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Year Roundup: 2014
2014: A big year for Indian e-commerce

Year 2014 saw the biggest deals in Indian e-commerce arena, largely from global funds, both in terms of consolidation and investment.

 
 
The regulator imposed penalties of Rs 2,675 crore on 169 entities in the first 10 months of 2014 alone.
RBI maintained the key benchmark rates i.e. the repo rate, reverse repo rate and the CRR at the levels of 8%, 7% and 4%,respectively.
Industry estimates pegged the size of retail sector at $560 billion this year, growing by 10 per cent compared with last year.
This surge came after huge losses suffered by medium and small stocks in 2013, benefiting from the revival in investor sentiments since new govt took over in May 2014.
The industry is hoping for continued support from the policymakers for a conducing environment to grow further and address any fresh challenges.
It was also found that the searches for depression tests and mental health increased in the wake of Williams' death, the Verge reported.
Complete decontrol of diesel marketing, new pricing formula for domestic gas and plunge in global crude prices flagged a new beginning for country's oil economy in 2014.
 
 
As we get ready to see off 2014, let's see how the mutual fund industry changed during the year.
The markets started a fresh rally around mid-February, coinciding with the resignation of AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi's chief minister.
Domestic IT market, which was seen as moribund primarily because of the policy paralysis of the previous government, has seen an uptick.
On the flipside, the spike in forex fund raising spree has taken the nation's external debt to a little more than a quarter of its GDP at over $500 billion.
New entrants apart, the aviation industry was saddled with high interest cost in 2014, which stretched the bottom lines further.
While the govt led by CM Mamata Banerjee, tried its best to attract investors, not much headway could be made and the only silver lining in 2014 was MSME sector growth.
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