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Operation Twist hasn’t quite produced expected outcomes but will RBI’s latest attempt buck previous trend?
Business

Operation Twist hasn’t quite produced expected outcomes but will RBI’s latest attempt buck previous trend?

A successful ‘Operation Twist’ could mitigate that additional need. Past experience, however, shows that success can be a mixed blessing.

Fed grappling with methods to fight next recession; hunts for new model in low-interest rate world
Business

Fed grappling with methods to fight next recession; hunts for new model in low-interest rate world

At a three-day conference in San Diego on an array of economic topics, one stood out: The textbook view of central banking, where low unemployment produces unwanted inflation that monetary policymakers can counter with interest-rate hikes, is at least badly hobbled if not fully broken

Fed not in 'any hurry' to change interest rates amid global risks, says chairman Jerome Powell
Business

Fed not in 'any hurry' to change interest rates amid global risks, says chairman Jerome Powell

Rates are currently “appropriate,” Powell said in a wide-ranging interview with CBS’s 60 Minutes news show in which he called the current rate level “appropriate” and “roughly neutral,” meaning it is neither stimulating or curbing the economy.

US Fed more likely to opt for QE4 than a rate hike - and here's why
World

US Fed more likely to opt for QE4 than a rate hike - and here's why

The Austrian School of Economics predicts that America's economic woes cannot be ended with more liberal and free money. But that is exactly what the US Fed may end up doing for fear of another economic collapse.

RBI must ensure that interest rates remain greater than inflation
Economy

RBI must ensure that interest rates remain greater than inflation

The question to ask now is by how much will the RBI cut the repo rate by, as and when it does start to do so.

Yellen's words to be studied for Fed policy clues
World

Yellen's words to be studied for Fed policy clues

When Janet Yellen makes her first public remarks Tuesday since succeeding Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve chair, her every word will come under scrutiny.

Asian governments to central banks: it's our mess, you fix it
Economy

Asian governments to central banks: it's our mess, you fix it

Asia's central bankers are being forced to juggle their day jobs with what their governments have failed to do - steeling their economies for the hard times.

Bernanke starts new job at Brookings after weekend off
World

Bernanke starts new job at Brookings after weekend off

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke began his new job at the Brookings Institution on Monday, wasting no time getting back to work just three days after ending his tenure as head of the world's most powerful central bank.

Yellen to be sworn in as first woman Fed chair next week
World

Yellen to be sworn in as first woman Fed chair next week

Janet Yellen, the first woman to chair the Federal Reserve in its 100-year history, will take over the reins of the U.S. central bank on Saturday but will only formally be sworn in next week, the Fed said on Thursday.

Full Text: US Fed policy rate to remain low
Economy

Full Text: US Fed policy rate to remain low

The US Federal Reserve bank continued to stay on course with its planned stimulus tapering program, after the FOMC agreed to cut spending by a further $10 billion to come down to $65 billion per month.

Fed to continue tapering, end stimulus by year end: Poll
World

Fed to continue tapering, end stimulus by year end: Poll

The expectation for the Fed to continue cutting its purchases by $10 billion at each of its meetings this year was unanimous among the 17 primary dealers surveyed following the Federal Open Market Committee's first meeting of 2014.

Indian markets to have a bad day as Fed further trims economic stimulus
Economy

Indian markets to have a bad day as Fed further trims economic stimulus

As widely anticipated, after a two-day meeting which ended on Wednesday, the Fed said it will buy $65 billion a month in Treasury bonds, down from $75 billion.

The challenges that Janet Yellen faces as US Federal Reserve chief
World

The challenges that Janet Yellen faces as US Federal Reserve chief

Many economists think Yellen's big challenge will be deciding how to ease off some of those very policies, which Bernanke took with Yellen's support.

Rupee drops 11% in 2013; Fed taper, elections to be key in 2014
Economy

Rupee drops 11% in 2013; Fed taper, elections to be key in 2014

While a narrowing current account deficit has allowed the rupee to withstand the start of reduced bond purchases by the Federal Reserve, analysts say confidence is still low in an Indian economy suffering from low growth and high inflation.

To the brink and back: Key business events in 2013
Business

To the brink and back: Key business events in 2013

The RBI starting the year off with rate cuts and then reversing its stance on concerns about widening current account deficit. Fears that the US Federal Reserve will start cutting its bond purchase programme sooner than expected only added to the worries. Foreign funds pulled out of the Indian equities and debt in hoards.

High inflation marked 2013, expect economic recovery next year
Economy

High inflation marked 2013, expect economic recovery next year

Pangs of inflation, driven mainly by rising prices of essential food items, added to the overall despondency in a year that saw the rupee dipping to its life time low level against the US dollar and the Current Account Deficit (CAD) soaring to historic highs.

FIIs pump in over $2.5 billion in December
Business

FIIs pump in over $2.5 billion in December

Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were gross buyers of shares worth Rs 61,492 crore and sellers of equities worth Rs 45,940 crore till December 27, resulting in a net inflow of about Rs 15,553 crore (USD 2.51 billion), according to Sebi data.

US housing, jobs data weaken, but overall economic picture still upbeat
Economy

US housing, jobs data weaken, but overall economic picture still upbeat

The reports on Thursday came a day after the Federal Reserve gave the economy a vote of confidence by announcing that it would reduce its monthly $85 billion bond buying program by $10 billion starting in January.

Markets weak but Chidambaram allays Fed taper fears
Economy

Markets weak but Chidambaram allays Fed taper fears

Worries over the Fed's possible tapering had triggered massive capital outflows between May and September from emerging markets.

Forget tapering, Fed will be back to full money printing soon
Economy

Forget tapering, Fed will be back to full money printing soon

History has shown us that continued money printing over a period of time inevitably leads to high inflation and the destruction of the financial system. Hence, going slow on money printing "seems" like a sensible thing to do. But there are several twists in the tail.