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Jun 30, 2014

Delayed monsoon hits India’s dairies, souring inflation outlook

MEWAT, India, July 1 (Reuters) – Jai Prakash Sharma looked
gloomily into the chilling tanks at the Mewat milk cooperative:
they are only half full these days, thanks to a delay in India’s
annual monsoon rains that has robbed cattle fodder of nutritious
moisture.

“If there are not sufficient rains in the next few days,
some farmers may start selling animals for slaughtering,” said
Sharma, manager of a cooperative in the northern state of
Haryana that supplies milk to the country’s capital, New Delhi.

Jun 18, 2014

Iraq-driven oil spike threatens to blow hole in budget – sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The government expects oil prices to rise as high as $120 per barrel for several months because of fighting in Iraq, potentially driving a hole of at least 200 billion rupees ($3.3 billion) in the budget, two government sources told Reuters.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi won last month’s general election by a landslide with promises of faster economic growth and new jobs, tapping into voter anger over India’s longest slowdown in a quarter of a century.

Jun 18, 2014

Iraq-driven oil spike threatens to blow hole in Indian budget – sources

NEW DELHI, June 18 (Reuters) – India’s government expects
oil prices to rise as high as $120 per barrel for several months
because of fighting in Iraq, potentially driving a hole of at
least 200 billion rupees ($3.3 billion) in the budget, two
government sources told Reuters.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi won last month’s general
election by a landslide with promises of faster economic growth
and new jobs, tapping into voter anger over India’s longest
slowdown in a quarter of a century.

Jun 17, 2014

RBI chief reassures as oil spike highlights India risks

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is ready to deal with any external shock arising from the Iraq crisis, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) chief said on Tuesday, even as a spike in oil prices heightens the inflation, growth and budget risks facing new Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Modi capitalised on popular anger over low growth and high inflation to claim India’s biggest election victory in three decades last month, but it is those same troubles that now pose his first big economic test.

Jun 17, 2014

Central bank governor reassures as oil spike highlights India risks

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is ready to deal with any external shock arising from the Iraq crisis, its central bank chief said on Tuesday, even as a spike in oil prices heightens the inflation, growth and budget risks facing new Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Modi capitalised on popular anger over low growth and high inflation to claim India’s biggest election victory in three decades last month, but it is those same troubles that now pose his first big economic test.

Jun 17, 2014

C.bank governor reassures as oil spike highlights India risks

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI, June 17 (Reuters) – India is ready to deal
with any external shock arising from the Iraq crisis, its
central bank chief said on Tuesday, even as a spike in oil
prices heightens the inflation, growth and budget risks facing
new Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Modi capitalised on popular anger over low growth and high
inflation to claim India’s biggest election victory in three
decades last month, but it is those same troubles that now pose
his first big economic test.

May 27, 2014

As India’s new government gets to work, a promise to investors

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s new finance minister committed himself to repairing public finances and restoring investor confidence as a new administration took charge on Tuesday promising better days for millions of discontented Indians.

Arun Jaitley, an urbane corporate lawyer and close party colleague of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was formally named to the key finance post, a day after the cabinet was inaugurated following a sweeping election victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

May 23, 2014

India hits US, China with solar imports anti-dumping duties

NEW DELHI, May 23 (Reuters) – India will impose anti-dumping
duties on solar panels imported from the United States, China,
Taiwan and Malaysia to protect domestic solar manufacturers,
according to a government statement seen by Reuters on Friday.

The order, almost certain to anger India’s trading partners,
sets duties of between 11 and 81 U.S. cents per watt and comes
after a investigation started in 2011. The ruling by a
quasi-judicial body has to be published by the finance ministry
before it takes effect.

May 22, 2014

Officials shape plan to cut spending, budget deficit

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The finance ministry is working on a proposal for the new government to cut welfare spending and rein in the deficit in its first budget, to allay fears of fiscal slippage that would increase the risk of a sovereign credit downgrade.

Two senior ministry officials told Reuters the plan would make it possible for Narendra Modi’s incoming government to reduce the current year’s fiscal deficit and save 250 billion rupees ($4 billion) in borrowing.

May 22, 2014

Indian officials shape plan to cut spending, budget deficit

NEW DELHI, May 22 (Reuters) – India’s finance ministry is
working on a proposal for the new government to cut welfare
spending and rein in the deficit in its first budget, to allay
fears of fiscal slippage that would increase the risk of a
sovereign credit downgrade.

Two senior ministry officials told Reuters the plan would
make it possible for Narendra Modi’s incoming government to
reduce the current year’s fiscal deficit and save 250 billion
rupees ($4 billion) in borrowing.