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Lady luck smiles on Rajan, but it's still about fundamentals

Sep 20, 2013

Lady luck smiles on Rajan, but it's still about fundamentals

The fact is that the Indian economy is now on steroids administered by the US Fed. It is not sustainable therapy, but what it does do is give room for policymakers in Delhi and Mumbai to set their house in order; start pushing the fundamentals to where they ought to be. #Sensex #Inflation #nifty #RBI #TheLongView #Ben Bernanke #US Fed #Raghuram Rajan #Indian rupee #Rate cut
Inflation conundrum: Is govt fudging data to trick RBI?

Sep 17, 2013

Inflation conundrum: Is govt fudging data to trick RBI?

The government, desperate for a rate cut, may be hoping that a softer CPI food price will prompt the RBI to take a favourable decision sooner.But the fact is that if this is indeed a government trick to force a rate cut, it is also risking the credibility of government data. #Inflation #RBI #Interest rates #Government #WPI #CPI #Rate cut
RBI could further delay rate cuts to protect rupee: Report

Aug 18, 2013

RBI could further delay rate cuts to protect rupee: Report

According to the global brokerage firm, the RBI is likely to remain focused on supporting the rupee, which has depreciated by more than 13 percent since May and crossed the psychological level of 62 against the dollar last week. #RBI #Reserve Bank of India #Monetary policy #Rupee #PolicyWatch #Rate Cuts
India Inc demands rate cut as IIP contracts for second month in June

Aug 13, 2013

India Inc demands rate cut as IIP contracts for second month in June

Industry body Ficci said the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) figures for June are indeed a matter of concern and clearly indicate that supply side bottlenecks and weak consumer demand are weighing down on industrial growth. #IIP #TheySaidIt #FICCI #Naina Lal Kidwai #CII #Interest rate cut
RBI policy: Why even the bravest aren't betting on a rate cut

Jul 29, 2013

RBI policy: Why even the bravest aren't betting on a rate cut

The bravest of the brave will not try to confidently predict what the RBI will do on 30 July as the 15 July tightening measures announced late in the evening took markets completely by surprise. #RBI #Reserve Bank of India #CRR #Repo rate #PolicyWatch #SLR #Rate cut

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Rate cut probability low from here on, but India Inc wants more

May 03, 2013

Rate cut probability low from here on, but India Inc wants more

Ball now in govt court to boost growth, experts say; India Inc wants more #India #RBI #Interest rates #PolicyWatch #ExpertView #India Inc #Rate cut
Hawkish RBI decides to loosen purse strings, but only this time

May 03, 2013

Hawkish RBI decides to loosen purse strings, but only this time

Enough indication that lengthy monetary easing unlikely; growth estimates cut sharply to 5.7%; CAD biggest risk #Economy #RBI #CRR #Repo rate #Subbarao #PolicyWatch #Rate cut

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Hawkish RBI decides to loosen purse strings, but only this time

Jun 30, 2014

Rent Cuts for Housing Homeless Hit a Snag

The de Blasio administration is working to reduce the high rates it pays to private landlords to house homeless people, but at least one such landlord is threatening to sue the city and evict families if his rent payment is cut...
Hawkish RBI decides to loosen purse strings, but only this time

Jul 04, 2014

Unemployment dips to 6.1%, Dow surges past 17K

Employers added 288,000 jobs in June and helped cut the unemployment rate from 6.3 percent to 6.1 percent, the lowest since 2008. It was the fifth straight monthly gain above 200,000 — the best such stretch since the late 1990s tech boom...
Hawkish RBI decides to loosen purse strings, but only this time

Jun 30, 2014

IT spending growth to be slower than expected in 2014 due to pricing pressure, Gartner says

IT research firm Gartner has cut its forecast for global IT spending by about one-third for this year, blaming a tougher competitive environment and subsequent pressure on vendors to lower prices. Spending will rise 2.1 percent to US$3.7 trillion in ...