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Record rise in government debt will hit emerging markets harder, Fitch says

Global sovereign debt soared by $10 trillion to $77.8 trillion, or 94% of world gross domestic product, as governments boosted spending on health and shored up their economies roiled by the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Fitch calculated.
While the government debt-to-GDP measure - often used as a rough measure for debt sustainability - stood at around 60% of GDP for both developing and developed markets, this masked a divergence in interest rates for the two groups, McCormack said.(Bloomberg (Representative Image))
While the government debt-to-GDP measure - often used as a rough measure for debt sustainability - stood at around 60% of GDP for both developing and developed markets, this masked a divergence in interest rates for the two groups, McCormack said.(Bloomberg (Representative Image))
Published on Jan 06, 2021 05:30 PM IST
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London, UK | By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

US debt ceiling may affect markets long before it is reinstated

The Covid-19 pandemic and the government’s response to its economic fallout are at the heart of this dilemma. To fund emergency stimulus measures, the Treasury ramped up its issuance of debt -- in particular short-dated Treasury bills.
The central bank has already hinted that it could intervene should reserves flood the market. Lorie Logan, executive vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said in a speech last month the central bank is prepared to tweak its interest on excess reserves rate if downward pressure on rates were to emerge.(AP (Representative Image))
The central bank has already hinted that it could intervene should reserves flood the market. Lorie Logan, executive vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said in a speech last month the central bank is prepared to tweak its interest on excess reserves rate if downward pressure on rates were to emerge.(AP (Representative Image))
Published on Jan 05, 2021 02:18 PM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

2020 Life in Mask: One for the market, one for the Metro, and one for the wedding down the lane

The Covid-19 pandemic made masks compulsory for everyone. From becoming a daily necessity to upgrading itself into a fashion statement, here’s all that a mask has been in the year 2020.
Mask became a necessity in Covid times, one that had to be worn at all times in public places. A look at how it transitioned from a daily necessity to a fashion statement for residents of Delhi-NCR.(Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT)
Mask became a necessity in Covid times, one that had to be worn at all times in public places. A look at how it transitioned from a daily necessity to a fashion statement for residents of Delhi-NCR.(Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT)
Published on Dec 30, 2020 12:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, New Delhi

Mutual Fund: It’s the right time to invest in markets

Experts highlighted the present market, which has hit an all-time high, and how investors can make use of mutual funds to get higher returns.
Mutual Fund: It’s the right time to invest in markets
Mutual Fund: It’s the right time to invest in markets
Updated on Dec 30, 2020 10:20 AM IST
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Investor wealth rise Rs 8.22 lakh crore in four trading sessions on bullish market

The BSE benchmark index Sensex settled 380.21 points higher at its all-time closing high of 47,353.75 on Monday. The index also scaled its fresh record intra-day peak of 47,406.72.
Following the upbeat sentiment, the market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies have gained Rs 8,22,841.6 crore to Rs 1,87,02,164.65 crore in the four trading sessions.(Bloomberg)
Following the upbeat sentiment, the market capitalisation of BSE-listed companies have gained Rs 8,22,841.6 crore to Rs 1,87,02,164.65 crore in the four trading sessions.(Bloomberg)
Published on Dec 28, 2020 08:53 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Markets maintain record run on vaccine progress as finance, FMCG stocks spurt

Robust buying in finance, FMCG and banking counters offset weak global cues and a depreciating rupee. Rising for the third straight session, the 30-share BSE Sensex soared 347.42 points or 0.77% to its fresh closing peak of 45,426.97, after touching a record intra-day level of 45,458.92.
BSE telecom, FMCG, healthcare, oil and gas, industrials, teck and capital goods indices climbed up to 2.78%, while consumer durables and realty closed with losses. Broader BSE midcap and smallcap indices rallied up to 1.30%.(Bloomberg)
BSE telecom, FMCG, healthcare, oil and gas, industrials, teck and capital goods indices climbed up to 2.78%, while consumer durables and realty closed with losses. Broader BSE midcap and smallcap indices rallied up to 1.30%.(Bloomberg)
Published on Dec 07, 2020 05:46 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Delhi markets stay open: Shopkeepers geared up to take precautions, shoppers support

