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  • Softening trend in inflation leaves door open for rate cut: DBS Sep 14, 2016 01:22 PM IST

    Softening trend in inflation leaves door open for rate cut: DBS

    According to global financial services major DBS, the softening trend in inflation leaves the door open for a rate cut in the fourth quarter of this calender year "with odds of a move in October on the rise".

  • Need more money after taking a home loan? Opt for a ‘top-up‘ Sep 14, 2016 10:32 AM IST

    Need more money after taking a home loan? Opt for a ‘top-up‘

    When a person buys any property, it generally involves taking a home loan and also exhausting a substantial amount of one‘s savings, to fund the margin money. Moreover, home buyers also try to avail &#82

  • Inflation can decrease property rates Sep 08, 2016 11:40 AM IST

    Inflation can decrease property rates

    For a lay person, inflation is one of the biggest factors affecting a majority of their purchases. This, despite the fact that inflation doesn‘t influence the price of all commodities uniformly. Technically, there is &#82

  • Fed rate hike may not cause significant sell-off in gold: Citi Sep 07, 2016 05:31 PM IST

    Fed rate hike may not cause significant sell-off in gold: Citi

    Speaking to CNBC-TV18, Director of Metal Research & Strategy David Wilson says Citi expects a rate hike by the US Fed this year which could moderate gold prices but investor buying will cushion the fall and limit downside.

  • Govt to name 3 MPC members within a month Sep 07, 2016 03:52 PM IST

    Govt to name 3 MPC members within a month

    MPC was set up by amending the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, through the Finance Bill 2016. Under this new system, the RBI Governor is ex-officio Chairperson.

  • Urjit Patel as new RBI head to ensure continuity: S S Mundra Aug 23, 2016 01:32 PM IST

    Urjit Patel as new RBI head to ensure continuity: S S Mundra

    "While Patel is new as a Governor, he's not new for RBI. Second thing is, in his present role as deputy governor RBI, he is incharge of monetary policy, which was already the centre-stage of inflation...interest rate-related activity or Monetary policy related activity," he said on the sideline of an event organised by CII here.

  • Why Fed won't hike interest rates until after the elections Aug 23, 2016 11:50 AM IST

    Why Fed won't hike interest rates until after the elections

    The most important reason for such a turn of events is the Fed's recognition that any future monetary policy changes should be part of a medium-term (a period of one to five years) policy mix to stabilize a sharply slowing US economy.

  • Fed's John Williams says September rate hike makes sense Aug 19, 2016 09:50 AM IST

    Fed's John Williams says September rate hike makes sense

    Williams does not have a vote on Fed policy this year, but his views are seen as influential on the policy-setting committee because of his longstanding relationship with Fed Chair Janet Yellen, his former boss at the San Francisco Fed, and his research-driven style.

  • Divided Fed wanted to keep rate 'options open': Minutes Aug 18, 2016 07:38 AM IST

    Divided Fed wanted to keep rate 'options open': Minutes

    Policy makers also believed the global financial system had properly withstood any shock created by Britain's June vote to exit the European Union, the minutes said.

  • Two Fed rate hikes 'conceivable' in 2016, Sept in play: Lockhart Aug 17, 2016 07:57 AM IST

    Two Fed rate hikes 'conceivable' in 2016, Sept in play: Lockhart

    In his speech in Knoxville, Lockhart said recent US gross domestic product data overstated weakness in an economy whose fundamentals remain on track for moderate growth through this year and next. He added, however, that he is not locked into a particular date for a rate increase.

  • RBI Policy Updates: Rajan's last policy in line but some more reforms coming Aug 09, 2016 10:40 AM IST

    RBI Policy Updates: Rajan's last policy in line but some more reforms coming

    Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram G Rajan presented his last monetary policy review. Updates here.

  • Raghuram Rajan may keep rate static in his last policy on Aug 9 Aug 08, 2016 01:24 PM IST

    Raghuram Rajan may keep rate static in his last policy on Aug 9

    This is going to be the last bi-monthly monetary policy to be decided by the central bank Governor as the broad-based 6-member panel may take over the job before the next review on October 4.

