WE ARE BETTER PREPARED FOR SLOWDOWN
Xi Jinping calls for 'contingency plan' to deal with economic slowdown in 2020
The three-day Central Economic Work Conference headed by President Xi, which took place under shadow of the ongoing trade war with the US, concluded here on Thursday. The conference discussed economic targets for 2020, including gross domestic product (GDP) growth and inflation ahead of China's annual legislative session to be held in March.
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Core inflation, which excludes items like food and fuel, has been on a downward trajectory.
Intensity of slowdown in certain pockets is surprising: R. Gopalakrishnan, Principal Mutual Fund
While in the near term, consumption is unlikely to rebound, with the good monsoons, consumption is expected to revive farm production for at least the next couple of seasons. This is likely to drive consumption demand over the next 12 to 18 months.
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The credit and deposit growth in the banking system is down to single digits.
S Krishna Kumar on why 2020 is going to be better than 2019
Long-term, we are short of houses and infra & as glitches clear, the demand side would perk up.
Better to avoid beaten down midcaps now: Sandip Sabharwal
There are a lot of beaten down midcaps but in the near term, if the overall market view is slightly cautious, one would avoid it at this stage. This week there is going to be so much news flow on trade, the UK elections and the US Fed meeting. We will have inflation data and IIP figures on December 12.
How equity investors should play the falling GDP scenario
Despite the govt and RBI taking several efforts, the slowdown is likely to extend to the medium term.
We are seeing green shoots in rural and semi-urban market: Umesh Revankar, Shriram Transport Finance
There is good credit demand in the rural market, because agri output has been reasonably good. There is some kind of buoyancy in the rural market and also to some extent in the semi-urban market. In the urban market, we are yet to see any changes. Credit demand from rural and semi-urban market is enough for us to keep growing.
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The possibility of getting a pink slip is very high during slowdowns, especially if you are employed in one of those vulnerable sectors.
ETILC members hold out hope amid slowdown
There is also uncertainty caused by poor capital formation. The banks are flush with funds but are risk averse. Credit growth has fallen to 2.7% for industry, the lowest in 12 months. And for services, after clocking over 20% between April 2018 and February 2019, it has plummeted to 7.3% , the lowest in 24 months.
We don’t see ourselves coming into this market to compete with Indian media: NYT Global CEO Mark Thompson
In a freewheeling chat with ET’s Vinod Mahanta & Gaurav Laghate, the 62-year-old Thompson talked about The New York Times’ transformation journey, battle between publishers and platforms and of course, NYT’s running fight with Donald Trump.
Rise in salaried workers, women fare better: NSO
The share of regular wage earners and salaried employees in the total urban workforce increased marginally between April-June 2018 and January-March 2019 — from 48.3% to 50% — with women faring better than men, the latest Periodic Labour Force Survey released by the National Statistical Organisation (NSO) showed.
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