Reservations based on economic criteria: The right way to go as it is essential to retain some balance
The Cabinet decision to bring in the 10% economic criteria reservation is definitely progressive in nature and will address the lacunae that exists in this system.
Farm distress: Govt addressing issues through piecemeal measures; need to integrate all schemes to make sector more resilient
It is clear that we are not really looking for a permanent solution and addressing the problem through piecemeal measures that have a good announcement impact.
RBI-government fracas on core issues has brought to fore contentious aspects of not just institutions but also policies
The RBI so far has used the conventional approach of providing funds to banks which could lend to the NBFCs based on commercial judgment.
Fed rate hike will strengthen dollar, may adversely affect rupee; gold to remain downbeat for some more time
The markets were shocked because it was truly believed that the Fed would leave rates alone and take a more moderate approach.
While the inflation forecasts have been coming down which gives an indication that they expect price increases to moderate, there is skepticism on core CPI inflation.
Shaktikanta Das is new head of RBI: Will former bureaucrat be able to get central bank, govt on same page?
Shaktikanta Das worked with the government and hence knows how the machinery works which is very important at a time when there is constant dialogue needed between the Central bank and the Finance Ministry.
The next few days will be very crucial for the central bank and markets and the earlier a decision taken on Urjit Patel's resignation, the better it will be to eschew speculation
It gets confusing because every statement gives the RBI the view on GDP growth and inflation.
A CRR cut of 50 bps would have released at least Rs 65,000 crore. The RBI is either satisfied that there is no need to inject such a quantum of funds or that it would use OMOs to provide comfort as and when it is required.
RBI MPC member questions inflation data: Why there is nothing really amiss with the existing CPI methodology
The concept of an inflation index is always going to be contentious in India given that there are varying prices across the country
GDP growth at 7.1% in Q2: With economy struggling to keep pace, 7.5% full year target looks difficult
The gross domestic product (GDP) growth rates will remain in the news for quite some time now.
GDP back series data: Having a new base year is fine, but high growth post-demonetisation is surprising
There can be no discussion on the new base year concept as it is globally accepted.
RBI move on ECB is good; will ease pressure on cost of borrowing, encourage firms to borrow more from market
The idea is to have it more predictable so that companies can play around with their choice of borrowing.
Rupee gains 220 paise to Rs 70.69 in just 7 days: Here's how Indian currency managed a sharp recovery
When the rupee crossed Rs 73 against the dollar, it was widely expected that it would go past 74 and then 75.
The RBI board meeting which went on for a dramatic nine-hour session has reached a mature solution which is acceptable to all concerned parties
The RBI Board meeting is very important as it will set the ideology in place that will guide the central bank in future
October CPI at 3.31% and September IIP at 4.5%: Inflation numbers come as breath of fresh air, show economy is on right track for now
Two things stand out in the CPI inflation number. The first is that the food items basket is responsible for this low number. The other concern which will definitely be the focus for the RBI is core inflation which is now above 6 percent.
Remembering TN Srinivasan: A towering figure in Indian economics who embraced 1991 liberalisation with passion
Srinivasan will definitely be remembered for his contribution to the opening up of the economy, though admittedly a lot of what has happened is due to external pressure (IMF) or political dictum.
if data is provided on how many people have actually been caught with unaccounted money, it would be able to measure the success of the demonetisation part of the story.
Govt wants Rs 3.6 lakh crore cash surplus from RBI: Eating into central bank's reserves is a dangerous idea, will set a bad precedent
As this has not been done before, doing it now will definitely send a signal that all is not well with the government’s finances and will hence raise several questions on the running of the Budget.