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fiscal deficit

Fiscal deficit is the shortfall in a government's income compared with its spending. It is calculated as a percentage of the gross domestic product, or the total spent in excess of the income. More

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  • Additional government borrowing is a key step to break the impasse Oct 20, 2020 12:29 PM IST

    Additional government borrowing is a key step to break the impasse

    The clarity in the government announcement should help in reducing uncertainties and anchoring market sentiment over the coming weeks, especially given the intelligent selection of the maturity buckets for the additional borrowing that enjoy strong demand

  • The reason for the government’s miserly fiscal support Oct 15, 2020 12:01 PM IST

    The reason for the government’s miserly fiscal support

    The IMF’s fiscal monitor estimates India’s overall fiscal deficit to be 13.1 percent of GDP in FY21 and to remain above 10 percent till FY23

  • Combined fiscal deficit of Centre, states may go up to 14% in FY21: Former RBI Governor C Rangarajan Oct 08, 2020 02:29 PM IST

    Combined fiscal deficit of Centre, states may go up to 14% in FY21: Former RBI Governor C Rangarajan

    Speaking at a programme organised by the ICFAI Business School, the former Chairman of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister said banks should neither be timid nor adventurous while lending as the loans of today should not become NPAs of tomorrow.

  • The importance of disinvestment to capital receipts is growing Oct 08, 2020 12:50 PM IST

    The importance of disinvestment to capital receipts is growing

    The unofficial objective of disinvestment since 1991 has always been this: Bridge the gap of fiscal deficit

  • Collective fiscal deficit of 18 states at 40.7% in Q1, revenue deficit soars to 285%: India Ratings Oct 01, 2020 07:08 PM IST

    Collective fiscal deficit of 18 states at 40.7% in Q1, revenue deficit soars to 285%: India Ratings

    Larger states like Maharashtra, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Jharkhand and Odisha did not use the liquidity window at all in the first quarter.

  • Fiscal deficit at August-end at nearly 110% of budget estimates Sep 30, 2020 06:13 PM IST

    Fiscal deficit at August-end at nearly 110% of budget estimates

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has assured repeatedly that there will be no compromise on capital expenditure by the centre and the state-owned companies. However, data showed that the centre’s capital expenditure of Rs 22,598 crore in August was the lowest among all months so far this year

  • CAG report on government finances slams Centre for 'unrealistic assessment of financial resources' Sep 25, 2020 02:51 PM IST

    CAG report on government finances slams Centre for 'unrealistic assessment of financial resources'

    Actual revenue receipts fell short of the RE by Rs 1.86 lakh crore (9.35 percent). As a result of this shortfall, despite compression of revenue expenditure as compared to the RE by Rs 1.42 lakh crore (5.94 percent), the actual revenue deficit was higher than anticipated by Rs 43,440 crore, CAG has found

  • Central government spending lost momentum in July Sep 01, 2020 10:37 AM IST

    Central government spending lost momentum in July

    The fiscal deficit during the first four months of the current fiscal year is 50 percent more than in the same period last year

  • Fiscal deficit to touch 7% in FY21, says Brickwork Ratings as tax collection hit by lockdown Aug 30, 2020 10:40 PM IST

    Fiscal deficit to touch 7% in FY21, says Brickwork Ratings as tax collection hit by lockdown

    On the other hand, there is a sharp increase in expenditure (by 13.1 percent) due to additional spending incurred to save lives and livelihoods and to provide stimulus under the 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' programme.

  • Soaring fiscal deficit may force govt to go for debt monetisation Aug 24, 2020 04:27 PM IST

    Soaring fiscal deficit may force govt to go for debt monetisation

    Economists and experts expect the fiscal deficit to touch 7 percent of GDP in the current financial year.

  • Chart of the Day | The central government boosted spending in the June quarter in spite of the pandemic Aug 03, 2020 11:15 AM IST

    Chart of the Day | The central government boosted spending in the June quarter in spite of the pandemic

    Lower revenues and higher expenditure led to a much higher deficit, supporting growth

  • India's fiscal deficit touches 83.2% of annual target in April-June quarter Jul 31, 2020 04:50 PM IST

    India's fiscal deficit touches 83.2% of annual target in April-June quarter

    Net tax receipts were 1.35 trillion rupees ($18.05 billion), while total expenditure was 8.16 trillion rupees, the data showed, indicating the government was front-loading its spending to combat the impact of the coronavirus.

