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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Indian Inc's overseas investment slips 11 percent - RBI

(23/4 Indian Economy updates -the slowdown effect) - Facing the pangs of slowdown, India Inc appears to have restrained from overseas mergers and acquisitions as the country's foreign investment slipped by over 11 per cent during April-December 2008, says Reserve Bank.

"During the first nine months of 2008-09, 2,828 proposals amounting to $16,352 million were cleared for investments abroad in JVs (joint ventures) and WOSs (wholly owned subsidiaries), as against 1,595 proposals amounting to $18,437 million during the corresponding period of the previous year," the central bank said in its April Bulletin.

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Even though the number of proposals recorded an increase of 77.3 per cent, amount invested by India Inc on overseas ventures dipped by over 11 per cent during the period.

There were a total of 2,828 proposals during the first nine months of 2008-09 against 1,595 proposals in the corresponding period previous year.

"During the quarter, October-December 2008, proposals amounting to $7,409 million were cleared for investments abroad in JVs and WOSs, as against $7,882 million during October-December 2007, the RBI said.


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Inflation rises to 0.26 percent - April 11

Indian inflation Updates April 2009 - Annual Inflation consisting Wholesale price index rose 0.26 per cent in the 12 months to April 11, above the previous week's annual rise of 0.18 per cent.

It was above a median forecast of 0.09 per cent in a poll of analysts. The annual inflation rate was 7.95 per cent during the corresponding week of the previous year.

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The wholesale price index is more closely watched than the consumer price index, which is published monthly, because it covers a higher number of products and is released weekly.

Hmm so despite slowdown everywhere indian economy is showing growth signs as growth in inflation percent nearly shows that consumer spending has not been hit amid global economic crises , One reason for growth of indian economy is (according to me) is the black economy which runs in parallel in india but is not shown in the audit books of the firms, so atleast some advantage of black money in these crucial crises times.....

wait for the next post dedicated to "parallel black economy of india"

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Indian Forex reserves at USD 252 billion

(20/4/2009 Indian Economy updates) - India's foreign exchange reserves stood at USD 252 billion as of end-March, declining by USD 57.7 billion over the previous year, the Reserve Bank said on Monday.

The RBI said in its Macroeconomic and Monetary Developments in 2008-09 said, the overall approach to the management of India's foreign exchange reserves in recent years reflects the changing composition of the balance of payments and the 'liquidity risks' associated with different types of flows and other requirements.

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"Taking these factors into account, India's foreign exchange reserves continued to be at a level consistent with the rate of growth, the size of the external sector in the economy and the size of risk-adjusted capital flows," RBI said.

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Economic growth drivers moderating - RBI

Major drivers of growth in India are witnessing moderation and various surveys of economic activity point towards less-than-optimistic
sentiment for the economy in coming months, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said on Monday.

The survey of professional forecasters conducted by the Reserve Bank of India cut gross domestic product estimates for the 2009/10 fiscal year to 5.7 percent from 6.0 percent, it said in a review of the economy.

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The central bank said the slew of measures taken by it and the government would help tame the moderation in growth and revive consumption and investment demand.