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  • India's economy returns to growth after shrinking for two quarters Feb 26, 2021 09:12 PM IST

    India's economy returns to growth after shrinking for two quarters

    Gross domestic product grew 0.4% in October-December compared with the same period a year earlier, data released by the National Statistics Office on Friday showed. That compared with revised contractions of 7.3% in July-September and 24.4% in April-June.

  • GDP in positive trajectory a promising sign: India Inc Feb 26, 2021 08:59 PM IST

    GDP in positive trajectory a promising sign: India Inc

    After contracting for two quarters in a row, the Indian economy grew by 0.4 per cent in the October-December quarter amid coronavirus pandemic, official data showed on Friday. The gross domestic product (GDP) had expanded by 3.3 per cent in the corresponding period of 2019-20.

  • Q3 GDP data: Manufacturing, construction back in positive territory Feb 26, 2021 07:56 PM IST

    Q3 GDP data: Manufacturing, construction back in positive territory

    A major factor that is taken into account while calculating GDP and GVA is the Index of Industrial Production (IIP).

  • Q3 GDP data: Real estate sector sees improvement in Oct-Dec quarter on rise in demand Feb 26, 2021 07:44 PM IST

    Q3 GDP data: Real estate sector sees improvement in Oct-Dec quarter on rise in demand

    With opening up of the economy in a phased manner, construction activities resumed and this was evidently visible during the last quarter of 2020. Similarly, the leasing activities in commercial real estate and sales and launches in residential segment reflected robust signs of recovery.

  • Investment demand grows in Q3, a five-quarter high Feb 26, 2021 06:42 PM IST

    Investment demand grows in Q3, a five-quarter high

    The 2.6 percent growth in investment demand during October-December is a turnaround from the 6.7 percent contraction seen in the second quarter.

  • Agriculture clocks a growth of 3.9 percent as GDP sees marginal rise Feb 26, 2021 06:02 PM IST

    Agriculture clocks a growth of 3.9 percent as GDP sees marginal rise

    The Agriculture Ministry attributed the increased food grain production to good monsoons last year.

  • Private consumption continued to shrink in Q3, projected to rebound in Q4 Feb 26, 2021 05:56 PM IST

    Private consumption continued to shrink in Q3, projected to rebound in Q4

    In a sign of recovery, demand for loans picked up in January based on Reserve Bank of India data.

  • Economy returns to growth in Q3 after two quarters of contraction Feb 26, 2021 05:46 PM IST

    Economy returns to growth in Q3 after two quarters of contraction

    Growing 0.4 per cent in the October-December quarter of FY21, India's GDP managed to marginally overcome record level contractions that had gripped it over the previous two quarters. But going forward, uncertainties in private consumption and slow growth in manufacturing, key services sectors pushed down FY21's official forecast to an 8 percent contraction.

  • Q3 GDP to register marginal growth after record falls in first half of FY21, economists say Feb 25, 2021 12:33 PM IST

    Q3 GDP to register marginal growth after record falls in first half of FY21, economists say

    While the economy has shrunk by as much as 15.7 per cent in the first half (April-September) period, it needs to register atleast a slight growth to cushion the ongoing contraction and stick to the government's first advance estimate of an overall 7.7 per cent GDP fall for 2020-21, economist and analysts stressed.

  • Government to release Q3 GDP today: 3 things to watch out for Feb 25, 2021 10:50 AM IST

    Government to release Q3 GDP today: 3 things to watch out for

    The National Statistical Office (NSO) will release gross domestic product (GDP) growth estimates for the third quarter (October-December) of 2020-21 on Friday. Here’s what to expect

  • India's GDP may turn positive at 1.3% in December quarter: Report Feb 23, 2021 05:24 PM IST

    India's GDP may turn positive at 1.3% in December quarter: Report

    India posted de-growth of 24 percent and 7.5 percent in GDP in first and second quarters ended June and September 2020, respectively.

  • Corporate loss to GDP ratio near decadal low, will help boost PAT/GDP: ICICI Securities Feb 11, 2021 01:08 PM IST

    Corporate loss to GDP ratio near decadal low, will help boost PAT/GDP: ICICI Securities

    Aggregate consensus PAT of nearly 360 stocks, as per the brokerage firm, is expected to rise from 4.6 trillion in FY20 to 9.6 trillion (about 5 percent of GDP) in FY23 which is a CAGR of 27 percent.

  • GDP growth to bounce back to 10.4% YoY in FY22 - India Ratings Feb 10, 2021 12:34 PM IST

    GDP growth to bounce back to 10.4% YoY in FY22 - India Ratings

    India-Ratings expects the industrial and services sector to grow at 11.5% and 11.4% YoY, respectively, in FY22.

