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Surprise rate hike Here's why RBI move will be cheered

Jan 28, 2014

Surprise rate hike Here's why RBI move will be cheered

RBIs inflation targeting should be consistent over the long term. Any move away from the inflation target would mean question marks on the central banks independence and bond markets would get nervous and confused. #Inflation #Reserve Bank of India #ConnectTheDots #Rate hike #Repo rate #WPI #Raghuram Rajan #Bond market #CPI #Dalal Street
Experts RBI move signals central bank's shift of focus from WPI to retail inflation

Jan 28, 2014

Experts RBI move signals central bank's shift of focus from WPI to retail inflation

The Reserve Bank of India unexpectedly raised its policy interest rate on Tuesday by 25 basis points (bps) but said that if consumer price inflation eases as projected, it does not foresee further near-term tightening. #C Rangarajan #ExpertView #Rate Hikes #RBI policy
Why RBI is unlikely to cut interest rates later this month

Jan 17, 2014

Why RBI is unlikely to cut interest rates later this month

Even if the RBI were to cut the repo rate, it remains up to the banks whether they are in a position to pass on the rate cut to their consumers. The loan to deposit ratio of Indian banks as on December 27, 2013, stood at 75.2%. This means that banks have given out loans worth Rs 75 for every Rs 100 they had raised as deposits. #Inflation #RBI #TheLongView #Rate hike #WPI #Raghuram Rajan #CPI
December WPI eases to 5-month low, markets cheer likely pause in rate hike

Jan 15, 2014

December WPI eases to 5-month low, markets cheer likely pause in rate hike

Wholesale prices, India's benchmark inflation, edged down to 6.16 percent from a 14-month high of 7.52 percent in November due to a 30 percent dip in vegetable price index. #Inflation #RBI #Rate hike #WPI #Food price
War on price rise far from over, Rajan likely to hike rates again

Dec 18, 2013

War on price rise far from over, Rajan likely to hike rates again

The latest wholesale price index (WPI) number which followed the retail inflation print shows that inflation levels are way beyond RBIs comfort level, and policy intervention by the central bank to battle inflation will have to be a continuous effort. #Inflation #RBI #Wholesale price index #repo rate hike

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Dear Rajan, answer to inflation lies in agricultural market reforms

Dec 19, 2013

Dear Rajan, answer to inflation lies in agricultural market reforms

Perhaps the answer to this inflation cycle lies away from economics and more into agricultural market reforms #Inflation #RBI #Interest rates #Rate hike #Raghuram Rajan #LetterstoFP
Time to stop the chorus against RBI rate hikes

Oct 18, 2011

Time to stop the chorus against RBI rate hikes

The chorus of voices against interest rate hikes is counterproductive. It can only dent the RBI's antiinflationary stance #Inflation #RBI #finance ministry #Rate hike #MoneyTalk