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    Next 10 years make-or-break decade for Indian economy: Economists

    If everything goes according to plan, India will be able to reap the fruits of its favourable demography over 2030s and 2040s, before she loses that edge in the 2050s, according to economists.

    Coronavirus Impact: India Inc to go soft on executive appraisals

    With some sectors recovering much faster than others, experts said top executives of some companies may get decent salary increases while some others may have to take a pay cut.

    Living with less: How pandemic has inspired some people to make permanent changes in their lives

    During the lockdown, people were forced to make do with less. Now, some are carrying on with this life lesson, cutting down on city life, eating out, new clothes.

    How 2020 played out for the pandemic-hit Indian aviation sector and what lies ahead

    The COVID-19 pandemic had a massive impact on the Indian aviation sector in 2020 and major airlines facing losses and challenging times laid off employees, sent them on leave without pay, or cut their salaries. The government also had to extend the deadline for submitting bids for Air India five times during the year.

    Saudi non-oil private sector keeps growing as COVID-19 impact eases: PMI

    The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Saudi Arabia Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 54.7 in November from 51.0 in October. The 50.0 mark separates growth from contraction.

    2020 Year in Review | Covid-19 split startup world into haves, have-nots

    Who gained, who lost? ETtech takes stock of the changing startup fortunes in a pandemic-marred year.

    View: Banking sector's renaissance after the pandemic

    Policymakers in India have acted swiftly and decisively on both fiscal and monetary fronts to cushion the impact. The slew of measures introduced over the last nine months have allowed banks to help the stressed and most impacted sectors of the economy to weather the shock effectively.

    Parliamentary panel on finance will examine Covid long term impact on economy

    Government experts maintain that the Indian economy will come back to pre-Covid levels by the next financial year (2021-22) as it is recovering faster than expected. The committee, headed by former minister and BJP MP Jayant Sinha, has decided to prioritise the long-term impact of Covid-19 on the global economy.

    Virus impact keeps eurozone inflation negative

    The Eurostat figures for December gave the 19-nation zone an inflation reading of minus 0.3 percent, the same level as in November. It has been negative since August.

    For hospitality and tourism sector, 2021 is all about survival, recovery

    Although the black swan event shook the very foundation of this vibrant and bustling sector, the players are putting up a brave front, optimistic to regain the "lost vibrancy in the latter half of 2021" and are banking on 'revenge travel' once the health crisis is controlled to help the sector recover.

    2021: Indian aviation sector set for another rough flight in new year

    Key factors that will determine the pace of recovery in the domestic market are development and availability of vaccines, people’s willingness to undertake leisure travel and recovery in macroeconomic growth.

    UAE central bank extends stimulus scheme to stem COVID-19 impact

    The UAE economy is expected to shrink by 6.6% this year, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has estimated, as vital sectors such as transportation and tourism have been badly hit by the coronavirus.

    More measures soon to speed up economic recovery: Amit Shah

    India has been fighting war against the virus and also preparing itself to brace the economic slowdown due to the pandemic. “Corona can slow down our $5 trillion vision but will achieve the target successfully,” Shah said at an event to mark signing of pilot commercial coal mining agreements and launch of single window clearance system.

    Covid-induced contraction in creative economy, income loss: Report

    Signalling that during the pandemic, the creative industries continue to face a very uncertain future, the report shows that the creative economy is contracting, organisations are closing permanently to avoid bankruptcy, and creative businesses are contending with increasingly difficult choices to cut staff and overheads to ensure they remain resilient.

    With worst COVID-19 woes behind, FMCG sector optimistic about 2021

    The sector is learning, innovating and rising from disruptions to put the worst behind and looking forward to the new year with optimism and new-found confidence.

    No vaccine, no entry! Is it possible for offices to allow only vaccinated employees resume work?

    Mandating vaccines would be especially important to help protect workers in minority.

    PM Modi holds virtual summit with Italian counterpart; discusses ways to deal with adverse impact of COVID-19

    In his opening remarks at the virtual bilateral summit with the Italian leader, Modi said it is clear that the COVID-19 epidemic will remain a watershed in history just like the Second World War.

