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  • EXCLUSIVE | Surprised at RBI cutting estimates, still see double-digit growth: Niti Aayog's Rajiv Kumar Jun 04, 2021 07:29 PM IST

    EXCLUSIVE | Surprised at RBI cutting estimates, still see double-digit growth: Niti Aayog's Rajiv Kumar

    In an interview with Moneycontrol, Kumar said that a fiscal stimulus is needed to 'revive animal spirits' of the economy, but added that direct income support would not be the way to do it. “You might see that in the third quarter, people who have reduced their estimates today will be revising them upwards again,” he said.

  • COVID-infected economy needs a cash jab May 28, 2021 08:44 AM IST

    COVID-infected economy needs a cash jab

    Stimulus measures can boost consumption, build the base for durable growth and help set the course for a lower fiscal deficit, going forward

  • Moneycontrol Pro Panorama | Does India need a second fiscal stimulus? Apr 22, 2021 02:41 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Pro Panorama | Does India need a second fiscal stimulus?

    In today's edition: the second wave’s impact on the economy, a blueprint for vaccination success, a hidden gem in the cement sector, China’s impact on gold prices and more

  • When is stimulus too much for markets? Feb 24, 2021 11:30 AM IST

    When is stimulus too much for markets?

    The liquidity surplus raises interesting questions as to whether the beneficial result for markets will compound or, instead, involve volatile contradictions requiring careful active management

  • Budget 2021 boosts confidence in these challenging times Feb 02, 2021 09:39 AM IST

    Budget 2021 boosts confidence in these challenging times

    Given the strong intent demonstrated by policymakers of late, one remains confident of strong fiscal-monetary co-ordination in the coming months to pre-empt any undue pressure on interest rates 

  • Budget 2021 opts for investment, not consumption, boost Feb 02, 2021 08:18 AM IST

    Budget 2021 opts for investment, not consumption, boost

    Food subsidy is projected to go down sharply from the current levels

  • Bond investors turn eyes towards RBI after record borrowing plan Feb 01, 2021 04:54 PM IST

    Bond investors turn eyes towards RBI after record borrowing plan

    Investors hope the RBI will support bond prices after record borrowing programme was unveiled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

  • Farmers' agitation less about content of farm laws, more about lack of trust: Economist Abhijit Banerjee Dec 10, 2020 11:29 PM IST

    Farmers' agitation less about content of farm laws, more about lack of trust: Economist Abhijit Banerjee

    On the issue of loan moratorium, Abhijit Banerjee said that country's policymakers, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in particular, had worked towards ensuring that the banks don’t collapse.

  • Global liquidity trap requires a big fiscal response Nov 03, 2020 11:09 AM IST

    Global liquidity trap requires a big fiscal response

    Central banks have taken unprecedented steps, but now demand needs a lift

  • Interview | There are still certain sectors which may require some interventions, says Finance Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey Nov 02, 2020 07:30 AM IST

    Interview | There are still certain sectors which may require some interventions, says Finance Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey

    The Narendra Modi government is now focused on sector-specific interventions, and is speaking to stakeholders across the board as it prepares its next set of stimulus announcements, Finance Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey told Moneycontrol in an interview.

  • Open to further stimulus, assessing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on FY21: Nirmala Sitharaman Oct 19, 2020 07:27 PM IST

    Open to further stimulus, assessing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on FY21: Nirmala Sitharaman

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also said the Centre would come out with fresh growth and budgetary estimates for the COVID-19 pandemic-hit 2020-21.

  • Interview | Government recognises this is time for fiscal measures: CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian Sep 28, 2020 11:25 AM IST

    Interview | Government recognises this is time for fiscal measures: CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian

    "If you look at international evidence during times of crises, government spending is really crucial, because both consumption and investment which comes from the private sector, go down,” CEA Krishnamurthy Subramanian said.

  • Exclusive | Government set to announce fiscal stimulus package ahead of festive season Sep 25, 2020 11:37 AM IST

    Exclusive | Government set to announce fiscal stimulus package ahead of festive season

    Centre weeks away from announcing measures aimed at boosting demand and creating jobs. Plans include an urban job scheme and a massive infrastructure push.

  • A case for fiscal intervention | Story behind credit numbers Sep 17, 2020 12:39 PM IST

    A case for fiscal intervention | Story behind credit numbers

    Recent data shows that although the government keeps announcing that banks have allotted large shares of money on the lines of packages, this doesn't reflect in the aggregate credit growth numbers. That builds a case for direct fiscal intervention

  • Lower tax may not be bait enough to spur consumption Jul 27, 2020 09:46 AM IST

    Lower tax may not be bait enough to spur consumption

    Future fiscal measures must aim at creating more job/income opportunities

  • Chart of the Day | Asia’s fiscal stimulus response to COVID-19 Jul 23, 2020 10:41 AM IST

    Chart of the Day | Asia’s fiscal stimulus response to COVID-19

    Emerging countries in Asia needed a strong fiscal stimulus to counter the pandemic’s effects. Governments in Asia have come up with different economic responses to tackle the COVID-19

  • Forget fiscal boost -- Government expenditure fell in May Jul 01, 2020 11:09 AM IST

    Forget fiscal boost -- Government expenditure fell in May

    Revenue receipts of central government in April-May less than a third of the same period last year

  • 75 percent of stimulus package is liquidity boosts and guarantees for banks. Will lenders play ball? May 18, 2020 09:14 AM IST

    75 percent of stimulus package is liquidity boosts and guarantees for banks. Will lenders play ball?

    Banks’ reluctance to lend to sectors perceived as risky is unlikely to see a big change following the FM’s announcements

  • Privatisation is a capital idea but won’t be an easy sell May 18, 2020 08:04 AM IST

    Privatisation is a capital idea but won’t be an easy sell

    Privatisation can be a cure not just for the government’s finances but for the companies too. The devil lies in the execution.

  • BIG STORY | Will liquidity infusion of Rs 90,000 crore help discoms? May 14, 2020 03:13 PM IST

    BIG STORY | Will liquidity infusion of Rs 90,000 crore help discoms?

    In this edition of Big Story, Moneycontrol's Sakshi Batra shares her insight on the capital infusion of Rs 90,000 crore announced by the government.

  • Rs 4.2 lakh crore extra borrowing may not be enough for a fiscal stimulus May 11, 2020 09:46 AM IST

    Rs 4.2 lakh crore extra borrowing may not be enough for a fiscal stimulus

    As nominal GDP growth plummets, there is a risk of a huge shortfall  in revenue receipts

  • Is fear of rupee depreciation holding back a fiscal stimulus? Apr 27, 2020 09:37 AM IST

    Is fear of rupee depreciation holding back a fiscal stimulus?

    A Bank of America report analyses whether monetary easing will lead to systemic risk in emerging markets

  • MPC expects more fiscal stimulus; sees current package only as a cushion Apr 14, 2020 08:41 AM IST

    MPC expects more fiscal stimulus; sees current package only as a cushion

    Even if inflation is not an immediate concern, panel also wants to conserve some policy space to boost economy once normal activity resumes

  • The global stimulus bazooka – Why market downside may be limited Apr 13, 2020 08:40 AM IST

    The global stimulus bazooka – Why market downside may be limited

  • MSCI rebalancing suggests money waiting to come in, provided we control the virus Apr 08, 2020 09:49 AM IST

    MSCI rebalancing suggests money waiting to come in, provided we control the virus

    The markets may see a faster recovery this time as central bankers across the globe have moved with unprecedented speed in a synchronised manner to pump in liquidity

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