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Last updated: 29 Jun, 2022  
msme-THMB-2010.jpg Thoughts on MSME Day
Bikky Khosla | 28 Jun, 2022
The Indian Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) sector contributes in a big way to the country’s economy – around 30 percent to GDP, 49 percent to exports and 36 percent to manufacturing 
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Exports.9.Thmb.jpg Trade deficit
Bikky Khosla | 21 Jun, 2022
Exports of merchandise goods and services grew over 24 percent Y-o-Y to $62.21 billion in May, as per official data released last week. Merchandise exports stood at $38.94 billion against $32.30 billion 
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RBI.9.Thmb.jpg RBI rate hike
Bikky Khosla | 13 Jun, 2022
With inflation showing no sign of taming down, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week increased the policy repo rate by 50 basis points with immediate effect. 
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India.Growth.9.Thmb.jpg GDP data
Bikky Khosla | 06 Jun, 2022
The National Statistical Office last week came out with the provisional Gross Domestic Product (GDP) data for 2021-22, along with growth data for the January-March quarter of the financial year.  
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RBI.9.Thmb.jpg RBI annual report
Bikky Khosla | 30 May, 2022
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week released its Annual Report for the year 2021-22, in which the central bank sheds light on several key economic issues, including global economic risks, domestic growth prospects and challenges facing the Indian  
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Wheat.9.Thmb.jpg Wheat exports ban
Bikky Khosla | 23 May, 2022
The Central government recently placed a ban on wheat exports with immediate effect. On support of the move, it said the decision was taken in the background of less than estimated domestic wheat production and an excessive global price hike, driven by Russia-Ukraine war.  
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Up.9.Thmb.jpg Services exports
Bikky Khosla | 17 May, 2022
Services exports in April performed well to reach $27.60 bn, which is an increase of nearly 53% over April 2021. This data is encouraging. 
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Inflation.9.Thmb.jpg Fight against inflation kicks off
Bikky Khosla | 09 May, 2022
In an off-cycle meeting, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week hiked the repo rate by 40 basis points (bps) to 4.40 percent with immediate effect. The central bank is facing an uphill task in containing the current inflation 
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Zed.9.Thmb.jpg Revamped ZED scheme for MSMEs
Bikky Khosla | 03 May, 2022
The MSME ministry last week launched a revamped Zero Defect, Zero Effect (ZED) scheme. The erstwhile ZED scheme was launched in October 2016, with an objective to boost MSMEs’ competitiveness 
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FTA.9.Thmb.jpg FTA prospects
Bikky Khosla | 26 Apr, 2022
During his two-day visit to India last week, the British Prime Minister said that India and the UK may complete a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) by Diwali in October.  
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msme-THMB-2010.jpg MSME credit card
Bikky Khosla | 19 Apr, 2022
A parliamentary committee recently pitched for providing credit cards to MSME entrepreneurs on the lines of Kisan credit cards 
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RBI.Thmb.jpg RBI monetary policy: Growth vs inflation
Bikky Khosla | 12 Apr, 2022
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last week retained the key policy rate, repo -- the rate at which the central bank lends short-term funds to banks-- 
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Exports.9.Thmb.jpg Record-high exports
Bikky Khosla | 05 Apr, 2022
India achieved an all-time high annual merchandise exports of $417.81 billion in FY 2021-22, an increase of 43.18% over $291.81 billion 
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GeM.9.Thmb.jpg GeM, a glittering journey
Bikky Khosla | 29 Mar, 2022
The Government e-Marketplace (GeM) was launched on August 9, 2016 with an aim to transform the way in which procurement of goods and services is done by the government ministries 
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Rupee.9.Thmb.jpg Rupee dilemma
Bikky Khosla | 22 Mar, 2022
The Rupee has shed almost 3.5% against the US dollar this year. The currency has remained in a range of 75.50-77 level, since the start of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, and crude oil and commodity prices 
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Exports.9.Thmb.jpg War impacts on exports, manufacturing
Bikky Khosla | 14 Mar, 2022
Exports in February rose to $33.81 billion, higher by 22.36 percent on a year-on-year basis, according to latest available official data. 
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India.Growth.9.Thmb.jpg Russia-Ukraine crisis: India feels the heat
Bikky Khosla | 08 Mar, 2022
The Russia-Ukraine war has begun to take toll on the Indian economy. Several indicators are, in fact, signalling that the conflict,  
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Russia.Ukraine.9.thmb.jpg Trade concerns over Russia-Ukraine conflict
Bikky Khosla | 01 Mar, 2022
With the first round of negotiations coming to an end and the number of countries announcing new economic sanctions on Russia growing, the Russian invasion of Ukraine is posing a serious threat to global trade 
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India.UAE.9.Thmb.jpg India-UAE comprehensive trade pact
Bikky Khosla | 22 Feb, 2022
 
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RBI.9.Thmb.jpg RBI policy review
Bikky Khosla | 15 Feb, 2022
The RBI last week retained the repo rate during the sixth and final monetary policy review of FY22.  
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msme-THMB-2010.jpg Budget 2022: MSME measures
Bikky Khosla | 08 Feb, 2022
The Union Budget, presented by the Finance Minister last week, focuses on three pillars: inclusive welfare, digital transformation and sustainability and leveraging private investments 
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msme-THMB-2010.jpg Economic Survey: MSME highlights
Bikky Khosla | 01 Feb, 2022
MSMEs contribute significantly to economic and social development by fostering entrepreneurship and by generating employment opportunities, mentions the Economic Survey 2021-22 tabled in the Parliament on  
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startup.thmb.jpg Startups look for a friendly Budget
Bikky Khosla | 25 Jan, 2022
With Budget 2022 scheduled to be presented on February 1, Indian startups are hoping that the Finance Minister will announce a host of measures to help the sector come out of the uncertainties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic 
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msme-THMB-2010.jpg MSME sector: Budget expectations
Bikky Khosla | 17 Jan, 2022
The Budget Session of Parliament will kick off from January 31 and the Union Budget will be presented in the House on February 1.  
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msme-THMB-2010.jpg ECLGS scheme
Bikky Khosla | 11 Jan, 2022
The Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme has saved almost 13.5 lakh MSMEs worth Rs 1.8 lakh crore from slipping into NPA, according to a recent report  
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Exports.9.Thmb.jpg Exports at record high
Bikky Khosla | 03 Jan, 2022
Merchandise export in December 2021 rose to $37.29 billion, the highest ever monthly achievement, which shows an increase of 37.0% over $27.22 billion in December 2020 and 37.55% 
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