    Condition to improve but more airline bankruptcies likely in 2021: Fitch

    “Spiking coronavirus cases in various regions and inconsistent travel restrictions will keep airline traffic low at least through the first part of 2021, with limited improvement expected relative to levels in 3Q20 and 4Q20,” the report said.

    Bill Gates, the coronavirus and the quest to vaccinate the world

    If the initiative, aided by Gates’ fortune and focus, manages to help protect the world’s poor from a virus that has already killed more than 1.3 million people, it will affirm the strategies he has promoted in his philanthropic work, including incentives for drug companies.

    Coronavirus Impact: Housing demand may decline 40% year-on-year in FY21, says India Ratings

    Market consolidation continued in the favour of grade I players. While sales have declined overall during the first half of 2020-21, grade-I residential developers witnessed a lower on-year decline in sales of 13%. Pre-sales for the top 10 listed players during the period stood at 12.3 million sq ft.

    Coronavirus impact on healthcare sector

    Based on assessments made by different analysts and industry body Ficci, here is an impact analysis in healthcare sector.

    Should millennials and Gen Z get the coronavirus vaccine first?

    The U.K.’s National Vaccine Taskforce spread its bets early on, putting in orders for 340 million vaccine doses among six different vaccine candidates. Pfizer’s vaccine is one of them and Britain should be an early beneficiary, receiving a total of 40 million doses of the vaccine and possibly a portion of that before Christmas.

    Auto companies need to map vulnerabilities, realign supply chains to meet challenges: Report

    With the supplier base of a majority of components in the Indian auto industry not diversified, the report -- Non-linear automotive supply chain - COVID-19 and Beyond -- said the impact of the global health crisis on the industry has been deep-rooted.

    Coronavirus impact on India's pharma sector

    The Indian pharma industry has been a world leader in generics both globally and in domestic markets.

    Why your future financial losses are likely to be much heavier than future gains

    Expect the unexpected, and expect the unexpected to be worse than the expected. Think of the concept of a financial stress test and check if your investments as well as your financial life (as well as life in general) can manage a bout of severe problems.

    Airlines, airports look at negative COVID-19 tests as remedy to collapsing sector

    According to a report by Reuters, airlines and airports will ask a UN-led task force meeting on Tuesday to recommend countries accept a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of travel as an alternative to quarantines that have decimated demand for travel.

    Coronavirus' impact on India's auto sector

    COVID-19 led to supply chain disruptions and production halt in the latter half of March 2020.

    China’s struggling to get the world to trust its vaccines

    That mistrust, and the reliance of dozens of poorer nations on China to inoculate their populations could set the stage for a major global political headache if citizens offered the Chinese vaccine feel they are being given an inferior product.

    Coronavirus impact: French economy shrank by record 13.8% in Q2, better than feared

    The contraction in the euro zone's second-largest economy was steeper than the 10.1% reported by Germany, where authorities kept a surge in COVID-19 related deaths in check and did not have to enforce a lockdown as strict as France's.

    Coronavirus impact on India's retail sector

    Emkay Global says the fall in crude prices and moderating agri-input prices should drive margin gains for most staples.

    Coronavirus pandemic is the catalyst to speed up technological changes, says Anand Mahindra

    "The crisis has shaken up the way we view the world and exposed the fault lines in our society. It has also emphasised the necessity for quick and relevant solutions for the new world that is rising from the ashes of the old," said Mahindra.

    COVID-19 battered auto sector drives into 2021 with cautious optimism

    Having endured and managed to recover from the disruptions induced by a once-in-a-century event, the Indian auto sector is cautiously looking forward to 2021 with hopes of putting up a better show in the post-COVID-19 world, although a lot will hinge on how the economy grows.

    How India, unlike the West, has recalibrated the Covid-19 debate

    The timing, duration and efficacy of the nation-wide lockdown imposed earlier in the year may continue to be questioned in the years to come. However, by clamping down hard, wide and early, India has firmly shifted the Covid debate to economic recovery – at a time when the Western world is struggling anew with the imminent prospect of greater restrictions and lockdown.

    Auto components industry to see double-digit decline in growth this fiscal: ACMA

    In the first half of the fiscal, ACMA said the turnover of the automotive components industry stood at Rs 1.19 lakh crore (USD 15.9 billion), registering a de-growth of 34 per cent as compared to Rs 1.82 lakh crore (USD 26.2 billion) in the first half of the previous fiscal.

