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  • 76% Indians not financially literate, says S&P survey Dec 15, 2015 02:30 PM IST

    76% Indians not financially literate, says S&P survey

    Standard & Poor's Ratings Services Global Financial Literacy Survey said in Asia, Singapore is home to the highest percentage of financially literate adults (59 percent), followed by Hong Kong and Japan (both at 43 percent). Less than a third of adults in China (28 percent) are financially literate.

  • China economy shows signs of steadying Dec 12, 2015 03:50 PM IST

    China economy shows signs of steadying

    Still, analysts believe more policy steps are needed to weather nagging headwinds from a cooling property market, risks from high domestic debt levels, and weak global demand as financial markets brace for interest rate rises by the US Federal Reserve.

  • Nifty stares at another weak open, following oil slump Dec 08, 2015 07:57 AM IST

    Nifty stares at another weak open, following oil slump

    Indian shares may open lower Tuesday, following weakness in Wall Street overnight, after oil prices fell to a seven-year low, sparking worries of the health of the global economy.

  • China's manufacturing contracted in Nov, services improved Dec 01, 2015 10:23 PM IST

    China's manufacturing contracted in Nov, services improved

    According to the final Caixin/Markit China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index, China's manufacturing activity contracted for the ninth straight month in November, but more slowly than in October.

  • RBI Governor Rajan meets Jaitley ahead of monetary policy Nov 28, 2015 02:56 PM IST

    RBI Governor Rajan meets Jaitley ahead of monetary policy

    RBI is scheduled to announce its bi-monthly monetary policy review on December 1 and there are expectations that it is likely to keep key policy rates unchanged.

  • ECB rate setters converge on December deposit rate cut Nov 10, 2015 09:50 AM IST

    ECB rate setters converge on December deposit rate cut

    They are keen to exhaust the conventional and more direct monetary policy tool as they also consider amending the 60-billion-euro asset purchase programme, a far more contentious issue that they have yet to agree on.

  • RBI governor says 'comfortable' with interest rates Nov 06, 2015 07:42 AM IST

    RBI governor says 'comfortable' with interest rates

    Raghuram Rajan was speaking in a televised debate with the government's chief economic adviser Arvind Subramanian, who prodded the RBI governor to take into account wholesale price inflation in monetary policy decisions.

  • Govt, RBI on same page on MPC structure Nov 05, 2015 02:51 PM IST

    Govt, RBI on same page on MPC structure

    The government has proposed to set up MPC, which will consist of representatives from the Finance Ministry and RBI, to decide on interest rate. Rajan said the final call on the timing of implementing MPC will be taken by the Finance Ministry.

  • Govt fixes 2.25-2.50% interest on gold monetisation scheme Nov 04, 2015 09:38 AM IST

    Govt fixes 2.25-2.50% interest on gold monetisation scheme

    Interest rate on Medium and Long Term Government Deposit (MLTGD) are 2.25 percent and 2.20 percent, respectively, according to a notification issued by RBI today. The tenor of medium term would be between 5-7 years while long term would for 12-15 years tenure.

  • Know your needs, before you pick a debt mutual fund Nov 02, 2015 06:50 PM IST

    Know your needs, before you pick a debt mutual fund

    While mutual funds can help manage credit risk and reinvestment risks, investors must understand how individual mutual fund schemes function before committing their hard earned money

  • US Fed decision provides more space to emerging mkts: Das Oct 29, 2015 02:34 PM IST

    US Fed decision provides more space to emerging mkts: Das

    "US Fed keeps rates unchanged. Emerging markets get more space. India better prepared to deal with Fed policy reversal when it comes," Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das tweeted.

  • UK bank Barclays names James Staley as new boss Oct 28, 2015 03:00 PM IST

    UK bank Barclays names James Staley as new boss

    The 58-year-old American will take up his new role on December 1, the bank announced in a statement, indicating a renewed focus on its investment division.

  • Janet Yellen needs to send strong signal at Fed meet Oct 26, 2015 11:38 AM IST

    Janet Yellen needs to send strong signal at Fed meet

    Janet Yellen's inclusive style has been tested recently by two fellow governors who publicly appeared to disagree with her view, shared by Vice Chair Stanley Fischer, that the Fed will probably need to raise interest rates this year.

