A vendor sells vegetables at a retail market in Kolkata, India. Reuters
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.”
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”
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
Dubai Chamber members who are trading with markets in Asia are faring better than expected despite business challenges brought forth by the (Covid-19) pandemic, a new report issued by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has revealed.
The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) asserted that its recent decision to postpone the final step of phase two of the Marking Tobacco and Tobacco Products Scheme until January 1, 2021, does not affect the first two steps that were already implemented, nor does it impact the Excise Tax rates.
The Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone Authority has taken a series of proactive steps to ensure business continuity for its existing investors who are battling the economic backlash. These welcome measures will lend a helping hand to SMEs and microbusinesses to overcome serious cash flow challenges in the next few months, retain their workforce and sustain their businesses.