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Last updated: 20 May, 2019  
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Manufacturing.9..Thmb.jpg Industrial slowdown
Bikky Khosla | 14 May, 2019
The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) contracted by 0.1% in March. This was against the consensus growth expectation of 1.2%. Also, it is after a gap of 21 months the index entered negative territory.  
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Manufacturing.Border.Thmb.jpg Manufacturing, services sectors' worries
Bikky Khosla | 07 May, 2019
India’s manufacturing sector’s performance eased to an eight-month low in April. The Nikkei India Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index registered a reading of 51.8 in April, against the 52.6 in March.  
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Crude.9.thmb.jpg End of US waivers on Iran oil!
Bikky Khosla | 30 Apr, 2019
US President Donald Trump has ended the waiver allowed to certain countries including India to buy Iranian oil and threatened sanctions if the embargo is not complied with.  
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Up.Down.Arrow.9.Thmb.jpg A look at, and beyond, GDP numbers
Bikky Khosla | 23 Apr, 2019
India's GDP growth forecast for 2019-20 was lowered by multiple agencies recently. First, the ADB cut it to 7.2% from 7.6%. It was followed by the RBI’s cut to 7.2% from 7.4% and then by the IMF to 7.3%.  
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Rupee.9.New.Thmb.jpg Bank credit growth
Bikky Khosla | 15 Apr, 2019
Bank credit rose by 13.24 per cent to Rs 97.67 lakh crore in the fortnight to March 29, while deposits grew by 10.03 per cent to Rs 125.72 lakh crore for the period, according to data released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week.  
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Election.9.Thmb.jpg Economic concerns amid poll heat
Bikky Khosla | 09 Apr, 2019
With less than a week left for the Lok Sabha elections, our political parties are gearing up for an intense electoral battle. The ruling party has, in its manifesto, promised, among others, a  
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RBI.Thmb.jpg RBI rate cut eagerly awaited
Bikky Khosla | 01 Apr, 2019
Retail inflation rose at a faster pace than anticipated in February. It picked up to 2.57 percent, after easing to 1.97 percent in January. This increase in prices is mainly due to higher costs of housing, health, education services and fuel. Wholesale inflation also showed a similar trend in the month, rising to 2.93 percent from 2.76 percent in January, due to rise in prices of fuel, electricity and some household items. Both readings are still within the RBI's comfort zone, however.  
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Rupee.9.Thmb.jpg Strong Rupee, weak exports
Bikky Khosla | 26 Mar, 2019
The Indian Rupee has recently seen an upward trend. Though it ended on a flat note at 68.96 per US dollar on Monday, sustained foreign fund inflows and narrowing trade deficit have helped the currency gain a lot of strength last week.  
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Currency Import Export
US Dollar
66.20
64.50
UK Pound
87.50
84.65
Euro
78.25
75.65
Japanese Yen 58.85 56.85
As on 20 May, 2019
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