May 3, 2022 by BizWhiz Admin in Economy Snapshot 0 comments 346

General News

  • Budget Session of Parliament concludes; Lok Sabha clocks 129% productivity, Rajya Sabha 99%.
  • President gives assent to Bill unifying Delhi’s 3 Municipal Corporations.
  • PM Modi launches projects worth ₹20,000 crore in 1st J&K visit since article 370 move.
  • Centre sanctions ₹1584.25 crore for Panchayati Raj institutions to strengthen grassroots democracy in J&K.
  • India, US reaffirm commitment to promote regional stability and rule of law at 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue.
  • PM Modi, WHO Chief, Mauritius PM inaugurates WHO-Global Centre for traditional medicine in Jamnagar.
  • India signs 7 MoUs for social development projects worth over ₹12.96 crore with Maldives.
  • UK PM Boris Johnson visits India; India, UK sign defence cooperation agreement, promise FTA by year end.
  • PM Modi, EU President Ursula von der Leyen hold talks; agree on establishment of trade council.
  • India, US sign MoU on Space Situational Awareness at 2+2 ministerial meeting.
  • PM Modi and Nepal PM S B Deuba finalise 4 pacts to expand ties in areas such as railways, energy.
  • PM Modi, Ratan Tata inaugurate 7 state-of-the-art cancer hospitals in Assam.
  • Hindi should be an alternative to English and not to local languages: Amit Shah.
  • Vinay Mohan Kwatra takes over as foreign secretary from Harsh Vardhan Shringla.
  • Govt announces changes in defence acquisition procedure, Military hardware import exempted.
  • Rajnath Singh releases 3rd positive indigenisation list to develop India as a defence manufacturing hub.
  • Lt Gen Manoj Pande named new Army chief, first from Corps of Engineers.
  • India successfully test fires anti-tank missile ‘Helina’ from advanced light helicopter in Ladakh.
  • IAF’s Chinook performs longest non-stop journey from Chandigarh to Assam, covers 1910 km in 7.5 hours.
  • Russia begins delivery of second unit of strategic S-400 missile system to India.
  • UIDAI, ISRO ink technical collaboration pact to develop Bhuvan-Aadhar.
  • SC fixes timeline for filing claims for COVID-19 ex-gratia; 60-day limit for deaths occurred before March 20.
  • PM Modi inaugurates Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya, a museum to honour all Prime Ministers of country.
  • UGC allows students to pursue two full-time academic programmes simultaneously.
  • Jaishankar meets UN chief Guterres, discusses key issues including Ukraine situation.
  • Centre extends AFSPA in 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh for 6 months.
  • Andhra cabinet reconstituted; 14 new ministers inducted; 13 new districts inaugurated.
  • Odisha extends additional free rice distribution for 6 months under state food security scheme.
  • Punjab Assembly passes resolution seeking immediate transfer of Chandigarh to state.
  • AAP govt announces 300 units of free power in Punjab from July 1, 2022.
  • Delhi, Punjab sign knowledge-sharing pact for better health, education.
  • Assam govt to provide 70 MW electricity every month to 20 lakh people.
  • Prashant Kishor presents roadmap for 2024 polls to Congress leadership; declines offer to join party.
  • Sitaram Yechury gets third term as CPM General Secretary, 3 new faces in Politburo.
  • India’s total COVID – 19 cases at 4.31 crore, death toll at 5.24 lakh; daily COVID cases cross 3,600.
  • Global COVID caseload rises to 51.3 crore, fatalities at 62.3 lakh.
  • Shanghai extends COVID-19 lockdown till April 26 as death toll rises to 36.
  • Russia intensifies attack in Ukraine as war enter 3rd month.
  • UNGA ousts Russia from Human Rights Commission; India abstains from voting.
  • Ukrainian President Zelenskyy addresses UN Security Council for 1st time since Russian invasion.
  • UN Secretary-General Guterres separately meets Putin and Zelenskyy.
  • US Secretaries Blinken and Austin met with Ukraine President in Kyiv.
  • Putin introduces visa restrictions for citizens from “unfriendly countries“.
  • Russia appoints new General to oversee Ukraine invasion; raises emergency spending fund by $3.5 billion.
  • US announces $100 million in additional military aid to Ukraine.
  • UK PM Boris Johnson, Presidents of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland visit Ukraine.
  • Russia’s Putin, Saudi’s bin Salman discuss bilateral ties and oil.
  • Australia, UK, US alliance ‘AUKUS’ to develop hypersonic missiles.
  • Emmanuel Macron beats far-right rival Le Pen to win second term.
  • Sri Lankan President announces new Cabinet, PM Mahinda only member from powerful Rajapaksa clan.
  • Pakistan PM Imran Khan ousted in no-trust vote; Shehbaz Sharif sworn in as 23rd Prime Minister.
  • China signs military pact with Solomon Islands despite US warning.
  • UK PM Boris Johnson pays partygate fine, offers ‘full apology’.
  • UK finance minister Rishi Sunak cleared of ethics breach over family’s tax status.
  • Australian Prime Minister calls federal elections on May 21.
  • Turkey court halts Jamal Khashoggi murder trial transfers it to Saudi Arabia; President Erdogan visits Saudi.
  • Myanmar court sentences Suu Kyi to 5 years in jail for corruption.
  • Indian GM Praggnanandhaa wins Reykjavik Open chess tournament.
  • IPL: Gujarat Titans are leading the points table with eight wins and just one loss in their first nine matches.
  • CSK’s Dwayne Bravo becomes highest wicket-taker in IPL with 171 wickets to his name.
  • BCCI announces South Africa to tour India for 5 match T20I series, starting June 9.
  • Australia beat England by 71 runs to win a record-extending 7th ICC Women’s World Cup title.
  • Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah among Wisden’s five ‘Cricketers of the Year’.
  • Andrew McDonald named head coach of Australian cricket team.
  • West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard announces retirement from international cricket.