    2020: A year of Covid, M&A & claims for non-life insurers

    At a time when the private sector is witnessing mergers and acquisitions, the central government scrapped its earlier plan to merge National Insurance Company Ltd, Oriental Insurance Company Ltd and United India Insurance Company Ltd into one.

    2 virus mutations per month, no need for alarm: AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria

    “The mutations have not led to any change in symptoms and treatment strategy. According to current data, the vaccines in the trial phase (which are up for emergency authorisation) should also be effective against the new (UK) strain,” he told.

    Collaboration, not confusion, is best response to coronavirus pandemic, says India at the UN

    Addressing the UN General Assembly special session on COVID-19, Secretary (West) in India's Ministry of External Affairs Vikas Swarup said on Monday the ongoing coronavirus crisis had "laid bare" the gaps that exist in global cooperation and governance structures of multilateral organisations.

    Farming sector will not be impacted by Coronavirus: Agriculture minister

    PM-KISAN ensures 100% funding from Government of India.Under the Scheme an income support of Rs.6000 per year is provided to all farmer families across the country in three equal installments of Rs 2000 each every four months.

    New normal: Personal finance rules in a post covid world

    As coronavirus-led uncertainty still looms large, the best course of action for you would be to evaluate long-term goals, current income levels, likelihood of income loss and provisions for any emergent financial impact like health risks.

    Dubai economy to grow 4% in 2021, rebounding from this year's contraction

    Dubai Statistic Centre said the economy declined by 10.8% in the first six months of 2020, which the centre's executive director, Arif Al Muhairi, said was within the expected range of economic contraction, given the massive global economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Sector-wise impact of Covid-19 given by various ratings agencies

    Covid-19 hits the economy. Growth to slow. Check the sector-wise impact and the ratings by various agencies.Sector-wise impact of Covid-19 given by various ratings agencies

    Coronavirus & its impact on various sectors

    The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 29, including 16 Italians touring through Rajasthan, the government said on Wednesday. The trade impact of the coronavirus epidemic for India is estimated to be about $348 million. The country now figures among top 15 economies most affected by the manufacturing slowdown in China, says a UN report. This is how Confederation of Indian Industry put forth the impact analysis for various sectors:-

    LIC MD on how India can fight against the impact of Covid on economy

    "When you are looking at the manufacturing sector and the industrial sector, the growth essentially comes from an uptick in the spending, which is not happening," LIC Managing Director Vipin Anand says.

    Coronavirus attack to slow down IT growth

    TCS, Infosys and HCL will be hit by the reduced technology spending by clients in the US and Europe.

    Saudi non-oil private sector grows for second straight month

    The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Saudi Arabia Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 51.0 in October from 50.7 in September. The 50.0 mark separates growth from contraction.

    IT services sector to see high single-digit revenue growth in 2021: Fitch Ratings

    It believes companies with a focus on digital businesses, such as automation software and cloud-based service delivery, may fare better than those with a focus on business process management and legacy application and infrastructure services.

    Covid-19 impact: Q1 to be a washout for IT sector, say analysts

    TCS is expected to see revenue drop by 6%, Infosys by 5% and Tech Mahindra by 9%.

    Only a dozen large companies apply for Reserve Bank of India's coronavirus loan recast

    The Future Group, Shapoorji Pallonji Group and SpiceJet are among those who will apply for loan restructuring. Besides these, there are a couple of thermal power generating companies, a couple of toll road projects, and companies in the textile sector.

    Surviving the coronavirus pandemic: Important lessons from Germany's Mittelstand

    Commerzbank, the biggest lender to Mittelstand firms, also told Reuters that the number of companies going into "intensive care" was lower than it had feared and there was no rush by its clients to get new credit lines.

    Tech firms spur rebound in India office leasing from decade low

    The technology sector dominated with 41% of total leasings across the second half of 2020 with Bengaluru, known as India’s Silicon Valley, seeing transactions rise 8% during the period from the previous year.

    Resilient IT sector gears up for growth opportunities, challenges amid 'new normal'

    There were concerns that the pandemic might have an impact similar to the one seen during the 2008 financial crisis.

    How have Indian businesses been impacted during and after the lockdown?

