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RBI governor Shaktikanta Das says second COVID-19 wave one of key risks to India's economic recovery
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RBI governor Shaktikanta Das says second COVID-19 wave one of key risks to India's economic recovery

Shashanka Bhide, a member of the Monetary Policy Committee, also said uncertainties relating to COVID-19 will impact growth and inflation scenarios in the next two to three quarters

S&P projects economy to contract 5% in current fiscal; says lockdown was longer than expected, will slow overall recovery
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S&P projects economy to contract 5% in current fiscal; says lockdown was longer than expected, will slow overall recovery

S&P Global Ratings on Thursday forecast Indian economy to contract 5 percent in the current fiscal as the lockdown imposed to contain COVID-19 pandemic has curtailed economic activity severely.

Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: 267 new COVID-19 patients reported in Rajasthan today, total number of cases rises to 6,494
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Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: 267 new COVID-19 patients reported in Rajasthan today, total number of cases rises to 6,494

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: Two police stations have been sealed partially after a head constable was tested positive for COVID-19. According to police, the infected head constable was overseeing the arrangements to quarantine people who came from Mumbai.

RBI slashes repo rate: Big relief to small businesses but more support needed; move to revive demand, say industry bodies
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RBI slashes repo rate: Big relief to small businesses but more support needed; move to revive demand, say industry bodies

The benchmark repurchase (repo) rate was cut by 40 basis points to 4 percent, the lowest since the benchmark came into being in 2000, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said.

Rupee falls 34 paise to close at 75.95 against dollar; RBI rate cut booster dose fails to cheer investors
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Rupee falls 34 paise to close at 75.95 against dollar; RBI rate cut booster dose fails to cheer investors

The Indian rupee slipped 34 paise to close at 75.95 against the US dollar on Friday as Reserve Bank''s fresh measures to alleviate economic distress failed to strike a chord with investors

Real estate players want banks to pass on benefit of rate cut to customers; demand one-time debt restructuring
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Real estate players want banks to pass on benefit of rate cut to customers; demand one-time debt restructuring

Real Estate sector can act as a catalyst in resurrecting the economy, backed by stringent fiscal and non-fiscal measures," CREDAI President Satish Magar said in a statement.

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.

RBI monetary policy: Central bank extends moratorium on loans for another 3 months till August
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RBI monetary policy: Central bank extends moratorium on loans for another 3 months till August

Reserve Bank Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday extended the moratorium on payment of loans by another three months till August to provide much-needed relief to borrowers whose income has been hit due to the coronavirus crisis

RBI monetary policy: Central bank extends Rs 15,000-cr credit line to EXIM Bank to help revive sagging foreign trade
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RBI monetary policy: Central bank extends Rs 15,000-cr credit line to EXIM Bank to help revive sagging foreign trade

The Reserve Bank on Friday announced a Rs 15,000-crore line of credit to the Export-Import Bank of India, to help the sagging foreign trade

RBI monetary policy: GDP growth in 2020-21 likely to be in negative territory, says Shaktikanta Das
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RBI monetary policy: GDP growth in 2020-21 likely to be in negative territory, says Shaktikanta Das

The Reserve Bank on India (RBI) on Friday said India''s gross domestic product (GDP) growth will be in negative territory in 2020-21 as the outbreak of coronavirus has disrupted economic activities

Coronavirus Outbreak: RBI cuts repo rate by 40 bps to 4%; full text of Shaktikanta Das' statement
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Coronavirus Outbreak: RBI cuts repo rate by 40 bps to 4%; full text of Shaktikanta Das' statement

The Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday said the central bank reduced the repo rate by 40 bps to 4 percent to ease the financial stress caused by the Covid-19 pandemic

Coronavirus Outbreak: RBI cuts repo rate by 40 bps to 4%; full text of resolution of monetary policy statement
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Coronavirus Outbreak: RBI cuts repo rate by 40 bps to 4%; full text of resolution of monetary policy statement

To mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19 outbreak, in a surprise move, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday again reduced the key lending rates by 40 basis points

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.

RBI extends regulatory benefits under special liquidity facility for mutual funds to all banks
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RBI extends regulatory benefits under special liquidity facility for mutual funds to all banks

The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday extended regulatory benefits to all banks including those deploying their own resources to extend liquidity support to the mutual funds under the Special Liquidity Facility for Mutual Funds (SLF-MF) scheme

RBI's liquidity support for MFs may struggle to be effective; Fitch says success will depend on banks' appetite to take up risks
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RBI's liquidity support for MFs may struggle to be effective; Fitch says success will depend on banks' appetite to take up risks

The Reserve Bank of India's liquidity support for mutual funds may struggle to be effective, as its success will hang on banks' appetite to take up the risks involved, amid low capital headroom and a likely increase in fresh non-performing loans, according to Fitch

RBI MF liquidity window to improve investor confidence, calm down corporate debt market: Experts
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RBI MF liquidity window to improve investor confidence, calm down corporate debt market: Experts

Experts on Monday termed the RBI's move to open a special liquidity facility of Rs 50,000 crore for the mutual fund sector as "brilliant", saying it will improve investor confidence and reduce stress in the corporate debt market

P Chidambaram welcomes RBI's Rs 50,000-cr special liquidity facility for mutual funds
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P Chidambaram welcomes RBI's Rs 50,000-cr special liquidity facility for mutual funds

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday lauded the RBI's prompt action in announcing a Rs 50,000 crore special liquidity facility for mutual funds

Franklin Templeton impact: RBI announces Rs 50,000 cr special liquidity facility for mutual funds
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Franklin Templeton impact: RBI announces Rs 50,000 cr special liquidity facility for mutual funds

The RBI said heightened volatility in capital markets in reaction to COVID-19 has imposed liquidity strains on mutual funds

Coronavirus Outbreak: SIDBI to provide 90-day term loans to banks, NBFCs, MFIs for onward lending to MSMEs
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Coronavirus Outbreak: SIDBI to provide 90-day term loans to banks, NBFCs, MFIs for onward lending to MSMEs

SIDBI will offer liquidity to banks, NBFCs and MFIs as term loans for a tenor of 90 days and for a maximum period of one year,

Coronavirus Outbreak: Despite personal loss, Assam hospital cleaner stays put in quarantine; doctors, nurses spend time reading, watching shows
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Despite personal loss, Assam hospital cleaner stays put in quarantine; doctors, nurses spend time reading, watching shows

Quarantine is definitely more screentime albeit on the consumers' end. Be it the mobile phone or the television, perhaps both are the best tools to be exploited to the core when in quarantine.