A vendor sorts tomatoes as he waits for customers at a vegetable market in Mumbai. Reuters
Government’s efforts to reverse the slowdown on the back of a sluggish GDP growth is expected to induce volatility in the Indian equity markets during the coming week.
India’s economy, it seems, has entered the stagflation phase with the key macro-economic data showing dwindling manufacturing activity as the subdued demand conditions contracted the October factory output by 3.8 per cent.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept rates steady and left the door open for more monetary easing on Thursday, as it sought to support faltering economic growth and avoid stoking already heightened inflation levels.
Despite recent strength in India’s factory sector, the Monetary Policy Committee said economic activity in India “remains subdued and the few indicators that have moved up recently are yet to gain traction in a more broad-based manner.”
Automobili Lamborghini is converting departments of its super sports car production plant in Italy’s Sant’Agata Bolognese in order to produce surgical masks and protective plexiglass shields.
Alphabet’s Google published reports for 131 countries showing whether visits to shops, parks and workplaces dropped in March, when many governments issued stay-at-home orders to rein in the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
For the second week in a row the U.S has recorded high jobless claims, increasing the fears of economic damage. The fear has pushed investors towards Gold and the price has jumped over 1% on Thursday.
Dubai Economy issued fines to nine pharmacies and two pharmaceuticals suppliers for inflating the prices of face masks and trying to take undue advantage of the high demand for hygiene essentials following the nationwide alert against the Covid-19 pandemic.