  • CNBC-TV18's Citizen Monetary Committee sees no rate cut on Aug 9 Aug 05, 2016 09:07 PM IST

    CNBC-TV18's Citizen Monetary Committee sees no rate cut on Aug 9

    In June this year, CNBC-TV18 started a new initiative ahead of the monetary policy on June 7.

  • Farmers to get short-term crop loans at subsidised rate of 7% Aug 05, 2016 08:52 AM IST

    Farmers to get short-term crop loans at subsidised rate of 7%

    "A subvention of 2 percent per annum will be made available to... for short-term crop loan up to Rs 3,00,000 per farmer, provided the lending institutions make available short-term credit at the ground level at 7 percent per annum to farmers," RBI said in a notification.

  • Bank of England cuts rate for 1st time in over 7 years to 0.25% Aug 04, 2016 05:51 PM IST

    Bank of England cuts rate for 1st time in over 7 years to 0.25%

    The Bank of England has cut rates for the first time in over seven years, slashed growth forecasts and launched a new monetary policy weapon in the battle to stop a post-Brexit slump in the UK.

  • Services growth at 3-month high; Room for rate cut: PMI Survey Aug 03, 2016 06:38 PM IST

    Services growth at 3-month high; Room for rate cut: PMI Survey

    In a significant upturn, services sector grew at its fastest pace in three months in July on surge in new business orders and low prices, a monthly survey showed today, raising hopes for a rate cut by RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan in his last monetary policy review next week.

  • ‘Better infrastructure can solve India‘s urban housing shortage‘ Jul 29, 2016 02:05 PM IST

    ‘Better infrastructure can solve India‘s urban housing shortage‘

    Noting that factors, such as road infrastructure and inflation seem to be closely linked to residential price movements, a report titled ‘Indian Real Estate: Comprehending the varying speeds of growth‘ by JLL India and &#82

  • Loan against property: What you need to know Jul 29, 2016 02:04 PM IST

    Loan against property: What you need to know

    Recently, loan against property (LAP) has emerged as a popular form of long-term loans, especially among the self-employed. According to a recent report from CRISIL, this loan category is expected to grow 22% annually &#82

  • Bandhan slashes micro lending rate to 19.9% Jul 18, 2016 03:00 PM IST

    Bandhan slashes micro lending rate to 19.9%

    The Bank in a statement said it was committed to passing on the benefit of lower cost of resources to its customers at the bottom of the pyramid and for this, a further rate was reduced by 60 basis points.

  • Benefits of buying a home in the wife’s name Jul 18, 2016 12:05 PM IST

    Benefits of buying a home in the wife’s name

    There are several benefits to buying a property in a woman‘s name, either as the sole owner or as a joint owner, with governments and banks offering several sops. “Aspiring home buyers can seek &#82

  • Bank of England action difficult to predict for markets: BofA-ML Jul 14, 2016 06:51 PM IST

    Bank of England action difficult to predict for markets: BofA-ML

    Manish Kabra of VP, BofA-ML said that the move by the BoE has created uncertainties as it wanted to loosen rates and make monetary policy easy.

  • Bank of England may cut interest rate by 25 bps: UBS Jul 14, 2016 01:18 PM IST

    Bank of England may cut interest rate by 25 bps: UBS

    The central bank may cut rate by 25 bps today and another 25 bps by the end of this year to save the economy from running into recession, says Hartmut Issel of UBS.

  • Why FM may be wrong in his call for lower deposit rates Jul 12, 2016 02:18 PM IST

    Why FM may be wrong in his call for lower deposit rates

    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.

  • Fed patient on US rates due to Brexit, inflation: Dudley Jul 06, 2016 03:11 PM IST

    Fed patient on US rates due to Brexit, inflation: Dudley

    The Federal Reserve can be patient on raising interest rates due to low inflation and uncertainties over U.S. economic prospects, including Britain's vote to leave the European Union, an influential U.S. central banker said on Tuesday.

  • When should a home buyer opt for a pre-approved home loan? Jun 30, 2016 01:05 PM IST

    When should a home buyer opt for a pre-approved home loan?

    A pre-approved loan is an instrument that is used by banks, to attract customers to avail of its facility without much hassle. Generally, there is a fair amount of uncertainty for home buyers, till &#82

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