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Let’s stop pretending. Indian banking sector needs to be mostly private to be healthy

It’s virtually written in the stars that private banks will continue to grab a bigger share than public banks. Two or three large, better-run govt banks should suffice.
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Modi trying to ‘prove himself’ to farmers, Delhi politicians meet in ‘quiet’ fields

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File photo of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das | ANI

Economic recovery stronger than expected, but surge in Covid cases key risk — RBI governor

RBI governor Shaktikanta Das says there is a need to be watchful of demand sustainability post festive season.
File photo of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das | ANI

Future rate cuts depends on moderation in inflation, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

The reconstituted Monetary Policy Committee, which met from 7 to 9 October, had decided to keep the benchmark lending rates unchanged in view of the hardening of retail inflation.
People walk through a closed Sarojini Nagar market, a popular haunt for college students | PTI

Indian economy to contract 10.3% in 2020, to bounce back with 8.8% growth in 2021, says IMF

With an 8.8% growth rate in 2021, India will regain the position of the fastest growing emerging economy, surpassing China's projected growth rate of 8.2%, the IMF report said.
The coronavirus pandemic is expected to cause both demand and supply shocks in the global economy (representational image) | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Investor sentiment still low. But green shoots in bank loans, GST collections, power usage

Double-digit growth seems optimistic. Modi govt needs to more than double its expenditure to compensate for the losses and avert GDP decline. It's fanciful at best.

Tribute to Indian-Tibetan SFF hero Nyima Tenzin, and who really needs Y-plus security

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Fitch Ratings project 10.5% contraction of Indian economy this fiscal year

India's GDP shrank by a staggering 24 per cent year-on-year amid the imposition of one of the most stringent global nationwide lockdown.
A man prays to a deity on display, not pictured, at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building in Mumbai. | Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Not Sushant Singh Rajput, not Rhea Chakraborty. It’s the economy, stupid

As Indian economy shrunk by 23.9%, many were left with prayer to cope with this invisible ‘hand of God’ – they morphed the Go Corona Go chant to Grow GDP Grow.

‘Shrinking’ of Parliament, and Nirmala Sitharaman’s loan fix for every issue

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Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.