Banks' credit growth is likely to be in line with the nominal GDP growth, while their earnings will at best be marginal and system wide will remain weak.
This could be BSP's attempt to position itself as the key Opposition party in Uttar Pradesh
While BSP's tally grew from zero to 10, SP's seat share remained stagnant at five. In fact, some members of SP's first family lost their seats
The BSP supremo, however, said that she was not permanently breaking the alliance with SP.
Major regional parties who suffered losses are set to face a stiff challenge from not only BJP+, but also from within its ranks
The saffron party seems to have turned caste-based arithmetic on its head.
The prime minister also brought up national security, accusing a previous coalition government of weakening the intelligence agencies. He recalled the Pokhran nuclear tests 21 years ago this day.
Terming Modi the 'chowkidar (watchman) of capitalists', Mayawati alleged that he helped the rich become richer.
At his rallies in Bahraich and Barabanki in the politically crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, which sends 80 MPs to Lok Sabha, Modi said opposition leaders have lost their sleep after four phases of polling
The reaction from these two parties came after AICC general secretary (west Uttar Pradesh) Jyotiraditya Scindia said the option to be a part of the SP-BSP alliance is open for the Congress after the Lok Sabha polls.
The chief minister also asserted that the voters will reject the anti-BJP alliance comprising the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Samajwadi Party and the Rashtriya Lok Dal.
If the maverick BJP MLA from Bairia, Surendra Singh hit the headlines for his remarks against BSP supremo Mayawati, Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Shrikant Sharma hit a new low by making indecent comments on Congress chief Rahul Gandhi.
Earlier, Akhilesh Yadav had planned to contest from Kannauj, but he later changed his plan and fielded his wife, Dimple Yadav there
Yadav had met Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati Wednesday and discussed plans to start campaigning with a joint rally during Navratra, which begins April 6.
Congress had earlier declared that it would contest from all 80 seats in the state
The Opposition has not been able to present a credible alternative narrative to counter the Narendra Modi led-NDA.
The party wants to ensure their numbers in the state's Legislative Assembly, Legislative Council and the Rajya Sabha does not drop
The coming together of the two major regional parties has changed the electoral dynamics.
In a report titled 'Indian Corporate 2019 Outlook - Time For Caution', S&P said, "India's central government elections this year may pose additional risks for Indian corporates. A change of administration may trigger expansionary government spending that pushes up borrowing costs or raises inflation".
The saffron party is considered strong in urban seats, not only in Uttar Pradesh, but in large number of states. In 2014, BJP had won all of UP’s 14 urban seats
The RBI is scheduled to announce its sixth bi-monthly policy review for the fiscal on February 7. It would be the first Monetary Policy Committee meeting under RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, who took charge in December 2018 following sudden exit of Urjit Patel.
"The recent developments surrounding former ICICI Bank chief executive Chanda Kochhar and the changing view of the bank's board affirms our view of the generally weak governance and transparency in the country's banking sector," it said in a note on Friday.
As part of its strategic plan to exit non-core markets and focus more on the fast-growing home market, Tata Steel Monday signed an agreement to sell 70 per cent stake each in its two Southeast Asian arms to the HBIS Group of China for around USD 480 million.
The People's Bank of China -- China's central bank -- said S&P Global's Beijing-based subsidiary has successfully registered and has received the green light to conduct bond rating in China's interbank bond market.
The India Today-Karvy Insights Mood of the Nation opinion poll forecasts BJP and an ally could plummet to just 5 from the 73 seats it won in 2014, if most opposition parties including the Congress, come together