Ashish Pandey

Ashish Pandey works for Financial Express Online and has nearly 8 years of experience with some of the leading media organisations, corporate houses and startups.

He has covered a wide variety of subjects including politics, economy, industry, stock market, personal finance, foreign affairs, cinema and brands. Ashish spends his time reading books, drawing caricatures and writing poetry.
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Nirmala Sitharaman on GST rate cut demand: GST Council to take call, it’s not in my hands

Amid demand for GST rate cut by automobile companies, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that it’s for the GST Council to decide as she can’t do it alone.

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Subramanian Swamy slams govt again: Bold reforms must for 10% GDP growth, or say goodbye to jobs

With the Indian economy reeling under an ongoing slowdown, veteran BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has slammed the Narendra Modi-government, calling for immediate actions to turn the economy around to a 10% GDP growth rate.

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FPI surcharge withdrawal good, but stock market still watching these concerns: INTERVIEW

Even as the government withdrew the controversial FPI surcharge providing much-needed relief to the stock markets, the continued participation of the foreign funds would depend on the economy's ability to fight domestic and g

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Govt move on debenture redemption reserves may improve liquidity, but investors need to watch out

Even as the government's move to remove the debenture redemption reserve requirement (DRR) may provide the companies additional funds to meet their other capital requirements, the risk for debenture holders is expected to inc

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Wealth creation in smaller cities is triggering growth of wealth management biz: IIFL Wealth’s Sandeep Jethwani

The sustained economic expansion has created enough wealth over the last decade, boosting the prospects of wealth management business in India.

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SAIL Chairman A K Chaudhary attacked by unidentified assailants in Delhi; probe on

In a shocking incident, a murderous assault on the state-run Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) Chairman Anil Kumar Chaudhary by four unidentified assailants was reported on Wednesday night in New Delhi while he was on h

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IIFL set to buy L&T wealth to add Rs 26,000 cr business, as it sets eyes on Kotak’s throne

With an aim to bridge the gap with the industry leader Kotak in wealth management business, India Infoline Finance Ltd (IIFL) Wealth and Asset Management is in advanced talks to buy wealth management unit of Larsen & Toubro (

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US Fed just made RBI’s job easier; may nudge Shaktikanta Das to ease monetary policy further

With the US Federal Reserve cutting interest rates for the first time in just over a decade, the possibility of another rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has opened up.

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IMF forecasts slower growth rate for India; is another rate cut in offing?

With the International Monetary Fund (IMF) projecting a slower growth rate for India in 2019 and 2020, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may come up with another interest rate cut to boost the sluggish economy, analysts said.

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Amrapali Group’s license revoked: What’s next for stranded homebuyers

Supreme Court’s decision to revoke the license of real estate major Amrapali Group will not only help hundreds of stranded homebuyers but also have a positive impact on the domestic housing sector, experts said.

The court added that Noida and Greater Noida colluded with the realty group in allowing diversion of the home buyers' money and not acting as per the law. (File photo) News

Does Patanjali sell different sharbat in US than in India? What Baba Ramdev’s firm says on USFDA report

Denying report of having differential medicinal and dietary claims for sharbat bottles earmarked to be sold in the Indian and the US markets, Patanjali Ayurved on Tuesday said that the accusation only seeks to malign the comp

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CARE Ratings sending boss on leave may do more harm than good; here are unintended consequences

CARE Ratings has sent its MD & CEO Rajesh Mokashi on leave following a complaint received by capital markets regulator SEBI, in an action that experts say may do unintended harm to the markets rather than stabilising the cond

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As govt bond yields fall, corporate debt remains unaffected; what’s holding up private bond yields?

Even as yields on 10-year government bonds fell to the lowest level since demonetisation in 2016, the corporate bonds have remained largely unaffected.

The funds raised thus can flow out of fixed deposit to the SPV if the public buys the bonds, it said, adding this will not have an impact on bank deposits or credit growth. (Representational image) News

Sensex ends higher, Nifty Bank snaps three-day losing streak; key reasons

After opening on a positive note for the first time post budget, benchmark equity indices -- Sensex and Nifty -- closed on higher levels Thursday amid upbeat global market sentiment after US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Po

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Budget 2019: From bank recap to Aadhaar, Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden budget had something for everyone

Union Budget 2019 India: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden budget may not have announced big bang reforms, it definitely had something for everyone.

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Budget 2019: What cement, telecom sectors make out of Nirmala Sitharaman’s maiden budget

Union Budget 2019 India: With economy undergoing slowdown, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s proposals in the general budget 2019 may help in reviving it, industry experts said.

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Budget 2019: These PSU white elephants may help govt in meeting ambitious disinvestment target

Union Budget 2019 India: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday raised the disinvestment target a tad over a lakh of crores for FY20, saying the government will re-start stake sale not only in Air India but for other C

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Budget 2019: Why Nirmala Sithraman says NBFCs need parity with banks on tax issues

Union Budget 2019: With NBFCs currently under stress, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced a host of measures to lend a helping hand and revive the sector.

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Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman’s STT cut may not cheer markets much; here’s what experts say

Union Budget 2019 India: Even as Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman reduced securities and transaction tax (STT), market analysts don’t seem much enthused since the cut is only restricted to trading in options.

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Budget 2019: Nirmala Sitharaman proposes petrol, diesel price hike; here’s how much you may pay now

Union Budget 2019 India: In what may come as bad news for fuel buyers, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman proposed special additional excise duty of Rs 1 per litre on petrol and diesel for road and infrastructure sectors.

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Budget 2019: Govt allocates Rs 70,000 crore for PSU bank recap; key announcements

Union Budget 2019 India: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday proposed an allocation of Rs 70,000 crore for public sector banks (PSBs) so as to improve the rate of credit in the economy.

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Budget 2019: Here is 10-point vision of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Budget 2019 India: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, presenting the maiden budget of re-elected Narendra Modi government, on Friday said that the economy looks towards the finance minister to bring about reforms and

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Budget 2019: Modi’s $5 trillion dream in sight; India set to be $3 trillion economy this fiscal itself

Union Budget 2019 India: India will become $3 trillion economy by FY20, even as the government strives to reach $5 trillion mark by fiscal 2025, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said while presenting the maiden budget of

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Budget 2019 Agriculture Expectations: Online trading, efficient crop procurement, what farmers want

Union Budget 2019-20 Agriculture Sector Expectation: The agricultural sector has been high on the Modi government’s priority list seeing its plans of supporting farmers either by additional income or financing arrangements.

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Pre Budget Expectations 2019: Tax cuts, business incentives, export sops and more; what India wants

Union Budget 2019-20 Pre Budget Expectations: The industry is pinning hopes on Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to dole out sops so as to revive business amid the ongoing economic slowdown. The consumption sentiment, which

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Budget 2019 breaks from the past; moves to Indianised ‘bahikhata’ from leather briefcase

Union Budget 2019 India: In a marked departure from the traditional leather briefcase, the general budget Friday was seen being carried in a red-colored traditional 'bahikhata' by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

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Budget 2019: How much Modi government allocated to education in its first term

Union Budget 2019: The role of technology in boosting the education sector stood out among the major highlights of the last budget.

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