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CEO’s Reading List: May 16, 2020

| Updated on May 16, 2020 Published on May 16, 2020

This week, there was light at the end of the tunnel for the economy, if not on the pandemic. As States began to selectively lift their lock-down, both policymakers and industry began to map the way forward. Here are the relevant stories from BL that you have missed.

Stimulus kicks off

The Centre’s ₹20 lakh crore Atminirbhar Bharat package kicked off with collateral-free credit to MSMEs and other measures.

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/fm-announces-3-lakh-crore-collateral-free-automatic-loan-for-businesses/article31574953.ece

Migrant relief

The second tranche went to announce nation-wide ration card portability and relief for migrant workers.

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/atmanirbhar-bharat-finance-minister-announces-provisions-for-migrants-workers-street-vendors-small-farmers/article31582232.ece

Reforming agriculture

The third one on Friday, contained key agri reform measures like amending the Essential Commidties Act and freeing farmers from the APMC monopoly..

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/atmanirbhar-bharat-third-tranche-to-focus-on-agriculture-sector-says-finance-minister/article31592961.ece

Power package

How will the ₹90,000 crore package for Discoms work? The Minister of State takes questions.

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/electricity-bills-will-come-down-by-25-says-power-minister/article31584186.ece

WFH rules

The Centre has proposed new WFH guidelines for firms.

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/work-from-home-to-be-new-normal-for-govt-offices-post-lockdown-draft-guidelines-issued/article31580350.ece

Rabi boost

The rabi harvest is looking robust with record foodgrain output.

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/agri-business/foodgrain-output-likely-to-be-at-296-million-tonnes-for-2019-20-3rd-advance-estimates/article31591886.ece

Income hit

A Chicago Booth study has found that 84% of households in India faced a decline income thanks to Covid.

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/84-of-households-witness-drop-in-income-well-to-do-families-suffered-least-study/article31592026.ece

Dine from home

Organised dine in restaurants will see a 40-50 per cent revenue drop this fiscal, says CRISIL

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/covid-19-to-carve-out-half-of-restaurant-revenue-this-fiscal-crisil/article31581825.ece

Spruced up

But hotel chains are looking to woo the paranoid through more hygiene measures.

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/hotels-primp-up-with-hygiene-promises-discounts-to-draw-guest-as-lockdown-lifts/article31589582.ece

Still growing

Digit insurance is expecting to grow 25-30% this year, by selling pocket sized insurance products

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/premium/despite-covid-19-digit-insurance-eyes-25-30-growth-this-fiscal/article31583513.ece

Fleet footed

How Zomato Market capitalised on the COVID opportunity.

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/the-promise-of-superfast-delivery-helped-us-scale-up-quickly-zomato-market-coo/article31579986.ece

Book your slot

Retail stores are preparing for post Covid sales through online reservations for customers.

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/post-lockdown-impact-take-an-appointment-to-visit-the-nearest-retail-store/article31591678.ece

Rescuing Virgin

Virgin Australia is on the block and IndiGo’s interested in buying it.

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/participating-in-sale-of-virgin-australia-indigos-largest-shareholder-interglobe-enterprises/article31589831.ece

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Published on May 16, 2020
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