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Repo rate cut to ease liquidity, boost sales for real estate sector

Repo rate cut to ease liquidity, boost sales for real estate sector

Reduction in repo rate by another 25 basis points will bring down construction finance costs and ease out home loan rates, giving yet another boost to the real estate sector. Since February 2019, RBI has cut the repo rate by 50 basis points, bringing it down to the April 2018 level of 6 per cent. [...]

April 5, 2019 Loknath Das Real Estate Comments Off on Repo rate cut to ease liquidity, boost sales for real estate sector

Cancer patients benefit from positive thinking, can boost survival rate

Cancer patients benefit from positive thinking, can boost survival rate

A positive attitude can help you in all walks of life, and even in cancer. A new study done by the Israel Institute of Technology shows that positive emotions can be helpful in fighting cancer. The new study, titled Modulation of anti-tumour immunity by the brain’s reward system, was published in the science journal Nature. It [...]

July 16, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Cancer patients benefit from positive thinking, can boost survival rate

SC/ST engineering students learn at faster rate: Study

SC/ST engineering students learn at faster rate: Study

Engineering students from the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and the Scheduled Castes (SC) learn at a faster rate than those from the general category, according to a study carried out by Stanford University, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and the World Bank. The study on learning assessment outcomes, which was carried out between [...]

April 7, 2018 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on SC/ST engineering students learn at faster rate: Study

RBI keeps rates unchanged on demonetization, US Fed rate concerns

RBI keeps rates unchanged on demonetization, US Fed rate concerns

The six-member monetary policy committee (MPC), headed by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Urjit Patel, on Wednesday unanimously decided to keep the policy rate unchanged at 6.25 per cent, considering the “heightened uncertainty” of volatility related to US rate hike and the local demonetization drive. RBI also withdrew incremental cash reserve ratio (CRR) [...]

December 10, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on RBI keeps rates unchanged on demonetization, US Fed rate concerns

Interest rate sensitive shares in focus ahead of RBI policy

Interest rate sensitive shares in focus ahead of RBI policy

Interest rate sensitive shares from the sectors such as banking, automobiles and real estate were in focus ahead of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel-led Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting due later in the day. A majority of the nearly 60 analysts polled by Reuters predict the RBI will cut the repo [...]

December 7, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Interest rate sensitive shares in focus ahead of RBI policy

US unemployment rate falls to nine-year low

US unemployment rate falls to nine-year low

The US unemployment rate fell to a nine-year low in November, adding to expectations that US interest rates will rise later this month. Figures from the Labor Department showed the US economy created 178,000 jobs in November, while the jobless rate fell to 4.6% from 4.9% in October. The data adds to recent evidence of [...]

December 2, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on US unemployment rate falls to nine-year low

Psychiatric drugs may reduce ex-prisoners’ violent crime rate

Psychiatric drugs may reduce ex-prisoners’ violent crime rate

Released prisoners may be less likely to commit violent crimes if they’re prescribed certain kinds of psychiatric medications, a new study suggests. These medications can affect someone’s mental state. They include antidepressants, antipsychotics, psychostimulants, drugs to treat addiction and antiepileptic drugs, the researchers said. The study authors looked at information on more than 22,000 prisoners [...]

November 2, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Psychiatric drugs may reduce ex-prisoners’ violent crime rate

Panel gathers to set GST rate

Panel gathers to set GST rate

Finance ministry and state finance ministry officials gathered in New Delhi on Tuesday for a three-day meeting that will seek to finalise the main rate of the Goods and Services Tax and pave the way for its introduction next April. The long-delayed tax, which would transform Asia’s third-largest economy into a single market for the [...]

October 18, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Panel gathers to set GST rate

GST rate on polluting items may be higher

GST rate on polluting items may be higher

Within days of India signing the Paris Climate Treaty, Finance Minister Arun Jaitleyon Friday said tax on environment unfriendly products will be ‘distinct’ from others in the forthcoming GST regime so as to boost funds for climate financing. “The indirect tax regime that we are planning, the rate of taxation on such products which are [...]

October 15, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on GST rate on polluting items may be higher

Global stocks rise as U.S. data dims September rate hike chances

Global stocks rise as U.S. data dims September rate hike chances

Global equity prices gained on Thursday after weak U.S. retail sales data undermined the argument that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next week. The U.S. Treasury yield curve surged to its steepest levels in 2-1/2 months as longer-dated debt fell, highlighting expectations that the Fed could hold off from raising rates at its [...]

September 16, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Global stocks rise as U.S. data dims September rate hike chances

Stocks slide on rate hike talk, German data; euro off

Stocks slide on rate hike talk, German data; euro off

Stocks across the globe fell the most since June on Friday, weighed by comments from Federal Reserve officials that lifted bets on an interest rate hike and after German trade data cast doubt on the strength of the euro zone’s largest economy. German exports fell sharply in July, shrinking the overall trade surplus for the [...]

September 9, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Stocks slide on rate hike talk, German data; euro off

Will U.S. rate increase expose emerging markets’ ‘sucker’s rally’?

Will U.S. rate increase expose emerging markets’ ‘sucker’s rally’?

Investors rekindled their love affair with emerging markets this year, pouring billions of dollars into their stocks and bonds, but the prospect of the Federal Reserve raising U.S. interest rates threatens to cool the relationship once again. Higher U.S. rates and bond yields tend to make emerging market assets relatively less attractive and push up [...]

September 9, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Will U.S. rate increase expose emerging markets’ ‘sucker’s rally’?