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India’s Q2 GDP grows; cash crunch clouds outlook

India’s economy witnessed a marginal acceleration in the second quarter of FY 2016-17, upholding its ranking as the world’s fastest-growing economy. But Asia’s third biggest economy may not be able to retain that title for long as

Will demonetisation accelerate shift to digital financial economy?

The Modi Government’s bold gamble with note-bandi hasn’t been painless for most people and whether the benefits will outweigh the costs is a debatable issue now.   While the government’s demonetization drive is likely to negatively impact

Demonetisation hits India’s mfg growth

India’s factory activity continued to expand in November, albeit at a slower pace, amid withdrawal of high-value bank notes in India as cash crunch slowed down domestic consumption, production of goods and new orders. According to a

Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code to help unravel Rs 25K cr NPAs: Report

Effective execution of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code can possibly release about Rs 25,000 crore currently stuck in bad loans and will lead to surge in growth capital over the next few years. The code, if executed successfully,

Experts fear demonetisation may cause economic slowdown

The much-hyped and bold demonetisation move of the Modi government might have been hailed by the experts initially, but according to some leading brokerage houses and the economists, India could soon be staring at the slowdown owing

Private equity healthcare sales lift M&As

Private equity in the healthcare sector has accounted for nearly 20 per cent of the merger and acquisition activity in the last financial year in Australia, with a specific focus on health stocks.   A report from

Softening inflation may pave the way for RBI rate cut

The six-member monetary policy committee (MPC), led by the RBI governor Urjit Patel is expected to cut interest rates further this fiscal after retail and wholesale inflation slowed in the month of October. The experts are also

Will demonetization lead to long term economic growth?

As Government pulled off one of the most important reform measure – demonetization – in its tenure, it will be interesting to see the short-term and long-term macroeconomic implication of the move.  While this surprising move to

Is the time right to bring in risk-based pricing of loans?

The practice of rewarding good clients for paying dues and loans on time is yet to gain recognition by India’s lending institutions but it is always advisable to recognize good customers for their financial discipline. Therefore, the

PE investment in realty soars 22%

After years of stagnancy in new development, India’s real estate sector is now witnessing a revival, particularly in housing. India’s macroeconomic conditions have made it impossible for a large number of investors to ignore India’s development opportunity