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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
Food prices up 20% on year, Nov WPI surges to 14-month high

Dec 16, 2013

Food prices up 20% on year, Nov WPI surges to 14-month high

India's headline inflation surged past analysts' expectations to a 14-month high of 7.52 percent in November, after food prices rose at the fastest clip since June 2010. #RBI #Rate hike #food prices #WPI #Raghuram Rajan #November Inflation
Rupee falls, Sensex dips as retail inflation raises rate-hike fears

Dec 13, 2013

Rupee falls, Sensex dips as retail inflation raises rate-hike fears

Reserve Bank of India chief Raghuram Rajan said on Thursday that he was "very uncomfortable" with the inflation reading, a comment that likely seals the case for him to deliver his third rate increase next Wednesday, despite a weak economy. #BSE Sensex #RBI #Interest rates #Rate hike #Raghuram Rajan #Indian rupee #retail inflation

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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 counter-productive. It can only dent the RBI's anti-inflationary stance #Inflation #RBI #finance ministry #Rate hike #MoneyTalk

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Time to stop the chorus against RBI rate hikes

Sep 12, 2014

Dollar Soars on U.S. Rate Hike Speculation

The dollar was on track for its longest win streak in 17 years as investors bet the Fed would raise interest rates in 2015...
Time to stop the chorus against RBI rate hikes

Sep 10, 2014

Global stocks lower amid worries about possible US rate hike, weak Chinese growth and Scotland

Global stocks sank Wednesday under the weight of worries about the possible timing of a U.S. rate hike, economic weakness in China and an impending referendum on Scottish independence... #China #Beijing
Time to stop the chorus against RBI rate hikes

Sep 09, 2014

Dollar Soars, Pound Pressured Ahead Of Scottish Vote On Independence

The U.S. dollar continues to soar above a basket of currencies on Tuesday as investors mull the possibility of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike, and the prospect of Scotland separating from the U.K. next week. Sterling and the euro remain firmly ... #China #Beijing