    Covid created various operational and financial challenges for Indian businesses. During the lockdown, approximately 71.31% of the businesses dealt with reduced cash flows with the manufacturing sector being the worst hit. Additionally, delay and cancellation of projects have also been a major cause of concern, especially in the tertiary sectors.

    Agri sector likely to remain resilient from COVID-19 impact; to grow 2.5% in FY21: Crisil

    With the pandemic and the ensuing lockdown, demand for horticultural produce is likely to be impacted more than that of food grains. Food grains have the government's minimum support price (MSP) and procurement support, the report explained.

    AirAsia India assures travel agents about its financial sustainability, expansion plans

    AirAsia India's CCO Ankur Garg, Chief of Sales Ajay Kumar Wadhawan and other team members during a virtual meeting with TAAI assured them about the "stability of the airline" as well as provided insight on its expansion and upcoming schedules, as per the communication from TAAI.

    Coronavirus outbreak may push digital payments up 37% to ₹4,067 Lakh cr by FY22

    Digital payment volumes across channels such as the Unified Payments Interface (UPI), wallets and cards are set to shoot up by an additional 6 percentage points over the next two years against a base scenario without the virus outbreak, it said.

    Digital platforms, robust ICT infra helped reduce pandemic hardships: President

    As COVID-19 has impacted the global economy, India has pledged to make itself more self-reliant, and technology will be a key enabler in that journey in coming days, he said addressing Digital India Awards virtual ceremony.

    Saudi non-oil private sector shows burst of growth in December: PMI

    The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit Saudi Arabia Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) rose to 57.0 in December from 54.7 in November.

    Saudi Arabia's economy shrank by 7% in Q2 showing depth of coronavirus hit

    The world's largest oil exporter is facing its worst ever economic decline after the COVID-19 pandemic curbed global crude demand and measures to contain the coronavirus hurt domestic demand.

    Navigating 2021 with ET: Trends that will help you navigate a risky and uncertain world

    A number of themes will shape the course of the Indian economy through 2021 and beyond. These themes — investing, the future of work, the acceleration of digitisation, and the impact of the pandemic on contact-intensive.

    Covid 19 impact: Jobs are being wiped out at airlines worldwide, and there’s worse to come

    Airlines the world over have drastically cut back on flights due to border restrictions and a lack of appetite for travel, particularly internationally, because people are worried about contracting the virus and spending lengthy periods in quarantine.

    Tractor makers need to innovate to grow volumes amid uncertainties due to the impact of COVID-19

    With domestic traffic expected to drop by 50% and international traffic by up to 60% this fiscal, demand for tractors is expected to remain in the aviation industry. The Indian construction too is expected to contract by 7.5% in 2020, which would result in a decline in tractor demand in the construction sector.

    Covid Impact: RBI to tighten oversight, initiate actions if necessary

    "In tandem with the evolving regulations, the supervisory approach of the Reserve Bank will have to be two-pronged - first, strengthening the internal defences of regulated entities; and second, greater focus on identifying the early warning signals and initiating corrective action," RBI said.

    Global dividends forecast to inch back from coronavirus cliff edge

    Dividends are a major source of income for both public and private pension funds, but companies trying to cope with the coronavirus cut them by $55 billion, or 11.4%, in the third quarter after a $108 billion 22% plunge between April and June when uncertainty over the course of the pandemic peaked.

    Job cuts, salary adjustments in Covid-19 aftermath not as widespread as expected: Report

    "Despite the severe impact on revenue and cash, very surprisingly, the display of compassion and community outreach have produced a spontaneous level of commitment and loyalty from employees and job cuts and salary adjustments have not been as widespread an occurrence as originally apprehended," said the report.

    Explained: The potential impact of Brexit without a trade deal

    The shock result of Britain's referendum on leaving the EU in 2016 sent the pound down 8% against the dollar, its biggest one-day fall since the era of free-floating exchange rates began in the 1970s

    More flights soon, but takeoffs not guaranteed

    While the government is set to allow more flights, airlines have not been able to utilise the existing approvals. Data available with ET shows that airlines together operated 749 flights on Tuesday, much lower than the approved figure of 1,200 flights.

