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Monthly Economic Review - January 2014 - 31/01/2014
GDP growth in the third and fourth quarter of the current fiscal year is expected to be 5.2% and that for the whole year has been estimated at 4.9%. The declining fiscal deficit, stable exchange rate and reducing current account deficit, moderation in inflation, increasing exports are reflection of a more stable economy.
Financial Markets Review - Fortnight Ending 10 January 2014 - 10/01/2014
The financial markets entered the New Year with uncertain economic conditions and remained vigilant as the US Federal Reserve announced to cut its monthly bond purchases to $75 billion from $85 billion beginning January 2014. The tapering-off stimulus endangered to constrict the flow of foreign funds to emerging markets like India.
Financial Markets Review - Fortnight Ending 27 December 2013 - 27/02/2014
The domestic economy headed for a disaster by mid-2013 and was struggling with current account and fiscal deficit, depreciation of rupee, stubborn inflation, low investor confidence, political gridlock on major policy issues and the RBI's inability to arrest the rupee's fall. However, by the end of 2013, macroeconomic conditions changed considerably, above all the rupee stabilised and CAD improved markedly.
The Puzzle That is India-UAE Trade - 11/01/2014
How is it that the United Arab Emirates has become India's largest trading partner in recent years, overtaking the United States, European Union and China? An unusual pattern of two-way flows in gold, diamonds and jewellery seems to underlie the boom in bilateral trade. There is reason to suspect that some of this trade involves round tripping of merchandise and to that extent the volume of India-UAE trade may be artificially inflated.
Bank and External Borrowings of the Corporate Sector - 07/12/2013
Large Indian corporate firms went on a borrowing spree abroad a few years ago attracted by the lower interests that came on external commercial loans. But sluggish profitability and currency depreciation are making it difficult for the firms to meet repayment obligations. In domestic borrowings, the corporate stress has led to higher non-performing assets of banks but there has been no sign of systemic risk to the banking sector.
Selected Macro-Economic Indicators - 01/03/2014
During the fiscal year 2013-14, up to January 2014, the trend in India’s exports and imports showed a contrasting picture. During April-January 2013-14, exports in dollar terms registered a growth of 5.7% against a decline of 3.5% in 2012-13 while imports declined by 7.8% compared with a marginal increase by 0.5% during the corresponding period in 2012-13. The trade deficit narrowed to $120.0 billion during April-January 2013-14 from $165.8 billion during the corresponding period in 2012-13.
Financial Markets - Key Indicators - 01/03/2014
Weekly Updates - 17-23 February 2014 - 23/02/2014