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RBI to stay on hold until 2016-end, says Nomura

Reserve Bank is likely to hold the pause button until the end of this year, largely owing to inflationary pressures, a Nomura report has said.

Reliance Jio to make FY17 tough for telcos, say rating agencies

Reliance Jio to make FY17 tough for telcos, say rating agencies

The imminent entry of Reliance Jio has led domestic rating agencies Crisil and India Ratings to cut their outlook on the telecom sector by a notch, saying the Mukesh Ambani-led company will squeeze the market shares and margins of existing players.

India's Q3 GDP growth projected at 7.6%

India's Q3 GDP growth projected at 7.6%

The country is expected to grow by by 7.6 percent in the October-December quarter of the current fiscal -- the fastest pace of expansion in five quarters -- India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) said on Friday.

Banks impaired asset ratio to rise to 12.5% by FY17: Ind-Ra

Stressed assets in the banking system is likely to rise to 12.5 percent by the next fiscal against an estimated 12 percent in the current financial year, India Ratings said today.

Ind-Ra lowers FY16 GDP growth forecast to 7.5% on poor rains

The rating agency had earlier forecast a GDP growth of 7.7 percent.

India remains less exposed to external risks: Moody's

India remains less exposed to external risks: Moody's

"India is less exposed to global risks because of its more resilient economic growth and the impact of positive policy reforms momentum," the rating agency said.

Top 500 cos over-leveraged, recovery still away: Ind-Ra

Although credit metrics of the largest listed corporates have shown signs of improvement, a full recovery is still some time away, says a report.

FPI framework to alleviate 'hot money' outflows issues: Report

The new framework on foreign portfolio investment limits in government bonds will deepen the market and also reduce 'hot money' outflow concerns in case of resurgence of global volatility, according to a report.

Rupee outperforms most emerging market currencies: Ind-Ra

Rupee outperforms most emerging market currencies: Ind-Ra

India Ratings Monday said the rupee has outperformed most of its peers in the emerging economies and the trend is likely to continue as the chances of US Fed raising interest rate in December are bleak.

RBI actions to bring FPI funds of Rs 48K-cr/year in govt bonds

RBI actions to bring FPI funds of Rs 48K-cr/year in govt bonds

A 50 basis points repo rate cut and slew of policy measures announced by the Reserve Bank in the recent monetary policy review could attract an average annual flow of Rs 48,000 crore in government bonds from overseas investors for the next few years, says a report.

Fed hike impact: Only 2.6% large cos may face liquidity issue

The incremental impact of currency shocks in case of a US Fed rate hike Thursday will be limited, though the average credit profile of top domestic corporates remains the worst in a decade, says a report.

Tata Steel plans to raise Rs 1,500 cr via short-term debt notes

Tata Steel is planning to raise Rs 1,500 crore through issuance of commercial paper (CP), a short-term debt instrument.

India Ratings retains negative outlook on shipping sector

Citing weak global trade growth and persistent overcapacity, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has maintained a 'negative-to-stable' outlook for the shipping sector for the current financial year.

Govt intervention key to sustain growth: India Ratings

India Ratings Monday retained its 7.7 percent growth forecast for this year but called for continuous government interventions to fill the deficits in physical and social infrastructure spaces for long-term higher growth.

Greece debt crisis: Overseas borrowing may become dearer for India

Greece debt crisis: Overseas borrowing may become dearer for India

Indian corporates might face higher borrowing cost in the overseas market in short-run due to the Greek debt crisis, India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) has said.

'Gold sovereign bonds to address import issues'

Centre's gold sovereign bond scheme is expected to address pure investment demand for the yellow metal, says India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra).

GDP in FY15 may have grown lower at 7.3% than Central estimate

Rating agency India Ratings and Research on Wednesday said the country's GDP may have grown at 7.3 percent in FY 2014-15 which is slightly lower than Centre's estimate of 7.4 percent.

Local bodies may raise Rs 45,000 crore: India Ratings

"We believe that the municipal bonds market has the potential to reach a size of Rs 45,000 crore in the near future," an India Ratings report stated.

India Ratings pegs current fiscal growth at 7.7%

Pegging a slightly lower than the official growth forecast at 7.9 percent, leading domestic rating agency India Ratings today projected a 7.7 percent growth this fiscal driven by consumption demand.

Corporate earnings to remain muted next fiscal too: Report

Corporate sector earnings growth would continue to be muted in FY16 and the proposed increase in government expenditure is the only silver lining which could help marginally, according to India Ratings.