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Last updated: 23 Mar, 2019  
Exports.9.Thmb.jpg Slowing economy needs a boost
Bikky Khosla | 19 Mar, 2019
The last week saw the release of data on some important macroeconomic parameters, including exports, industrial output growth and inflation. According to the Commerce Ministry, our exports rose 2.44 percent in February while wholesale inflation for the month rose to 2.93 percent. 
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Indo-Us.9.Thmb.jpg GSP withdrawal
Bikky Khosla | 11 Mar, 2019
US President Donald Trump last week announced that the US would end India's $5.6 billion trade concessions under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) programme.  
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GDP.Q3.9.Thmb.jpg Renewed growth concerns
Bikky Khosla | 05 Mar, 2019
The government last week cut Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth estimates for 2018-19 to 7 percent, down from the 7.2 percent attained during the previous financial year. These figures are worrisome.  
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startup.9.thmb.jpg Startups get a boost
Bikky Khosla | 23 Feb, 2019
Startups have been reshaping the landscape of the Indian industry for quite some years now, making the country one of the largest startup ecosystems in the world.  
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Rupee.9.New.Thmb.jpg Export sector concerns
Bikky Khosla | 19 Feb, 2019
A meeting of the Board of Trade (BoT) was convened by the Commerce Ministry last week in the national capital. It was attended by top officials from several ministries, including Commerce, Finance and Agriculture and representatives of all major industry bodies, Export Promotion Councils and industrialists.  
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RBI.Thmb.jpg RBI surprises positively with rate cut
Bikky Khosla | 12 Feb, 2019
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week cut its policy rate by 25 basis points from 6.5 percent to 6.25 percent. It also changed its policy stance back to "neutral" from "calibrated tightening".  
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Bikky Khosla | 05 Feb, 2019
The Centre presented the Interim Union Budget for 2019-20 in Parliament last week, and as was expected, the shadow of the general election fell squarely on it.  
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Budget.9.Thmb.jpg Budget 2019: Industry, MSMEs need support
Bikky Khosla | 29 Jan, 2019
The Government will present its Budget or Vote-on-Account in the Lok Sabha on February 1. With the next general elections expected in May and in the backdrop of the victories by its Opposition parties in three state polls last month 
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