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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Vivek Prakash | Bloomberg

RBI must see the problem right — credit demand, not credit supply is the concern

The RBI has assured both the market and government of creating comfortable liquidity conditions so that private and government borrowing are not hampered.

Is boosting liquidity enough or should govt put money in people’s hands to spur demand?

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has announced collateral-free loans, credit guarantees, capital infusion and various other liquidity-boosting measures for MSMEs, NBFCs & DISCOMs.
RBI Headquarters in Mumbai

RBI faces calls to do more than just one rate cut this week

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has ratcheted up pressure on RBI for a ‘significant cut’ to lift India’s economic growth from a five-year low.
An electronic ticker board indicates British pound to Indian rupee currency exchange rate outside the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai| Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Eleven stocks, $14 billion erased: A looks at India’s debt woes

The impact of the credit crisis is spreading as founders of most of the companies with dues are selling businesses to survive.
Himalayas

Relax against corruption says R Jagannathan, Stephen Alter on death in the Himalayas

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Data analytics — govt regulator’s answer to dodge IL&FS-like crisis in housing finance sector

National Housing Bank is looking to prevent an IL&FS-like default in the housing finance sector as companies grapple with serial downgrades.
Rupee

Rupee, bonds plunge as RBI disappoints with neutral stance

The Indian rupee tumbled the most in three months after RBI lowered the repurchase rate but refrained from shifting to a more easy stance on monetary policy.
A pile of Indian 2000 rupees notes

Drip. Drip. Asia’s liquidity taps start gurgling

Indian polls are unpredictable & ongoing trapeze act of simultaneous fiscal & monetary easing may lead to an accident if investors don’t like makeup of next government.
Customers shop for firecrackers and fireworks at a stall during Diwali | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Diwali wasn’t happy for consumers due to cash crunch at non-bank finance companies

Sales are sluggish as NBFCs are growing more cautious about extending new credit amid a funds crunch of their own.

On Camera

Why French President Macron’s clash of civilisations with Islam is misguided

Macron seems oblivious to a deepening problem at home: The old French model, which claimed to be superior to all social systems, is unsuited to an increasingly multi-ethnic society.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressing the biannual Army Commanders Conference in New Delhi Wednesday | Indian Army

China lacks ‘honest intent’, be prepared for any eventuality, Rajnath Singh tells Army

Speaking in Delhi, the Defence Minister told military commanders that the government will strongly back reforms in the armed forces including setting up of theatre commands.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.