Anuradha Choudhary

Anuradha Choudhary is a business journalist who works for Financial Express Online. She has rich experience of about eight years in corporate and policy reporting.

She has extensively covered fund raising, deals, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, startups and more. She loves to explore the world, through her camera and road trips.
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Budget 2019: More money in consumers’ hands! Here’s why this budget is for middle-class, rural population

union Budget 2019: Consumer-driven firms like FMCG, retail and automobiles are expected to get a big boost as the measures would leave more money in the hands of both middle-class and rural consumers and thus lead to a splurg

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Union Budget 2019: Govt e-Marketplace sees transactions worth Rs 17,500 crore in last 2 years, says FM

Union Budget 2019: The Ministry of Industry and Commerce had launched the GeM in August 2016 with the objective to create an open and transparent procurement platform for government departments and agencies.

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Budget 2019: Every willing household to get free electricity connection by March 2019 under Saubhagya scheme

Union Budget 2019: Saubhagya scheme, launched in September 2017, aimed to achieve 100% household electrification within December 2018.

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Possible rise in petrol, diesel prices? Here is how Venezuela crisis may impact oil prices in India

According to the CARE Ratings, about $1.6 billion of additional annual burden could be faced by India, if crude oil price rise by a dollar on a permanent basis.

Commodities News

RBI’s revised ECB norms to curb refinancing options for corporates, says Fitch; here is the reason

The changes in external commercial borrowings guidelines by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will narrow refinancing options for Indian corporations, as masala bonds or rupee-denominated debt securities sold to offshore investors

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Here’s how much fiscal deficit will widen if Modi gives farm relief package ahead of election, Fitch reveals

It may be noted that several state governments have declared farm loan waiver worth Rs 1.88 lakh crore since April 2017, with analysts predicting a total waiver of Rs  2.75-3 lakh crore by 2019 general election.

Economy News

India’s GDP growth would be even better if global factors did not play spoilsport, says Fitch

On the fiscal front, Ind-Ra said that the fiscal deficit is expected to rise to 3.5% of GDP in FY19 compared with budgeted 3.3%.

India to grow at 7.2 pc in 2018-19: CSO estimates News

India set to become third-largest consumer market, says WEF; these factors to drive consumption growth

India is expected to emerge as the third largest consumer market, just behind the US and China, WEF said in a report titled 'Future of Consumption in Fast-Growth Consumer Market – India'.

Economy News

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna: Over 33.5 lakh candidates trained in electronics, IT, ITeS in 4 years

Under PMKVY, approximately Rs 30.44 crore has been received as grant between fiscal 2016-17 and 2018-19, of which Rs 29.09 crore has already been utilised.

Economy News

Full common man checklist: After latest GST meet, here’s how much tax you pay on common goods & services

The 31st Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council meet on Saturday brought relief to common people as the tax rates have been cut for 33 items, including some consumer goods such as TV sets, video games, tyres, monitors and movie

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Good news for movie-goers! Cinema tickets to get cheaper as GST Council cuts tax

GST Council reduced tax rates on several consumer products as a total of 33 items have been moved from 18% GST slab to 12% and 5%. Also, 7 items have been brought to 18% from 28%.

Industry News

GST Council Meet: From TV sets to video games, what all got cheaper today and other key highlights

In the last one year, the GST Council pruned the 28% slab by reducing taxes on 191 goods, leaving just 35 items, including the digital camera, air conditioners, video recorders, dishwashing machine and automobiles, in the hig

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GST Council Meet: Big relief to consumers! 33 Items moved from 18% GST slab to 12%, 5%

GST Council Meet: In a major relief to common people, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Saturday slashed rates of 33 items from 18% to 12% and 5%, according to Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said, who att

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Thousands of jobs created due to Modi’s Ayushman Bharat; healthcare jobs surge in November: Naukri

While the healthcare industry registered a remarkable year-on-year increase of 34%, banking and financial services sector saw a decline of 23% in hiring activity during the month, according to The Naukri JobSpeak Index for No

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Vijay Mallya plays nice guy: 2 years after fleeing India, offers to pay back all the money to lenders

Vijay Mallya is in the UK for the past two years and has been fighting India's attempts to bring him back to face trial.

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It’s final! Horlicks goes to Unilever; HUL to buy GSK’s India biz for EUR 3.3 billion

HUL board has approved the scheme of amalgamation with GSK Consumer India, under which the two companies will merge. HUL will get to acquire GSK Consumer’s Horlicks and other brands for as much as EUR 3.3 billion.

Industry News

Meet 4 Indian-origin women who made it big in America; Forbes lists them among US’ top 50 women in tech

Indian-origin technology executives Padmasree Warrior, Komal Mangtanim Neha Narkhede and Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan made it to the Forbes' list of America's 50 women in technology space.

Industry News

Rupee extends gains past 70 vs USD for first time since Aug 27

The rupee gained past 70 against the US dollar mark for the first time since August 27 this year and touched a high of 69.9525 against the US dollar on Thursday morning

Markets News

After Morgan Stanley, now HSBC upgrades ratings on Indian equities to ‘neutral’ from ‘underweight’

In the note, HSBC said that India is one of the fastest growing markets in entire Asia, with MSCI India EPS growth consensus is seen at 18.8% for the current year 2018 and 24% for 2019.

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Here’s what India must do to enter top 50 on World Bank Ease of Doing Business ranking

This year, India jumped 23 places to secure 77th rank in the elite index by making a slew of business-related reforms, including Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code.

Economy News

MSMEs may get Rs 6-7 lakh crore a year in digital lending alone; may cross this major hurdle

The survey of 1,500 MSME owners with annual business revenue between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 75 crore pointed out key challenges for the sector, which has numbers about 60 million.

SME, Capital Float, Cashless Economy,Banking, Adhaar, eKYC, Digital lending News

India slips two spots to rank 53rd on IMD global talent ranking; check best nations at attracting talent

In Asia, Singapore clinched the top spot with the 13th position globally in the list of 63 nations in developing, attracting and retaining talent.

skilled manpower, skilled manpower shortage, talent assessment, retainng employees, anti cheating tech News

RSS ideologue S Gurumurthy slams RBI, hails demonetisation; here is all he said in 9 quick points

Studies have suggested between 12% to 19% as the adequate level of reserves. However, the Reserve Bank of India is sitting on some 27-28% and no central bank in the world maintains such high levels of surplus.

Economy News

Donald Trump says Indian trade negotiators ‘the best’, calls PM Narendra Modi a friend

This is the second consecutive Diwali that the US President Trump has celebrated along with nearly two dozen top Indian Americans officials of his administration in the White House.

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Jobseekers rejoice as hiring in India jumps 21% in October; this sector on recruitment spree

While demand for freshers rose 24% with an experience in the range of 0-3 years, the trained professionals having an experience of 4-7 years saw an increased demand of 22% during the month as compared with the same month last

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Modi’s village electrification is among world’s biggest successes this year, says this report

Since 2000, more than 900 million people have gained access to electricity in developing countries in Asia continent with 91% of the region getting electrified by 2017 compared with 67% in 2000. Of this, about 61% of this pro

power, power sector, power industry News

Make In Odisha: Mukesh Ambani’s rural punch! Reliance Jio has connected 43,000 villages in the state

Mukesh Ambani said that Reliance Industries has created sustained new employment opportunities both direct and indirect to over 30,000 people in the state.

Oil regulator approves sale of mukesh Ambani's pipeline to Brookfield News
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