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  • Assocham wants RBI to nudge banks to pass on cuts to customers Feb 06, 2017 08:04 AM IST

    Assocham wants RBI to nudge banks to pass on cuts to customers

    As the RBI Monetary Policy Committee meets on February 7-8 for next bi-monthly credit policy, Assocham has impressed upon the central bank and the Finance Ministry "to ensure adequate transmission of cuts in the interest rates".

  • RBI may go for 25 bps repo rate cut next week: Deutsche Bank Feb 03, 2017 02:16 PM IST

    RBI may go for 25 bps repo rate cut next week: Deutsche Bank

    According to the global financial services major, there is room for an accommodative policy stance by RBI next week, although the scope for further rate cuts is unlikely given global price developments.

  • Gold glittered in 2016 on keen investment demand: WGC Feb 03, 2017 01:56 PM IST

    Gold glittered in 2016 on keen investment demand: WGC

    Total demand for gold -- whose twin drivers are jewellery and investment buying -- advanced 2 per cent to 4,309 tonnes compared with 2015, London-based industry body WGC said in a report.

  • Budget 2017 has the potential to change the face of Bharat Feb 02, 2017 12:48 PM IST

    Budget 2017 has the potential to change the face of Bharat

    With large allocations for agriculture, rural road infrastructure, skill development and electrification schemes, this Budget has the potential to change the face of ‘Bharat‘ – the India beyond our cities, say Pawan Munjal, Chairman, CEO & Managing Director, Hero Motocorp.

  • 25 bps repo rate cut more likely in April than Feb: Citigroup Feb 02, 2017 11:58 AM IST

    25 bps repo rate cut more likely in April than Feb: Citigroup

    According to global financial services major Citigroup, the RBI's timing remains uncertain, but the possibility of a 25 bps rate cut is high in the near-term.

  • Fed leaves key rate unchanged at a time of uncertainty Feb 02, 2017 07:50 AM IST

    Fed leaves key rate unchanged at a time of uncertainty

    The Fed said in a statement ending its latest policy meeting today that the job market has continued to strengthen, inflation has climbed closer to its 2 percent target and economic activity remains steady.

  • Experts hail infrastructure status to affordable housing Feb 01, 2017 07:00 PM IST

    Experts hail infrastructure status to affordable housing

    The real estate sector has largely welcomed the various measures that finance minister Arun Jaitley announced in his Union Budget 2017-18 presentation on February 1, 2017. “We must appreciate the fact that the government &#82

  • Interest subsidy on home loans: A gift for the first-time home buyers! Jan 26, 2017 01:00 AM IST

    Interest subsidy on home loans: A gift for the first-time home buyers!

    Prime minister Narendra Modi, on the eve of new year, had announced an interest rate subsidy scheme on home loans. It is expected that this move, will provide a huge boost to the realty &#82

  • What women want…from Budget 2017, for buying homes Jan 26, 2017 01:00 AM IST

    What women want…from Budget 2017, for buying homes

    Disha Kansara Chawla Senior executive search professional, Mumbai Many average Indians now own two houses – one to live in and one through which they earn retirement benefits. It is very difficult to buy &#82

  • Manage your home loan smartly, as interest rates dive Jan 25, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    Manage your home loan smartly, as interest rates dive

    The year 2017 has begun on a good note for home loan borrowers, with significant cuts in interest rates being announced by most banks. Experts point out that the reduction in the interest rates, &#82

  • Rate cuts may indicate more sops for home buyers in Budget 2017 Jan 25, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    Rate cuts may indicate more sops for home buyers in Budget 2017

    There has not been any precedence of major interest rate cuts, ahead of the union budget‘s presentation. On the contrary, major financial policy decisions are put on hold or deferred, ahead of the budget. &#82

  • Why housing fin cos score over banks in a falling rate climate Jan 24, 2017 10:07 AM IST

    Why housing fin cos score over banks in a falling rate climate

    Many home buyers favour taking loans from housing finance companies (HFCs) as stamp duty and registration costs are included while calculating the total costs of the property as compared to only basic property rates for banks.

  • 'Indian banks will boost low interest rate funding for biz' Jan 20, 2017 03:50 PM IST

    'Indian banks will boost low interest rate funding for biz'

    "The good news for businesses is that interest rates are being cut across the board led by Reserve Bank of India," said Japnit Singh, Deputy Chief Executive at the Singapore- headquartered Spire Research and Consultancy.

