RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das arrives to attend a news conference. Reuters
Further monetary policy easing is expected as the economy struggles with a demand downturn, liquidity constraint and a high finance cost, sources said on Friday. It is learnt that Reserve Bank of India would stick with its stance and further lower the repo rate, which will in turn reinvigorate consumer
India’s foreign exchange reserves continued their upward trajectory during the week ended Dec.20 to touch a new record high. The Reserve Bank of India’s reserves rose by $456 million during the week under review, official data showed.
State-owned insurer Life Insurance Corporation may consider joining RBI efforts to rescue Yes Bank. The minimum investment for SBI would be Rs5,500 crore if it picks 26 per cent stake in Yes Bank.
The dramatic spiral in economic activity in new and emerging sectors has led to the creation of over 1,000 new jobs in the emirate.
Global shares slipped off record highs on Friday as gloomy data reminded investors of the struggles facing the economic recovery, curbing a rally fuelled by hopes of US stimulus by newly inaugurated President Joe Biden.
A slowdown in eurozone business activity accelerated in January, making a new recession almost certain as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to batter the economy, a key survey showed on Friday.