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  • Minimize credit risk in debt funds by monitoring their portfolio composition Jul 25, 2019 09:28 AM IST

    Minimize credit risk in debt funds by monitoring their portfolio composition

    Schemes investing in top-grade instruments, ensuring adequate diversification and maintaining a high pedigree carry lower risk for investors

  • EPFO Interest: Labour Ministry rejects move to lower rate Jul 19, 2019 10:15 AM IST

    EPFO Interest: Labour Ministry rejects move to lower rate

    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).

  • Expert Speak | RBI’s rate cut: How much benefit can borrowers expect? Jun 11, 2019 09:34 AM IST

    Expert Speak | RBI’s rate cut: How much benefit can borrowers expect?

    In the near term, only about 10-20 bps reduction may be possible, as deposit rates stay relatively firm and credit costs remain high.

  • Viewpoint| Lower rates to help consumers, hurt depositors Jun 06, 2019 05:59 PM IST

    Viewpoint| Lower rates to help consumers, hurt depositors

    RBI has done its bit; lenders need to pass on rate cuts for real benefits to accrue

  • Policy Pulse | Why RBI is set to cut interest rates Jun 03, 2019 12:20 PM IST

    Policy Pulse | Why RBI is set to cut interest rates

    How effective such a rate cut would be in bringing about the desired increase in private investment, however, remains to be seen

  • Opinion | A tale of two scary curves Apr 02, 2019 02:24 PM IST

    Opinion | A tale of two scary curves

    Flat Philips curves and an inverted yield curve are giving headaches to policymakers

  • Opinion | The Budget signals a bumpy ride for the market Feb 01, 2019 06:41 PM IST

    Opinion | The Budget signals a bumpy ride for the market

    The Budget held out the promise of spurring consumption but investors were left with heartburn after riding the fine print

  • IIFL NCD issue opens January 22: Should you invest? Jan 21, 2019 07:09 PM IST

    IIFL NCD issue opens January 22: Should you invest?

    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.

  • Opinion | Can Trump heroically bring the world economy back from the brink? Jan 15, 2019 01:52 PM IST

    Opinion | Can Trump heroically bring the world economy back from the brink?

    Winston Churchill was supposed to have said, ‘‘You can always count on Americans to do the right thing -- after they’ve tried everything else.’

  • Opinion | 'Peak finance' could result in cheaper stocks and less rewarding finance careers Dec 19, 2018 11:28 AM IST

    Opinion | 'Peak finance' could result in cheaper stocks and less rewarding finance careers

    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.

  • Interview: Can Suryoday Small Finance Bank sustain its 9% FD rate? Dec 05, 2018 11:06 AM IST

    Interview: Can Suryoday Small Finance Bank sustain its 9% FD rate?

    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.

  • RBI likely to keep interest rate unchanged on December 5 Dec 02, 2018 12:30 PM IST

    RBI likely to keep interest rate unchanged on December 5

    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.

  • Opinion | Quick MSME loans can bear fruit, but interest rate subsidy is a bad idea Nov 22, 2018 10:43 AM IST

    Opinion | Quick MSME loans can bear fruit, but interest rate subsidy is a bad idea

    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

  • Urjit Patel resignation talk underscores one of the worst RBI-govt spats in history Oct 31, 2018 10:43 AM IST

    Urjit Patel resignation talk underscores one of the worst RBI-govt spats in history

    The development shows that relations between the central bank and the Executive at the moment are about the coldest they have ever been

  • Your EMIs may go up as RBI puts interest rate cut off the table Oct 05, 2018 09:59 PM IST

    Your EMIs may go up as RBI puts interest rate cut off the table

    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.

  • How does a US Fed rate hike impact emerging markets? Sep 27, 2018 01:08 PM IST

    How does a US Fed rate hike impact emerging markets?

    Policy decisions taken by the Federal Reserve impact both the US and global financial markets

  • Managing Money with Moneycontrol  I  Government hikes small savings rate; SEBI cuts expense ratio Sep 21, 2018 09:15 PM IST

    Managing Money with Moneycontrol I Government hikes small savings rate; SEBI cuts expense ratio

    How much will investors save from the hike in the interest on small savings schemes? Tune in to find out.

  • Gold at 8-month low: Should you start your festive buying early? Aug 21, 2018 06:29 PM IST

    Gold at 8-month low: Should you start your festive buying early?

    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 prices could bounceback towards Rs 970-1,000/kg in the near term Jul 21, 2018 03:15 PM IST

    Nickel prices could bounceback towards Rs 970-1,000/kg in the near term

    Nickel could retrace this fall in prices and bounceback towards Rs 970/1,000 zones in the near term

  • Donald Trump criticizes Federal Reserve interest rate policy despite strong economy Jul 20, 2018 08:06 AM IST

    Donald Trump criticizes Federal Reserve interest rate policy despite strong economy

    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.

  • Fed raises key rate and sees possible acceleration in hikes Jun 13, 2018 06:28 PM IST

    Fed raises key rate and sees possible acceleration in hikes

    The Fed now foresees four rate hikes this year, up from the three it had previously forecast.

  • RBI's relief for MSMEs: Loans up to Rs 25 cr will now be classified as NPAs after 180 days Feb 07, 2018 03:50 PM IST

    RBI's relief for MSMEs: Loans up to Rs 25 cr will now be classified as NPAs after 180 days

    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.

  • Brokerages expect RBI to maintain status quo; all eyes on rate sensitive stocks Feb 07, 2018 11:44 AM IST

    Brokerages expect RBI to maintain status quo; all eyes on rate sensitive stocks

    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.

  • Decoding Uday Kotak’s warning signals: Is it a time to worry for markets? Jan 16, 2018 12:43 PM IST

    Decoding Uday Kotak’s warning signals: Is it a time to worry for markets?

    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.

  • 5 reasons why bond yields are soaring and how it will impact the economy Dec 22, 2017 10:24 AM IST

    5 reasons why bond yields are soaring and how it will impact the economy

    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

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