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Last updated: 17 Jan, 2020  
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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msme-THMB-2010.jpg New MSME definition
Bikky Khosla | 24 Dec, 2019
The Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector needs a new definition, an industry chamber viewed last week. It added that the sector is critical in employment generation and poverty reduction.  
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Industry.9.4.Thmb.jpg Demand slowdown
Bikky Khosla | 15 Dec, 2019
Demand slowdown is showing little signs of recovery, both in domestic and international fronts. Latest export figures for November released last week reflect this situation.  
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RBI.Thmb.jpg RBI shocker
Bikky Khosla | 10 Dec, 2019
Disappointing markets and borrowers, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week kept the repo unchanged at 5.15 percent citing inflationary pressures 
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Up.Down.Arrow.9.Thmb.jpg GDP growth slump
Bikky Khosla | 03 Dec, 2019
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate fell to the slowest in around six years in the second quarter of 2019-20. According to data released by the Ministry of Statistics and Program Implementation 
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late-paymentTHMB.jpg Delayed payments
Bikky Khosla | 25 Nov, 2019
Late payment is an old parasitic business practice. While extending credit to customers is an aid to selling, there is also an inevitable element of risk involved, and when it comes to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), their cash flow can hardly withstand the burden of late payment. But late payment has become a way of doing business.  
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