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  • Growth in India is projected to 'decelerate' to 5% in 2019-2020: World Bank Jan 09, 2020 08:13 AM IST

    Growth in India is projected to 'decelerate' to 5% in 2019-2020: World Bank

    The growth rate for Bangladesh has been projected to remain above seven per cent through the forecast horizon and, in Pakistan, it is projected to languish at three per cent or less through 2020 as macroeconomic stabilisation efforts weigh on economic activity, the bank said in its latest edition of the Global Economic Prospects.

  • GDP growth estimate at 5% optimistic, say analysts Jan 08, 2020 10:10 PM IST

    GDP growth estimate at 5% optimistic, say analysts

    The slowdown has already resulted in a slew of counter-cyclical measures being adopted by the government, and also cumulative rate cuts of 1.35 per cent by RBI till the inflation started surging.

  • Time appropriate for Indian government to boost spending, widen fiscal deficit: Official Jan 08, 2020 01:25 PM IST

    Time appropriate for Indian government to boost spending, widen fiscal deficit: Official

    The government should invoke the escape clause under the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act but stay within the prescribed 0.5% wiggle room allowed in an extraordinary year under the guidelines, said the official, who spoke on condition on anonymity.

  • FY20 growth may be lowest in 11 years; what does it mean for market? Jan 08, 2020 12:04 PM IST

    FY20 growth may be lowest in 11 years; what does it mean for market?

    Geopolitical tensions, and not GDP numbers, are the bigger worry at the moment, say some experts.

  • With this fiscal's estimated GDP growth set to be the lowest in 11 years, here’s a look at how it will impact the common man Jan 08, 2020 11:25 AM IST

    With this fiscal's estimated GDP growth set to be the lowest in 11 years, here’s a look at how it will impact the common man

    Slowing growth means more companies coming under stress. That is bad news for banks that are still fighting the ghost of bad loans that have originated in the past. Banks may see fresh bad loans emerging from small and medium-sized companies (the large ones are already accounted for through NCLT courts).

  • What changed for the market while you were sleeping? Top 12 things to know Jan 08, 2020 07:40 AM IST

    What changed for the market while you were sleeping? Top 12 things to know

    Trends on SGX Nifty indicate a gap-down opening for the broader index in India, with 179 points loss or 1.47 percent. The Nifty futures were trading around 11,942-level on the Singaporean Exchange.

  • GDP first advance estimate: CSO pegs FY20 growth at 5%, lowest in 11 years Jan 07, 2020 05:43 PM IST

    GDP first advance estimate: CSO pegs FY20 growth at 5%, lowest in 11 years

    The CSO projected that the manufacturing sector will grow at 2.0 percent in 2019-20 against 6.9 percent in 2018-19, while mining and quarrying will grow at 1.5 percent against 1.3 percent last year.

  • 'Stick to leaders in pharma, auto and IT space in 2020' Jan 06, 2020 09:07 AM IST

    'Stick to leaders in pharma, auto and IT space in 2020'

    The general slowdown has impacted consumption and investment but it is a matter of time before it recovers

  • India will struggle to achieve 5% GDP growth in 2020: Steve Hanke Jan 01, 2020 12:08 PM IST

    India will struggle to achieve 5% GDP growth in 2020: Steve Hanke

    Hanke, who currently teaches applied economics at Johns Hopkins University (USA), pointed out that India experienced an unsustainable credit boom, and now the chickens are coming to roost with a massive pile of non-performing loans piled up, primarily at the state-owned banks.

  • Decline in rural sales hits FMCG in 2019, revival likely by second Half of 2020 Dec 31, 2019 11:37 AM IST

    Decline in rural sales hits FMCG in 2019, revival likely by second Half of 2020

    In 2019, the FMCG industry witnessed slowdown in the rural sales, which was traditionally ahead of urban sales, and in the last two quarters it was half of the urban sales growth due to factors as liquidity crunch in those far flung markets and drop in gross domestic product (GDP) which had weakened household spending.

  • MSME sector poised for mega transformation in 2020 Dec 30, 2019 01:29 PM IST

    MSME sector poised for mega transformation in 2020

    The Centre envisions a contribution of USD 2 trillion from micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) as India eyes becoming a USD 5 trillion economy by 2024.

