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  • Two-day bank strike from today, services to take a hit as employees protest privatisation Mar 15, 2021 09:50 AM IST

    Two-day bank strike from today, services to take a hit as employees protest privatisation

    About 10 lakh bank employees and officers will participate in the strike, the United Forum of Bank Unions has said. Fearing job losses, the unions want the Centre to withdraw its plan to privatise state-owned banks.

  • Budget tilted towards supporting growth; FY22 fiscal deficit target of 6.8% realistic: Moody's Feb 25, 2021 10:49 PM IST

    Budget tilted towards supporting growth; FY22 fiscal deficit target of 6.8% realistic: Moody's

    It said the government's fiscal deficit for 2020-21 and 2021-22 should be lower than projected, supported by stronger revenue generation in ongoing March quarter and higher nominal GDP growth in the next fiscal year.

  • Brokerages bet on these 20 mid and smallcaps to ride the expected recovery Feb 17, 2021 10:18 AM IST

    Brokerages bet on these 20 mid and smallcaps to ride the expected recovery

    Over the last 12 months, midcaps are up 16 percent compared to a rise of 14 percent for the Nifty. Although they have underperformed benchmark over the last five years.

  • Focus on infrastructure spending in Budget 2021 expected to boost petrochemicals demand: Govt Feb 16, 2021 07:56 PM IST

    Focus on infrastructure spending in Budget 2021 expected to boost petrochemicals demand: Govt

    Increased spending on infrastructure development in sectors like agriculture, healthcare and automobiles will result in increased demand for petrochemicals, according to an official statement.

  • India's high priority for now should be to grow at 7-8%: Former RBI governor Bimal Jalan Feb 16, 2021 04:53 PM IST

    India's high priority for now should be to grow at 7-8%: Former RBI governor Bimal Jalan

    Asked whether India will be able achieve a $5-trillion economy target by 2024-25, former RBI governor Bimal Jalan said, "We are in 2021. So, four years are there and as of now, it does not seem that we will be able to reach that target."

  • FPIs invest Rs 22,038 crore in February so far amid post-Budget cheer Feb 14, 2021 03:45 PM IST

    FPIs invest Rs 22,038 crore in February so far amid post-Budget cheer

    Overseas investors poured in Rs 20,593 crore into equities and Rs 1,445 crore in the debt segment, taking the total net investment to Rs 22,038 crore during February 1-12.

  • Agreed to 15th Finance Commission's suggestion on non-lapsable Defence Fund: Finance Minister Feb 13, 2021 11:43 AM IST

    Agreed to 15th Finance Commission's suggestion on non-lapsable Defence Fund: Finance Minister

    The 15th Finance Commission had recommended constitution of Modernisation Fund for Defence and Internal Security (MFDIS), a non-lapsable dedicated fund to bridge the gap between projected budgetary requirements and allocation for internal security and defence.

  • Centre extends bid submission deadline for Shipping Corp to March 1 Feb 12, 2021 05:37 PM IST

    Centre extends bid submission deadline for Shipping Corp to March 1

    The Cabinet had in November last year gave in-principle approval for strategic divestment of Shipping Corp and Container Corp of India Ltd. However, the plans were delayed due to the pandemic.

  • FM Nirmala Sitharaman attacks opposition for creating false narrative around Budget Feb 12, 2021 04:11 PM IST

    FM Nirmala Sitharaman attacks opposition for creating false narrative around Budget

    FM Nirmala Sitharaman said that despite government scheme and initiatives ranging from roads to agriculture, housing, scholarships to electricity benefiting lives of people, a false narrative was being created by the opposition that the government was working for cronies.

  • Stock markets received FY'22 Budget with positivity: FM Nirmala Sitharaman Feb 09, 2021 06:44 PM IST

    Stock markets received FY'22 Budget with positivity: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

    Nirmala Sitharaman said the Budget, which was presented in Parliament on February 1, has set the tone for greater play of the private sector, gave space for entrepreneurship, has come clean on the spending intent and unveiled a policy highlighting areas the government wants to stay away from.

  • What does Budget 2021 mean for stock market? Feb 08, 2021 12:45 PM IST

    What does Budget 2021 mean for stock market?

  • Centre working on ‘bank-driven', not government-driven, solution for bad assets: FM Nirmala Sitharaman Feb 07, 2021 03:40 PM IST

    Centre working on ‘bank-driven', not government-driven, solution for bad assets: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

    The Union Finance Minister while reacting to opposition's allegation of 'selling family silver', stated that the government for the first time has devised a clear strategy on divestment so that taxpayers' money is spent wisely, adding it wants few public sector enterprises in specified sectors to do well.

