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RBI should examine inflation, growth while setting policy rates: FinMin

Aug 05, 2014

RBI should examine inflation, growth while setting policy rates: FinMin

With the RBI opting for status quo in its monetary policy review today, the Finance Ministry said going forward the central bank should examine the liquidity situation, inflation and growth while fixing the policy rate. #RBI #Arun Jaitley #Raghuram Rajan #Bank rate
Inflation takes it all: Why 2013 was a disappointing year for savers

Dec 31, 2013

Inflation takes it all: Why 2013 was a disappointing year for savers

With inflation remaining high at over 10% for most of the year - never mind that we were told that inflation is coming under control and will come down in January- the purchasing power has been eroded considerably. #Inflation #Economy #food inflation #GDP #RBI #ConnectTheDots #WPI #Raghuram Rajan #Savings #CPI #Bank rate
Explainer: What CPI, WPI inflation rates tell us about the economy

Dec 17, 2013

Explainer: What CPI, WPI inflation rates tell us about the economy

What's the difference between CPI and WPI inflation rates? Here's an explainer #HowThisWorks #Inflation #Economy #food inflation #RBI #WPI #CPI #Bank rate
Nov WPI at 7.52%: Now RBI will have to hike rates, say experts

Dec 16, 2013

Nov WPI at 7.52%: Now RBI will have to hike rates, say experts

The wholesale price index's annual rise compared with a 7 percent jump forecast by economists in a Reuters poll. In October, wholesale prices, India's main inflation measure, rose 7 percent. Here are some reactions. #Inflation #Economy #food inflation #RBI #WPI #ExpertView #Bank rate
Forget interest rate cut, Crisil sees higher bad loans for banks

Jul 30, 2013

Forget interest rate cut, Crisil sees higher bad loans for banks

CII president Kris Gopalakrishnan said Corporate India "drew heart" from the RBI statement that had it not been for the rupee volatility, rates could have been reduced, since inflation had started to moderate. #Kris Gopalakrishnan #RBI #Rupee #ExpertView #bad loans #Bank rate
To protect rupee, RBI tightens liquidity; interest rates seen rising

Jul 16, 2013

To protect rupee, RBI tightens liquidity; interest rates seen rising

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced measures late on Monday to curb the rupee's decline by tightening liquidity and making it costlier for banks to access funds from the central bank. #Economy #RBI #PolicyWatch #Bank rate #Rupee fall #bank norms
Why Chidu and Subbu still can't see eye-to-eye

May 04, 2013

Why Chidu and Subbu still can't see eye-to-eye

The gap between North Block, the FM's lair, and Mint Street, where the RBI makes monetary policy, is still wide despite a sharp deceleration in growth #Inflation #Economy #P. Chidambaram #Reserve Bank of India #D. Subbarao #Bank rate #policies #MonetaryPOlicy2013-14
Poor returns, supply overhang: No takers for tax-free bonds

Mar 27, 2012

Poor returns, supply overhang: No takers for tax-free bonds

The market for tax-free bonds will now be limited to the super rich and retail investors, while insurance firms and mutual funds may stay off because they are not taxed on the interest income or coupon of the debt they buy. #WhyNow #Corporate bond #Yes Bank Ltd #National Highways Authority of India #Fixed income #Bank rate #Housing Bank for Trade and Finance