Shopkeepers in Delhi are happy that they will be allowed to continue business, and a majority of Delhiites are not supporting lockdown of markets if safety precautions are in place.
Delhi Government has decided that anyone found not wearing a mask in the markets will have to be provided with one, free of cost, by the market associations.(Photo: Money Sharma/AFP)
Delhi Government has decided that anyone found not wearing a mask in the markets will have to be provided with one, free of cost, by the market associations.(Photo: Money Sharma/AFP)
Published on Nov 21, 2020 01:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi

CPI for October likely above 7% again, industrial output falls: Poll

A Reuters poll of 50 economists conducted from November 4-9 predicted consumer prices rose 7.30% last month from a year earlier, a touch lower than September’s 7.34% rate.
The poll also predicted industrial output in September dropped 2.0% from a year earlier, the seventh consecutive month of falls and its longest streak of decline since June 2009, as infrastructure output, which accounts for about 40% of total industrial production, contracted 0.8%.(Bloomberg Photo)
The poll also predicted industrial output in September dropped 2.0% from a year earlier, the seventh consecutive month of falls and its longest streak of decline since June 2009, as infrastructure output, which accounts for about 40% of total industrial production, contracted 0.8%.(Bloomberg Photo)
Published on Nov 10, 2020 01:17 PM IST
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Bengaluru | By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Foreign touch: No Hindi biggie without overseas market?

As the new set of lockdowns in various international markets make makers of ‘83 shift from Christmas release date, industry insiders say big-budget movies are unlikely to let go of the lucrative foreign countries’ earnings
Filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Tenet will finally hit Indian shores towards the end of this month
Filmmaker Christopher Nolan’s latest film, Tenet will finally hit Indian shores towards the end of this month
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 02:50 PM IST
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HT Mumbai | By Prashant Singh

FPIs invest over Rs 8000 crore in Indian markets in 5 trading sessions of November

As per depositories data, FPIs invested a net Rs 6564 crore into equities and Rs 1817 in the debt segment, taking the total net inflow to Rs 8381 crore during November 2-6.
In October, overseas investors were net buyers with Rs 22033 crore investment in Indian markets(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
In October, overseas investors were net buyers with Rs 22033 crore investment in Indian markets(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Nov 08, 2020 04:52 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

Markets skid over 1% as Covid cases spike

Global markets remained weak, as Spain declared a national emergency and curfew, and Italy tightened restrictions amid rising Covid-19 cases. The US also continues to report record infections.
The BSE Sensex ended at 40,145.50, down 540 points or 1.33% on Monday.
The BSE Sensex ended at 40,145.50, down 540 points or 1.33% on Monday.
Updated on Oct 27, 2020 06:08 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Nasrin Sultana, Mumbai

Earnings data, Covid-19 updates, global trends to drive market this week: Analysts

Market this week is likely to be in a consolidation mode with a streak of profit booking at much higher levels than before.
The domestic equity market will witness bouts of profit booking at higher levels this week and will likely be guided by quarterly earnings data, coronavirus related updates and global trends(Bloomberg)
The domestic equity market will witness bouts of profit booking at higher levels this week and will likely be guided by quarterly earnings data, coronavirus related updates and global trends(Bloomberg)
Published on Oct 18, 2020 07:30 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri

E-grocery market to hit $3 billion this year

In the short-term, the size of the e-grocery market in the country is expected to expand from $1.9 billion in 2019 to $3 billion by the year-end and then grow at an annual pace of 57% for the next four years, the report said.
Almost every food delivery and e-commerce firm pivoted to selling groceries because of the restrictions on the delivery of non-essentials during lockdown.(Bloomberg)
Almost every food delivery and e-commerce firm pivoted to selling groceries because of the restrictions on the delivery of non-essentials during lockdown.(Bloomberg)
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 01:04 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bengaluru | By Tarush Bhalla

