It is on expected lines considering that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is looking to shore up its popularity following its loss of three strongholds in agrarian states at the November/December 2018 state legislative assembly elections, it stated.
"As on 28.01.2019, anti-dumping duty is in force on 99 products imported from China," Minister of State for Commerce and Industry C R Chaudhary said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
The production, is however, estimated to decline to 307 lakh tonnes in 2018-19 marketing year (October-September) from record 325 lakh tonnes in the previous year, Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said in a statement.
Key sectors that received maximum foreign investment during the first six months of the fiscal include services (USD 4.91 billion), computer software and hardware (USD 2.54 billion), telecommunications (USD 2.17 billion), trading (USD 2.14 billion), chemicals (USD 1.6 billion), and automobile industry (USD 1.59 billion).
"The FDI policy on e-commerce has remained unchanged. Better enforcement of this policy will contribute significantly to growth of this sector over medium and long term," he said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.
The Fed has been raising rates since December 2015, including four times last year, to a current range of 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent.
Central banks seem to have no idea how to get back to normal conditions. It’s back to business for risk assets.
Expensive valuations of FMCG companies make them vulnerable to even small shocks. The implementation of the revised FDI guidelines by e-commerce companies could disrupt sales growth in the near term.
The Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services and its subsidiaries have defaulted on many debt instruments in the past few months due to insufficient funds.
At present, the permissible limit for an insurer to hold stake in any listed entity is 15 percent.
Jaitley said it is not as if "suddenly in five years the productivity levels in India have gone up that all organisations are now running with half their staff. The empirical evidence is to the contrary."
As per the budget document tabled in Parliament on February 3, the revised expenditure (RE) for the textile ministry has been pegged at Rs 6,943.26 crore during 2018-19.
CIL, IDBI, BHEL, GAIL, PNB, Cipla and Lupin are among the major corporates scheduled to announce their results this week.
Oil PSUs had proposed an investment of Rs 89,335 crore in the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, but will end up investing Rs 94,438 crore.
Observing that Indian government's debt is "stubbornly high" as a percentage of GDP, Moody's Investors Service Managing Director, Sovereign Risk Group, Gene Fang said it could be brought down only if the Centre sticks to the fiscal consolidation path.
In his budget speech on February 1, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal announced 'Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi' (PM-KISAN) scheme under which Rs 6,000 per year would be provided to farmers holding cultivable land of up to 2 hectare.
Startup India initiative aims at fostering entrepreneurship and promoting innovation by creating an ecosystem that is conducive to growth of budding entrepreneurs.
The gross market borrowing for FY20 has come in slightly higher at Rs 7.1 lakh crore, compared to the market expectation of around Rs 6.5 lakh crore.
To woo distressed farmers ahead of the general elections, the Centre has announced direct income support of Rs 6,000 per year to those holding cultivable land up to two hectare.
While Oriental Bank of Commerce has been removed from PCA, RBI has clarified that the government has infused sufficient capital in the entity, bringing net NPA to less than 6 percent.
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Karun Rishi, president of USA-India Chamber of Commerce said the interim Budget was pro farmers and middle class.
Nitish Kumar welcomed provisions like an annual assistance of Rs 6,000 to farmers and Rs 3,000 monthly pension to those employed in the unorganised sector.
Funds allocated for inland waterways was at Rs 891.13 crore (revised estimate) in 2018-19, which has been reduced to Rs 757 crore for 2019-20.
The minister said the Congress "should not shed crocodile tears... for farmers"