People walk past a branch of Lakshmi Vilas Bank in Mumbai. Reuters
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
Getting a leg-up from the demonetisation of Rs500 and Rs1,000 currency notes in November 2016, the share of e-Money in India’s payment systems grew to 21.5 per cent in 2017 from 0.8 per cent in 2012,
India’s foreign exchange reserves increased by $1.368 billion during the week ended May 10, official data showed. According to the Reserve Bank of India’s weekly statistical supplement, the overall forex reserves rose to $420 billion from $418.687 billion reported for the week ended May 3.
Asian shares rose on Wednesday after a strong lead from Wall Street fuelled by hopes for additional U.S. economic stimulus and a coronavirus vaccine, but trade was choppy as some investors booked profits.
Healthy off-take on the back of festive season accelerated major automobile players’ year-on-year sales during November. However, some companies reported a slower off-take on the sequential basis.
Fitch downgraded Sri Lanka’s sovereign credit rating to ‘CCC’, warning the country’s debt levels were set to soar past 100% of GDP and that it was increasingly at risk of default.