  • Interest rate needs to be lower, acceptable, stable: President Jan 20, 2017 02:50 PM IST

    Interest rate needs to be lower, acceptable, stable: President

    The country's current account deficit has shaped up because of "prudent" fiscal management and the economy has been growing in the past decade despite 2008 global financial crisis, he said.

  • How are home loan rates charged by banks and housing finance companies Jan 18, 2017 01:00 AM IST

    How are home loan rates charged by banks and housing finance companies

    Basis of home loan interest rates charged by housing finance companies Housing finance companies (HFCs) are regulated by the National Housing Bank Limited (NHB), a subsidiary of the RBI. The funding of housing finance &#82

  • Realty hit hard by demonetisation, awaits ‘white money’ buyers Jan 16, 2017 02:00 PM IST

    Realty hit hard by demonetisation, awaits ‘white money’ buyers

    Genuine buyers in the residential real estate market, appear to be holding back their purchase plans, on hopes that the interest rates would fall further and the property prices would plunge, post demonetisation, which &#82

  • Interest rate over 7% unsustainable: Fino Paytech Jan 15, 2017 02:20 PM IST

    Interest rate over 7% unsustainable: Fino Paytech

    The high interest rate of over 7 per cent because of competition is unsustainable, Fino Paytech has said, stating clearly that it will not join the interest rate war for customer acquisition but focus on profitability once it launches its payments bank.

  • Tata Capital Housing reduces home loan rate by up to 35 bps Jan 13, 2017 09:38 AM IST

    Tata Capital Housing reduces home loan rate by up to 35 bps

    For home loan up to Rs 75 lakh, rate has been reduced to 8.75 percent from 9.10 percent earlier. Women borrowers will get loans 0.5 percent lower rate at 8.70 percent, the company said in a release here.

  • Adani Ports raises $500 mn via foreign currency bonds Jan 13, 2017 07:52 AM IST

    Adani Ports raises $500 mn via foreign currency bonds

    The company will utilise these proceeds for refinancing its high cost external commercial borrowings (ECBs) to achieve its objective of reducing high cost debt and improving its debt maturity profile, APSEZ said in a statement.

  • Taking a loan? Here's why knowing your credit score helps Jan 12, 2017 04:15 PM IST

    Taking a loan? Here's why knowing your credit score helps

    Customers with a good loan repayment track record and strong financials may get loans which are at least 50-75 basis points cheaper than a customer with a bad credit score.

  • Low inflation must for meaningful interest rate regime: Patel Jan 11, 2017 04:48 PM IST

    Low inflation must for meaningful interest rate regime: Patel

    "For us, in India, good policy housekeeping should be the cornerstone. It is easy and quick to fritter away gains regarding macroeconomic stability. But hard and slow to regain them," he said at Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit here.

  • Home loans turn cheaper, as Bank of Baroda and others cut rates Jan 10, 2017 05:00 PM IST

    Home loans turn cheaper, as Bank of Baroda and others cut rates

    The state-run Bank of Baroda (BoB) reduced its home loan rates by 70 basis points to 8.35% – the lowest across the industry and will be applicable for customers having a strong CIBIL score. &#82

  • Fed's Rosengren calls for gradual, but faster rate hikes Jan 09, 2017 07:46 PM IST

    Fed's Rosengren calls for gradual, but faster rate hikes

    Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren on Monday called for the U.S. central bank to step up its pace of interest-rate increases from the once-a-year pattern it has pursued since 2015, warning of inflation risks if it does not.

  • U.S. job growth slows, but wages rebound strongly Jan 06, 2017 08:45 PM IST

    U.S. job growth slows, but wages rebound strongly

    U.S. employment increased less than expected in December but a rebound in wages pointed to sustained labor market momentum that sets up the economy for stronger growth and further interest rate increases from the Federal Reserve this year.

  • More banks cut rates by up to 0.9% Jan 05, 2017 03:00 PM IST

    More banks cut rates by up to 0.9%

    In a move that will help bring down the cost of home, auto and other loans linked to the marginal cost of funds-based lending rate (MCLR), more banks slashed their benchmark lending rates on &#82

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