Samrat Sharma

The writer is Senior Correspondent(Delhi/NCR)

Samrat Sharma is a leading author in the field of business, finance, economy, and industry. He has work experience of 5 years in various sectors including manufacturing, analysis, and media. He is a mechanical engineer & MBA graduate.

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Half of all bank loans are with less than 1% of companies; 266 large firms have borrowed this much money

Only 266 companies, with borrowings at over Rs 5,000 crore each, have aggregate borrowings of over Rs 40 lakh crore.

corporate loans, bank lending, msme, micro, small and medium enterprises,

Heavy foreign investment in telecom sector; 25% of total FDI in India in Q1

At Rs 29,352 crore, the FDI in telecommunications in just one quarter of FY20, surpassed the total FDI inflow into the sector in the entire previous financial year FY19.

FDI, foreign direct investments, global currency, manufacturing, services, telecommunications,

Banks sold stressed assets worth Rs 3.79 lakh cr till FY19; resolution process catches pace

The prudential framework enables the sale of stressed standard assets, which are in default, as part of the resolution process.

PSU Bank Merger, Bank Merger and Consolidation, Mega Merger Deadline

No pickup in investments in short term as overcapacity kills need for expansion

Low capacity utilisation in most of the industries have left them with surplus capacity and this surplus has pulled down the need for any more expansion.

investment, rural economy, kotak, care ratings, capacity utilisation, over capacity, slowdown, slow economic growth

Bonus for sugar industry, govt allows sugar syrup for ethanol production

All distilleries will be able to take benefit of the scheme and the large number of them are likely to supply ethanol for the Ethanol Blended Petrol (EBP) programme.

sugarcane, sugar, ethanol, sugar glut, excess production, oil marketing companies, OMCs

Slow GDP growth to hit GST, tax revenues; RBI surplus transfer to provide cushion

The revenue side weakness restricts the way for a fiscal stimulus without compromising on the fiscal deficit as the indirect tax collection along with the overall tax revenues are expected to further continue its slow pace in

gst, revenue shortfall, economy, kotak report, indirect tax, direct tax

Foreign investors shy away from Indian market; manufacturing FDI remains sluggish in last two years

The government has been continuously introducing measures to attract foreign investors to set up their businesses in India, but the global brands have not shown much enthusiasm for the Indian market.

Government, FDI, contract manufacturing, foreign direct investment, manufacturing industry

Homemade agarbattis to create jobs: Why Modi govt curbed import of incense sticks

There has been a big fall in employment in Indian Agarbatti Industry, which has been crippling ever since UPA government slashed duty from 30% to 10% in 2011.

agarbatti, incense stick, govt put restriction, import duty, jobs, employment, narendra modi

While Modi wants to double farmers’ income, agri share in India’s growth halves in his term

The overall economy has been growing at a faster rate than the agriculture sector resulting in a decline of the share of agriculture and allied sector in the economy.

farmer, agriculture,weak agri growth, agri gdp, agri gva, drought, farming, crop cultivation

Slowest GDP growth in 6 years still leaves room for optimism; here’s when economy may pick up

Economy’s growth has narrowed for the fourth quarter in a row. Steep fall in the growth can be largely attributed to the weakness in the manufacturing sector.

gdp, gdp growth, economy, nirmala sitharaman, cso, mospi, manufacturing, services, industry

GDP grows at 5% in Q1 FY20, manufacturing pulls down economic growth to a 6-year low

Slow growth can mainly be attributed to the weak manufacturing and construction sector. Manufacturing GVA grew by 0.6 per cent, while construction grew by 5.7 per cent.  

Q1 GDP, GDP growth, slowdown, weak demand, slow growth, manufacturing, agriculture

Nirmala Sithraman says many decisions announced last week already rolled out

In a press conference held on Friday evening, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman painted an improving scenario of the public sector banks. Addressing a press conference after meeting with the heads of the PSU banks, she said

FM Nirmala Sitharaman, economy, weak economy, slowdown, low demand, govt steps to boost economy, corporate tax slashed, corporate tax

Mobile phones manufacturing surges 8-folds in last 5 years; electronics goods production doubles

Exports of mobile phones have also increased 8 folds on-year in FY19 making the UAE, Russia, South Africa and China as important export destinations.

mobile manufacturing, domestic electronics goods production, rbi annual report, rbi, mobile imports, excise duty

