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Power Ministry, RBI meet on NPA norms postponed: Minister

Power Ministry, RBI meet on NPA norms postponed: Minister The Union Power Ministry's meeting with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) scheduled for Tuesday, on the revised RBI norms on banks' non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, which have caused serious concern in the sector, has been postponed, according to Power Minister R.K Singh. As per the RBI's revised framework on NPAs issued in February, banks are required to classify even a day's delay in paying loan instalments as a default. Producers say this is too stringent for power companies, pointing to how they pay for coal in advance but discoms take 90-150 days to pay for the power.The ministry has approached the RBI seeking relaxation on the central bank's NPA norms."It (meeting) has been postponed and will take place some other day," Singh told reporters on the sidelines of a conference organised by state-run power generator NTPC .At a meeting with the government in March, the Association of Power Produc…

GST, bank balance sheet affected India’s growth: UN

GST, bank balance sheet affected India’s growth: UN The goods and services tax as well as protracted issues of corporate and bank balance sheet problems pushed India’s economic growth downward in 2017, but a gradual recovery is expected and the economy is forecast to growth at 7.2% in 2018, according to a un report. According to estimates in the UN Economic and Social commission fo asia and the pacific's flagship publication Economic and Social survey of asia and pacific, india's GDP grew at 6.6% in 2017, down from 7.1%. The report said india's GDP is forecast to grow 7.2% in 2018
The Business Standard, New Delhi, 09th May 2018

Centre to release inflation index for 10 services as trial

Centre to release inflation index for 10 services as trial The Centre will come out with a Producers Price Index next month for 10 services, including telecom and railways on an experimental basis. The move will help track inflation in these services, which will also include ports, insurance banking and air travel The Business Standard, New Delhi, 09th May 2018

Now, ICAI members can have CA ANZ membership

Now, ICAI members can have CA ANZ membership Chartered accountants’ apex body ICAI on Tuesday said it has entered into an arrangement with Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand whereby its members based in the two countries would be able to have membership of CA ANZ. The Business Standard, New Delhi, 09th May 2018

Govt to prepare sectoral action plan within next 2 days to boost exports

Govt to prepare sectoral action plan within next 2 days to boost exports Apart from the two departments making up the commerce and industry ministry, this will apply to Ministries of Electronics and IT, Agriculture, Textiles, Petroleum, among others Keen to take advantage of growing global demand and forecasts of faster rise in international trade in 2018-19, the government has decided to prepare sectoral action plan within the next two days to boost exports.On Tuesday, during the first inter-ministerial meeting on sectoral export promotion strategy, Commerce and Industry Minister Suresh Prabhu asked officials from across ministries to prepare separate action plan on boosting exports of products being handled by their respective ministries and send it to the Department of Commerce within the next fortnight. The action plan will focus on short-term targets to boost outbound shipment of products, which are achievable within the next two months.Apart from the two departments making up the c…