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Rupee slips 7 paise to close at 74.51 against US dollar

Mumbai, Jan 20 (PTI) The rupee on Thursday slipped 7 paise to close at 74.51 (provisional) against the US dollar, tracking a lacklustre trend in the domestic equity market. Forex traders said sustained foreign fund outflows and firm crude oil prices weighed on the local unit. Moreover, investors remained cautious ahead of the US Federal [...]


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(Amount in ? crore, Rate in Per cent) Volume (One Leg) Weighted Average Rate Range A. Overnight Segment 4,71,051.22 4.01 1.50-5.95 I. Call Money 7,378.83 3.67 2.10-4.50 II. Triparty Repo 3,45,282.20 4.03 3.70-4.30 III. Market Repo 1,18,283.29 3.97 1.50-4.75 IV. Repo in Corporate Bond 106.90 5.95 5.95-5.95 B. Term Segment I. Notice Money** 159.75 3.57 [...]

Rupee gains 15 paise to 74.29 against US dollar in early trade

Mumbai, Jan 20 (PTI) The rupee appreciated by 15 paise to 74.29 against the US dollar in opening trade on Thursday, even as the domestic equity market was trading with significant losses.At the interbank foreign exchange, the rupee opened at 74.43 against the American dollar, then inched higher to 74.29, registering a rise of 15 [...]

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NABARD sanctions Rs 951cr for 176 road projects in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Jan 20 (PTI) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) Thursday sanctioned Rs 951 crore to the Odisha government for the construction of 176 rural roads. The assistance has been sanctioned under the the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) for 176 rural road projects in all 30 districts of the state, NABARD [...]

77% cos believe startups aiding employment scenario in India: Report

Mumbai, Jan 20 (PTI) With India being one of the largest hubs for startups in the world, a survey has revealed that 77 per cent of respondents believe these new-age firms have a positive role in boosting the employment scenario in the country. According to the survey by human resource solutions organisation Genius Consultants, over [...]

Collection efficiency ratio of MFIs at comfortable level: Official

Kolkata, Jan 20 (PTI) Collection efficiency ratio of the microfinance sector is “comfortable” at 90-95 per cent and there has been no impact on recoveries despite the current Covid surge, a senior official said on Thursday.The collection efficiency ratio of the sector is “much better” than other financial instruments, Chief Executive Officer of the Microfinance [...]

Investors’ wealth plummets over Rs 6.80 lakh cr in 3 days of market fall

New Delhi, Jan 20 (PTI) Investors' wealth has eroded by over Rs 6,80,441 crore in three days of market fall amid weak global trends and muted domestic sentiments. Extending its losses for the third straight day, BSE benchmark Sensex on Thursday finished below the 60,000-level, weighed by hectic selling in IT, energy and finance stocks [...]

Retail inflation for farm, rural workers rise to 4.78%, 5.03% in December

New Delhi, Jan 20 (PTI) Retail inflation for farm and rural workers rose to 4.78 per cent and 5.03 per cent respectively in December 2021, mainly due to higher price of certain food items, official data showed on Thursday. "Point to point rate of inflation based on the CPI-AL (consumer price index for agricultural labour) [...]

India’s mineral production up 5% in November 2021

New Delhi, Jan 20 (PTI) India's mineral production rose five per cent in November 2021 compared to the year-ago period, according to the mines ministry. The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for November 2021 stood at 111.9, which was five per cent higher compared to the level in November 2020. The [...]

European Commission announces new policy for expansion of chip production

New Delhi/Davos, Jan 20 (PTI) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday announced a new policy to support a massive expansion of chip production in the European Union and said the European need for chips will double in the next decade. In a special address at the World Economic Forum's online Davos Agenda [...]

‘Govt should abolish STT to encourage new investors to start trading’

New Delhi, Jan 20 (PTI) Market experts on Thursday said the government should consider relieving traders of the Securities Transaction Tax on equity trade in the Union Budget, which will be presented by the finance minister on February 1.        The move is expected to boost the capital markets and encourage new investors [...]

Healthcare likely to receive top priority in Budget: Assocham

New Delhi, Jan 20 (PTI) Healthcare sector is likely to receive the highest priority in the upcoming Union Budget 2022-23 on account of continuing challenges posed by COVID-19 and the imperative need for scaling up public health infrastructure, an Assocham survey said on Thursday.  The industry chamber noted that 47 per cent of the respondents in [...]

GCCI seeks resumption of mining operations in Goa; writes to PM

New Delhi, Jan 20 (PTI) The Goa Chamber of Commerce & Industry (GCCI) has made a plea to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resume sustainable mining in the state and stressed that stoppage of mining operations has led to a negative impact on the state's economy. Mining operations in Goa were stopped in March 2018 [...]

President Biden flags US-led move to release 50 mn barrels of oil as major achievement of his administration

Washington, Jan 20 (PTI) President Joe Biden has flagged as a major achievement of his administration the US-led move to release 50 million barrels of oil from the country's Strategic Petroleum Reserve to lower energy costs for Americans, a decision taken in coordination with other major economies like India and China.In November last year, President [...]

FAIFA seeks price parity between cigarettes, other tobacco products

New Delhi, Jan 20 (PTI) Farmers' body FAIFA on Thursday urged the government to bring price parity between cigarettes and other forms of tobacco to check the illicit cigarettes market, which has hit the livelihoods of tobacco farmers. The Federation of All India Farmer Associations (FAIFA), which claims to represent commercial crop farmers and farm [...]

India Ratings projects economy to grow at 7.6% in FY23

Mumbai, Jan 20 (PTI) India Ratings and Research on Thursday said the country's economy is likely to grow at 7.6 per cent year-on-year in 2022-23. The agency said after a gap of two years, the Indian economy will show a meaningful expansion, as the real GDP in 2022-23 is expected to be 9.1 per cent [...]

I-T dept issues refunds worth over Rs 1.59 lakh cr till Jan 17

New Delhi, Jan 20 (PTI) The income tax department on Thursday said it has issued refunds of over Rs 1.59 lakh crore to more than 1.74 crore taxpayers so far this fiscal.This includes refunds worth Rs 26,372.83 crore for the 2020-21 fiscal ended March 31, 2021, to 1.36 crore income taxpayers."CBDT issues refunds of over [...]

Agri exports likely to cross USD 50 bn this fiscal: Comm Min

New Delhi, Jan 20 (PTI) The country's exports of agricultural products, including marine and plantation goods, increased 23.21 per cent to USD 31.05 billion in April-November 2021 and is expected to cross USD 50 billion for the "first time" this fiscal, the commerce ministry said on Thursday.The ministry has taken several steps during the ongoing [...]

Jerri hamlet declared as ‘milk village’ in J&K

Jammu, Jan 20 (PTI) The Jammu and Kashmir administration has declared Jerri settlement in Reasi district as the first 'milk village' of the Union Territory and sanctioned 57 more dairy farms under the Integrated dairy development scheme (IDDS) for the hamlet, officials said.The milk village, which houses 73 individual dairy units with 370 cows, will [...]

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