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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
Why India Inc must stop whining about interest rates and start cutting retail prices

Oct 18, 2014

Why India Inc must stop whining about interest rates and start cutting retail prices

Fiscal and monetary policies are important in the fight against inflation. But, surely, corporates can do their bit by cutting down retail prices to drive demand? They have to change their high-margin mindsets #Inflation #RBI #Monetary policy #WPI #Fiscal policy #Rate Cuts
Despite Rajan's dovish talk, Jaitley will have to walk alone to revive growth

Jun 04, 2014

Despite Rajan's dovish talk, Jaitley will have to walk alone to revive growth

The economic slowdown is unrelated to the level of interest rates. To revive growth and curb inflation, Jaitley will have to reverse the damage done by the UPA's wrong choices on fiscal consolidation #RBI #Monetary policy #Arun Jaitley #Raghuram Rajan #Slowdown #Stagflation #Rate Cuts
What to expect from Raghuram Rajan's first policy review today

Sep 20, 2013

What to expect from Raghuram Rajan's first policy review today

Expectations that Rajan, who had famously predicted the 2008 financial crisis, will bring about a welcome change in the RBI's functioning have already fired the markets across asset classes.

#RBI #CRR #Repo #Raghuram Rajan #Indian rupee #Rate Cuts #Stock Markets