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Last updated: 20 Feb, 2020  
Trump.9.Thmb.jpg Donald Trump's India visit
Bikky Khosla | 18 Feb, 2020
The US last week eliminated its special preferences under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) for a list of countries including India, which is now classified as a developed country though our Gross National Income (GNI) is way below the threshold of $12,375 
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Rupee.9.Thmb.jpg MSME credit gets a boost
Bikky Khosla | 11 Feb, 2020
In a major relief to small and medium enterprises, the RBI last week decided to extend the benefit of one-time restructuring without an asset classification downgrade to standard accounts of GST registered MSMEs  
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Sitharaman.9.Thmb.jpg Budget promises for MSMEs, startups
Bikky Khosla | 04 Feb, 2020
The Union Budget 2020-21 tabled in the Parliament last week allocated an all-time high amount of Rs 7,572.20 crore for the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. There are a number of initiatives for the sector.  
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Exports.9.Thmb.jpg Budget 2020: Exports need a boost
Bikky Khosla | 28 Jan, 2020
Exports succumbed to the prolonged slowdown in the current fiscal year, and according to latest figures the sector witnessed 1.8 percent fall in overseas shipments in December, 2019. A number of global factors, including  
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budget-indiaTHMB.jpeg Budget 2020: Urgent need to spur demand
Bikky Khosla | 20 Jan, 2020
Retail inflation spiked to a 65-month high at 7.35 percent in December from 5.54 percent in November. Many economy watchers expect inflation to remain high in January as well. Meanwhile, GDP in 2019-20 is estimated at an 11-year-low of 5 percent.  
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budget-indiaTHMB.jpeg MSME: Budget expectations
Bikky Khosla | 14 Jan, 2020
Ahead of Budget 2020, a number of small industry bodies have put forward their recommendations for benefit of the MSME sector. This sector is contributing in a massive way, creating millions of jobs and accounting for a major portion of the country‚Äôs manufacturing output and exports 
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Infrastructure.9.thmb.jpg Infra push
Bikky Khosla | 07 Jan, 2020
The Centre made a big bang announcement last week. Making a brief statement on the contents of the National Infrastructure Pipeline (NIP) at a press conference 
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Rupee.9.New.Thmb.jpg Worsening credit conditions
Bikky Khosla | 31 Dec, 2019
A report released by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week raised concern about poor credit growth, again. According to the report, "Trend and Progress of Banking in India 2018-19", credit growth revival that began in 2017-18 maintained momentum into 2018-19, led mainly by private sector banks, but it has turned anaemic in 2019-20 while the overhang of NPAs remains high. These findings raise concern which needs to be addressed urgently. 
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