  • Budget 2021 | Government targets gross tax revenue of Rs 22.17 lakh crore in FY22 Feb 01, 2021 01:59 PM IST

    Budget 2021 | Government targets gross tax revenue of Rs 22.17 lakh crore in FY22

    The Centre's net tax revenue for FY22 has been pegged at Rs 15.45 lakh crore. Corporate tax collection for FY22 has been pegged at Rs 5.47 lakh crore, personal income tax at Rs 5.61 lakh crore and revenue from Goods and Services Tax (GST) at Rs 6.3 lakh crore.

  • Budget 2021: FM Nirmala Sitharaman targets FY22 fiscal deficit at 6.8%, expands budget to provide stimulus Feb 01, 2021 12:31 PM IST

    Budget 2021: FM Nirmala Sitharaman targets FY22 fiscal deficit at 6.8%, expands budget to provide stimulus

    For FY21, the revised fiscal deficit estimate now stands at 9.5 percent of the GDP, from a budgeted estimate of 3.5 percent.

  • Economic Survey bats for increase in public spending on healthcare to reduce out-of-pocket expenditure Jan 29, 2021 04:10 PM IST

    Economic Survey bats for increase in public spending on healthcare to reduce out-of-pocket expenditure

    India has one of the highest levels of out-of-pocket expenditure (OOPE) in the world, contributing directly to the high incidence of catastrophic expenditures and poverty.

  • Economic Survey 2021: Significant improvement in access to housing for lowest-income group Jan 29, 2021 03:33 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2021: Significant improvement in access to housing for lowest-income group

    Since 2014-15, construction of approximately 1.94 crore rural houses have been completed, out of which 1.22 crore houses have been constructed under the revamped scheme of PMAY-Gramin

  • Economic Survey 2021 pegs GDP growth at 11% in FY22, backs fiscal expansion to beat slowdown Jan 29, 2021 01:33 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2021 pegs GDP growth at 11% in FY22, backs fiscal expansion to beat slowdown

    The Economic Survey 2020-21 batted for a counter-cyclical fiscal policy, recommended a massive increase in healthcare spending in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and regulator for the sector, and criticised credit rating agencies, saying their assessment does not match India's fundamentals.

  • Fiscal deficit to decline to 6.2% of GDP in FY22 from 7.0% in FY21: India Ratings Jan 28, 2021 01:28 PM IST

    Fiscal deficit to decline to 6.2% of GDP in FY22 from 7.0% in FY21: India Ratings

    Budget 2020 was presented before the countrywide lockdown was imposed in response to the pandemic.

  • India's GDP to contract 8% in FY21: FICCI Survey Jan 26, 2021 03:38 PM IST

    India's GDP to contract 8% in FY21: FICCI Survey

    The annual median growth forecast by the industry body is based on responses from leading economists representing industry, banking and financial services sector. The survey was conducted in January.

  • Better targeting of government spending is crucial Jan 25, 2021 01:41 PM IST

    Better targeting of government spending is crucial

    The government must prioritise spending in areas with strong and quick multiplier effects such as MSMEs, affordable housing, rural economy and infrastructure 

  • Budget 2021: India Ratings hopes government will focus on demand-side measures Jan 22, 2021 12:42 PM IST

    Budget 2021: India Ratings hopes government will focus on demand-side measures

    The absence of adequate demand may jeopardise the recovery and may even lead to a second-round impact, Ind-Ra said in a report.

  • Market cap of BSE-listed companies crosses GDP, first time since 2007 Jan 15, 2021 09:35 AM IST

    Market cap of BSE-listed companies crosses GDP, first time since 2007

    BSE market capitalisation is up by nearly 75 percent since March 2020.

  • Does a sharp fall in December CPI inflation mean rate cut is imminent? Jan 12, 2021 08:20 PM IST

    Does a sharp fall in December CPI inflation mean rate cut is imminent?

    High inflation has been a worry for MPC. But, any immediate change in the MPC’s monetary stance looks unlikely

  • Budget 2021 | Time to fuel long-term credit growth through Alternative Investment Funds Jan 12, 2021 10:35 AM IST

    Budget 2021 | Time to fuel long-term credit growth through Alternative Investment Funds

    In order to promote investments in infrastructure and other sectors that require long-term capital, the government should reduce the tax rate for locked-in, closed-ended structures that invest in such key sectors. This can be our ‘Atmanirbhar capital’

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