Business News

  • RBI keeps rates unchanged, lowers GDP growth to 7.2%; increases inflation projection for FY22-23 to 5.7%.
  • India’s industrial growth edges up to 1.7% in February from 1.5% in January.
  • Retail inflation surges to a 17-month high of 6.95% in March from 6.07% in February.
  • India’s trade deficit touch $18.51 billion in March, exports rose nearly 20% to $42.22 billion.
  • Chartered Accountants, Cost and Works Accountants and Company Secretaries (Amendment) Bill passed.
  • Govt brings around 96% Post Offices brought under core banking system.
  • India extends credit, fuel, food to bail Sri Lanka out of economic crisis.
  • India Australia ink economic cooperation and trade pact, over 95% of Indian goods to get duty-free access.
  • India’s agriculture exports touch historic high of 50 billion in 2021-22.
  • India’s tax collections surge to ₹27.07 lakh crore in FY22; ₹2.24 lakh crore IT refunds issued in FY22.
  • PM Modi lays foundation stone of multiple development projects at Banas Dairy Sankul in Gujarat.
  • Nirmala Sitharaman meets IMF chief and US Secretary of Commerce; meets CEOs of large global firms.
  • Rajnath Singh exhorts US aerospace, defence majors to join ‘Make in India, Make for the World’ drive.
  • PM Modi and Nepal PM jointly launch RuPay payment card in Nepal.
  • Commercial LPG cylinder price hiked by ₹250, ATF hiked by 2%, Petrol, diesel prices unchanged since Apr 6.
  • Cotton prices hits all-time high in India at ₹43,240/bale.
  • Govt sells 51% stake in helicopter services provider Pawan Hans to Star9 Mobility for ₹211 crore.
  • Andhra Pradesh cancels Adani’s bids to supply imported coal.
  • Govt approves 61 proposals of over ₹19,000 crore under PLI scheme for textiles.
  • Centre infuses ₹5,000 crore into 3 state-run insurance companies.
  • Govt amends FEMA rules to allow 20% foreign direct investment in LIC.
  • SEBI revises UPI payment limit for retail investors in IPOs from ₹2 lakh to ₹5 lakh.
  • RBI issues new rules, penalties for credit & debit cards.
  • Mutual funds add over 3 crore folios in FY22 on sharp rally in equity market, digitisation.
  • LIC IPO to open on May 4, price band set at ₹902-949 a share; to raise up to ₹21,008 crore.
  • HDFC, HDFC Bank merger to create third-largest company in India.
  • Bandhan Group-led consortium acquires IDFC AMC for ₹4,500 crore.
  • EU approves ban on Russian coal in new round of sanctions.
  • IMF cuts global growth forecast to 3.6% citing Russia-Ukraine war, trims India forecast to 8.2%.
  • Sri Lanka raises key interest rates by 700 bp to 14.5%; inflation rises 29.8% in April, food inflation 46.6%.
  • World Bank agrees to provide $600 million in financial assistance to Sri Lanka.
  • US inflation climbed to 8.5% in March, highest rate since 1981.
  • UK inflation jumps to 30-year high of 7.0% in March.
  • Egypt adds India as new wheat supplier following disruptions by Ukraine and Russia war.
  • WHO suspends Covaxin supply through United Nations agencies citing manufacturing deficiencies.
  • SII, Bharat Biotech halt production of Covid vaccines as demand slips.
  • Passenger car exports are up 43% in FY22; Maruti Suzuki leads segment.
  • Electric vehicle retail sales zoom over three-fold to 4,29,217 units in 2021-22.
  • Nitin Gadkari announces, ‘heavy penalty’, recall of EVs after e-scooters catch on fire.
  • Alliance Air officially separates from Air India following privatization, moves to own website, flight code.
  • Made-in-India Dornier 228 takes off on maiden commercial flight from Assam to Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Biden announces historic oil reserve release to soften gas prices.
  • Oil sinks below $98 as China’s lockdowns imperil demand outlook.
  • Indonesia bans palm oil exports as global food inflation spikes.
  • Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway buys over 11% stake worth $4.2 billion in IT Giant HP.
  • Wipro acquires consulting firm Convergence for $80 million and global SAP firm Rizing for $540 million.
  • EU sets new online rules for Google, Meta to curb illegal content.
  • Twitter accepts Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition offer; Musk sells $4 billion of Tesla stock.
  • Amazon, SpaceX grabs NASA’s $278 million space communications contracts.
  • CBI files charge sheet against former NSE Chief in co-location scam.
  • France issues international arrest warrant against former Nissan Motor company chairman Carlos Ghosn.
  • SC disposes Amazon-Future case as parties agree to resume Singapore arbitration proceedings.
  • Apple starts iPhone 13 production in India through Foxconn.
  • Flipkart invests $116 million in fashion retailer Myntra amid challenge from Reliance, Nykaa.
  • Reliance calls off ₹24,713-crore deal with Future group after secured creditors rejection.
  • Netflix loses 200,000 subscribers in 100 days; first time in over 10 years.
  • Rajiv Kumar to step down as Niti Aayog Vice Chairman; Suman Bery to take over from 1 May.
  • Wipro appoints Satya Easwaran as India head.