Markets log worst day in four months as foreign funds exit

On Thursday, the rupee weakened 32 paise to 73.89 against the US currency as foreign fund outflows weighed on investor sentiment.
The Sensex ended at 36,553.60, shedding 1,114.82 points or 2.96%. The 50-share index Nifty was at 10,805.55, losing 326.30 points or 2.93%.(REUTERS)
The Sensex ended at 36,553.60, shedding 1,114.82 points or 2.96%. The 50-share index Nifty was at 10,805.55, losing 326.30 points or 2.93%.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 25, 2020 01:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Nasrin Sultana

Covid testing centres to be moved from Sector 11 market

Market associations earlier protested against the setting up of the centres
UT adviser Manoj Parida has assured market associations fearful of spread of infections because of the centres that these will move to the Parade Ground in Sector 17, Exhibition Ground in Sector- 34 and the Sector 10 wide road near the Government Museum.(HT PHOTO)
UT adviser Manoj Parida has assured market associations fearful of spread of infections because of the centres that these will move to the Parade Ground in Sector 17, Exhibition Ground in Sector- 34 and the Sector 10 wide road near the Government Museum.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 07, 2020 08:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Delhi’s weekly markets to open for 7 more days on trial basis

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Sunday said that the weekly markets in the national capital will go on for another one week on a trial basis till September 6.
Visitors seen at Sarojani Nagar market in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, August 30, 2020.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Visitors seen at Sarojani Nagar market in New Delhi, India, on Sunday, August 30, 2020.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 09:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Niyati Singh

PMC may sell its flats in open market to generate income

PMC standing committee chairman Hemant Rasne said, “My efforts as head of the standing panel is to generate more revenue for the civic body. Instead of following the traditional ways to increase taxes, I am looking at other options. PMC owns more than 10,000 flats in the city that are lying vacant.”
PMC new building at corporation in Pune, India, on Monday, June 18, 2018.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
PMC new building at corporation in Pune, India, on Monday, June 18, 2018.(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 05:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar, Pune

In rush for alcohol, food, residents give social distancing a go-by at Chandigarh’s Sector 8 market

Many youngsters from other sectors come here and cause law and order problems, allege local residents
People living in the nearby houses have complained of overcrowding in the Sector 8 market.(Keshav Singh/HT)
People living in the nearby houses have complained of overcrowding in the Sector 8 market.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 01:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Rajanbir Singh, Chandigarh

Unlock wedding shopping: Bridal wear deals and discounts aplenty at Delhi-NCR markets

Unlock 1.0 is a perfect opportunity for brides to sharpen their bargaining skills, as store owners await shoppers.
Those looking for discounts are in for a treat as apparel stores are offering some amazing deals after lockdown relaxations.(PHOTO: Santosh Kumar/ HT (Photo for representational purpose only))
Those looking for discounts are in for a treat as apparel stores are offering some amazing deals after lockdown relaxations.(PHOTO: Santosh Kumar/ HT (Photo for representational purpose only))
Updated on Jun 24, 2020 07:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Aprajita Sharad, New Delhi

Covid-19 pandemic: Book market in Red Square as Moscow opens up amid coronavirus concerns

Moscow residents clad in face masks and gloves have ventured into Red Square for an outdoor book market, a small sign of the Russian capital’s gradual efforts to open up amid coronavirus concerns.
Russian law enforcement officers wearing protective face masks, used as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walk at the annual Red Square Book Fair in central Moscow, Russia June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov(REUTERS)
Russian law enforcement officers wearing protective face masks, used as a preventive measure against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), walk at the annual Red Square Book Fair in central Moscow, Russia June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 08, 2020 11:39 AM IST
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Moscow | By Associated Press | Posted by: Alfea Jamal

Shops and markets, except those in containment zones, to open from Monday

Barber shops, salons and spas will also start functioning in non-prohibited localities while e-commerce websites will be allowed to commence the delivery of non-essential items, as per the Home Ministry.
Barber shops, parlours and spas will be allowed to open, except in containment zones, while take-away and food delivery services by restaurants will also function.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Barber shops, parlours and spas will be allowed to open, except in containment zones, while take-away and food delivery services by restaurants will also function.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 17, 2020 10:32 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Veggie markets in Haryana are new hotbeds of contagion

