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  • 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’

  • India's GDP to record 10.1% expansion, monetary policy to be neutral in August: ICRA Jan 11, 2021 03:30 PM IST

    India's GDP to record 10.1% expansion, monetary policy to be neutral in August: ICRA

    ICRA’s projection about India’s GDP comes after greater certainty on the durability of the awaited economic revival.

  • Real estate services likely to drive H2FY21 growth recovery: NSO data Jan 08, 2021 05:04 PM IST

    Real estate services likely to drive H2FY21 growth recovery: NSO data

    Real estate services being one of the important components of services sector is already showing promising signs of revival both in residential and commercial segments, say experts

  • Overall shortfall in GST collection Rs 1.44 lakh crore for Centre this fiscal: SBI report Jan 08, 2021 01:30 PM IST

    Overall shortfall in GST collection Rs 1.44 lakh crore for Centre this fiscal: SBI report

    On January 7, the central government projected the country's economy to contract by 7.7 percent in the current fiscal year 2020-21, as per the first advance estimates of gross domestic product released by the National Statistical Office

  • GDP may grow 8-11.5% in FY22: Experts Jan 08, 2021 11:16 AM IST

    GDP may grow 8-11.5% in FY22: Experts

    The government expects the economy to contract 7.7 percent in 2020-21, according to the first advance estimates of GDP released by the National Statistical Office.

  • India's GDP to contract by 7.7% in 2020-21, says government Jan 07, 2021 05:57 PM IST

    India's GDP to contract by 7.7% in 2020-21, says government

    The first advance estimates for a financial year is usually released before the Union Budget for the next year. This data, as well as projections for the coming year, are shared by NSO with the Finance Ministry and other departments, to aid in the budget making process.

  • 3-Point Analysis | World Bank: India’s GDP to plunge 9.6%, Global Economy to Expand By 4% In FY21 Jan 06, 2021 02:49 PM IST

    3-Point Analysis | World Bank: India’s GDP to plunge 9.6%, Global Economy to Expand By 4% In FY21

    In its latest January 2021 Global Economic Prospects report, the World Bank has projected a 9.6 percent contraction for the Indian economy in FY 2020-2021, 6.4 percentage points lower than its previous forecast in June 2020. Talking about the global economy, the World Bank has said although it is growing again after a 4.3 percent contraction in 2020, the pandemic has plunged millions into poverty, and may depress economic activity and incomes for a prolonged period. Here’s a 3 Point Analysis of the report. 

  • World Bank keeps India's FY20-21 contraction forecast unchanged Jan 06, 2021 10:20 AM IST

    World Bank keeps India's FY20-21 contraction forecast unchanged

    The World Bank has forecast India's real gross domestic product growth to be 5.4 percent for fiscal year 2021-22, primarily due to the low base effect of the current year. However, unlike most other agencies, the multilateral organization has not upgraded its forecast for 2020-21, and still projects India's economy to contract by 9.6 percent this year.

  • Improvement in high frequency indicators gives hope of economic recovery in second half of year: Centre Jan 05, 2021 01:26 PM IST

    Improvement in high frequency indicators gives hope of economic recovery in second half of year: Centre

    According to the report, the management of the COVID-19 spread has been effective despite the festive season and onset of winter season. The downside risk, however, remains the spread of the UK variant and fatigue from social distancing guidelines.

  • 2020 In 20 charts: COVID-19 impact, market swings, Chinese app ban, online trends and more Dec 30, 2020 02:38 PM IST

    2020 In 20 charts: COVID-19 impact, market swings, Chinese app ban, online trends and more

    20 charts that define 2020: From banned apps to most-downloaded apps and the most-searched terms to the people most tweeted about, check out the events that charted the course of the Indian economy this past year.

  • Gavi secretariat recommends Board to allott India 20% of covid-19 vaccine doses from COVAX AMC Dec 25, 2020 04:23 PM IST

    Gavi secretariat recommends Board to allott India 20% of covid-19 vaccine doses from COVAX AMC

    Gavi Secretariat report said India accounts for over 35 percent of the total AMC participants’ population.

  • Focus on industry competitiveness, not sectoral subsidies, to boost growth Dec 25, 2020 09:17 AM IST

    Focus on industry competitiveness, not sectoral subsidies, to boost growth

    The NITI Aayog can help by devising a national economic strategy (not plan) which will provide the road map for converting the entire country into a special economic zone instead of tinkering with select sectors

  • Through her public statements, FM Nirmala Sitharaman is preparing markets, rating agencies for an unprecedented budget Dec 22, 2020 04:15 PM IST

    Through her public statements, FM Nirmala Sitharaman is preparing markets, rating agencies for an unprecedented budget

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman seems to be preparing the markets for a budget with never before seen fiscal slippage and public spending outlay.

  • CHART | More agencies upgrade India’s FY21 GDP forecast after Q2 data Dec 18, 2020 10:29 PM IST

    CHART | More agencies upgrade India’s FY21 GDP forecast after Q2 data

    Four agencies have improved their FY21 GDP forecast for India in the past one week or so. These include Asian Development Bank, State Bank of India, Fitch, and India Ratings.

  • Government's fiscal deficit to be around 8% of GDP, says former RBI governor Subbarao Dec 16, 2020 06:11 PM IST

    Government's fiscal deficit to be around 8% of GDP, says former RBI governor Subbarao

    The Wholesale Price Index-based inflation in India has risen to a nine-month high to 1.55 percent in November. The retail inflation in India had eased to 6.93 percent in November against 7.61 percent in October.

  • S&P raises India's FY21 GDP forecast to -7.7% Dec 15, 2020 01:40 PM IST

    S&P raises India's FY21 GDP forecast to -7.7%

    S&P Global raises India's 2020-21 economic growth forecast to a contraction of 7.7 percent, as against -9 percent projected earlier, CNBC-TV18 reported.

  • Analysis | Why MPC must bat for growth Dec 11, 2020 07:28 PM IST

    Analysis | Why MPC must bat for growth

    RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has given a clear signal to the markets that there is a possibility of more growth-supportive measures going ahead. He emphasised the part that the central bank is willing to do whatever necessary to make sure enough liquidity is available in the market, using all instruments at its disposal.

  • Fitch revises India's GDP forecast to -9.4% for FY21 Dec 08, 2020 11:08 AM IST

    Fitch revises India's GDP forecast to -9.4% for FY21

    India's GDP contraction was previously projected to be 10.5 percent

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