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Nirmala Sitharaman's first COVID-19 stimulus sheds moral baggage for morale booster, but fiscal puzzles remain
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Nirmala Sitharaman's first COVID-19 stimulus sheds moral baggage for morale booster, but fiscal puzzles remain

There is plenty to celebrate for MSMEs and other entities covered under Nirmala Sitharaman's first package of details to flesh out Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Rs 20-lakh-crore stimulus

As Moneycontrol Pro turns 1, here's a note to readers from the Opinion Team
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As Moneycontrol Pro turns 1, here's a note to readers from the Opinion Team

On the occasion of Moneycontrol Pro’s 1st Anniversary, as a token of gratitude to its readers, Pro has introduced a range of exciting exclusive benefits worth Rs 20,000 for existing users.

Stock market gains alongside economic pain driven by massive boost from Fed; some worry about over-optimism
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Stock market gains alongside economic pain driven by massive boost from Fed; some worry about over-optimism

The US stock market has changed its mood swiftly since 23 March—when the S&P 500 dropped as much as 35 percent below its 19 February peak.

Wall Street dazed and confused after worst day since 1987; coronavirus pandemic sparks fear of global recession
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Wall Street dazed and confused after worst day since 1987; coronavirus pandemic sparks fear of global recession

The suspension of professional sports games, cancelled conventions and half-empty restaurants has raised fears—not about whether the longest US economic expansion on record is ending—but about how deep a now presumed recession will be.

Gold edges up after a sharp drop in the previous session as US warning heightens coronavirus concerns
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Gold edges up after a sharp drop in the previous session as US warning heightens coronavirus concerns

Spot gold was up 0.3 percent at $1,639.74 per ounce, having slumped as much as 1.9 percent in the previous session.

Economy likely grew 4.7% in December quarter; small rebound in rural demand, private consumption expected: Report
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Economy likely grew 4.7% in December quarter; small rebound in rural demand, private consumption expected: Report

About 90 percent of economists in the poll forecast growth for the October-December quarter at 5 percent or below.

G20 finance heads eye impact of coronavirus outbreak on global growth, see modest pick-up in 2020, 2021
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G20 finance heads eye impact of coronavirus outbreak on global growth, see modest pick-up in 2020, 2021

The G20 finance ministers and central bank heads faced a sober presentation by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which predicted the epidemic would shave 0.1 percentage points off global growth.

Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget 2020 measures too long-term, unlikely to bolster growth, meet targets in FY21: Crisil
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Nirmala Sitharaman's Budget 2020 measures too long-term, unlikely to bolster growth, meet targets in FY21: Crisil

Noting that the economy is facing its worst slowdown in over a decade, a CRISIL report has said this was because consumption and investment have stopped firing for too long

Budget 2020: Has Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman set an unrealistic disinvestment target?
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Budget 2020: Has Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman set an unrealistic disinvestment target?

There are measures announced in the Budget which help to facilitate business, especially SMEs which is useful

Could climate change be responsible for the next financial crisis? Yes, says a new report
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Could climate change be responsible for the next financial crisis? Yes, says a new report

Banks spent last decade pulling out their economies from 2008 financial crisis, might spend next decade dealing with climate change.

Recovery in economy has to be led by private investments; government spending cannot work alone
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Recovery in economy has to be led by private investments; government spending cannot work alone

Capex injects funds directly into the spending stream and is hence superior to even direct cash transfers where the action of the beneficiary can never be guessed accurately

Budget 2020: Earnings, global cues, pre-Budget expectations to drive markets this week, say analysts
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Budget 2020: Earnings, global cues, pre-Budget expectations to drive markets this week, say analysts

Earnings from major companies such as HDFC, US Fed's interest rate decision and hopes of positive measures from the Budget would drive sentiment in the equity markets this week

Budget 2020: Scale of privatisation will demonstrate govt's desire to undertake structural change
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Budget 2020: Scale of privatisation will demonstrate govt's desire to undertake structural change

On a relative basis, India has underperformed in six of the seven cases 30 days prior to the Budget announcement and in five out of seven cases 30 days post-Budget announcement

RBI to hold rates until late this year on rising inflation concerns; fiscal boost likely: Report
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RBI to hold rates until late this year on rising inflation concerns; fiscal boost likely: Report

While the RBI was the most aggressively dovish major central bank in Asia, slashing rates by a cumulative 135 basis points last year, it paused unexpectedly in December on inflation concerns

CPI inflation at over 5-year high: RBI likely to be cautious before next rate cut; has a tough task ahead to balance growth, rising prices
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CPI inflation at over 5-year high: RBI likely to be cautious before next rate cut; has a tough task ahead to balance growth, rising prices

With retail inflation for December at 7.35 percent, the central bank will be in a cautious mode before considering further rate cuts in policy despite a slowing economy

Fed grappling with methods to fight next recession; hunts for new model in low-interest rate world
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Fed grappling with methods to fight next recession; hunts for new model in low-interest rate world

At a three-day conference in San Diego on an array of economic topics, one stood out: The textbook view of central banking, where low unemployment produces unwanted inflation that monetary policymakers can counter with interest-rate hikes, is at least badly hobbled if not fully broken

Bank of Baroda cuts one-year MCLR to 8.25% after repo rate unchanged in monetary policy review
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Bank of Baroda cuts one-year MCLR to 8.25% after repo rate unchanged in monetary policy review

The one-year MCLR is used as a benchmark for setting most of the personal loans such as home and auto

IIP contracts for second consecutive month: Economy goes into a tailspin; $5 tn target is distant dream unless out-of-box measures are taken now
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IIP contracts for second consecutive month: Economy goes into a tailspin; $5 tn target is distant dream unless out-of-box measures are taken now

The signs of further weakness in the Indian economy are emerging from every high-frequency data indicator.

Core sector growth shrinks 5.2% in September: With economy showing more signs of stress, Q2 GDP set to be damp squib
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Core sector growth shrinks 5.2% in September: With economy showing more signs of stress, Q2 GDP set to be damp squib

The core sector contributes 40% of the weight of Index of Industrial Production (IIP) hence that number for the month too is expected to take a hit.