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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As US Fed cut interest rate to near zero amid Coronavirus scare, here’s what it may mean for India

After the US Federal Reserve cut interest rates to near zero, analysts expect the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to also lower rates in the next monetary policy due on April 3, 2020 especially amid the Coronavirus scare.

After RBI taps out-of-the-box measures to boost growth, will rate cuts have to wait?

With inflation raising its ugly head, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is not expected to cut rates anytime soon, analysts said.

EPFO cuts employee provident fund interest rate by 15 basis points, now you get 8.5 pc interest for FY20

Women take lead over men in buying new homes; this is the key driver

The women have emerged as major homebuyers in the Indian residential real estate sector,  a survey said.

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Now that SC allows cryptocurrency trading, should you buy, sell Bitcoin? Here are risks and gains

A cryptocurrency is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses strong cryptography to secure financial transactions, control the creation of additional units, and verify the transfer of assets.

Alarm bells ring for India’s factory activity growth as Coronavirus scare poses threat

After weak manufacturing pulled down Q3FY20 GDP growth, the factory activity growth fell in February even as overall conditions remain firm, a survey released on Monday said.

Gradual recovery underway? Economic growth may improve in Q4FY20; these 3 factors to be key drivers

The economic growth is expected to improve in Q4FY20 after six consecutive quarters of slowdown, analysts said. Support from the corporate tax rate cuts, healthy crop production and fading away of weather disruptions in minin

In an unprecedented fifth downward revision of its GDP forecasts for FY20, Ind-Ra had pegged it at 5.0% in January 2020 from 7.5% a year ago.

Another quarter with below 5% GDP growth, or will RBI, govt measures pay-off?

With leading economic indicators seeing no significant improvement, GDP growth for Q3FY20 is expected to be under 5 per cent, analysts said.

In an unprecedented fifth downward revision of its GDP forecasts for FY20, Ind-Ra had pegged it at 5.0% in January 2020 from 7.5% a year ago.

Donald Trump’s first India visit: Here’s what India-US may settle upon even if not a big trade deal

With US President Donald Trump set to make his maiden visit to India, all eyes are on these two democracies’ leaders for action items despite there being no expectation of a major trade deal.

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Boosting growth or checking inflation? RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das tells what is need of the hour

Monetary transmission and bank credit flows have improved, but they need to become stronger.

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As Coronavirus scare spreads, gems and jewellery business may lose shine in India

Coronavirus outbreak is expected to negatively impact the consumer demand and affect the Indian gems and jewellery industry, a report said.

Good news and bad news: Why rising food inflation may be a mixed bag for farmers

Even as rising food inflation may have come as a concern for the RBI, farmers growing rice and wheat are likely to benefit as they could receive higher prices for their produce, a report said.

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No respite from soaring retail inflation anytime soon, no visibility on RBI interest rate cuts

With inflation raising its ugly head once again, no respite is expected for the common man anytime soon, analysts said.

Amid slowdown, private sector investment leads growth revival; these 3 metrics show signs of hope

Even as the private investment is expected to accelerate going ahead, its sustainability needs to be closely watched, RBI said.

After SBI Cards IPO gets SEBI approval, what should be investment strategy? Here’s what analysts say

SBI Cards IPO is expected to offer a good option to the investors as the business runs on good margin and low-capital requirement, said analysts.

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As Sensex, Nifty trade volatile, here’s market strategy for investors; ICICI Bank, SBI, L&T good bets

Even as Sensex and Nifty have recovered from the budget-day lows, the investors are recommended to adopt a strategy of buy on dips looking at the sharp surge in the past days, said an investor.

Amid coronavirus scare, Sensex, Nifty trade volatile; here are expectations for next week

The volatility in the stock markets is expected to reduce in the coming week, even as coronavirus scare is likely to keep market sentiment subdued, said an investor.

After RBI’s announcement, this housing finance company’s share price rose 15%; here’s why

Shares of Indiabulls Housing Finance jumped over 15 per cent after the RBI announced measures for the stressed real estate sector.

ITI withdraws Rs 1400 crore FPO; cites this key reason for undersubscription

The government-run ITI on Wednesday said that it has withdrawn the Rs 1400 crore worth follow-on public offering (FPO) citing 'prevailing market conditions'.

Will RBI cut home, car loan rates in last monetary policy meet for FY20? Five key decisions expected

RBI monetary policy 2020: In the final bi-monthly monetary policy decision for FY20, the RBI is expected to keep the key rates steady, owing to a rise in inflation and stress on the economy, analysts said.

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Budget done and dusted, now RBI’s turn to take over; will car, home loans become cheaper?

The RBI's monetary policy announcement, which would be first one in 2020, is slated on February 6.

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Budget 2020: Sitharaman’s 16 point formula to boost agriculture, double farmer income; will it help?

Budget 2020-21: Even as the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced 16 measures for the agri sector, it’s to be seen if the steps are sufficient to boost agriculture and farmers’ income.

Budget 2020: Did FM Nirmala Sitharaman’s budget address slowdown concerns? Here’s what analysts say

Budget 2020-21: As the economy continues to reel under a growth slowdown, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced cuts in personal income tax aiming to boost consumer demand.

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Budget 2020: No more harassment of taxpayer; big move by Sitharaman for corporate sector

Budget 2020-21: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that the government would not allow the taxpayers to be harassed at the hands of the tax officials.

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Budget 2020: Mega LIC IPO to be reality soon; India may soon have its Aramco moment

Budget 2020-21: Just as Saudi Arabia's Aramco completed the largest public offering in the world's history, the largest insurer in the country LIC IPO may create a similar buzz in India.

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Budget 2020: Ease of investment for entrepreneurs, businesses

Budget 2020-21: Aiming to boost entrepreneurship, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that an investment clearance cell would be set up to support the startup owners or entrepreneurs in funding.

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Budget 2020: Job creation on FM’s mind; now Study in India, degree level courses, more for employment

Budget 2020-21: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that a new education policy would be soon announced by the government.

Budget 2020: GST has cut household expenditure by this much; shortened trucks’ travel time

Budget 2020-21: Highlighting the positive impact of GST, an average household currently saves 4 per cent on monthly spending on account of the GST savings, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday.

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