RBI Status Quo on Policy Rates Looks Bold and Growth-focused

Posted: February 17, 2022 at 3:52 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

The Indian central bank resisted the temptation to alter its stance and go ahead with changes in policy rates; the move was unlike many of its peers in other economies The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) February Monetary Policy is a bold statement where the central bank has chosen to stay with growth instead of worrying too much about the […]

Tax on Crypto Currencies clears the Uncertainty among Investors

Posted: February 10, 2022 at 9:25 am | Author: Manish Marwah

Government sees it as a potential revenue source and hence the decision is to tax profits in budget speech even in the absense of a law on it     Union Budget 2022-23 is being dubbed as a budget for growth. It came without much fanfare and noises and was one surely without screaming headlines. While, expectations of […]

What’s in Store for Indian Markets from US Fed Tapering and Rate Hike?

Posted: January 28, 2022 at 3:52 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

Budget 2022 by Manish Marwah

India has been one of the biggest beneficiaries of FII money over the past one and half years. Rate hikes could trigger an outflow for greener pastures. After having a dream run over the past one and half years, markets across the world are now showing signs of nervousness. While the US Federal Reserve had […]

Expanding Credit Bureau Access will Ease Borrowing

Posted: January 25, 2022 at 3:06 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

Lending and Borrowing in India

“Credit is a necessary and probably most important ingredient for economic growth”, a former deputy governor of RBI had said, estimating that the multiplier effect of credit on nominal gross domestic product growth is 1.6 times. This reflects the vitality of ensuring a sound and consistent growth of the lending in a country. In what […]

Expectations Galore as Countdown begins for Union Budget 2022

Posted: January 18, 2022 at 3:48 am | Author: Manish Marwah

Annual budget, which is the biggest economic event of the country, will be keenly watched this time too; wish list is ready from industry to salaried class If the last year’s budget is any reference point of the government’s intention, then we could expect a growth oriented budget this time too. But the government is also likely to […]

Not the Right Time to Tighten Interest Rates

Posted: January 13, 2022 at 3:19 am | Author: Manish Marwah

Unlike its global peers rushing in to end the easy monetary policy, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may not be inclined to raise interest rates to stem inflationary pressures just when the nascent economic recovery is under threat from the Omicron variant of Coronavirus. Both the government (whose aim is to boost growth) and […]

Gross Non-Performing Assets of SCBs down; but projections for 2022 cry for attention

Posted: January 6, 2022 at 10:35 am | Author: Manish Marwah

Banking concerns in India

The Gross Non-Performing Assets (GNPA) of Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCB) has dropped to 6.9 per cent by September 2021 end, which was 7.3 per cent as of March 2021. Bad debts set to rise up to 8.1 per cent by September 2022 under the baseline scenario and to 9.5 per cent under a severe stress […]

Climate Financing, India Holds Promise for Rest of the World

Posted: December 31, 2021 at 7:57 am | Author: Manish Marwah

Climate Financing the only way to save earth

India, like many of its peers in the developing world, has been facing the brunt of climate change. India estimated to have lost USD 87 billion last year due to climate events such as tropical cyclones, floods and droughts, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Worse, Indian companies could lose about USD 100 billion […]

If not arrested, Omicron could make inflation the biggest spoiler for the global economy

Posted: December 24, 2021 at 7:52 pm | Author: Manish Marwah

Omicron Virus and Its impact on world economy

If the Omicron cases continue to rise over the next 3-4 months, we are staring at very difficult times. The whole idea of policy normalisation, sucking out excess liquidity to control inflation could go for a toss The world will be entering into the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic as we step into 2022 […]

The Next Big Destination for Investment and Innovation: Traceability in Agri-tech

Posted: December 16, 2021 at 6:18 am | Author: Manish Marwah

Agriculture Industry needs Technology Innovation Investment

India is the second largest producer of vegetables and fruits globally. Its food industry has also been growing consistently contributing increasingly to the world food trade every year. Yet, the value of wastage of India’s fruits and vegetables annually is estimated to be about 13 billion USD, due to paucity of cold chain infrastructure and […]