More Rs 500, Rs 2000 fake notes since demonetisation; counterfeit instances shot up 43 folds 

Fake notes among the new design notes of Rs 500 more than doubled with an increase of 121 per cent whereas those of Rs 2000 increased by 21.9 than the previous year during 2018-19.

fake note, counterfeit currency, demonetisation, narendra modi, rbi, intalgio

Slow growth: India’s April-June GDP growth likely to fall again, due to these two main causes

The sectoral growth in agriculture, industry and services are projected at 2.2 per cent, 3.9 per cent and 7.5 per cent respectively for the first quarter.

economy, GDP projection, Q1 FY20 gdp growth, ficci, icra, services, manufacturing, industry, agriculture

Easier FDI rules to help Modi govt solve jobs problem, not just in retail but other sectors too

The move is also likely to benefit the sectors like logistics, warehousing, cold storage and transportation, which will have a positive circular effect on employment generation.

single brand retail, fdi norms, global brands, digital india, make in india,

Nestle to replace Indiabulls Housing Finance in Nifty 50; investors’ wealth shot up 23-fold in a decade

The inclusion of Nestle is expected to increase the weight of fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector in the index by 94 basis points to 9.2 per cent.

nestle, fmcg, nifty 50, stock market, indiabulls housing finance, housing, indiabulls

What could hurt India’s growth this year? India Ratings cuts growth forecast 2nd time in 4 months

India Ratings, which had already downgraded India’s economic growth projections for FY20, has further cut its growth projection.

slowdown, india ratings, rating agency, gdp growth projection, gdp, demand, consumption

‘Brand Kashi’ fruits, veggies in Europe, Gulf; Narendra Modi’s constituency to become export hub soon

The department of commerce has announced that the farmers will be trained to grow the export quality product and will be made aware of the standards followed in European countries, Gulf countries and Singapore.

vegetables, fruits, exports hub, varanasi, brand kashi, narendra modi, apeda

Sanjeev Sanyal says economic slowdown evident, lists factors affecting demand

There has been a quarter of slowdown and subsequent quarter will also suffer slowdown but the target of making Indian a $ 5 trillion economy strongly stands. 

Sanjeev Sanyal, economic advisor, slowdon, global demand, economic crisis, finance ministry

How India will gain from RBI’s Rs 1.76 lakh cr cash gift; five areas which will benefit 

RBI's cash gift to the government is likely to help to achieve optimistic targets and curbing revenue shortfall.

slowdown, government, rbi, surplus transfer, 1.76 lakh cr, cash gift, dividend

FM Nirmala Sitharamana blasts critics of RBI transfer of surplus funds to govt

It is worrying that the committee appointed by the RBI is now being questioned.

 finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, PSU bank, public sector banks, big bank merger, slowdown, steps to revive economy, slew of measures, GST council

Economic slowdown not as bad as shown; some products not selling because people buying other items

Preferences of the consumers are changing from high-end branded products towards good quality products of small companies which are not listed.

slowdown, fmcg, auto sector, msme, sbi ecowrap, sbi, gdp growth rate, comsumer demand

India GDP growth revised downwards; economists suggest ways to revive economy

The country’s GDP growth has been moderating on account of both global and domestic factors and the prospects over immediate term don’t seem too bright.

gdp projection, agriculture, manufacturing, production, gdp forecast, economy, ficci, gdp to grow at 6.9%

RBI paints gloomy picture for Indian economy; industrial outlook sentiment falls amid slowdown fears

Though the demand is expected to increase in the second quarter, sentiments on the availability of finance from banks and internal accruals remained weak.

sentiments, expectations, assessment, slowdown, industrial outlook, manufacturing, production, order, capacity utilisation

Slowdown not just in India, but global; large nations must act together to help economy: RBI Exec

The government and policymakers are supposed to benefit their own countries, however, the collateral effect of their actions on the rest of the world can be significant.

growth, rbi, world economy, global economy, world leaders, forex, globalisation, deglobalisation

Indian agritech startups to generate 90 lakh jobs, see 300% increase in funding

Farmers and agritech startups in India have evolved rapidly over the past few years due to digital penetration and funding, majorly driving the growth in this sector.

agriculture, economy, indian economy, unorganised sector, agritech, startup, funding
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