    Covid impact: Automobile companies set to face further impairment on development cost, manufacturing facilities

    Industry insiders say that many automobile companies also have large intangibles on their asset sides in their balance sheets. In most cases, these include designs and patents related to new or upcoming product lines. These, too, say experts are being questioned.

    COVID-19 impact: Services PMI falls to 5-month low

    The Impact Covid-19 dented demand, especially in overseas markets, as discretionary spending was knocked by health measures

    Rise of the machines: Can robots be our saviour against COVID-19

    Once called ‘hype’, intelligent machines are increasingly playing a prominent role in a Covid ravaged world. As humans are confined to homes, can tech provide succor?

    Service activity slows in December, PMI at 3-month low

    The IHS Markit India Services Business Activity Index dropped to 52.3 in December from 53.7 in November.

    Tech-savvy women could beat coronavirus job blues in the Arab world

    The pandemic has taken an especially heavy toll on retail, tourism and hospitality jobs traditionally held by women, but experts say those able to retrain could tap into growth areas like digital marketing, e-commerce and online customer support.

    Women bear the brunt of Covid outbreak at the workplace, more likely to be furloughed and lose jobs as compared to men

    School closures during lockdown have exacerbated the situation because more women than men tend to care for children.

    ICICI Bank to reward 80k employees with up to 8% pay hike for work done during COVID-19

    The hike of up to 8 per cent is for the fiscal year 2020-21 and applicable from July onwards, the sources said. An e-mail sent to the bank did not elicit any response. The sources said these employees are from M1 and grades below, who are frontline staff mostly in customer-facing roles. They ensure the functioning of branches and other operations of the bank.

    Coronavirus impact: Why the idea of diversification is looking like the old bridge on river Choluteca

    Don’t say or think that the markets are fine. That’s an illusion. As corporate results are coming in, one can see companies whose sales have halved or more. For some, sales have basically disappeared. The second and third order effects of the virus are yet to come out.

    Indian supply-chain sector pivots for profitability: ET-ILC Members

    Most supply-chain firms have been able to cater to this capacity starting in August. In addition to capacity building, each of them is focused on building a USP that can differentiate them from the rest.

    Economic recovery, demand revival spark 2021 hopes for steel sector

    Recovering economy, sprouting demand and improving prices raise hopes for the country's battered steel sector as it steps into the new year after pandemic-induced disruptions turned 2020 into a "disaster" for the industry.

    UNCTAD estimates economic impact of Covid-19 at $1 trillion

    Even as we await FM Sitharaman to unveil GoI’s Covid-19 mitigation economic package, the stimulus could be oriented towards the poor, unemployed and vulnerable sections such as contractual daily wage labourers as well as MSMEs. An income support of about Rs 7,500/month could be credited to the accounts of low-income and informal workers for 3 months.

    Manufacturing sector anticipates severe workforce crunch post Covid-19

    Given the chaos that surrounded the exodus of workers from industrial clusters like the NCR when the lockdown started on March 25, the concern is whether transportation facilities are adequate to allow all workers to travel back to the cities after the restrictions are eased. Many of the migrant workers can’t be replaced by locals because of the skills they have.

    Can US presidential polls have a bearing on Indian markets?

    There are three possible outcomes for this election and Indian stock market will rejoice in all three scenarios -- a Biden and Democrat win, a divided Congress and a status quo Trump victory.

    COVID-19 crisis likely to hit 29 lakh jobs in Indian aviation, dependent sectors: IATA

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said its latest estimates indicate a worsening of the country impact from the COVID-19 crisis in the Asia-Pacific region. About India, IATA said the pandemic is expected to potentially impact 29,32,900 jobs in the country's aviation and its dependent industries.

    Service robots may help COVID-19 impacted hotels recover faster: Study

    The anticipated applications and integration of robotic technology will require leaders of the future to carefully consider the balance between the roles of service robots and human employees in the guest experience, according to the paper published in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.

    Coronavirus impact may render 3.8 crore people jobless in tourism, hospitality sector

    The Federation of Associations in Indian Tourism & Hospitality (FAITH) also said there should be a support fund for twelve months to support basic salaries with "direct transfer" to the affected tourism employees. "As a result of this pandemic, Indian tourism industry is looking at pan India bankruptcies, closure of businesses and mass unemployment," FAITH said in a letter to PM Modi.

