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From exports rising to 30 per cent in November to millennials choosing Bitcoins over gold, BS brings you top stories to keep up with the latest news

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 


jump 30%, trade deficit high at $13.8 bn The Council's efforts to resolve exporters' woes on refunds seem to have started yielding results. grew 30.55 per cent in November, a month after it contracted 1.1 per cent, also due to the low base effect and rising petroleum prices.

In fact, petroleum products, along with engineering goods, gems and jewellery, and chemicals, drove nearly 80 per cent of the rise in merchandise Read more Govt okays sops for sector, waives fee for small digital payments The on Friday cleared a Rs 2,600-crore proposal to boost job creation in the industry, lowered the merchant discount rate (MDR) on transactions up to Rs 2,000 through debit cards, BHIM UPI or Aadhaar-enabled payment systems to promote digital transactions, and approved a series of Bills, including one amending the Specific Relief Act to smoothen enforcement of contracts. Read more Growth slowdown bottoming out, says governor While expectations on price rise remain stable for the moment, “considerable caution and vigilance is warranted on the inflation front” but the slowing in growth could be over, said Reserve (RBI) Governor Read more group to foray into sector The group, which has a presence in the power, coal and maritime sectors, would soon foray into the sector. Read more Millennials pick bitcoins over gold Twenty-year-old Sahil Shah, a business administration student at Nirma University, Ahmedabad, started dabbling in investments four years ago, and has been an avid investor ever since. Read more

First Published: Sat, December 16 2017. 03:19 IST