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RBI's Covid-19 solutions well thought; monetary policy stance will continue to be accommodative: Shaktikanta Das

Mumbai/IBNS: The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) framework for Covid-19 solutions is well thought and taken after due consultations, Governor Shaktikanta Das said Thursday, adding that the central bank’s response to COVID-19 is unprecedented.

COVID-19: Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceutical Ltd creates a record of producing 51,960 pheneol bottles on a single day

Kolkata: Bengal Chemicals & Pharmaceutical Ltd (BCPL), a public sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, has scaled up its production activities to cater to the demand increasing manifold since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

New measures to restructure loans by banks a 'durable' resolution says RBI Governor

Mumbai/IBNS: Ahead of the expiry of the six-month loan repayment freeze on August 31, Reserve Bank of India Governor Shakti Kanta Das in an interview to CNBC Awaz said the new measures introduced to enable the banks to restructure loans will provide a "durable" resolution to the businesses constrained for money due to Covid-19, save jobs and in turn revive the economy, said a Bloomberg report.

COVID-19 pandemic to hit hard 220 mln young workers in Asia-Pacific: ADB

Manila/Xinhua: The COVID-19 pandemic will hit hard nearly 220 million young workers aged 15 to 24 in Asia-Pacific region, according to a report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday.

US firms are optimistic about investing in India, says San Francisco based Indian Consul General

New Delhi/IBNS: India and the United States shares many common interests and a strong bilateral relation, said Dr. T.V. Nagendra Prasad, Consul General, Consulate General of India, San Francisco, recently.

Dr Reddy's Labs net profit declines 12.6 pc to Rs 579.3 cr in June qtr

Hyderabad/IBNS: Drug manufacturer Dr Reddy's Labs has said its net profit in the June quarter declined 12.60 per cent to Rs 579.3 crore compared with Rs 662.8 crore during the same quarter last month.

Kamdhenu Group donates Rs 71 lakh to PM-CARES Fund

Kolkata/IBNS: Kamdhenu Group, a diversified player in the steel and paints industry, said that it has donated Rs 71 lakh to the Prime Minister-CARES Fund as part of COVID-19 pandemic related relief measures.

Laying off employees in Covid-19 times not a solution for companies: Ratan Tata

Mumbai/IBNS: Contradicting several companies' steps to reduce workforce to sail through the Covid-19 times, Indian industrialist Ratan Tata felt laying off employees can never be the solution to tackle the financial crisis caused due to the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown.

Petrol, diesel demand nosedives in first half of July: Report

New Delhi/IBNS: State-run oil refineries registered a sharp decline in petrol, diesel sales in the first of half of July as rise in retail prices and renewed coronavirus triggered lockdown in several parts of the country hit demand, said a Reuters report.

Indian Rupee bounces back 27 paise against USD

Mumbai/UNI: Erasing yesterdays losses, the Rupee on Wednesday jumped by 27 paise

Economy showing signs of improvement but medium term outlook still uncertain: RBI Governor

Mumbai/IBNS: RBI Governor Shakti Kanta Das has said the economy has started showing signs of improvement with the easing of over two months of strict lockdown but "a very careful trajectory" has to be followed after the pandemic is over.

SpiceJet facilitates insurance of passengers for COVID-19 hospitalisation starting at Rs. 443

Gurugram/IBNS: Airlines major SpiceJet has facilitated insurance cover for COVID-19 hospitalisation which can be availed by its passengers – a first-of-its-kind initiative by an airline in India.

Coronavirus: Jammu dry fruit dealers claim of losses worth over Rs 125 crores, appeal for package

Jammu/UNI:  With dark clouds hovering over commencement of Shri Amarnath Yatra and pilgrimage to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, the dry fruit dealers of Jammu have claimed of losses over 125 crores in the peak months of June and July.

RBI announces special liquidity scheme for NBFCs and HFCs through a SPV

Mumbai/IBNS: In the bid to improve the liquidity position of the NBFCs and HFCs amid the sagging economic situation triggered by Covid-19 pandemic, the government has approved a special scheme to prevent potential systemic risk in the financial sector, the Reserve Bank said on Wednesday.

Covid-19 puts brakes on automobile, auto parts exports in May: EEPC India

Kolkata/IBNS: Covid-19 public health crisis has taken a massive toll on exports of India's automobiles in May, 2020  with  as much annualised erosion as 98 per cent and 65 per cent in shipments to key  markets like the US and Mexico respectively, according to an EEPC India analysis.