Q4 Results

  • HDFC Bank net profit up 23% YoY to ₹10,055 crore, NII up 10% to ₹18,872 crore; dividend at ₹15.50/share.
  • ICICI Bank profit surges by 59% to ₹7,019 crore, NII up 20% to ₹12,605 crore, declares ₹5/share dividend.
  • Axis Bank Q4 profit jumps 54% YoY to ₹4,117.8 crore, NII grew by 16.7% to ₹8,819 crore.
  • IndusInd Bank Q4 net profit jumps 55% YoY to ₹1,361 crore; dividend at ₹8.50/share.
  • HCL Tech net profit zooms 226% to ₹3,593 crore, revenue grew 15% YoY to ₹22,597 crore.
  • TCS Net profit rises 7% YoY to ₹9,926 crore, revenue grows to ₹50,591 crore.
  • Wipro Q4 profit rises 3.9% YoY to ₹3,092.5 crore, revenue grew 28.4% YoY to ₹20,860 crore.
  • Infosys profit rises 12% YoY to ₹5,686 crore, revenue up 23% to ₹32,276 crore, declares ₹5/share dividend.
  • Maruti Q4 PAT rises 58% YoY to ₹1,839 crore, announces dividend of ₹60/share.
  • Bharti Airtel partners Apollo Hospitals, Cisco to create 5G connected ambulance.
  • HUL Q4 Profit rises 7% YoY to ₹2,327 crore, revenue up at ₹13,462 crore; declares ₹19 per share dividend.
  • Nestle Q1 net profit slips 1.25% to ₹594.71 crore, net sales increased 9.74% to ₹3,950.90 crore.
  • Biocon Q4 net profit falls 4.2% to ₹283.9 crore, revenue rose 30.8% YoY to ₹2,408.8 crore.


Indices 29-Apr 31-Mar % 1M 04-Jan % since Jan
BSE 57061 58569 -2.57% 59856 -4.67%
NSE 17103 17465 -2.07% 17805 -3.95%
DOW 32977 34678 -4.91% 36800 -10.39%
NASDAQ 12335 14221 -13.26% 15623 -21.05%
FTSE 7545 7516 0.38% 7505 0.52%
Nikkei 26848 27821 -3.50% 29302 -8.37%
Hang Seng 21089 21997 -4.13% 23290 -9.45%
Straits Times 3357 3409 -1.51% 3181 5.53%
Shanghai 3047 3252 -6.31% 3632 -16.11%
USD 76.43 75.79 0.84% 74.55 2.52%
Euro 80.58 83.92 -3.98% 84.15 -4.24%
GBP 96.11 99.56 -3.47% 100.91 -4.76%
Yen/100INR 0.59 0.62 -5.00% 0.64 -8.37%
Gold 51760 51584 0.34% 47950 7.95%
Silver 63505 67590 -6.04% 62247 2.02%
Crude Brent $ 109.34 104.64 4.49% 79.77 37.07%
Crude Nymex $ 104.69 100.03 4.66% 76.80 36.32%
29-Apr 36088 31622 11078 38204 13463
31-Mar 36374 36317 10552 36288 13584
% 1M -0.78% -12.93% 4.98% 5.28% -0.89%
04-Jan 36840 39371 11139 37800 14041
% since Jan -2.04% -19.68% -0.55% 1.07% -4.12%

Exports in ($ Bn) 42.22
Imports ($ Bn) 60.74
FDI 4275
Government Bond 10Y 7.14%
GDP YoY 5.40%
Inflation Rate 6.95%
Forex Reserves ($ Bn) 600420
IIP % (4.70%)
Particulars FII(Rs. crore) MF(Rs. crore)
Equity (2,540) 965
Debt (1,140) (978)
Total 1 M (3,680) (13)
Total Since Jan (1,12,681) 63,407
Equity (1,08,420) 66,156
Debt (4,261) (2,750)

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