Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicEconomic stimulus

Topic: Economic stimulus

FM Sitharaman raises loan guarantee scheme limit to Rs 4.5 lakh crore

Sitharaman also announced Rs 1.1 lakh crore credit guarantee scheme for improving health infrastructure as part of the stimulus package intended for economic revival.

The test for scandalising the courts has to be redefined for the age of social media

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Troubled NBFCs begin to show signs of revival after stimulus

Sound health of NBFCs is vital because they form backbone of Indian economy in lending to wide range of borrowers from small merchants to business giants.

Record stimulus to fight Covid crisis is slowing credit downgrades of Indian companies

There have been around 5 downgrades for one upgrade of rupee debt of Indian firms since 1 July, compared to ratio of almost 11 to one in first quarter.

Modi govt has got it right. India doesn’t need a bigger stimulus

Instead of wasting money it doesn’t have, Modi government has tried to address the problem we do have due to the lockdown.

Sensex falls over 800 points, govt’s stimulus package fails to revive market confidence

Doubts over the fiscal stimulus package, extension of nationwide lockdown till 31 May & spike in Covid-19 cases weighed on investor sentiment, said traders.

Modi govt stimulus should’ve focused on boosting demand, not just liquidity, analysts say

Modi govt’s Rs 20 lakh-crore stimulus package will do little to boost demand in the economy, some equity strategists & economists worry.

Rs 20 lakh cr stimulus package vaults Sensex by 637 points, Nifty by 187

The much-awaited stimulus package announced by the PM cheered the investors on Wednesday which triggered a decent up move in the benchmark as well.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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