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  • Aatmanirbhar Bharat 3.0: Impact is Rs 1.5 lakh crore versus govt claim of Rs 2.65 lakh crore Nov 12, 2020 09:07 PM IST

    Aatmanirbhar Bharat 3.0: Impact is Rs 1.5 lakh crore versus govt claim of Rs 2.65 lakh crore

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the size of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat 3.0’ package amounted to Rs 2.65 lakh crore. However, calculations by Moneycontrol and by independent analysts show that it may not be more than Rs 1.5 lakh crore.

  • 3-Point Analysis | Economy under review, more stimulus packages not ruled out Oct 20, 2020 02:45 PM IST

    3-Point Analysis | Economy under review, more stimulus packages not ruled out

    Recently, the government announced steps to stimulate consumer demand consisting of measures like Rs 10,000 festive advance for government employees, Rs 12,000 crore for 50-year interest-free loan to states to boost the economy, a payment of cash in lieu of LTC, etc

  • Weak dollar triggers risk-on trades across equity markets Jun 05, 2020 09:26 AM IST

    Weak dollar triggers risk-on trades across equity markets

    The rally in the US has rubbed off on all major markets, despite complete pandemonium in almost all economies

  • Wield the magic wand to trigger demand May 28, 2020 10:11 AM IST

    Wield the magic wand to trigger demand

    Central government needs to tap all available resources and do more to salvage the economy as quickly as possible

  • Explainer | FM’s ‘no fresh insolvency’ offer comforts builders, but what about homebuyers? May 19, 2020 07:55 AM IST

    Explainer | FM’s ‘no fresh insolvency’ offer comforts builders, but what about homebuyers?

    Measure does little to boost housing sales and may curtail remedies available to homebuyers, say legal experts

  • Big bang reforms paint vision of a prosperous India, but how will we reach there? May 18, 2020 12:32 PM IST

    Big bang reforms paint vision of a prosperous India, but how will we reach there?

    In the immediate term, the package does little to boost demand, is inadequate although it adds up to a notional 10 percent of GDP, and leans too heavily on a spluttering financial system.

  • The stimulus has come and gone – What’s in it for the markets and investors? May 18, 2020 09:04 AM IST

    The stimulus has come and gone – What’s in it for the markets and investors?

    Investors with less appetite for risk should stick to the Nifty

  • FM’s package 3.0 – Agriculture reforms, at last! May 15, 2020 09:43 PM IST

    FM’s package 3.0 – Agriculture reforms, at last!

    Large investment in infrastructure, both by the government and the private sector, will be required to give a choice to farmers to sell to a buyer of their choice.

  • 'Reforms in land, labour and law may help to drive investments in India' May 15, 2020 01:22 PM IST

    'Reforms in land, labour and law may help to drive investments in India'

    The reforms on land, labour, and law is still awaited which might be beneficial to drive overall investments in the economy and should have the highest multiplier effect albeit in the medium-term.

  • 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.

  • FM’s package: Maximum economic impact with minimal fiscal outgo May 14, 2020 08:22 AM IST

    FM’s package: Maximum economic impact with minimal fiscal outgo

  • Day 1 of FM stimulus announcement was a no-show for markets May 13, 2020 07:05 PM IST

    Day 1 of FM stimulus announcement was a no-show for markets

    Since the entire set of measures would be revealed over the next few days, the market would stay nervous until it gets the entire details. Volatility is likely to remain high for the rest of the week.

  • FM’s stimulus: Lower EPF deduction to put more money in the hands of employees May 13, 2020 06:32 PM IST

    FM’s stimulus: Lower EPF deduction to put more money in the hands of employees

    “The move to cut EPF will help increase the take home pay of employees. It will also reduce the cost to the employers, especially for international workers where the company picks up the cost,” said Saraswathi Kasturirangan, Partner, Deloitte India.

  • Gold price today: Yellow metal trades flat on firm equities; buy on dips for a target of 47K Apr 27, 2020 10:10 AM IST

    Gold price today: Yellow metal trades flat on firm equities; buy on dips for a target of 47K

    Experts advise investors to use dips to buy the yellow metal for a target of Rs 47,000 per 10 gm.

  • MSMEs are bearing the brunt of the lockdown Apr 21, 2020 09:08 AM IST

    MSMEs are bearing the brunt of the lockdown

    Out of the 420 companies listed on the SME segment of BSE and NSE, nearly 70 percent are trading below their offer price

  • Chart of the Day | India’s fiscal support so far much lower than other countries Apr 16, 2020 10:15 AM IST

    Chart of the Day | India’s fiscal support so far much lower than other countries

    IMF says India’s fiscal stance should be eased

  • Can a COVID-19 stimulus give a booster shot to your portfolio? Apr 16, 2020 09:38 AM IST

    Can a COVID-19 stimulus give a booster shot to your portfolio?

    The stimulus needs to be given quickly in response to a crisis, in the right quantity

  • Stellar rally! More than 180 stocks outperform Nifty; rose over 13-40% in 3 days Apr 11, 2020 10:09 AM IST

    Stellar rally! More than 180 stocks outperform Nifty; rose over 13-40% in 3 days

    The Nifty mid-cap, small-cap behaved in tandem with benchmarks as it rallied over 7 percent, each. Sectorally, all major indices ended in green led by auto, pharma, and financials

  • Expediting small tax refunds is a drop in the stimulus ocean Apr 09, 2020 10:05 AM IST

    Expediting small tax refunds is a drop in the stimulus ocean

    The government will pay out income tax and indirect tax refunds of up to Rs 5 lakh immediately. More needs to be done.

  • Japan set to announce coronavirus emergency, finalise near $1 trillion stimulus Apr 07, 2020 10:20 AM IST

    Japan set to announce coronavirus emergency, finalise near $1 trillion stimulus

    The government is also planning to finalise a massive stimulus package worth 108 trillion yen ($990 billion) - equal to 20% of Japan's economic output - to cushion the heavy impact of the pandemic on the world's third-largest economy.

  • What has changed for companies after RBI’s relief package? Mar 31, 2020 09:07 AM IST

    What has changed for companies after RBI’s relief package?

    The RBI has rolled out a comprehensive stimulus package. How will this benefit companies?

  • RBI Governor Press Conference Highlights | RBI has taken giant steps to safeguard economy: PM Modi Mar 27, 2020 09:02 AM IST

    RBI Governor Press Conference Highlights | RBI has taken giant steps to safeguard economy: PM Modi

    Repo rate now stands at 4.40% vs 5.15% earlier

  • COVID-19 | FM’s Rs 1.7 lakh crore package is a safeguard, the stimulus is on the way Mar 26, 2020 07:34 PM IST

    COVID-19 | FM’s Rs 1.7 lakh crore package is a safeguard, the stimulus is on the way

    The government has chosen to adopt a graded action plan, instead of a big bang one-off push to keep the lights on

  • Coronavirus pandemic | FM Sitharaman announces Rs 1.70 lk cr relief under PM Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana for food Mar 26, 2020 01:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | FM Sitharaman announces Rs 1.70 lk cr relief under PM Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana for food

    The government announces the Prime Minister Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana for 80 crore people

  • Chart of the Day | A stimulus delayed is relief denied Mar 24, 2020 10:28 AM IST

    Chart of the Day | A stimulus delayed is relief denied

    Global central banks and governments are rolling out measures to protect their country's economy and markets from the coronavirus pandemic's adverse effects. Investors will be wondering when India will show its hand

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