Ajeet Kumar

Leads the business and technology team at Zeenews.com. His expertise lies in commodities, agriculture, markets, personal finance and socio-political economy of India. 

Sensex, Nifty end at record closing highs as BJP bags Gujarat, Himachal

Sensex, Nifty end at record closing highs as BJP bags Gujarat, Himachal

The 30-share BSE Sensex advanced 235.06 points or 0.7 percent to 33,836.74, surpassing its previous closing high of 33,685.56 points recorded on November 3

Exports stage smart recovery, up 31% in November

Exports stage smart recovery, up 31% in November

Trade deficit widened to USD 13.82 billion in the month under review from USD 13.39 billion in November 2016.

Gold price hits 4-month low, plunges by Rs 180 to Rs 29,400 per 10 grams

Gold price hits 4-month low, plunges by Rs 180 to Rs 29,400 per 10 grams

In the national capital, gold of 99.9 percent and 99.5 percent purity tumbled by Rs 180 each to Rs 29,400 and Rs 29,250 per 10 grams, the lowest since August 5.

Double whammy for economy: Retail inflation hits 15-month high; industrial growth slows

Double whammy for economy: Retail inflation hits 15-month high; industrial growth slows

The higher inflation rate is unlikely to push the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to change its key rate any time soon.

Sensex falls 228 points, ends below 33,300-mark

Sensex falls 228 points, ends below 33,300-mark

The broader Nifty too settled below the key 10,300-level, down 82.10 points, or 0.80 percent, at 10,240.15.

GDP growth picks up to 6.3%; Jaitley says impact of GST and note ban behind us

GDP growth picks up to 6.3%; Jaitley says impact of GST and note ban behind us

Gross domestic product grew 6.3 percent in July-September, its fastest pace in three quarters, the data showed.

Why the Sensex plunged over 453 points today

Why the Sensex plunged over 453 points today

The broader NSE Nifty, after cracking below the key 10,300-mark, touched a low of 10,211.25, before finally ending 134.75 points, or 1.30 percent, down at 10,226.55.

Maggi noodles safe for consumption, Nestle India rejects allegation of ash

Maggi noodles safe for consumption, Nestle India rejects allegation of ash

The district administration of Shahjahanpur, UP, has slapped a fine on Nestle India and its distributors after its popular noodles brand Maggi allegedly failed to pass the lab test, even as the FMCG major maintained that "it's a case of application of incorrect standards".

 

GES 2017: We have made Aadhaar, world's largest digital database, says PM Narendra Modi

GES 2017: We have made Aadhaar, world's largest digital database, says PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister also said that his government has taken several steps to improve business environment.

7th Pay Commission: Govt triples home loan limit for central govt employees to Rs 25 lakh

7th Pay Commission: Govt triples home loan limit for central govt employees to Rs 25 lakh

The move is going to benefit about 50 lakh central government employees across the country.

Diwali boom on Dalal Street: Sensex hits all-time high of 32,687.32, Nifty at new peak

Diwali boom on Dalal Street: Sensex hits all-time high of 32,687.32, Nifty at new peak

The NSE index Nifty was trading up by 71.50 points, or 0.70 percent, at 10,238.95 after making its new high of 10,242.45 in intra-day trade early.

Exports jump 25.67% in Sept; trade deficit narrows to 7-month low

Exports jump 25.67% in Sept; trade deficit narrows to 7-month low

Trade deficit narrowed to 7-month low of USD 8.98 billion in the month under review from USD 9.07 billion in September 2016.

Nifty ends at all-time high; Sensex zooms over 250 points

Nifty ends at all-time high; Sensex zooms over 250 points

The 30-share barometer settled higher by 250.47 points, or 0.78 percent, to 32,393.26 after moving in range of 32,508.59 and 32,247.74.

Double boost for economy: Industrial output growth rebounds; inflation cools

Double boost for economy: Industrial output growth rebounds; inflation cools

The previous high in IIP growth was recorded at 5.7 percent in November 2016.

RBI offers no relief to borrowers, keeps repo rate unchanged at 6%

RBI offers no relief to borrowers, keeps repo rate unchanged at 6%

Headed by RBI Governor Urjit Patel, Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) today left the repo rate - the rate at which the central bank infuses liquidity in the banking system (or lends to banks) - unchanged at 6 percent. 

SBI reduces interest on fixed deposits. Here's the new rule

SBI reduces interest on fixed deposits. Here's the new rule

According to the new structure, for up to 1-year deposits, SBI will offer a rate of 6.50 percent as compared to 6.75 percent earlier.

RBI Monetary Policy Review: This is why MPC may not go for a rate cut

RBI Monetary Policy Review: This is why MPC may not go for a rate cut

In its last policy review in August, the RBI reduced the repo rate by 0.25 percent to 6 percent, citing reduction in inflation risks.

Markets in bear grip: 5 reasons why Sensex and Nifty are falling

Markets in bear grip: 5 reasons why Sensex and Nifty are falling

Here are the reasons why Sensex and Nifty extended losses for a sixth straight session today.

 

Top 5 reasons why Sensex plunged over 400 points today

Top 5 reasons why Sensex plunged over 400 points today

Below are the reasons why Sensex and Nifty extended losses for the fifth straight session on Monday.

 

India's exports up 10.29% in August; trade deficit widens to $11.64 billion

India's exports up 10.29% in August; trade deficit widens to $11.64 billion

The trade deficit in the month widened to USD 11.64 billion from USD 7.7 billion during the same month a year ago.