  • Nabard disburses Rs 16,500 crore under RIDF in first 10 months of FY21 Feb 06, 2021 09:25 PM IST

    Nabard disburses Rs 16,500 crore under RIDF in first 10 months of FY21

    Mumbai, Feb 6 The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) on Saturday said it has sanctioned Rs 30,200 crore and disbursed Rs ..

  • Budget 2021-22 will usher in new era of development in J-K, Ladakh: Tarun Chugh Feb 06, 2021 07:42 PM IST

    Budget 2021-22 will usher in new era of development in J-K, Ladakh: Tarun Chugh

    The BJP leader said the total budget allocation of Rs 30,757 crore for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir would help boost the economic growth in the region.

  • Budget 2021 'booster rocket' for economy, will make this decade 'Roaring 20s' for India: Jayant Sinha Feb 05, 2021 05:25 PM IST

    Budget 2021 'booster rocket' for economy, will make this decade 'Roaring 20s' for India: Jayant Sinha

    The impact of this Budget will be that the country will not only see a very strong recovery this fiscal, but also in the following years, India will continue to grow at 7 to 8 percent, said Jayant Sinha, who was the minister of state for finance in the first term of the Modi government.

  • Days after Union Budget; hike, cut in steel prices Feb 05, 2021 12:04 PM IST

    Days after Union Budget; hike, cut in steel prices

    Union Budget had reduced import duties on many steel products. But industry observers say the latest hike and cut in prices of some products is not a result of the February 1 measures

  • MSMEs 'betrayed' in 'crony-centric' budget: Rahul Gandhi Feb 04, 2021 06:06 PM IST

    MSMEs 'betrayed' in 'crony-centric' budget: Rahul Gandhi

    The Congress had earlier slammed the budget, saying it was a "let down like never before”.

  • Union Budget 2021: Ministers to reach out to masses, explain welfare measures Feb 04, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    Union Budget 2021: Ministers to reach out to masses, explain welfare measures

    Along with ministers, the party's top leaders will also be addressing the people to talk about all the public welfare measures announced by FM Sitharaman in Union Budget 2021-2022.

  • Budget 2021 brings infra sector back in focus; bet on these 20 stocks to reap the gains Feb 04, 2021 10:32 AM IST

    Budget 2021 brings infra sector back in focus; bet on these 20 stocks to reap the gains

    In her Union Budget 2021 speech, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a National Bank for Financing Development (NaBFID) to help in the process of infrastructure financing in the country.

  • Macro Minutes podcast | Economist Rathin Roy decodes the Union Budget 2021 for Moneycontrol Feb 04, 2021 09:50 AM IST

    Macro Minutes podcast | Economist Rathin Roy decodes the Union Budget 2021 for Moneycontrol

    Arup Roychoudhury talks to Rathin Roy, member of Economic Advisory Council.

  • Budget was for 1% of population; gave wrong message to China: Rahul Gandhi Feb 03, 2021 07:29 PM IST

    Budget was for 1% of population; gave wrong message to China: Rahul Gandhi

    Addressing a press conference, Gandhi said the conditions in India are "dangerous" which require Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take quick action.

  • Union Budget 2021: Can the National Language Translation Mission make signing up in Indian vernaculars a norm? Feb 03, 2021 05:16 PM IST

    Union Budget 2021: Can the National Language Translation Mission make signing up in Indian vernaculars a norm?

    Union Budget 2021: The Indic language system is set to get a big boost when official documents in English or Hindi can be translated into Tamil, Kannada, Gujarati, Malayalam, and other regional vernaculars

  • Future Wise podcast | Union Budget impact: Will the pattern of the CBSE Board Exams change from 2023? Feb 03, 2021 05:02 PM IST

    Future Wise podcast | Union Budget impact: Will the pattern of the CBSE Board Exams change from 2023?

    What changes the education sector will see post the Union Budget.

  • Simply Save podcast | What the Union Budget 2021 means for you and your money Feb 03, 2021 11:29 AM IST

    Simply Save podcast | What the Union Budget 2021 means for you and your money

    Budget 2021 has kept income-tax rates and slabs, steady. But it found a way to tax the rich

  • Reform measures in Budget to take India out of COVID-induced downturn: Rajiv Kumar Feb 02, 2021 06:28 PM IST

    Reform measures in Budget to take India out of COVID-induced downturn: Rajiv Kumar

    NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar also stressed that reform measures announced in the Budget will help us achieve the target of $5 trillion economy.

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