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  • MSME credit scheme: Industry experts welcome fresh stimulus package, calls for more direct support over bank loans Jun 28, 2021 06:58 PM IST

    MSME credit scheme: Industry experts welcome fresh stimulus package, calls for more direct support over bank loans

    Microfinance lenders and sector analysts welcomed the move to increase the outlay for credit guarantee schemes and facilitate lending to bottom-of-the-pyramid borrowers. However, there still remains room to do more, they said.

  • Italy approves 40-billion-euro stimulus package May 20, 2021 10:20 PM IST

    Italy approves 40-billion-euro stimulus package

    The eurozone's third largest economy has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, although Prime Minister Mario Draghi expects growth to improve this year as more people receive vaccines and business activity picks up.

  • Will the $1.9 trillion US Stimulus take Indian markets to record highs? What should investors do? Mar 15, 2021 11:38 AM IST

    Will the $1.9 trillion US Stimulus take Indian markets to record highs? What should investors do?

    History suggests that the passage of the stimulus package will give boost flows, especially into emerging markets such as India, but this could also mean a rise in inflation. Which sectors should investors be looking at in this scenario? Read on to see what the experts have to say

  • Krugman writes: 2020 was the year Reaganism died Dec 30, 2020 04:00 PM IST

    Krugman writes: 2020 was the year Reaganism died

    For the lesson of 2020 is that in a crisis, and to some extent even in calmer times, the government can do a lot to improve people’s lives

  • 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

  • COVID-19 update | ECB gives euro zone another shot in the arm to fight pandemic Dec 10, 2020 07:25 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | ECB gives euro zone another shot in the arm to fight pandemic

    The ECB increased the overall size of its Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme by 500 billion euros to 1.85 trillion euros, in line with market expectations.

  • COVID-19 update | ECB set to raise stimulus to help businesses bridge gap until economy recovers Dec 09, 2020 06:52 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | ECB set to raise stimulus to help businesses bridge gap until economy recovers

    The European Central Bank could add a half-trillion euros or more to its existing bond purchases.

  • These 10 sectors are likely to benefit the most from Atmanirbhar 3.0 stimulus package Nov 19, 2020 11:58 AM IST

    These 10 sectors are likely to benefit the most from Atmanirbhar 3.0 stimulus package

    Atmanirbhar 3.0 continued to echo on government’s resistance to allocate fresh expenditure out of the kitty, but aims to support the rural economy, consumption, create jobs, as well as capital expenditure.

  • Big Story | All about FM Nirmala Sitharaman's latest economic stimulus package Nov 13, 2020 06:07 PM IST

    Big Story | All about FM Nirmala Sitharaman's latest economic stimulus package

    Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Nov 12 rolled out 12 measures as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0 stimulus package worth Rs 1.2 lakh crore to boost the economy.

  • Nirmala Sitharaman’s Atmanirbhar 3.0 heavily relies on multiplier potential of infrastructure, real estate to drive growth Nov 12, 2020 06:45 PM IST

    Nirmala Sitharaman’s Atmanirbhar 3.0 heavily relies on multiplier potential of infrastructure, real estate to drive growth

    The middle class may feel a tad disappointed with no visible measures to raise their spending ability, but the pre-Diwali package seeks to address some structural infirmities

  • Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0: FM Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs 65,000 crore fertiliser subsidy to farmers, Rs 10,000 crore additional outlay for PMGKRY Nov 12, 2020 03:33 PM IST

    Atmanirbhar Bharat 3.0: FM Nirmala Sitharaman announces Rs 65,000 crore fertiliser subsidy to farmers, Rs 10,000 crore additional outlay for PMGKRY

    FM Sitharaman said the funds are being provided to ensure adequate availability of fertilisers to farmers during the upcoming crop season.

  • Next round of stimulus package may be announced before Diwali Nov 11, 2020 08:20 PM IST

    Next round of stimulus package may be announced before Diwali

    The upcoming package may announce the Emergency Credit Line Scheme part-2. Under this scheme, the government is likely to provide collateral-free credit.

  • The reason for the government’s miserly fiscal support Oct 15, 2020 12:01 PM IST

    The reason for the government’s miserly fiscal support

    The IMF’s fiscal monitor estimates India’s overall fiscal deficit to be 13.1 percent of GDP in FY21 and to remain above 10 percent till FY23

  • Band-Aid to heal a deep economic wound Oct 13, 2020 10:39 AM IST

    Band-Aid to heal a deep economic wound

    The Monday measures to boost consumer demand and capital expenditure are unlikely to move the needle much on durable growth recovery

  • RBI does what it can. But will it be enough? May 22, 2020 12:38 PM IST

    RBI does what it can. But will it be enough?

    The central bank needs more support from the government

  • Cabinet approves parts of Centre’s Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package May 21, 2020 04:02 PM IST

    Cabinet approves parts of Centre’s Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package

    Cabinet has approved seven sections of the package

  • Govt stimulus package does not address immediate concerns of healthcare system: Fitch May 21, 2020 01:50 PM IST

    Govt stimulus package does not address immediate concerns of healthcare system: Fitch

    On March 11, the Ministry of Finance increased allocation - 0.008 per cent of the country's GDP - to the health services division to support an expansion of healthcare spending, Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research (a unit of Fitch Group) said.

  • Companies’ request for postponing Q1 results is a self-sabotaging idea May 21, 2020 09:24 AM IST

    Companies’ request for postponing Q1 results is a self-sabotaging idea

    Postponing results will not prevent stock prices from being hammered

  • Indian companies can learn from their Chinese counterparts in raising capital from the US May 20, 2020 09:25 AM IST

    Indian companies can learn from their Chinese counterparts in raising capital from the US

    It’s partly because an Alibaba and Baidu could raise big capital from the US market that they have reached where they are today

  • COVID-19 | Stimulus package falls short of meeting immediate concerns May 20, 2020 09:20 AM IST

    COVID-19 | Stimulus package falls short of meeting immediate concerns

    The package of Rs 20 lakh-crore covers an extensive range, but it falls short of meeting the concerns of the poor. The liquidity measures taken by the government were from the supply side; it needs a concrete fiscal stimulus to revive demand

  • Atmanirbhar Bharat package| Airlines may be sulking, but MRO segment welcomes spotlight May 19, 2020 06:16 PM IST

    Atmanirbhar Bharat package| Airlines may be sulking, but MRO segment welcomes spotlight

    Ravi Menon of Air Works, the largest independent MRO player in the country, said the segment is finally getting its due.

  • Business Insight | Will the new PSU policy usher in a consolidation spree​​? May 18, 2020 10:00 PM IST

    Business Insight | Will the new PSU policy usher in a consolidation spree​​?

    The move to change the public sector landscape is an attempt to shore up the economy as part of the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative.

  • Govt's stimulus package won't stop GDP from contracting in FY21: Analysts May 18, 2020 12:53 PM IST

    Govt's stimulus package won't stop GDP from contracting in FY21: Analysts

    The analysts at Bank of America (BofA) and Nomura maintained their earlier GDP estimates suggesting a contraction of 0.1 per cent and 5 per cent, respectively, for FY21 even after the announcement of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package.

  • FM’s stimulus package a non-event for the market May 18, 2020 09:15 AM IST

    FM’s stimulus package a non-event for the market

    The market needed steroids and what the FM delivered are homoeopathic medicines

  • Stimulus package — Long on vision, short on mission May 18, 2020 08:47 AM IST

    Stimulus package — Long on vision, short on mission

    Focus on reforms and credit support betray the government’s inability to come out with quick fiscal steps to salvage the Covid-ravaged economy

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