The position of the Indian regulator is that while repayment during moratorium is postponed, the interest clock keeps ticking
One more rate cut will depend on how quickly inflation appears to be reverting back towards 4 percent.
Interest rate options can also be used as a fixed income instrument generating a steady return if investors play the game right
There is room to do away with the tax levied on interest earned on deposits for senior citizens, including the Senior Citizens Savings Scheme.
How effective such a rate cut would be in bringing about the desired increase in private investment, however, remains to be seen
Flat Philips curves and an inverted yield curve are giving headaches to policymakers
The Budget held out the promise of spurring consumption but investors were left with heartburn after riding the fine print
Winston Churchill was supposed to have said, ‘‘You can always count on Americans to do the right thing -- after they’ve tried everything else.’
Had it not been for the 40-year trend of money getting cheaper, it is doubtful whether emerging market equities would be as big an asset class today as it has become.
Banks are already weakened by bad loans. Concessional interest rates and forcing them to increase their allocation of funds to MSMEs from the existing 20-25 percent is not a wise way of strengthening the banking sector
Short build up in gold is at record levels. Dollar strength and interest rates hold the key for gold's movement, but the downside looks limited.
Headlines across the media screamed about how the fundamental concerns in the stock markets were aptly highlighted by Uday Kotak. Stock Market participants on the other hand went about their business nonchalantly and markets once again hit a new high.
Yields on 10-year government bonds were around 6.90 percent pre-demonetisation; they have now climbed to 7.20 percent. Many factors are behind the yields to touch an 18 month high
The six-member panel, which brainstormed over two days, unanimously agreed that inflation was unlikely to gallop past the tolerance threshold of 6 percent in the next few months.
In a recent speech, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley called for lower deposit rates in the economy, saying high interest rates on savings instruments translate into higher cost of lending and lead to sluggishness in the economy.
Rupee range for H2/2016 is set at 67-70 against H1/2016 outlook at 66-69, with marginal time-decay value adjustment.