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Moody’s cut India’s sovereign rating outlook to negative from stable.
Moody’s cut India’s sovereign rating outlook to negative from stable.

Does Moody’s downgrade indicate fiscal risks overdone?

Moody’s cut India’s sovereign rating outlook to negative from stable, while retaining the issuer rating at Baa2. Following the cut, the government is expected to persist with its focus on structural reforms to improve the investment climate and to attract more capital inflows into India. Mint's Nasrin Sultana speaks to Garima Kapoor, Economist, Elara Capital if the Moody’s downgrade indicate fiscal risks is overdone. 

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There has been a slowdown in capacity additions in the last 12-18 months.
There has been a slowdown in capacity additions in the last 12-18 months.

#MintExpertShorts: How to sustain growth momentum in renewable energy sector

While renewable energy capacity has doubled over FY15-19, there has been a slowdown in capacity additions in the last 12-18 months. In light of this, Vivek Sharma – Senior Director at CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory discusses key factors at play and how necessary measures like integrated planning across generation, transmission and distribution taking into account new technologies and business models would be required to ensure a sustained growth momentum in the RE sector in India.

Mint goes through the financial performance of what’s buzzing in the world of entertainment.
Mint goes through the financial performance of what’s buzzing in the world of entertainment.

‘Bala,’ ‘Little Things’: The week's big offerings | Business of Entertainment

The entertainment offerings this week include Ayushmann Khurrana-starrer Bala besides Netflix’s new India original, the third season of romantic comedy Little Things. In its latest show, 'Business of Entertainment', Mint's Lata Jha goes through the financial performance of what’s buzzing in the world of entertainment.

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Changing business model of ARCs.
Changing business model of ARCs.

#Expert Shorts : How Asset Reconstruction Companies are seeing a structural shif

Given the sizeable opportunity and regulatory developments in the stressed assets space, Krishnan Sitaraman, Senior Director, CRISIL Ratings, discusses the Asset Reconstruction Company landscape and their changing business model. While on one hand the AUM of ARCs has touched a new milestone of crossing 1 lakh crore as on March 2019, the sector is also witnessing a structural shift in the kind of investors group who are subscribing to the security receipts as contrast to the erstwhile scenario when it was largely selling banks and ARCs who were investing.

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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.

‘Consensus on CM post reached before polls’: Shiv Sena refuses to budge

Shiv Sena continues to play hardball with the BJP over government formation in Maharashtra. In the latest, Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that no new proposals will be exchanged with the BJP on the issue. Responding to the row over the Chief Minister’s post, Raut said that a consensus on the issue had been reached ahead of the assembly polls. He further said that imposing President’s rule in the state would be an insult to the mandate of the people of Maharashtra.

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On Monday, India decided against joining RCEP trade deal saying that it didn't receive any 'credible assurance on market access and non-tariff barriers'
On Monday, India decided against joining RCEP trade deal saying that it didn't receive any 'credible assurance on market access and non-tariff barriers'

'In international negotiations you never close door': Piyush Goyal on RCEP

India put the onus on other Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) member countries to come out with a plan to address the issues raised by it. On Monday, India decided against joining RCEP trade deal saying that it didn't receive any 'credible assurance on market access and non-tariff barriers'. The other 15 members, however, decided to go ahead and sign the trade deal sometime next year.

While midcaps earnings tend to expand when GDP growth is strong, the weak economic growth will weigh on the midcap stocks
While midcaps earnings tend to expand when GDP growth is strong, the weak economic growth will weigh on the midcap stocks

Mark to Market | What next for Midcaps?

The Midcap index was up last month outpacing the frontline Nifty 50. Some limited churn also seems to be happening from large-caps to midcaps. While, midcaps earnings tend to expand when GDP growth is strong, the weak economic growth will weigh on the midcap stocks. So what’s next for midcaps? Watch this video to find out.

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IndiGo has announced an order of about 300 new aircrafts.