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Demonitisation, Two Years On Analyses & Assessments

Demonitisation, Two Years On

8 November marks the second year since India demonetised all ₹500 and ₹1000 banknotes. Small and medium businesses are still struggling to recover...

India’s fiscal deficit at 5.95 trillion rupees Analyses & Assessments

India’s fiscal deficit at 5.95 trillion rupees

India’s April-September fiscal deficit stood at 5.95 trillion rupees ($81.20 billion), or 95.3 percent of the budgeted target for current fiscal year...

India to export raw sugar Analyses & Assessments

India to export raw sugar

India to export raw sugar for the first time in three years as global prices rally. A rebound in New York prices to seven-month highs along with...

Monsoon rainfall predicted below average Analyses & Assessments

Monsoon rainfall predicted below average

Rainfall in India’s annual monsoon season in 2018 was below average and less than forecast, with key crop-growing northern states among areas that...

 Indian Tariffs on Non-Essentials Analyses & Assessments

Indian Tariffs on Non-Essentials

The finance ministry of India increased customs duties on “non-essential” items, including washing machines, air conditioners, footwear, gemstones...

IL&FS cause liquidity crunch Analyses & Assessments

IL&FS cause liquidity crunch

The risking risk of loan default by the Infrastructure Leasing & Financies Services Limited firm raises concerns about market stability, which...

India looks for  oil futures contracts Analyses & Assessments

India looks for oil futures contracts

India’s government is planning to ask state oil firms to lock in their crude futures purchase prices. New Delhi is anticipating a spike when U.S....

India - US on a new trade package Analyses & Assessments

India - US on a new trade package

Washington and New Delhi are looking to remove long-standing irritants to ties, which include tariffs and other non-tariff barriers. Indian farmers...

Stock markets buoyed by domestic investors Analyses & Assessments

Stock markets buoyed by domestic investors

India’s stock market had become accustomed to foreign investors serving as a reliable engine of funds, with a net $59bn of money flowing in over the...

India’s own Belt-and-Road fiasco Analyses & Assessments

India’s own Belt-and-Road fiasco

Private development company IL&FS has accumulated a mountain of debt in a country which is desperate for basic infrastructure. Infrastructure...

Christine Lagarde issues warning for Emerging Markets Analyses & Assessments

Christine Lagarde issues warning for Emerging Markets

The IMF chief is warning Emerging markets of the impact from the US-China trade war. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international...

Iraq pips Saudi Arabia to become India’s top oil supplier Analyses & Assessments

Iraq pips Saudi Arabia to become India’s top oil supplier

Iraq replaced Saudi Arabia in August as the top oil supplier to India, data from industry and shipping sources showed, as refiners turned to Iraqi...

SEBI cracks the whip Analyses & Assessments

SEBI cracks the whip

India’s securities regulator issues a new order which will no longer recognise People of Indian Origin (PIOs) as ‘foreign portfolio investors’. This...

Argentina in crisis Analyses & Assessments

Argentina in crisis

Buenos Aires’s bond market is in a downward spiral as debt mounts and the peso continues to underperform. President Macri proposed to reduce a few of...

Emerging markets melt. Analyses & Assessments

Emerging markets melt.

Emerging economies have been plunged into turmoil this year as their currencies collapse under pressure from rising US interest rates, political...

Rupee dips again Analyses & Assessments

Rupee dips again

The rupee fell to a record 71 per dollar in opening trade on Friday, tracking weakness in almost all other Asian peers as the latest round of U.S.-...

Argentina: Pesos depreciate Analyses & Assessments

Argentina: Pesos depreciate

IMF revises Argentina bailout terms after a sharp drop in the value of the peso. Buenos Aires requests an early disbursement of funds as refinancing...

Asia’s richest banker wants more Analyses & Assessments

Asia’s richest banker wants more

Uday Kotak, MD of Kotak Mahindra Bank was asked to meet a year-end deadline to reduce his personal stake in Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. below 20 percent...

US Federal Reserve backs cautious approach Analyses & Assessments

US Federal Reserve backs cautious approach

Jerome Powell bats for a gradual rise in interest rates. The Federal Reserve System (also known as the Federal Reserve or simply the Fed) is the...

India oils African exports Analyses & Assessments

India oils African exports

New Delhi imported record quantities of oil from West Africa in August, driving up exports to pre-2015 levels. Africa is the world's second largest...