Ravi Krishnan

Deputy Executive Editor

Moneycontrol

MPC minutes | How long will the accommodative stance continue?

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MPC minutes | How long will the accommodative stance continue?

Members flag rising risks to core inflation. RBI governor Shaktikanta Das even talked about a “calibrated unwinding of high indirect taxes on petrol and diesel” to help contain inflation 

Earnings justify market rally, but risk is in the macros

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Earnings justify market rally, but risk is in the macros

Valuations remain high. Bond yields could cap market valuations

Rupee close to a one-year high. Where is it headed next?

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Rupee close to a one-year high. Where is it headed next?

Continued foreign investment flows, improving economic fundamentals to support rupee

Magma Fincorp and the financialisation of the Indian economy

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Magma Fincorp and the financialisation of the Indian economy

The financial sector is growing in size and throwing up opportunities. Billionaires have been quick at spotting them

Asset quality surprise?

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Asset quality surprise?

Reported numbers from banks look good but caution still warranted

What must shape the new development financial institution?

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What must shape the new development financial institution?

Government might need to allow tax-free and Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) status for bonds issued by DFI to ensure stable and low-cost access to capital

Monetary Policy Review | RBI tries to manage bond market expectations

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Monetary Policy Review | RBI tries to manage bond market expectations

The central bank announces support measures to keep yields down in the post-Budget review, but investors expect more

Budget 2021 proposals to shake up banking sector

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Budget 2021 proposals to shake up banking sector

Bad bank and privatization of state-owned banks are key measures

Bond investors turn eyes towards RBI after record borrowing plan

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Bond investors turn eyes towards RBI after record borrowing plan

Investors hope the RBI will support bond prices after record borrowing programme was unveiled by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Economic Survey 2021 | What the finance ministry thinks about the banking sector

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Economic Survey 2021 | What the finance ministry thinks about the banking sector

Survey suggests a round of asset quality review once COVID-19 forbearance is withdrawn followed by mandatory capital infusion

RBI proposals for NBFCs right step, but it must address their linkages

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RBI proposals for NBFCs right step, but it must address their linkages

NBFCs are the largest net borrower of funds from the financial system with half their funding coming from banks. This has systemic implications

Legal battles remain a risk after creditors award DHFL to Piramal

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Legal battles remain a risk after creditors award DHFL to Piramal

Depositors and retail bondholders are two other classes unlikely to be happy

Brushing bad loans under the carpet a retrograde step

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Brushing bad loans under the carpet a retrograde step

If the government wants to help MSMEs, there are other ways like incentivising the use of the Trade Receivable Discounting System (TReDS)

RBI Financial Stability Report tells investors: Wake up and smell the coffee

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RBI Financial Stability Report tells investors: Wake up and smell the coffee

Report warns of a rise in NPAs which could hamper economic recovery, warns of stretched valuations of financial assets posing risks to financial stability

RBI signals return to normalisation. What does it mean for rates?

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RBI signals return to normalisation. What does it mean for rates?

Short term rates could rise, not much impact on 10-year yields

Moneycontrol Pro Weekender | Christmas comes early

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Moneycontrol Pro Weekender | Christmas comes early

The market rally is riding on chiefly the promise of vaccination. Investors seem to be sidestepping execution risks in India for the moment

No rate cut, but doves continue to coo during MPC meet

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No rate cut, but doves continue to coo during MPC meet

RBI maintains accommodative stance, ignores ultra-easy liquidity conditions

Two reasons why the banking sector is not out of trouble

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Two reasons why the banking sector is not out of trouble

Bounce rates in debit transactions are high; lenders want to extend restructuring window

MPC has a tough balancing act

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MPC has a tough balancing act

How can the central bank reduce excess liquidity while maintaining monetary accommodation?

The mess in the DHFL bidding process is wholly avoidable

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The mess in the DHFL bidding process is wholly avoidable

Late bids are unfair; they threaten the sanctity of the insolvency resolution process

How Indian banking will change if RBI tweaks ownership norms for private lenders

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How Indian banking will change if RBI tweaks ownership norms for private lenders

Some proposals add to financial stability risks even if they increase the chance of fresh capital flowing in

LVB-DBS merger is job well done. But don’t rest on your laurels, RBI

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LVB-DBS merger is job well done. But don’t rest on your laurels, RBI

​For every Yes Bank or Lakshmi Vilas, there are countless other cooperative banks where depositors have a long wait to access their money

WhatsApp Pay | Let a hundred flowers bloom

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WhatsApp Pay | Let a hundred flowers bloom

Imposing a market share cap on UPI is a retrograde step that will restrict customer choice and stifle innovation

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