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  • Suspension of IBC: It’s a half-baked solution to ease financial stress May 19, 2020 09:41 AM IST

    Suspension of IBC: It’s a half-baked solution to ease financial stress

    Even in developed jurisdictions, none have suspended ability of debtor companies to submit themselves to the insolvency process

  • 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

  • Explained | Revised definition of MSMEs May 16, 2020 10:20 AM IST

    Explained | Revised definition of MSMEs

    Moneycontrol's Shraddha Sharma explains the modified definition of MSMEs in contrast to the existing classification.

  • COVID-19 | Liquidity package will ease stress, but hangover is too intense May 15, 2020 10:18 AM IST

    COVID-19 | Liquidity package will ease stress, but hangover is too intense

    Given the weak backdrop and a dire future outlook, the severity of the long duration COVID-19 shock raises serious concerns about lasting damage to output and productivity

  • MSMEs want global tenders to be compulsorily replaced May 14, 2020 08:22 PM IST

    MSMEs want global tenders to be compulsorily replaced

    The move is aimed at protecting MSMEs adversely affected due to the lockdown and to ensure assured demand for their products and services

  • Stimulus effect: Industry lobby writes to Sitharaman, wants startups included in MSMEs May 14, 2020 05:07 PM IST

    Stimulus effect: Industry lobby writes to Sitharaman, wants startups included in MSMEs

    The sector wants to be included in the financial package announced by the government.

  • Stimulus package to propel MSME sector; but some concerns remain: Tech firms May 14, 2020 08:50 AM IST

    Stimulus package to propel MSME sector; but some concerns remain: Tech firms

    The technology sector raised concerns on issues like paying salaries and pending vendor dues which will not be cleared by the new loan facilities.

  • Economic package for MSMEs to energise local industry: Nitin Gadkari May 14, 2020 07:44 AM IST

    Economic package for MSMEs to energise local industry: Nitin Gadkari

    Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday welcomed the relief package for the MSME sector, saying it will re-energize the indigenous industry.

  • Change in definition of MSMEs will lead to more output orientation: Experts May 13, 2020 08:20 PM IST

    Change in definition of MSMEs will lead to more output orientation: Experts

    Sitharaman also said the distinction between manufacturing and service units for MSMEs had been removed.

  • Atmanirbhar Bharat package: Loans, subordinate debt good but MSMEs seek cash in hand May 13, 2020 08:02 PM IST

    Atmanirbhar Bharat package: Loans, subordinate debt good but MSMEs seek cash in hand

    A slew of relief measures for MSMEs including emergency loans, subordinate debt and new funding avenues was announced. However, these players seek more.

  • FM announces Rs 50,000-cr equity infusion through 'Fund of Funds' for MSMEs May 13, 2020 05:26 PM IST

    FM announces Rs 50,000-cr equity infusion through 'Fund of Funds' for MSMEs

    MSMEs are facing severe shortage of capacity. Fund of funds with corpus of Rs. 10,000 crore will be set up.

  • What is an MSME? FM Nirmala Sitharaman modifies the definition May 13, 2020 04:51 PM IST

    What is an MSME? FM Nirmala Sitharaman modifies the definition

    Under Atmanirbhar India Mission, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a Rs 3 lakh crore collateral-free automatic loans for businesses, including MSMEs.

  • MSME Ministry tech centres manufacturing critical parts of COVID-19 test machine May 12, 2020 08:15 AM IST

    MSME Ministry tech centres manufacturing critical parts of COVID-19 test machine

    The MSME Ministry on Monday said its three technology centres are producing critical parts of machines which give test results of COVID-19 in less than one hour.

  • Millions of MSMEs may shut shop if govt delays support, warns CARE May 11, 2020 06:45 PM IST

    Millions of MSMEs may shut shop if govt delays support, warns CARE

    The government plans to increase the MSME sector’s contribution to GDP to over 50 percent in the next few years. However this plan hasn’t progressed quite as planned.

  • Govt mulls credit guarantee scheme for loans for payment of wages by MSMEs May 10, 2020 12:55 PM IST

    Govt mulls credit guarantee scheme for loans for payment of wages by MSMEs

    Currently, banks are offering an extra line of credit of 10 per cent based on working capital limits, which the government intends to increase further.

  • Govt working on financial package for all sectors, says official May 07, 2020 04:45 PM IST

    Govt working on financial package for all sectors, says official

    Aramane was speaking during an interaction with members of SIAM (Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers) Institute via video conferencing.

  • MSMEs seek restructuring of NPA accounts to avoid bankruptcy May 07, 2020 03:00 PM IST

    MSMEs seek restructuring of NPA accounts to avoid bankruptcy

    Over six lakh MSME loans were restructured as of March 31. The government expects over 25 lakh MSME loans may be restructured by December 31

  • MSMEs need govt push to benefit from comparative advantage over China-made consumer goods: Report May 07, 2020 01:19 PM IST

    MSMEs need govt push to benefit from comparative advantage over China-made consumer goods: Report

    Direct push to MSMEs to ramp up the export of consumer goods to reap the benefits of its comparative advantage over products made in China in the post-pandemic worl

  • Markets | Optimism seen in April could be farfetched May 07, 2020 08:47 AM IST

    Markets | Optimism seen in April could be farfetched

    Markets are certainly better, but not well. There is no need to get carried away.

  • COVID-19 impact | Grappling with cash crunch, MSMEs look at private sources of funding May 06, 2020 03:55 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Grappling with cash crunch, MSMEs look at private sources of funding

    Since banks are also hesitant to lend, the alternate is to look at trust funds and other private sources to raise working capital.

  • SLBC fixes MSME disbursement target Rs 90,000 crore this fiscal May 05, 2020 07:30 PM IST

    SLBC fixes MSME disbursement target Rs 90,000 crore this fiscal

    In the last fiscal the MSME disbursement target was Rs 74,000 crore.

  • Bank of Baroda disburses Rs 2,300 crore to MSMEs under emergency credit line facility May 03, 2020 05:39 PM IST

    Bank of Baroda disburses Rs 2,300 crore to MSMEs under emergency credit line facility

    The state-owned bank launched an emergency credit line to provide funds to its existing MSME and corporate borrowers in the last week of March

  • Working with sellers to help them make products available: Flipkart May 02, 2020 08:55 PM IST

    Working with sellers to help them make products available: Flipkart

    While the lockdown has been extended till May 17, some relaxations were announced on Friday for various business activities and people's movement within areas with limited or no COVID-19 cases.

  • PM Modi meets Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for 2nd economic stimulus package May 02, 2020 03:20 PM IST

    PM Modi meets Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for 2nd economic stimulus package

    The prime minister held discussions with Shah and Sitharaman and would have follow up meetings with ministers of key economic ministries such as Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), sources said.

  • MSME Ministry launches Ideas Portal to boost entrepreneurship Apr 30, 2020 02:49 PM IST

    MSME Ministry launches Ideas Portal to boost entrepreneurship

    This portal will help rate ideas based on six parameters which include economic viability, lean manufacturing, technological feasibility etc.

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