  • Reforms have run their course. Will 2020 be a year of payoffs? Dec 24, 2019 02:35 PM IST

    Reforms have run their course. Will 2020 be a year of payoffs?

    All policy options exhausted, it’s time to wait for the stimulus in the economy to play out

  • This is how you can give consumption demand a leg-up Dec 24, 2019 09:01 AM IST

    This is how you can give consumption demand a leg-up

    The need of the hour is lesser short-term regulation and greater focus on long-term goals

  • IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath says India GDP growth unlikely to recover in H2FY20 Dec 20, 2019 12:41 PM IST

    IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath says India GDP growth unlikely to recover in H2FY20

    Gopinath said India's GDP growth was expected to pick up in the last two quarters of FY20 but some high-frequency indicators show that a recovery is unlikely. "That is what is leading us to revaluate our assessment that was put out in October,” she added.

  • India's elevated food inflation limits scope for further rate cuts Dec 20, 2019 12:33 PM IST

    India's elevated food inflation limits scope for further rate cuts

    After slashing rates five times this year, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) stunned markets earlier this month by resisting a sixth reduction as many had predicted.

  • Non-oil, non-gold & silver imports are lower than they were five years ago Dec 16, 2019 11:29 AM IST

    Non-oil, non-gold & silver imports are lower than they were five years ago

    The fall in merchandise imports reflects the weakness in domestic demand

  • Moody's cuts India's GDP growth forecast to 5.6% for 2019 Dec 13, 2019 01:15 PM IST

    Moody's cuts India's GDP growth forecast to 5.6% for 2019

    "India's economic growth has decelerated since mid-2018, with real GDP growth slipping from nearly 8 percent to 5 percent in the second quarter (April-June) of 2019," it noted.

  • DBS sees slow recovery for Indian economy Dec 13, 2019 11:16 AM IST

    DBS sees slow recovery for Indian economy

    The financial services major said that this year's narrative on the Indian economy was dominated by a sharp deceleration in economic activity and persistent financial sector stress.

  • Not worried over slow rate of GDP growth: Former President Pranab Mukherjee Dec 12, 2019 08:47 AM IST

    Not worried over slow rate of GDP growth: Former President Pranab Mukherjee

    Mukherjee, who also served as the finance minister in the UPA government, further said there is nothing wrong in public sector banks needing capital infusion.

  • MCA to include 40,000 cos for GDP calculation: Report Dec 11, 2019 11:17 AM IST

    MCA to include 40,000 cos for GDP calculation: Report

    The NSO currently receives data on 4,000 companies from market regulator SEBI for the MCA21 database.

  • 'Time to shift from overvalued stocks to cyclical and quality mid & small-cap stocks' Dec 06, 2019 03:57 PM IST

    'Time to shift from overvalued stocks to cyclical and quality mid & small-cap stocks'

    The finance sector is likely to outperform due to NPA resolution and reduction in the interest cost. Cyclical like metals and industrial will do better due to improvement in global and the domestic economy, says Vinod Nair of Geojit Financial Services.

  • Chart of the Day | RBI’s growth estimate for FY20 lowest since Lehman crisis Dec 06, 2019 09:41 AM IST

    Chart of the Day | RBI’s growth estimate for FY20 lowest since Lehman crisis

    But, neither the RBI nor the government seem to believe the situation is similar to a Lehman crisis.

  • Here’s why SMEs should go digital to grow their businesses Dec 05, 2019 02:22 PM IST

    Here’s why SMEs should go digital to grow their businesses

    As per a Google-KPMG 2017 report, 68% of SMEs in India are offline and operate with traditional methods and legacy tools, Only 2% are digitally engaged.

  • Low global economic growth impacting India, says Chief Economic Advisor Dec 05, 2019 01:31 PM IST

    Low global economic growth impacting India, says Chief Economic Advisor

    OECD expects India's GDP to grow 5.8 percent in FY20

  • Country in trouble as PM Modi, Amit Shah live in 'imaginary' world: Rahul Gandhi Dec 05, 2019 11:36 AM IST

    Country in trouble as PM Modi, Amit Shah live in 'imaginary' world: Rahul Gandhi

    Beginning his three-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Wayanad in north Kerala, Gandhi said Prime Minister Modi is in trouble as the "imaginary world," which he has created is falling apart.

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