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Full Text US Fed policy rate to remain low

Jan 30, 2014

Full Text US Fed policy rate to remain low

The US Federal Reserve bank continued to stay on course with its planned stimulus tapering program, after the FOMC agreed to cut spending by a further $10 billion to come down to $65 billion per month. #Ben Bernanke #US Federal Reserve #EconomyWatch #FOMC #QE #Economic stimulus #Janet Yellen #taper
RBI signals comfort on currency front, but expect more repo rate hikes

Oct 08, 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. #India #Emerging markets #RBI #Reserve Bank of India #ASSOCHAM #Singapore #Repo rate #EconomyWatch #Raghuram Rajan #Bonds #Rana Kapoor #DBS #MSF
Bonds rally as RBI cuts short-term rate

Oct 08, 2013

Bonds rally as RBI cuts short-term rate

The government bonds rallied on Tuesday after the RBI cut a key short-term interest rate, betting that conditions are stable enough to unwind more of the extraordinary measures it took to defend the rupee after it hit a record low just over a month ago. #India #Emerging markets #RBI #Reserve Bank of India #Singapore #Repo rate #EconomyWatch #Raghuram Rajan #Bonds #DBS #MSF
Emerging economies which did not reform in danger of ratings downgrade

Jun 22, 2013

Emerging economies which did not reform in danger of ratings downgrade

A decade of improvement in emerging market credit ratings is coming to an end as the US signals its ultra-lose monetary policy may be discontinued in 2014 and as China's economy is cooling fast. #S&P #China #EconomyWatch #Moody
Despite progress India's financial sector vulnerable: IMF

Jan 16, 2013

Despite progress India's financial sector vulnerable: IMF

Despite remarkable progress toward developing a stable financial system, India's financial sector still confronts longstanding impediments to its ability to support growth as well as new challenges to stability, according to a new IMF report. #IMF #EconomyWatch #Financial System Stability Assessment Update
India to raise wheat exports in 2013, pay local farmers more

Dec 26, 2012

India to raise wheat exports in 2013, pay local farmers more

India has allowed 2.5 million tonnes of wheat exports for 2013 to cut bulging stocks, the finance minister said on Wednesday, compared with 2 million tonnes in 2012. #P. Chidambaram #EconomyWatch #Wheat export #purchase price
Economy's not a football that parties can kick around: Chidambaram

Nov 25, 2012

Economy's not a football that parties can kick around: Chidambaram

The Finance Minister also expressed the hope that once "one or two" issues were resolved it would become possible for the government to push through key economic reforms bills. #Finance minister #P. Chidambaram #FDI #EconomyWatch #multi-brand retail
Why the rupee is such a drama queen

Apr 20, 2012

Why the rupee is such a drama queen

The currency is being weighed down by a host of worries, none of which are likely to go away in a hurry. So, expect the rupee to tumble further in coming months - and make a scene about it. #India #Reserve Bank of India #Kaushik Basu #EconomyWatch #USD #Indian rupee #Crude oil accounts #oil marketers
As China dumps export growth model, small players must adapt or die

Apr 12, 2012

As China dumps export growth model, small players must adapt or die

As Beijing makes good on long-standing promises to redirect its economy toward domestic growth instead of exports, Companies that cannot adapt will fail. #China #NewsTracker #EconomyWatch #exports #emerging economy
India's 6.9% GDP at a three year low vs 8.4% last fiscal

Feb 07, 2012

India's 6.9% GDP at a three year low vs 8.4% last fiscal

India's gross domestic product is estimated to grow an annual 6.9 percent in the 2011/12 fiscal year, a government statement said on Tuesday, citing provisional estimates. #India #RBI #EconomyWatch #Growth #CSO #GDP of India