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RBI cuts repo rate by 40 bps: It is unexpected like rain in summer; regulatory, monetary measures to boost economy, say experts
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RBI cuts repo rate by 40 bps: It is unexpected like rain in summer; regulatory, monetary measures to boost economy, say experts

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday slashed the benchmark lending rate by 40 basis points to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 crisis.

Coronavirus Outbreak: RBI slashes benchmark lending rate by 40 bps; extends moratorium on loans for another 3 months
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Coronavirus Outbreak: RBI slashes benchmark lending rate by 40 bps; extends moratorium on loans for another 3 months

In an off-cycle meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), the decision was taken unanimously to cut repo to support growth.

Policy flip-flop on e-commerce: Preferential pricing to gain some market share has to be stopped in its tracks
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Policy flip-flop on e-commerce: Preferential pricing to gain some market share has to be stopped in its tracks

The government's recent flip-flop on opening of e-commerce to the so-called “non-essential” goods is just one of the many such flip-flops that the Government of India has made in the last 15 years on policies relating to modernisation of India’s retail sector

Budget 2020: If government is serious about growth revival, it shouldn’t be too focused on fiscal deficit target
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Budget 2020: If government is serious about growth revival, it shouldn’t be too focused on fiscal deficit target

The economic growth is dragged by a poor show in the manufacturing sector, lower revenue collections hampering the ability of the government to ramp up spending and the absence of consumer demand in Asia’s third-largest economy.

Q2 GDP growth at 4.5%: Govt has indeed acknowledged, responded to problems with some measures but cannot afford to take eye off ball
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Q2 GDP growth at 4.5%: Govt has indeed acknowledged, responded to problems with some measures but cannot afford to take eye off ball

Private investment (reflected in gross fixed capital formation, GFCF) not only slipped in terms of percentage of GDP (to 27.8 percent in Q2 from 29.2 percent in the same period last year and from 29.7 percent in Q1) but also in terms of growth.

GDP falls to 5%: April-June data comes as a shocker; it is time govt bid adieu to fiscal deficit obsession
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GDP falls to 5%: April-June data comes as a shocker; it is time govt bid adieu to fiscal deficit obsession

Looking closely at the GDP figures, the big disappointment is the manufacturing sector

With a 35 bps rate cut bonanza, Reserve Bank of India gifts Centre what it has been asking for; what now?
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With a 35 bps rate cut bonanza, Reserve Bank of India gifts Centre what it has been asking for; what now?

By gifting an unconventional 35 bps rate cut, the MPC has delivered what the government wanted

Economic growth may have slowed in 2018-19 on low private consumption, tepid growth in fixed investment: FinMin
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Economic growth may have slowed in 2018-19 on low private consumption, tepid growth in fixed investment: FinMin

The Indian economy appears to have slowed down in 2018-19 due to lower private consumption, tepid growth in fixed investment and muted exports, a finance ministry report has said

World Bank says India's economy to regain 'fastest growing' tag; forecasts GDP growth to advance 7.3% in 2018-19
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World Bank says India's economy to regain 'fastest growing' tag; forecasts GDP growth to advance 7.3% in 2018-19

The World Bank forecasts are slightly lower than two other projections by international bodies published in April and May

Economy seems set on recovery path; but dangers lurk, the biggest being election eve populism
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Economy seems set on recovery path; but dangers lurk, the biggest being election eve populism

There’s no denying that economic growth under the Modi government has been subdued but stable. The year ahead will determine whether it will maintain this or endanger it for political gains.

GDP growth estimate at 4-year low of 6.5% mirrors fragile economy; it is eye-opener for Modi govt
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GDP growth estimate at 4-year low of 6.5% mirrors fragile economy; it is eye-opener for Modi govt

Fresh investments are the key to employment growth and that has to be the Modi government’s top priority now.

GDP data: Why demonetisation continues to affect consumer sentiment despite rosy numbers
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GDP data: Why demonetisation continues to affect consumer sentiment despite rosy numbers

Analysts said that consumption is likely to slow down in March due to demonetisation and high base last year

June quarter GDP at 7%: India is still fastest growing but numbers reveal growth pangs
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June quarter GDP at 7%: India is still fastest growing but numbers reveal growth pangs

The positive part is that the government has shown willingness to ramp up spending in infrastructure, but economists note that the spending has to pick up in a much more significant manner if the government wants to arrest the economic slowdown

Govt has no silver bullet, the problem is demand slowdown and not policy, says Crisil
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Govt has no silver bullet, the problem is demand slowdown and not policy, says Crisil

Crisil believes the government has to pick up the gauntlet and try to push the investment cycle