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Gold imports dip 5.5 pc during April-Feb to $29.5 bn

Eco/Invest/Demography, Wealth Management       Mar 24, 2019

New DelhI: The country’s gold imports dipped about 5.5 per cent in value terms to USD 29.5 billion during April-February 2018-19, which is expected to keep a lid on the current account deficit.   Total imports of the precious metal in the corresponding period of 2017-18...

FPIs pour in Rs 38,211 cr in March on improved global liquidity

Eco/Invest/Demography       Mar 24, 2019

    Mumbai: Foreign investors have poured in a net amount of Rs 38,211 crore in the domestic capital markets in March so far, mainly on account of improved global liquidity.   In February, foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) had put in a net amount of Rs 11,182 crore...

India:FPIs pump in Rs 20,400 crore in first half of March on positive global cues

Eco/Invest/Demography       Mar 17, 2019

  Overseas investors poured in more than Rs 20,400 crore in the domestic capital market in the first half of March, mainly driven by positive global cues.   The expectation of a positive outcome from the US-China trade agreement along with US Fed's decision to put rate...

India's data usage to grow at 73% CAGR by 2022: Assocham-PwC study

Technology       Mar 10, 2019

  NEW DELHI: India's data consumption is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 72.6 per cent to 10,96,58,793 million MB by 2022, according to a study. "With lower than ever data tariffs and increasing number of smartphone penetration in the...

China's GDP growth pace was inflated for nine years, study finds

Eco/Invest/Demography       Mar 08, 2019

  China over-reported its economic growth between 2008 and 2016 by an average of 1.7 percentage points, according to a recent study by researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Chicago.    The discrepancy came from local governments who are rewarded for...

Number of vehicles on Delhi roads over 1 crore, with more than 70 lakh two wheelers: Economic survey

Eco/Invest/Demography       Feb 22, 2019

   New Delhi: The number of vehicles in the national capital surged to 1.09 crore by March 2018, including over 70 lakh two wheelers, according to Delhi's Economic Survey 2018-19 report.  The report, which was tabled in the Assembly on Saturday pointed that the annual growth...

7.16 lakh jobs created in Dec, 72.32 lakh in last 16 months: Payroll data

Eco/Invest/Demography       Feb 20, 2019

  New Delhi: Employment in the formal sector almost trebled to touch a 16-month high of 7.16 lakh in December 2018 compared to 2.37 lakh in the year-ago month, according to the latest EPFO payroll data.   Around 72.32 lakh new subscribers were added to social security...

FPIs turn net buyers in February, pour Rs 5,300 crore into equities so far

Eco/Invest/Demography       Feb 17, 2019

  Mumbai: Foreign investors have put in over Rs 5,300 crore into the Indian equity market in the first half of this month, primarily on account of positive view on the Interim Budget 2019-20.   The infusion into the equity market comes following a pull-out of Rs...

India:FPIs turn net buyers in Feb; infuse Rs 5,300 cr in last 6 trading sessions

Eco/Invest/Demography       Feb 10, 2019

Foreign investors have infused close to Rs 5,300 crore in the Indian equity markets in the last six trading sessions, mainly on expectations of higher economic growth.   This comes following a pullout of Rs 5,264 crore by foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) in January. Prior to...

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