Schemes investing in top-grade instruments, ensuring adequate diversification and maintaining a high pedigree carry lower risk for investors
Government officials familiar with the matter said the labour ministry is of the view that EPFO has sufficient surplus of over Rs 3,150 crore, mainly earned from investments in exchange traded funds (ETFs).
In the near term, only about 10-20 bps reduction may be possible, as deposit rates stay relatively firm and credit costs remain high.
RBI has done its bit; lenders need to pass on rate cuts for real benefits to accrue
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
This NCD offers a higher interest rate than others that hit the market in recent times. But the 'Call option' means the NCDs can meet a premature end.
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.
R Baskar Babu, MD & CEO of Suryoday Small Finance Bank (SSFB), talks about the bank's nearly two-year journey, challenges and opportunities for small finance banks and whether they have been able to achieve the RBI's objectives.
The six-member Monetary Policy Committee, headed by RBI Governor Urjit Patel, will meet for three days starting December 3 for the fifth bi-monthly monetary policy review of the current financial year.
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
The development shows that relations between the central bank and the Executive at the moment are about the coldest they have ever been
A few hours after RBI’s announcement, country’s biggest lender SBI hiked its marginal cost based lending rate (MCLR) by 5 basis points (0.05 percentage points) across maturities up to 3 years.
Policy decisions taken by the Federal Reserve impact both the US and global financial markets
How much will investors save from the hike in the interest on small savings schemes? Tune in to find out.
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.
Nickel could retrace this fall in prices and bounceback towards Rs 970/1,000 zones in the near term
Trump said he was concerned about the potential impact on the U.S. economy and American corporate competitiveness from rising rates and a stronger dollar.
The Fed now foresees four rate hikes this year, up from the three it had previously forecast.
MSMEs were so far given 90 days for repayment before their account got classified as a non-performing asset (NPA). The RBI has raised this period to 180 days.
The RBI MPC is likely to continue slightly hawkish pause. "We continue to expect the RBI to persist with its slightly hawkish pause in its policy, on the side of caution. Inflation is likely peaking off to 5 percent in January from 5.2 percent in December with the vegetable price spike is expectedly reversing," BofAML said in a report.
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