  • Investors can continue with long term debt mutual funds Oct 26, 2015 10:56 AM IST

    Investors can continue with long term debt mutual funds

    Investors should first take a look at the fund where they have put their money and the nature of the fund.

  • China to expand fin reform, give mkts more say: Li Keqiang Oct 23, 2015 09:46 AM IST

    China to expand fin reform, give mkts more say: Li Keqiang

    Li Keqiang said China successfully swerved systemic financial risks and that there was no long-term basis for depreciation of China's currency, the renminbi. Li was speaking at a meeting with former US treasury secretary Henry Paulson.

  • Sundaram BNP Paribas revises interest rates Oct 20, 2015 08:02 AM IST

    Sundaram BNP Paribas revises interest rates

    Interest rate for fixed, cumulative deposits for period of 12, 18, 48 and 60 months has been revised to 8 percent compared to existing 8.25 percent, the Chennai-based company said in a statement.

  • Fed policymakers downplay divisions on US rate hike Oct 16, 2015 08:22 AM IST

    Fed policymakers downplay divisions on US rate hike

    Many Fed watchers are exasperated by the mixed messages from the US central bank in recent weeks. Fed Chair Janet Yellen and other officials have said they expect a rate hike will be needed by the end of this year, but two Fed governors this week urged caution.

  • BoB scam raises questions on fraud detection system: Rajan Oct 15, 2015 08:27 PM IST

    BoB scam raises questions on fraud detection system: Rajan

    Speaking on the sidelines of a central nank board meeting held in Mizoram on Thursday, Raghuram Rajan said that the Bank of Baroda case does raise some questions over the fraud detection system that is in place right now

  • Fed rate hike could have greater global repercussions: ECB Oct 15, 2015 09:27 AM IST

    Fed rate hike could have greater global repercussions: ECB

    A Fed hike would have a bigger impact because emerging markets, particularly China, are now integrated in the global economy to an unprecedented degree, countries are more interlinked in production, cross-border capital flows have increased, and forward guidance has become a crucial monetary policy instrument, Constancio said on Thursday.

  • Fed's Brainard urges caution, splits on rate hike timing Oct 13, 2015 11:06 AM IST

    Fed's Brainard urges caution, splits on rate hike timing

    Traders see about a 40 percent chance the Fed will raise rates in December, and give about even odds for the January meeting.

  • Govt to soon decide Monetary Policy Committee structure:Das Oct 05, 2015 05:17 PM IST

    Govt to soon decide Monetary Policy Committee structure:Das

    The government has proposed to set up the MPC, which will consist of representatives from the Finance Ministry and RBI, to decide on interest rate.

  • IMF, Central banks in the spotlight Oct 03, 2015 12:28 PM IST

    IMF, Central banks in the spotlight

    Activity in China's vast factory sector shrank again in September fuelling fears that the economy there may be cooling more rapidly than thought just a few months ago, with a reverberating impact on emerging and developed economies.

  • IDBI Bank cuts base rate by 25 bps  to 9.75% Sep 30, 2015 07:43 PM IST

    IDBI Bank cuts base rate by 25 bps to 9.75%

    In the fourth bi-monthly monetary policy review yesterday, Governor Raghuram Rajan cut interest rate by 0.50 percent, leading to a rush of base ret revisions by banks, led by State Bank of India.

  • Rate cut good action on many fronts; need to push GDP: CEA Sep 30, 2015 02:32 PM IST

    Rate cut good action on many fronts; need to push GDP: CEA

    RBI yesterday surprised the markets by reducing the benchmark lending rate by 0.50 percent to 6.75 percent. Experts were expecting only 0.25 percent rate cut.

  • RBI seen cutting interest rate, but may flag risks Sep 28, 2015 08:30 PM IST

    RBI seen cutting interest rate, but may flag risks

    Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan is widely expected to cut interest rate tomorrow by a quarter percent to a 4-year low to accelerate a sluggish economic recovery, but may underscore concerns over prices in a year when monsoon rains have been deficient.

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