign bank Citi will now allow an in-app chat, audio and video call facility for its CitiGold wealth customers to interact with their relationship managers and experts.

    28 Feb 2017, 5.02 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Cabinet nod soon on surplus coal availability policy: Secy

    Cabinet nod soon on surplus coal availability policy: Secy  

    The coal ministry will very soon seek Cabinet approval for a proposed policy that will ensure surplus availability of coal for power plants across the country, a top official said today.

    28 Feb 2017, 4.18 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Bank strike may hit transactions over Rs 1 lakh cr: Assocham

    Bank strike may hit transactions over Rs 1 lakh cr: Assocham  

    "The all India bank strike might also impact deployment of gross bank credit worth up to Rs 1,600 crore," said DS Rawat, Secretary General of Assocham.

    28 Feb 2017, 4.00 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Positives of note ban to be felt from April: Finance Ministry

    Positives of note ban to be felt from April: Finance Ministry  

    The states and the Centre have "converged on all areas of differences" over the Goods and Services Tax and the indirect tax reform will be implemented from July 1, unleashing the growth potential of the economy.

    28 Feb 2017, 3.52 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Banking sector may recover very marginally from low base: S&P

    Banking sector may recover very marginally from low base: S&P  

    The rating agency said the pace of new non-performing loan creation is likely to abate somewhat over next 12 months.

    28 Feb 2017, 3.50 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • OECD backs demonetisation, projects FY17 GDP growth at 7%

    OECD backs demonetisation, projects FY17 GDP growth at 7%  

    The Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has supported India’s demonetisation drive, asserting that immediate impact of the move on Indian economy will be transient.

    28 Feb 2017, 3.36 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Govt planning series of pilot projects using coal: Official

    Govt planning series of pilot projects using coal: Official  

    Once the projects are successful, government will push for commercial use of technology for utilisation of country's huge coal reserves, Coal Secretary Susheel Kumar said.

    28 Feb 2017, 3.28 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • Railway capex stepped up under NDA govt, says Suresh Prabhu

    Railway capex stepped up under NDA govt, says Suresh Prabhu   

    "The Railways have done something exceptional in the last two and a half years. Of the Rs 3.5 lakh crore of capital expenditure undertaken, a substantial part of it has been raised outside the Budget," said Suresh Prabhu.

    28 Feb 2017, 3.14 pm  |  Source: CNBC-TV18

  • Positives note ban to be felt from April: Finance Ministry

    Positives note ban to be felt from April: Finance Ministry  

    The states and the Centre have "converged on all areas of differences" over the Goods and Services Tax and the indirect tax reform will be implemented from July 1, unleashing the growth potential of the economy.

    28 Feb 2017, 3.00 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • UPA loan waiver scheme did not help farmers: Radha Mohan Singh

    UPA loan waiver scheme did not help farmers: Radha Mohan Singh  

    "The loan waiver scheme of the UPA government did not benefit the common farmers and it has been proved through the audit report that rules were changed to help people close to them (those who were part of the UPA)," Singh told ne...

    28 Feb 2017, 3.00 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • OECD cuts India growth to 7%, says India a star performer

    OECD cuts India growth to 7%, says India a star performer  

    The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) had in February last year projected the country's economy to expand at 7.4 percent in 2016-17.

    28 Feb 2017, 2.22 pm  |  Source: PTI

  • EXCLUSIVE: FDI norms may be eased for multi-brand retail, commodity markets

    EXCLUSIVE: FDI norms may be eased for multi-brand retail, commodity markets  

    As reported in Moneycontrol on Monday, the government may allow limited sale of beauty and personal care products in global giants' food retail outlets as part of plans to ease rules for multinationals to open stores in the countr...

    28 Feb 2017, 1.42 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

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