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Raghuram Rajan defends rate moves, says focus was inflation

Jun 21, 2016

Raghuram Rajan defends rate moves, says focus was inflation

Rajan said he would never abandon inflation control to focus on growth, but admitted there is indeed a short run trade-off between inflation and growth. #Inflation #Monetary policy #Raghuram Rajan #RBI Governor #Rate Cuts #Interest rate cut #banks and bond markets
May CPI at 21-month high: Even Raghuram Rajan will be praying to the rain gods

Jun 14, 2016

May CPI at 21-month high: Even Raghuram Rajan will be praying to the rain gods

The CPI food inflation jumped to 7.55 percent from 6.4 percent in the preceding month, while the vegetable inflation shot up to 10.77 percent from 4.98 percent in the period #RBI #Monetary policy #Subramanian Swamy #Raghuram Rajan #Rate Cuts #Pulses #CPI Inflation #vegetable inflation
Govt should ignore loose cannons, renew 'outsider' Raghuram Rajan's RBI tenure

Jun 01, 2016

Govt should ignore loose cannons, renew 'outsider' Raghuram Rajan's RBI tenure

The most important change that Dr. Rajan administered as the RBI’s governor was to effect a swift transition from being a central bank that ‘loosely targeted both GDP growth and WPI inflation #Raghuram Rajan #RBI Governor #Reforms #Rate Cuts #CPI Inflation #Mark Carney
Indian mfg sector activity falls to 4-month low in April: PMI

May 02, 2016

Indian mfg sector activity falls to 4-month low in April: PMI

Manufacturing sector activity dropped to a four-month low in April as new orders stagnated during the month following a robust increase in March, a survey showed today, putting pressure on Reserve Bank to keep interest rates low. #Employment #Growth #Rate Cuts #MARKIT #Manufacturing PMI #RBI governor Raghuram Rajan #Pollyanna De Lima
Jaitley says global scenario grim, but pegs India growth at 8.5% on likelymonsoonboost

Apr 20, 2016

Jaitley says global scenario grim, but pegs India growth at 8.5% on likelymonsoonboost

Jaitley also reform measures such as making it easier for companies to invest in India, working to streamline taxes and overhauling how bankruptcy is done are being undertaken #Economy #Donald Trump #GDP #RBI #Raghuram Rajan #GST #Reforms #Rate Cuts #Finance Minister Arun Jaitley #bankruptcy code
Arun Jaitley to meet PSU bank chiefs today; may discuss NPAs, rate cut

Nov 23, 2015

Arun Jaitley to meet PSU bank chiefs today; may discuss NPAs, rate cut

The meeting will also examine what steps have been taken by state-owned banks in the aftermath of the Rs 6,100-crore Bank of Baroda scam #Interest rate #Arun Jaitley #NPA #public sector banks #Rate Cuts #recapitalisation #Indradhanush #Jan Dhan Yojana #Mudra Bank
Charts: Q1 GDP growth slows to 7%; call for RBI rate cuts gets shriller

Sep 01, 2015

Charts: Q1 GDP growth slows to 7%; call for RBI rate cuts gets shriller

There are possibilities of a further deceleration in the coming quarters. The RBI will have to cut rates at least twice this year. #Economy #RBI #ConnectTheDots #GDP growth #Rate Cuts #Core sector growth
Inflation is steady but Rajan lists out 3 factors that could play spoilsport

Jun 02, 2015

Inflation is steady but Rajan lists out 3 factors that could play spoilsport

he RBI said a conservative strategy would be to wait, especially for more certainty on both the monsoon outturn as well as the effects of government responses if it turned out to be weak #Inflation #RBI #Raghuram Rajan #Rate Cuts
Good news: Whether RBI cuts it or not, lending rate is headed downwards

Nov 06, 2014

Good news: Whether RBI cuts it or not, lending rate is headed downwards

The current deposit rate cut spree will most likely be succeeded by reduction in lending rates across segments and even in base rates of banks if the credit growth remains subdued and economic revival takes longer than expected #Inflation #Economy #RBI #Monetary policy #WPI #Fiscal policy #Growth #Credit Growth #Rate Cuts