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 Labor Department's closely watched monthly employment report on Friday could bolster economists' dire predictions that it would take several years to recover from the economic meltdown. Consumer confidence, manufacturing and services industries are also stabilizing, though at low levels, hopeful signs that the worst was over.
The final day of Arabian Travel Market’s virtual event, ATM Virtual, saw a panel of tourism experts discuss the opportunities in the region to kick-start sustainable investment in the hospitality sector.
The euro rallied to a three-month high and Italy’s borrowing costs tumbled on Thursday, after the European Central Bank ramped up stimulus to shore up an economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic.