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Sourav Majumdar

Sourav Majumdar has been a financial journalist for over 18 years. He has worked with leading business newspapers and covered the corporate sector and financial markets. He is based in Mumbai.

Nov 13, 2013

High inflation, low IIP: Raghuram Rajan will have to hike rates again

Food inflation has been keeping policymakers busy and there’s very little chance that Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan will keep rates unchanged when RBI meets again for its mid-quarter review #Business #Economic growth #Economy #IIP #India #Inflation #Raghuram Rajan #RBI #Repo rate #ThisisNext

Nov 8, 2013

S&P threat: Reality check for UPA, but worry for next govt

S&P does not buy UPA’s promises on reform, fiscal deficit; but the real effects of any negative action will be felt by the next government. #ConnectTheDots #Economy #Elections #fiscal deficit #P. Chidambaram #RBI #Standard & Poor's #UPA

Nov 2, 2013

Sensex surge: Samvat 2070 will not begin on a highly bullish note

Prone to bouts of irrational exuberance and deep despair, the markets—seen by many experts often as bipolar—is busy putting together the pieces of good news from everywhere. #Current Account Deficit #Goldman Sachs #HowThisWorks #Investing #Raghuram Rajan #Samvat 2070 #Sensex

Oct 29, 2013

RBI rate hike: Will North block mandarins get Rajan’s message?

The second quarter review shows Rajan, who took over as RBI governor in September with extremely high expectations riding on him, is keen to get down to the serious business of stabilizing the monetary environment, in particular reining in prices without being swayed by the hype surrounding his appointment. #Growth #Inflation #Raghuram Rajan #RBI #Repo rate #Reserve Ban k of India

Oct 29, 2013

Inflation big worry for RBI, Rajan may hike repo rate once again

RBI macro report shows price rise continues to cause concern for central bank; underscores the need for structural reform again #Economy #Inflation #PolicyWatch #prices #Raghuram Rajan #RBI #Repo rate #Reserve Bank of India #ThisisNext

Oct 24, 2013

Volatility takes toll on gold ETFs; MF retail folios drop 8% in H1

However, high net worth individuals (HNIs) cushioned the sharp fall in folios, with the gain in HNI folios restricting the overall fall at 15 lakh folios. However retail participation fell due to the volatility in the market. #CRISIL #ETF #gold ETFs #Gold Index #High net worth individual #MetalWatch

Oct 15, 2013

Rising inflation ensures Rajan can’t do much on repo rate

With prices refusing to be tamed and global headwinds likely, brace for another 25 bps repo rate hike. #Consumer price index #CRISIL #Economy #HowThisWorks #Inflation #oil #Raghuram Rajan #RBI #Rupee #Wholesale price index

Oct 11, 2013

August IIP shows green shoots theorists were off the mark

With investment demand and consumer demand low, RBI will now be watching the inflation figures keenly before taking a view on future action. #C Rangarajan #Economy #IIP #Numbers #P. Chidambaram #Raghuram Rajan

Oct 10, 2013

Q2 results will be a mixed bag; Murthy view key for IT stocks

Margins of most of the IT players are likely to improve owing to the sharp rupee depreciation during the quarter. #EarningsShow #Infosys #IT #NR Narayana Murthy #Q2 #Rupee

Oct 8, 2013

RBI signals comfort on currency front, but expect more repo rate hikes

While the central bank’s move of cutting MSF by 50 bps shows it is comfortable on the rupee front, Raghuram Rajan is expected to keep inflation firmly on the radar and hike the repo rate again. #ASSOCHAM #Bonds #DBS #EconomyWatch #Emerging markets #India #MSF #Raghuram Rajan #Rana Kapoor #RBI #Repo rate #Reserve Bank of India #Singapore