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Despite rally, 2020 to be worst year for several world stock markets in nearly a decade; jobless situation poses high risk: Report
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Despite rally, 2020 to be worst year for several world stock markets in nearly a decade; jobless situation poses high risk: Report

Subodh Kumar, an investment strategist at his own consultancy, notes, as do many, that stock markets are trading mainly on the unprecedented wave of stimulus from central banks and governments.

Forced lending to cripple banks; NPAs to soar by up to 600 bps in 2 years: Fitch Ratings
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Forced lending to cripple banks; NPAs to soar by up to 600 bps in 2 years: Fitch Ratings

With incremental bank lending making up the bulk of the government's nearly Rs 21 lakh crore stimulus package, lenders face significant asset quality challenges which can increase their dud loan ratios by up to 6 percentage points over the next two years, warns a report

Indian economy to contract in FY21; lockdown compounds economic challenges, says Moody's
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Indian economy to contract in FY21; lockdown compounds economic challenges, says Moody's

Moody's Investors Service on Friday said India's economy is expected to contract for the first time in more than four decades saying economic damage owing to the coronavirus-induced lockdown will be significant with lower consumption and sluggish business activity

Govt stimulus package does not address immediate concerns of healthcare system: Fitch Solutions
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Govt stimulus package does not address immediate concerns of healthcare system: Fitch Solutions

Fitch Solutions has said that the latest stimulus package does not address immediate concerns of the healthcare system which is reeling under the pressure of COVID-19 pandemic

Govt notifies changes in rules disallowing global tender for procurement up to Rs 200 cr; move to benefit MSMEs
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Govt notifies changes in rules disallowing global tender for procurement up to Rs 200 cr; move to benefit MSMEs

The government has notified amendments to General Financial Rules (GFR) to ensure that goods and services valued less than Rs 200 crore are being procured from domestic firms, a move which will benefit MSMEs

Coronavirus Lockdown: Cabinet approves Rs 3 lakh cr emergency credit line for MSME; loans at 9.25% rate
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Coronavirus Lockdown: Cabinet approves Rs 3 lakh cr emergency credit line for MSME; loans at 9.25% rate

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved additional funding of up to Rs 3 lakh crore at a concessional rate of 9.25 per cent through the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) for the MSME sector hit hard by the coronavirus crisis

RBI board member Satish Marathe says stimulus package fails to involve banks as frontline warriors in economic revival
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RBI board member Satish Marathe says stimulus package fails to involve banks as frontline warriors in economic revival

The stimulus package announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman "fails to involve" banks in the economic revival process, a member of the Reserve Bank of India's central board said on Wednesday

Economic package: Successful implementation of support measures for NBFI will be key, says Fitch Ratings
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Economic package: Successful implementation of support measures for NBFI will be key, says Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings on Wednesday said support measures announced by the government for non-banking finance companies seek to ease borrower strain and boost funding conditions for NBFIs, but successful implementation will be the key

Coronavirus Lockdown: CAIT urges govt to reconsider economic package, says traders let down by exclusion
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Coronavirus Lockdown: CAIT urges govt to reconsider economic package, says traders let down by exclusion

Industry body CAIT has urged the government to reconsider the economic package and announce measures to support traders, saying the community feels let down for exclusion from the Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus to aid the economy reeling from the COVID-19 crisis

Govt to further revise criteria for classifying 'medium' enterprises under MSME definition: Nitin Gadkari
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Govt to further revise criteria for classifying 'medium' enterprises under MSME definition: Nitin Gadkari

Days after changing the definition of MSMEs, the government has decided to further revise the criteria for medium units by enhancing the investment and turnover limits to up to Rs 50 crore and Rs 200 crore respectively, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday

Coronavirus Outbreak: Stimulus package for financial sector to ease asset risks, but won't fully offset pandemic blow, says Moody's
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Stimulus package for financial sector to ease asset risks, but won't fully offset pandemic blow, says Moody's

Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday said the measures announced by the government for financial institutions as part of Rs 20 lakh crore-economic package will help ease their asset risk, but will not fully offset the negative impact from the COVID-19 outbreak

Stimulus package impact: Fiscal deficit of Centre, states likely to be at 12% of GDP, says DBS Bank
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Stimulus package impact: Fiscal deficit of Centre, states likely to be at 12% of GDP, says DBS Bank

The combined fiscal deficit of the Centre and states will top 12 percent of the GDP because of the recent economy-boosting measures, and higher borrowings by States to meet COVID-19 exigencies, says a report

Rupee slips 33 paise at 75.91 on concerns over rise in crude prices, weak domestic equities; stimulus fails to cheer investors
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Rupee slips 33 paise at 75.91 on concerns over rise in crude prices, weak domestic equities; stimulus fails to cheer investors

The rupee plummeted by 33 paise to close at 75.91 against the US dollar on Monday, tracking weak domestic equities and foreign fund outflows

Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt's fiscal stimulus package 'hopelessly inadequate', says P Chidambaram
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt's fiscal stimulus package 'hopelessly inadequate', says P Chidambaram

The Congress on Monday said the fiscal stimulus package announced by the government is "hopelessly inadequate" given the gravity of the economic crisis as it amounts to only Rs 1.86 crore, which is 0.91 percent of the GDP

Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt’s economic stimulus package won't stop GDP from contracting in FY21, say analysts
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt’s economic stimulus package won't stop GDP from contracting in FY21, say analysts

The government’s reform moves and stimulus package will only help the deeply-impacted growth process in the medium term of over three years and will not push up the GDP in the short term, analysts at two foreign brokerages said on Monday

Nirmala Sitharaman's economic package: Measures announced by govt to positively impact start-up ecosystem, says IAN
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Nirmala Sitharaman's economic package: Measures announced by govt to positively impact start-up ecosystem, says IAN

The slew of booster measures by the government will "positively impact" start-ups in the country, especially in sectors like social infrastructure, atomic energy and space exploration, by providing these fledgling organisations with a larger playing field and improving ease of business, according to Indian Angel Network

Rupee slips 31 paise to 75.89 in early trade on weak opening in domestic equities, foreign fund outflows
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Rupee slips 31 paise to 75.89 in early trade on weak opening in domestic equities, foreign fund outflows

The rupee depreciated 31 paise to 75.89 against the US dollar in opening trade on Monday tracking weak opening of domestic equities and sustained foreign fund outflows

In easing agri markets and movement of produce, Nirmala Sitharaman has reiterated earlier promises; here are seven more urgently needed reforms
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In easing agri markets and movement of produce, Nirmala Sitharaman has reiterated earlier promises; here are seven more urgently needed reforms

In terms of outlay, the agricultural reform announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharman on 14 May is not as ambitious as other schemes.

Nirmala Sitharaman on Economic Package: FM announces setting up of Rs 1 lakh cr agri fund for farm-gate infrastructure
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Nirmala Sitharaman on Economic Package: FM announces setting up of Rs 1 lakh cr agri fund for farm-gate infrastructure

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced setting up of a Rs 1 lakh crore agri infrastructure fund for farm-gate infrastructure

Rupee rises 6 paise to 75.50 in early trade; investors await fresh cues from Nirmala Sitharaman's PC today
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Rupee rises 6 paise to 75.50 in early trade; investors await fresh cues from Nirmala Sitharaman's PC today

The rupee appreciated marginally by 6 paise to 75.50 against the US dollar in early trade on Friday as investors await fresh cues from further announcements on the fiscal stimulus package