  • India Ratings expect Centre’s fiscal deficit to shoot up to 7.6% in FY21; twice budget target Jul 17, 2020 08:48 PM IST

    India Ratings expect Centre’s fiscal deficit to shoot up to 7.6% in FY21; twice budget target

    India Ratings and Research Chief Economist DK Pant said the pandemic hit at a time when the Indian economy was already experiencing a slowdown due to weakness in consumption demand

  • The other side of fiscal deficits Jun 30, 2020 08:47 AM IST

    The other side of fiscal deficits

    A continued and substantial general fiscal deficit is required to satisfy the domestic private sector’s desire for financial security

  • The essence of modern money Jun 01, 2020 09:47 AM IST

    The essence of modern money

    The Government of India must run a deficit and accumulate debt so that private sector desire for secure and risk-free savings can be met

  • Tryst with destiny, planning and deficit financing May 22, 2020 07:24 PM IST

    Tryst with destiny, planning and deficit financing

    The Indian government has been able to wean itself off its addiction to deficit financing from the central bank only after liberalisation. Will it now go back to monetising deficits?

  • COVID-19 | Helicopter drop of money gets mainstream policy attention May 22, 2020 12:58 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Helicopter drop of money gets mainstream policy attention

    Why doesn’t the RBI print money, hand it over to the government and let it distribute the cash among those who need it the most? The policy toolkit has no levers to deal with economy-wide forced lockdowns for an undefined period of time. It may just be the right time for a helicopter drop of money. For, no one knows how long this slide will last.

  • 3-Point Analysis | Economic stimulus: What’s in it for markets and investors? May 18, 2020 09:37 PM IST

    3-Point Analysis | Economic stimulus: What’s in it for markets and investors?

    A Rs 20 lakh crore economic package did lift sentiment, but as the five-part plan was unveiled it fell woefully short on substance.

  • Fiscal deficit of Centre and states likely to be at 12% of GDP: DBS May 18, 2020 04:55 PM IST

    Fiscal deficit of Centre and states likely to be at 12% of GDP: DBS

    In the case of the Centre, the fiscal gap will increase by 200 bps as earlier this month it hiked market borrowings by a whopping Rs 4.2 lakh crore or 54 percent over the budget estimate to Rs 12 lakh crore, citing the pandemic. Another 80 bps increase will be on account of the fiscal boost.

  • Pakistan's deficit and poverty rate to soar due to coronavirus May 15, 2020 09:44 AM IST

    Pakistan's deficit and poverty rate to soar due to coronavirus

    Pakistan began a phased lifting of its countrywide lockdown last week despite a rising rate of cases – a move pushed primarily by fears of an economic meltdown. The country has reported 35,788 COVID-19 cases and 770 deaths.

  • Fiscal deficit to balloon to 7.9% in FY21: Report May 14, 2020 10:13 PM IST

    Fiscal deficit to balloon to 7.9% in FY21: Report

    The government has announced a cumulative package of Rs 20 lakh crore, which is nearly 10 percent of GDP to provide relief to various segments of the coronavirus-hit economy.

  • Business Insight | How government’s extra Rs 4.2 trillion borrowing will affect you? May 11, 2020 09:51 PM IST

    Business Insight | How government’s extra Rs 4.2 trillion borrowing will affect you?

    Economists say the shortfall in tax revenues this year for the government will be almost 1 percent of GDP, due to weak economic activity.

  • RBI governor Shaktikanta Das says 'very challenging' to meet FY21 fiscal deficit target Apr 27, 2020 03:02 PM IST

    RBI governor Shaktikanta Das says 'very challenging' to meet FY21 fiscal deficit target

    India has spent more than a month in a nationwide lockdown, with its industries shut, to stem the coronavirus pandemic that has caused 26,496 infections and 824 deaths, among 2.97 million cases worldwide.

  • RBI in battle-ready mode, says Shaktikanta Das on liquidity needs of NBFCs Apr 27, 2020 02:06 PM IST

    RBI in battle-ready mode, says Shaktikanta Das on liquidity needs of NBFCs

    Bank boards must clear the policy on offering moratorium on loans; RBI has approved it and the onus now remains on the banks, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das told Cogencis in an interview. Read on for the key highlights

  • Should India worry about its fiscal deficit increasing when its economy is staring into the abyss? Apr 22, 2020 10:19 AM IST

    Should India worry about its fiscal deficit increasing when its economy is staring into the abyss?

    Moody’s says policy space is constrained for countries with existing fiscal challenges

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