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India's export crash in March is not a one-off; there are no quick-fixes for this

Apr 18, 2015

India's export crash in March is not a one-off; there are no quick-fixes for this

The sharp dip in March exports is unlikely to be a one-off event. The world is going to remain a difficult place to sell to in the foreseeable future, and there are no quick-fixes for improving the competitiveness of Indian exports #Inflation #GDP #IIP #global slowdown #imports #Rupee-dollar rate #Export Crash
Negative inflation 5 months in a row: Forget RBI rate cut, govt may have to soon junk old WPI

Apr 16, 2015

Negative inflation 5 months in a row: Forget RBI rate cut, govt may have to soon junk old WPI

The Wholesale Prices Index has fallen five months in a row when retail inflation has risen in four of those five months. Clearly, one of them is clearly misleading, and it could be the WPI #Inflation #GDP #UPA #WPI #CPI #retail inflation #Data Confusion
With more banks expected to follow ICICI and Axis on rate cuts, is it time for RBI to ease further?

Apr 15, 2015

With more banks expected to follow ICICI and Axis on rate cuts, is it time for RBI to ease further?

With banks falling in line somewhat, the first hurdle for future rate cuts is cleared; but the critical factor is the rains and crude prices #Inflation #RBI #Interest rate #ICICI Bank #SBI #Economic growth #Axis Bank #Raghuram Rajan #Growth #crude oil price
'TRAI this neutralicious snack': Amul's new ad supports net neutrality

Apr 14, 2015

'TRAI this neutralicious snack': Amul's new ad supports net neutrality

As the debate over net neutrality hots up, and more recently, Flipkart backs out of their deal with Airtel Zero over it, Amul's new ad supports the cause. #India #Twitter #Ad #Amul #"Inertial Inflation" #Net neutrality #neutralicious
Fall in March CPI inflation positive but monsoon holds key for future rate cuts

Apr 13, 2015

Fall in March CPI inflation positive but monsoon holds key for future rate cuts

RBI, which kept the repo unchanged at 7.5 percent on 7 April, expects the inflation to stay below 6 percent throughout this year and somewhere around 5.8 percent by the end of the fiscal year2016. #Economy #Inflation #RBI #ConnectTheDots #Raghuram Rajan #CPI #vegetable price #Urjit Patel panel
Cheaper food brings down retail inflation to 3-month low at 5.17% in March

Apr 13, 2015

Cheaper food brings down retail inflation to 3-month low at 5.17% in March

The rate of price rise in the food and beverages segment as a whole was 6.2 percent in March, lower than 6.76 percent in the previous month. #Economy #Inflation #NewsTracker #food prices #Consumer price index
Feb IIP: Don't uncork the bubbly; output in March may yet be a shocker

Apr 13, 2015

Feb IIP: Don't uncork the bubbly; output in March may yet be a shocker

The IIP's smart show in February is largely due to the base effect. The same base effect may produce a downer in March. So hold the celebrations. But a small-scale revival is underway, and it will gather steam in 2015-16 #Inflation #IIP #fiscal deficit #Growth Revival #Base Effect
SBI, HDFC rate war is tokenism; customers unlikely to benefit hugely

Apr 13, 2015

SBI, HDFC rate war is tokenism; customers unlikely to benefit hugely

If the common man has to benefit, the RBI will have to cut its policy rate further #Inflation #RBI #Interest rate #SBI #HDFC #Home loan #RBI policy #rghuram rajan
RBI policy: Rajan holds rate but sends out strong message to banks to act now

Apr 07, 2015

RBI policy: Rajan holds rate but sends out strong message to banks to act now

More than the worries related to upside risks on inflation, the central bank, at this stage, appears to be more concerned on the lack of monetary transmission #Inflation #RBI #CRR #Interest rate #Repo rate #Raghuram Rajan #Growth #monetary policy transmission
Live: No rate cut today but RBI says banks will be forced to bring down lending rates soon

Apr 07, 2015

Live: No rate cut today but RBI says banks will be forced to bring down lending rates soon

he Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to keep its benchmark interest rate on hold at 7.50 percent at a policy review on Tuesday, while signalling that it could act swiftly to lower rates further if inflation stays within its target. #Sensex #Inflation #nifty #RBI #CPI