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Forget US Fed hike, expect RBI governor Urjit Patel's first date with rate cut in December

Sep 22, 2016

Forget US Fed hike, expect RBI governor Urjit Patel's first date with rate cut in December

Most economists and bond dealers expect the central bank not to tinker with its key rates on 4 October meeting and go for the next rate cut in December at the earliest. But, it is unlikely that US Federal reserve’s rate movements will dominate RBI’s rate cut plan then. #Inflation #Interest rate #InMyOpinion #US Federal Reserve #Monsoon #Kharif season #foodgrain production #MPC #New RBI governor Urjit Patel
US Fed likely to keep interest rates unchanged, could hint at year-end hike

Sep 21, 2016

US Fed likely to keep interest rates unchanged, could hint at year-end hike

The U.S. central bank raised its benchmark overnight interest rate to a range of 0.25 percent to 0.50 percent in December, the first hike in nearly a decade, but has held rates steady this year #Inflation #Interest rates #US Federal Reserve #Economic data #Bank of Japan #Janet Yellen
Bank of Japan may shift policy focus to rates as monetary policy firepower wanes

Sep 19, 2016

Bank of Japan may shift policy focus to rates as monetary policy firepower wanes

With three years of massive money printing failing to push up inflation, the BOJ is expected to move away from shock therapy and towards a protracted battle against deflation #Inflation #Monetary policy #Deflation #European Central Bank #Bank of Japan #rates #BoJ #QQE #JGB yield
Jaitley bats for rate cut, hopes RBI will look at falling inflation level

Sep 16, 2016

Jaitley bats for rate cut, hopes RBI will look at falling inflation level

Last month, RBI maintained status quo on key rates citing upside risks to 5 percent inflation target for March 2017 #Inflation #RBI #Rate cut #Finance Minister Arun Jaitley #MPC
Chidambaram responds to Modi: How can 6.6% growing economy during UPA be termed in shambles

Sep 10, 2016

Chidambaram responds to Modi: How can 6.6% growing economy during UPA be termed in shambles

Reacting to the PM’s comment that upon taking charge he had called a meeting of top bankers to assure non-interference, Chidambaram said if the banks were in a bad shape, it was not because of political interference. #Inflation #Economy #P. Chidambaram #Narendra Modi #Dalits #Bankers #white paper #NDA Government #job creation #PM Modi #Acche Din #UPA regime #political interference #CNN News18 #Modi's statement #nation's interest #political damage
Sensex closes above 29,000: Why the market may be moving towards a new high

Sep 08, 2016

Sensex closes above 29,000: Why the market may be moving towards a new high

Stock market analysts rule out any possibility of a major crash in the market, and expect FIIs to continue to pump in funds in the Indian stock markets #Sensex #Inflation #FIIs #Euro #fiscal deficit #Union Budget #US elections #Dalal Street #Brexit
Raghuram Rajan exits, Urjit Patel in: Why RBI-govt bonhomie unlikely

Sep 06, 2016

Raghuram Rajan exits, Urjit Patel in: Why RBI-govt bonhomie unlikely

Compared with Rajan, who took on critics publicly and dared to go ahead with unpleasant decisions, Patel is seen as a low-profile, soft spoken technocrat, whose ability and willingness to take the lead of RBI’s tough policy measures is yet to be tested. #Inflation #Reserve Bank of India #Interest rates #Raghuram Rajan #Nirmala Sitharaman #RBI Governor #New York Times #Modi government #Urjit Patel #Financial meltdown #Nonlinear Structural Analysis #ageing economies #global economies
Lower rates no substitute for broader policy reforms, says Raghuram Rajan

Sep 06, 2016

Lower rates no substitute for broader policy reforms, says Raghuram Rajan

Defending his tight monetary policy, he said it had helped bring down the rate of inflation currently about 6 percent to the upper end of the government's target range. #United States #Inflation #China #Monetary policy #Interest rates #Europe #Raghuram Rajan #New York Times #James Bond #non performing assets #Global Financial Crisis
Raghuram Rajan's pitch for RBI autonomy: Three reasons why it is crucial in the current context

Sep 05, 2016

Raghuram Rajan's pitch for RBI autonomy: Three reasons why it is crucial in the current context

In his three-year term at RBI that began on 4 September, 2013 Rajan has mostly sought to play down the differences between the central bank and the government or on RBI’s autonomy, suggesting there is a healthy relation between the two establishments. #Inflation #Reserve Bank of India #D. Subbarao #Subramanian Swamy #Raghuram Rajan #Nirmala Sitharaman #RBI Governor #Rate Cuts #Financial stability #Urjit Patel #Monetary Policy Committee #basis points #RBI function #RBI governor autonomy
With good monsoon likely to moderate inflation, rate cut hope is logical: Arun Jaitley

Aug 31, 2016

With good monsoon likely to moderate inflation, rate cut hope is logical: Arun Jaitley

Jaitley also said inflation is likely to come down because prices of food items like pulses and vegetables are expected to ease #Inflation #Finance minister #RBI #Monetary policy #Arun Jaitley #Monsoon #Growth #GST #Rate cut