Friday, 21 January, 2022
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Topic: Debt

Future Retail isn’t in a position to meet Rs 3,500 crore debt deadline

Having already missed a 31 December deadline to lenders, Future has until the end of this month to come up with the money for the debt. But insiders say it won’t be able to do so.

A loan to repay a loan? PaySense is the best guide to show how to do it right

Keeping track of multiple EMI dates every month can be a bother. There is a simple solution: debt consolidation using a personal loan.

Not just farmer suicides, let’s talk about rural debt due to government policies

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Why Modi govt has walked a tightrope with new Covid relief package

The structure of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s latest stimulus package indicates that the government had an eye on the fiscal deficit while making it.

South Asia risks financial crises due to high levels of ‘hidden debt’, World Bank warns

The World Bank said India is particularly vulnerable to sovereign debt and funding risks, especially after the Covid pandemic shuttered businesses and left millions jobless.

Manage govt interest burden or prevent price rise? RBI faces tough balancing act

New G-SAP tool is RBI’s way of keeping govt’s interest burden low. But amid inflation concerns, it also has to raise interest rates to prevent price rise.

G-20 works to firm up debt relief plan for poor, Covid-hit nations & it’s counting on China

Policy makers are hoping for a buy-in from China, the world’s largest official creditor owning almost 60% of bilateral debt that the poorest nations were due to repay this year.

Why emerging markets like India are wary of using modern monetary theory to fix the economy

Emerging markets have reasons to be wary of MMT. While every country prints legal tender & collects taxes in its own currency, not all can borrow in them.

Our dark financial tunnel could get longer — that’s the message from bad loans of SBI Cards

Credit card debt as a percentage of the total is tiny, but it is expensive credit, and default is usually a sign that personal finances are in trouble.

Moody’s projects 11.5% contraction of Indian economy this fiscal, cites low credit growth

The investor service said India's credit profile is increasingly constrained by low growth and high debt burden, which have been exacerbated by the pandemic.

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YourTurn

Netflix logo | Representational image | Bloomberg

Netflix’s outlook is disappointing. And it will need more than price hikes to win over investors

Netflix added 8.3 million new users globally, falling shy of the company’s projection of 8.5 million, admitting competition from other streaming companies may be affecting its growth.

Future Retail isn’t in a position to meet Rs 3,500 crore debt deadline

Having already missed a 31 December deadline to lenders, Future has until the end of this month to come up with the money for the debt. But insiders say it won’t be able to do so.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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