Trade with Delhi mandi bringing infection through humans and raw stock, says Jhajjar civil surgeon
Updated on May 04, 2020 11:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao, Chandigarh

Curbs eased, people throng markets, roads in Karnal

However, police were deployed to ensure social distancing and strict directions were issued by the district administration against people found without masks
HT Image
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Published on May 04, 2020 11:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Karnal

Traders crowd Ghazipur market, social distancing norms flouted

Market officials attributed the rush to the changed timings and new guidelines issued by the district administration, according to which visitors are allowed to shop between 6am and 11am, after goods are unloaded between 4am and 6am.
Traffic seen on NH-9 during lockdown, near Ghazipur Mandi (vegetable/ fruit market), in New Delhi, India (Photo by Sushil Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Traffic seen on NH-9 during lockdown, near Ghazipur Mandi (vegetable/ fruit market), in New Delhi, India (Photo by Sushil Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 02, 2020 02:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra and Anvit Srivastava, New Delhi

Wholesale market at Pune’s Market Yard to remain closed from Friday

The state government is also planning to keep vegetable markets in the urban areas of Mumbai and Pune closed to keep people from crowding these areas despite issuing warnings.
People take home boxes of fruits and vegetables from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Market Yard on Thursday.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
People take home boxes of fruits and vegetables from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Market Yard on Thursday.(Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 10, 2020 11:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | By Abhay Khairnar

Covid-19: China is reopening its wet markets

Many blame wet markets for starting the outbreak in the first place. Opening them again, at a moment when thousands are dying overseas, seems emblematic of Beijing’s increasingly chauvinistic approach to world affairs.
China is reportedly reopening its wet markets, the fresh produce stalls associated with Covid-19’s early spread in Wuhan. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(UNSPLASH)
China is reportedly reopening its wet markets, the fresh produce stalls associated with Covid-19’s early spread in Wuhan. (REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE)(UNSPLASH)
Updated on Apr 07, 2020 09:41 AM IST
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Bloomberg | By David Fickling

Monitoring coronavirus impact on financial markets, ready to take action: RBI

Globally, financial markets have been experiencing considerable volatility, with the spread of coronavirus, triggering risk-off sentiments and flights to safe haven, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said in a statement.
Reserve Bank on Tuesday said it is closely monitoring global as well as domestic situation regarding the impact of deadly coronavirus(AFP)
Reserve Bank on Tuesday said it is closely monitoring global as well as domestic situation regarding the impact of deadly coronavirus(AFP)
Updated on Mar 03, 2020 02:51 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Press Trust of India

Coronavirus pandemic has roiled global markets | HT Editorial

This means that there is little chance of the Indian economy recovering by March end
It is clear that the pandemic will have an impact on global trade and supply chains, global and local economies, and also on the free movement of people(Bloomberg)
It is clear that the pandemic will have an impact on global trade and supply chains, global and local economies, and also on the free movement of people(Bloomberg)
Published on Mar 01, 2020 06:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Covid-19 hits earnings and growth, Asian markets fall

As well as denting company bottom lines, the novel coronavirus has sparked panic buying, economic jitters and the cancellation of high-profile sporting and cultural events.
Investors have taken some comfort from a slowdown in new infections outside hardest-hit Hubei province, which Chinese officials say is a sign that the outbreak is under control.(REUTERS)
Investors have taken some comfort from a slowdown in new infections outside hardest-hit Hubei province, which Chinese officials say is a sign that the outbreak is under control.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 18, 2020 07:54 PM IST
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Hong Kong | By Agence France-Presse

Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Pune biggest markets for student housing in India: Report

Cushman & Wakefield (C&W), in association with the Student Accommodation Providers Forum of India (SAPFI), on Wednesday released a report “Exploring the Student Housing Universe in India City Insights”.
Bengaluru has the highest number of HEIs in India with student enrolments estimated at 5.38 lakh.(HT file)
Bengaluru has the highest number of HEIs in India with student enrolments estimated at 5.38 lakh.(HT file)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 03:37 PM IST
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