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Monetary Policy: Pleasant surprise again! 75-100bps further cut likely in CY15

IIFL | Mumbai | March 04, 2015 18:09 IST

RBI has cut the repo rate by 25bps to 7.5%. While directionally this was on expected lines, the timing was a bit of a surprise given that the next policy meeting is just a month away.

The Road to Credibility

Mumbai | March 04, 2015 17:32 IST

The pragmatism that has been shown is truly a departure from the past wherein an insistence of all is well was harped upon.

S&P: India downgrade is also possible

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | March 04, 2015 16:20 IST

"We do not see reforms that will continue to revive investor confidence and lead to higher growth," Kim Eng Tan, Senior Director, APac Sovereign Ratings, S&P reported.

New entrants are disrupting the healthcare industry globally: PwC

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | March 04, 2015 14:57 IST

According to report, consumers around the globe share a willingness to choose new healthcare options if the price is right, quality is on par with traditional healthcare services.

Ukraine hikes interest rates to 30%

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | March 04, 2015 14:38 IST

The country's central bank has raised rates by 10.5 percentage points to curb inflation and to stabilise its currency.

More was expected by Union Budget, service tax kept for next year: Ambarish Gupta

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | March 04, 2015 14:06 IST

With the latest budget release by Arun Jaitley, it was expected that many open ended loops will be closed for tech startups like tax relaxation, more youth programs for budding entrepreneurs, relaxation for angel investors.

Top economic news of the day - March 04, 2015

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | March 04, 2015 09:00 IST

A bill seeking to introduce the system of auction of mines to enhance transparency and augment mineral production was passed in Lok Sabha, with the government terming it a "revolutionary" step.

Improving the oversight of large financial institutions: Janet Yellen

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | March 04, 2015 08:08 IST

The Citizens Budget Commission has played an important role over the years as a forum to discuss issues of interest to New Yorkers that are often also of national and even global importance.

Govt may consider 'next round of action' on subsidies: FM

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | March 03, 2015 17:04 IST

Jaitley stated that the wealth tax had been "high-cost and low yield".

Pangs of Deflation: The nemesis of the Central Banks

IIFL | Mumbai | March 03, 2015 15:52 IST

Recent decline in oil prices have also aggravated the deflationary situation. European economy is particularly bearing the brunt of lower oil prices.

Budget 2015: Jaitley slashes education, health spending

Indiaspend.org | Mumbai | March 03, 2015 14:51 IST

Presenting the first full budget of the government, Jaitley reduced spending on education by 16% and health by 15%.

Budget 2015: A layer of jam for individual empowerment

Indiaspend.org | Mumbai | March 03, 2015 14:41 IST

The whole effort got a further fillip in the Union Budget 2015. In keeping with recent practice, the Government has coined another acronym JAM.

Budget: US$95bn Tax benefits for companies, individuals, Up 7%

Indiaspend.org | Mumbai | March 03, 2015 14:33 IST

While the central government is expected to earn a tax revenue of Rs 919,842 crore ($148 billion) for the financial year 2015-16, it is expected to forego revenue of Rs 589,285.2 crore ($95 billion) in 2014-15 due to exemptions granted to companies and individual taxpayers.

Is RBI ready to take the onus for soaring prices?

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | March 03, 2015 12:12 IST

The new agreements say that the central bank "shall be seen to have failed to meet the target if inflation is more than 6% or less than 2% for three consecutive quarters".

New tool for effective water management launched at CIIs Water India 2015 event

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | March 03, 2015 11:07 IST

India faces the daunting challenge of water scarcity that imposes significant risks on health, agriculture and industrial operations.

Is India on its way to gaining weight in the US?

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | March 03, 2015 10:20 IST

Merging FDI and FPI could make India weightier in MSCI EM Index

April-Jan fiscal deficit exceeds full-year target

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | March 03, 2015 09:27 IST

The government seems to be relying on off-balance sheet debt for funding a large part of its capex push. Almost 80% of incremental resources outside the budget is expected to come from higher borrowings.

Top economic news of the day - March 03, 2015

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | March 03, 2015 08:39 IST

Fiscal deficit rose to Rs5.68trn in April-January period, breaching the budget estimate by 107% which may call for harder measures by the government to meet the target of 4.1% of the GDP for full 2014-15 financial year.

India losing steam: Feb Manufacturing PMI slows to a 3-month low

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | March 02, 2015 17:32 IST

Growth in the manufacturing sector has eased so far this year after a solid performance in the previous quarter (4Q14)

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