    Reforms undertaken to contain COVID-19 impact to ensure long-term sustained growth: FinMin report

    The report said data for the 14-day period from September 17 to 30 suggests that India may have crossed the peak of COVID-19 caseload.

    Here's why Singapore's coronavirus death rate is the lowest in the world

    While the parameters of the disease continue to be studied as the pandemic progresses, current global trends suggest its impact has been less severe for younger people, many of whom show few or no symptoms.

    Government committed to help the MSME sector flourish: Pratap Chandra Sarangi

    "With the government increasing opportunities for local MSMEs and reducing dependence on imports, MSMEs will be able to scale up operations and gain higher market share across the various sector,” said the Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

    Travel and tourism sector likely to lose Rs 5 lakh crore due to COVID-19 crisis: Report

    The organised sector alone is likely to lose $25 billion.The figures are quite alarming and the industry needs immediate measures for survival, according to the CII-Hotelivate report.

    174 million travel and tourism jobs could be lost in 2020 due to Covid-19 and travel restrictions: WTTC

    If the current restrictions to international travel continue through to the end of 2020, resulting in a limited recovery , the impact will be devastating, with as many as 174 million million jobs lost globally.

    How different sectors of the economy are bearing the brunt of the coronavirus outbreak

    A report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development has forecast that the global economy may see an impact of $1-2 trillion in 2020. How far will the virus impact the Indian economy. Here's a brief overview.

    Nearly half MSMEs witness 20-50% impact on earnings due to COVID-19 pandemic: Survey

    The findings are based on responses from 14,444 MSMEs. The survey, conducted in the second half of May 2020, focussed on the financial impact of the pandemic on MSMEs and their outlook towards the earnings.

    Covid impact on business not 'materially adverse' so far: Nestle India

    Nestle India continues to witness demand for most of its products and its focus in the immediate period is to make sure that its products are available to consumers. It has also resumed operations at all its eight plants and distribution centres/warehouses.

    Data on frontline healthcare workers being fed into Co-WIN for COVID-19 vaccination: Centre

    Listing the recommendations by the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration for COVID-19 (NEGVAC), he said the committee has stressed that every single Indian who needs to be vaccinated will get the shots.

    Coronavirus: IT sector looks at staggered opening

    Prodded the lockdown, India’s large IT firms have ensured as many as 85% of their employees are working from home, even while continuing to support global clients.

    Coronavirus impact: Economic dent could prove costly for banking sector. What should investors do?

    Downgrades are bad news for the financial services sector. When other sectors weaken, banks and NBFCs could witness increased defaults. As the economy slows to a grind, investors should avoid debt laden companies. Here are other expert takes.

    Pharma companies in panic mode as lockdown hits supply chain

    The ban on public transportation is making it difficult for labourers to reach manufacturing plants. All the ancillary goods required for medicine production are getting detained or are shut. Printers that manufacture packaging for medicines are shut, vehicles of suppliers of packaging materials for medicines are getting detained.

    Retailers estimate 85% recovery by June 2021, says apex body RAI

    In November, consumer durables and electronics category continued to recover with sales at 12% year-on-year. Food and grocery category indicate sales growth at 5% year-on-year and apparel and clothing segment is still under pressure with about -12% year-on-year behind pre-pandemic sales, the survey added.

    2020 emissions: Precedent-setting or bucking the trend?

    Crude oil's wildly fluctuating futures prices reflected the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with record falls in greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel demand making 2020 an unexpectedly good year for the climate.

    Coronavirus impact: Wheels turn to wean away factories from China

    Countries such as Japan are looking to diversify their supply chains to newer destinations.

    How bad is the impact of coronavirus on India's airlines?

    Aviation is among the worst-affected sectors amidst the Covid-19 crisis.

    Coronavirus impact on motor, health and life insurance: PwC Report

    The next few months for the insurance industry will be difficult in returning to the high speed market growth highways they are used to for long, and they have to find innovative solutions to stay profitable and resilient.

    Pandemic, India & the $5 trillion dream: Could Atmanirbhar Bharat be a way out?

    India has seen its economy contract since the Covid pandemic began in April. The country has seen two back to back fall in its quarterly gross domestic product this year in the June quarter and then in the September quarter.

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