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Inflation is lower but Raghuram Rajan may still not cut rates before Budget

Jan 15, 2015

Inflation is lower but Raghuram Rajan may still not cut rates before Budget

In his Feb policy, Rajan is likely to keep his cards close to his chest, unless he chooses to go back to his reputation of springing surprises #Economy #Monetary policy #Interest rates #Raghuram Rajan #Growth #Rate cut #CPI Inflation
2015 is not 2012:  The fiscal deficit shouldn't be FM's main worry now

Jan 08, 2015

2015 is not 2012: The fiscal deficit shouldn't be FM's main worry now

It is time we gave up our short-term obsession with the fiscal deficit at a time when the world is worrying about deflation and inflation at home is collapsing. The fiscal deficit is important, but we need to worry about later. #Inflation #Monetary policy #fiscal deficit #Arun Jaitley #Deflation #Growth #Nouriel Roubini #Public Investment #Mid-Year Economic Analysis
RBI's credibility loss: It's wrong to blame Subbarao alone; UPA is equally responsible

Dec 22, 2014

RBI's credibility loss: It's wrong to blame Subbarao alone; UPA is equally responsible

The monetary authority did not have any support from the fiscal authority, when Subbarao headed the central bank #UPA #RBI #Monetary policy #D. Subbarao #Raghuram Rajan #NDA #Arvind Subramanian #credibility
Rate cut: Raghuram Rajan's inflation fight gets support from the North Block advisor

Dec 22, 2014

Rate cut: Raghuram Rajan's inflation fight gets support from the North Block advisor

If the change in language in the economic review represents the overall thought-process in the finance ministry, it augurs well for Rajan and his team #Inflation #RBI #Monetary policy #Interest rates #Arun Jaitley #Raghuram Rajan #Arvind Subramanian
'Lone ranger' Rajan fights for RBI autonomy amid clamour for interest rate cut

Dec 22, 2014

'Lone ranger' Rajan fights for RBI autonomy amid clamour for interest rate cut

Rajan has been fighting persistent rate cut demands, "schizophrenic" attempts to weaken RBI and even rumours about he being 'kicked up' from the Mint Street high seat #Inflation #RBI #Monetary policy #Interest rates #Raghuram Rajan #public sector banks #Autonomy
Chidu's fiscal legacy debunked: Jaitley and CEA break free with bold new gameplan

Dec 20, 2014

Chidu's fiscal legacy debunked: Jaitley and CEA break free with bold new gameplan

The NDA's Mid-Year Economic Analysis under a new Chief Economic Advisor is unusually bold and clear-headed in what needs to be done. It breaks from Chidambaram's fiscal fundamentalism #P. Chidambaram #Monetary policy #D. Subbarao #Arun Jaitley #Raghuram Rajan #Arvind Subramanian #CEA #Public Investment #Budget 2014-15 #Mid-Year Economic Analysis
Why Arun Jaitley should not develop a fiscal deficit obsession in budget 2015-16

Dec 09, 2014

Why Arun Jaitley should not develop a fiscal deficit obsession in budget 2015-16

Europe and Japan have followed the US in easing up monetary policy while trying to run a tighter fiscal ship. It has resulted in less growth and more asset inflation. India should avoid the same trap. #Monetary policy #Eurozone #Arun Jaitley #Fiscal policy #Nouriel Roubini #Union Budget 2015-16
Japan committed to fight deflation, may expand stimulus plan

Nov 25, 2014

Japan committed to fight deflation, may expand stimulus plan

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday stressed the bank's readiness to expand stimulus further to meet its price goal #Japan #Monetary policy #recession #Eurozone #Deflation
Three reasons why bad loans are a bigger challenge than inflation for RBI

Oct 01, 2014

Three reasons why bad loans are a bigger challenge than inflation for RBI

One critical issue Rajan and his colleagues acknowledged but has possibly underestimated is the bad loan scenario in the banking system #Inflation #RBI #Monetary policy #Raghuram Rajan #NPA #public sector banks #bad loans
Why Modi and Jaitley should forget about any interest rate cuts this year

Aug 09, 2014

Why Modi and Jaitley should forget about any interest rate cuts this year

Industrial and economic revival will have to depend on incentives other than cheaper money in the foerseeable future. #Inflation #Monetary policy #Repo rate #Raghuram Rajan #SLR #Rupee-dollar rate