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MG Arun

MG Arun

Deputy Editor, India Todaymg.arun@intoday.com
The writer is Deputy Editor, India Today.

By MG Arun

How readymade garment makers are hit by the Covid-19 pandemic

One of the worst-hit business sectors in the pandemic is textiles, and within that segment, garment makers, especially those who were betting on exports.

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Why air travel in India may shrink further

Curtailed mobility of people due to the Covid-19 pandemic and related restrictions will shrink India’s air passenger traffic in both domestic and international sectors.

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How Covid-19 is hurting MSME bottomlines

The pandemic and the subsequent lockdown has hurt micro, small and medium enterprises across sectors, leaving them vulnerable.

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IIP may witness the lockdown effect

India’s nationwide lockdown has led to massive retrenchment and loss of output.

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How coronavirus affected the Indian textiles and shrunk yarn exports

The US and the European Union, which together account for 64 per cent of India’s readymade garment (RMG) exports, are staring at a recession.

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The signs are clear: India is on the verge of an economic slowdown

Not just the small businesses, even the large ones are beginning to feel the pinch now.

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Modi 2.0 Budget is high on hope, less on specifics

A classic case of having fingers in too many pies, despite the boost for electric vehicles and startups, the Budget failed to enthuse the stock markets

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Budget 2019: Why Modi govt should walk the talk on promises

The government has already sounded the war bugle on elections. But in the bargain, the promises made need to be implemented with care.

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What to expect from the GST council’s meeting on January 10

With an eye on the upcoming elections, the government would want to fine-tune the tax system as far as possible.

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Is an average 8 per cent growth over the next five years possible in India?

The document highlights 41 key areas that it has identified for growth.

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Will Modi government revisit GDP numbers?

The biggest casualty of such a scenario of frequently changing or unreliable data is new investments.

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Centre vs RBI: Why the differences are still not over

The board did not discuss the contentious aspect of the governance structure of the RBI.

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Centre vs RBI: What is the way ahead?

All eyes are on the November 19 board meeting of the RBI, when the government nominees are bound to press for the need for an ‘economic framework’ for the bank.

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How Air India is trying to take flight again

India's national carrier has been loss-making ever since its merger with Indian Airlines in 2007.

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Why the stock markets are on a roller-coaster ride

As the US and China imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on each other’s goods, crude and base metal prices got impacted.

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Why infra lending firms are under the RBI's scanner

Alarmingly, IL&FS is faced with a Rs 91,000 crore debt and is saddled with a severe liquidity crunch.

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Why RBI is set to raise bank rates again

Many believe that the RBI will continue to tighten rates further, raising the repo rate in the event of any shortfall of funds.

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Why there is still no clarity on PM Modi's demonetisation gamble

Have the ingenuous black money hoarders tricked the banking system to render much of their illegal cash as white?

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How Indian carriers sank in financial crises

After Air India, now Jet Airways and IndiGo are reportedly suffering massive losses.

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How Indian corporates are coming out of the lull ever since 2008 meltdown

Vodafone-Idea merger and Hindalco-Aleris deal signal a revival in the industry.

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Why it's advantage Tata in India's biggest business battle

By comprehensively dismissing all of Mistry’s arguments, the NCLT Mumbai bench has given the Tatas a reason to cheer.

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GST has been good – but not simple for small business

The end-consumers have not benefited much from the Goods and Service Tax.

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Why Indian traders are outraging over the sale of synthetic diamonds

The market for real diamonds may feel the impact.

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How rising oil prices are giving Modi government a headache

The government seems to be lost for a solution and is looking at states to reduce taxes on fuel.

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Why the steel sector in India is going through an important churn

The sector is currently one of the largest contributors to the non-performing assets of banks

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How will Walmart-Flipkart deal impact India's e-commerce?

The success of the merger will depend on how it is able to effectively implement a world-class supply chain in India.

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Why Walmart needs Flipkart in its e-tail race in India

The US retail giant is reportedly partnering with Google for the investment, pitting itself directly against rival American firm Amazon.

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Why there are no takers for Air India

The ambitious stake sale of the loss-making airline seems to have run into rough weather with potential bidders deciding to keep away.

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Lok Sabha polls 2019: Why Modi sarkar should fear inflation

Inflation can pinch consumers badly, and that will be the last thing the government would want as it faces the electorate next year.

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Why ICICI Bank should call KV Kamath for help

The iconic former chairman of the bank is fabled to have mentored his successor Chanda Kochhar.

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