An Indian policeman walks through the RBI head office in Mumbai. Agence France-Presse
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das has said the gross fiscal deficit has adhered to budgetary targets, and that the current account deficit is expected to be around 2.5 per cent of the GDP in 2018-19. Das said this earlier this week while speaking at the “Governor Talks”
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.
Opec and allied nations agreed on Saturday to extend a production cut of nearly 10 million barrels of oil a day through the end of July, hoping to boost energy prices hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
G20 members and invited countries have pledged more than $21 billion to fight COVID-19 and, with a spirit of solidarity, have shown they will spare no effort to protect lives and the most vulnerable.
Emaar chairman Mohamed Alabbar has told the UAE’s leading contractors that they must prepare for a new way of working as the economic activity gradually starts to pick up.