SME Times is powered by   
Search News
Just in:   • Jet stocks sink as investors react to suspension  • Air India keen on taking 5 grounded Jet Boeings  • US stocks fall as health care shares lag  • 87% Indians say no to workplace harassment: LinkedIn  • US dollar falls against major currencies 
Last updated: 18 Apr, 2019  
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.  
  Read more....
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  
  Read more....
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.  
  Read more....
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.  
  Read more....
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. 
  Read more....
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.  
  Read more....
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.  
  Read more....
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.  
  Read more....
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.  
  Read more....
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".  
  Read more.... Interim Budget 2019-20
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.  
  Read more....
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 
  Read more....
Late.Payment.9.Thmb.jpg Delayed payment: A solution coming!
Bikky Khosla | 22 Jan, 2019
Late payment is a headache to small and medium enterprises. While majority of SMEs suffer from poor cash flow, still they extend credit to their clients, in fear of losing business.  
  Read more....
Tradeindia Logo THMB GetBizOnline: Creating your business website is now a child's play
Bikky Khosla | 15 Jan, 2019
Continuing our efforts to help the business community, we, at, have taken another positive step in this direction. This time it is a one-of-its-kind Chatbot App, "GetBizOnline", designed to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs)  
  Read more....
msme-THMB-2010.jpg RBI's helping hand to MSMEs
Bikky Khosla | 08 Jan, 2019
The New Year begins with good news for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). 
  Read more....

Archives: 2019 ( 15 )    2018 ( 53 )    2017 ( 53 )    2016 ( 51 )    2015 ( 53 )    2014 ( 360 )    Index
  Customs Exchange Rates
Currency Import Export
US Dollar
UK Pound
Japanese Yen 58.85 56.85
As on 18 Apr, 2019
  Daily Poll
Is counterfeiting a major threat to SMEs?
 Can't say
  Commented Stories
» Calicut University Collaborates with ACCA(1)
» Economic concerns amid poll heat(1)
» Appoint distributors, expand your business(1)
About Us  |   Advertise with Us  
  Useful Links  |   Terms and Conditions  |   Disclaimer  |   Contact Us  
Follow Us : Facebook Twitter