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  • Fed policymakers agree Trump fiscal boost poses inflation risk Jan 05, 2017 08:18 AM IST

    Fed policymakers agree Trump fiscal boost poses inflation risk

    The minutes, released on Wednesday, showed how broadly views within the Fed are shifting in response to President-elect Donald Trump's promises of tax cuts, infrastructure spending and deregulation.

  • How and why will the current reduction in lending rates, affect home loan rates? Jan 04, 2017 05:00 PM IST

    How and why will the current reduction in lending rates, affect home loan rates?

    The substantial cut of 0.90% by the State Bank of India in its marginal cost of funds-based lending rate (MCLR), has created a lot of interest amongst the general public and borrowers, in particular. &#82

  • Lending math: How banks make money on loans Jan 04, 2017 01:32 PM IST

    Lending math: How banks make money on loans

    The bank starts loading all the cost structures that it has on top of the cost of funds (COF) to arrive at the minimum hurdle rate at which it has to underwrite the loans.

  • Banks cut base rates; home loans to be cheaper Jan 03, 2017 04:00 PM IST

    Banks cut base rates; home loans to be cheaper

    Taking a cue from State Bank of India, other lenders including India‘s largest private sector lender ICICI Bank and state-owned Oriental Bank of Commerce and Andhra Bank, have announced cuts in their marginal cost &#82

  • Home loan rate cut and sops: Immediate cheer but can it revive the sector? Jan 03, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    Home loan rate cut and sops: Immediate cheer but can it revive the sector?

    Prime minister Narendra Modi‘s new year‘s eve announcement, on interest subvention for housing loans for the poor and the middle-class, was soon followed by rate cuts by various banks, including the government-owned State Bank &#82

  • Slashing interest rates will boost economy in big way: Maha CM Jan 02, 2017 06:46 PM IST

    Slashing interest rates will boost economy in big way: Maha CM

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said lowering of interest rate by banks was a positive impact of demonetisation which will boost economy in a big way.

  • Rates slashed, but consider these factors while taking home loan Jan 02, 2017 06:18 PM IST

    Rates slashed, but consider these factors while taking home loan

    Interest rate is one of the factors, and probably the most important one, while taking a loan. However, there are other things that are important to consider.

  • Nifty on Cloud Nine! 9 stocks with a high margin of safety Jan 01, 2017 12:00 AM IST

    Nifty on Cloud Nine! 9 stocks with a high margin of safety

    With Nifty a whisker away from its lifetime high and valuation touching 21X FY17P and 18X FY18P earnings, the Street looks cautious. Is it time to take money off the table?

  • Venkaiah Naidu hints at lower interest rate regime Dec 23, 2016 10:04 PM IST

    Venkaiah Naidu hints at lower interest rate regime

    Terming demonetisation of high value bills as a "historic decision" by Narendra Modi, Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said the Prime Minister's focus is to help the poor even as he indicated lower interest rate regime in future.

  • Have a let-out property and need money? Take a loan against rentals Dec 22, 2016 08:00 AM IST

    Have a let-out property and need money? Take a loan against rentals

    Almost all the public sector and private banks, offer loans against future rentals. With this facility, home owners can avail of a line of credit, on the basis of future rentals for their house &#82

  • Goldman Sachs to pay $120 mn penalty for rate manipulation: CFTC Dec 21, 2016 10:20 PM IST

    Goldman Sachs to pay $120 mn penalty for rate manipulation: CFTC

    The CFTC said in a statement that Goldman Sachs Group Inc attempted on "many occasions" from January 2007 to March 2012 to manipulate the U.S. Dollar International Swaps and Derivatives Association Fix benchmark.

  • COMMENT: Even after rate cut, EPF could still be a crowd favourite Dec 20, 2016 02:17 PM IST

    COMMENT: Even after rate cut, EPF could still be a crowd favourite

    Government had enough room to cut the rates further, given the sharp deterioration in rates. But it didn‘t. Even after the reduction to 8.65 percent, provide fund savers still have the highest interest rates.

  • Interest on EPF balances lowered to 8.65% for 2016-17 Dec 19, 2016 04:12 PM IST

    Interest on EPF balances lowered to 8.65% for 2016-17

    You will get 8.65 percent interest on your Employee Provident Fund (EPF) balances for 2016-17, which is 0.15 percent lower than what your EPF balances earned for 2015-16.

  • Emerging mkts vulnerable to fund outflow post Fed hike: Moody's Dec 15, 2016 11:34 AM IST

    Emerging mkts vulnerable to fund outflow post Fed hike: Moody's

    "A resurgence of heightened cross-border capital flow volatility in response to the Fed's tightening could have negative spillovers for those with large external funding needs, high leverage, macroeconomic imbalances, or uncertainties around politics and policies," it said.

  • Monetary Policy: RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.25% Dec 07, 2016 02:38 PM IST

    Monetary Policy: RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.25%

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday kept its key lending rate —the repo rate—unchanged at 6.25 percent against a widely-anticipated cut of 25-50 basis points.

  • RBI Policy Updates: Repo rate unchanged but lending rates may fall ahead Dec 07, 2016 01:36 PM IST

    RBI Policy Updates: Repo rate unchanged but lending rates may fall ahead

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced the decision of its fifth bi-monthly monetary policy review of financial year 2016-17. Updates here.

  • Urjit Patel's second review as RBI boss: How interest rates work Dec 07, 2016 07:49 AM IST

    Urjit Patel's second review as RBI boss: How interest rates work

    RBI Governor Urjit Patel‘s second monetary policy review comes amid the government‘s demonetisation drive which has impacted scores of citizens and businesses. Will an interest rate cut ease some of the pain. Here‘s a look at how interest rates work.

  • Rate sensitive sectors favourite among equity fund managers Nov 25, 2016 09:30 PM IST

    Rate sensitive sectors favourite among equity fund managers

    According to Morningstar, equity portfolio managers have been positioning their portfolio to benefit from the turnaround in the economy and fall in interest rates.

  • Fed's Bullard says leaning towards supporting December rate hike Nov 18, 2016 06:07 PM IST

    Fed's Bullard says leaning towards supporting December rate hike

    Federal Reserve policymaker James Bullard is leaning towards supporting an interest rate increase in December and argued on Friday that the real question now is the Fed's rate path in 2017.

  • 'Dec rate hike may be enough to get US rates to neutral setting' Nov 16, 2016 01:55 PM IST

    'Dec rate hike may be enough to get US rates to neutral setting'

    "A single policy-rate increase, possibly in December, may be sufficient to move monetary policy to a neutral setting," Bullard said at a UBS conference in London.

  • Will the demonetisation attract foreign investments into Indian realty? Nov 15, 2016 02:00 PM IST

    Will the demonetisation attract foreign investments into Indian realty?

    The demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, is likely to result in an immediate reduction in cash transactions, in the real estate sector. Buyers are expected to shift towards more legitimate transactions, &#82

  • Inflation likely cooled in Oct, raising rate cut chances: Poll Nov 10, 2016 03:22 PM IST

    Inflation likely cooled in Oct, raising rate cut chances: Poll

    However, elevated food prices mean the consumer price index, due to be released at 1200 GMT on Tuesday, is unlikely to fall below the central bank's medium-term target anytime soon.

  • US.prez election, interest rate uncertainty spurs gold sales Nov 08, 2016 08:15 AM IST

    US.prez election, interest rate uncertainty spurs gold sales

    Gold is a traditional safe-haven market, which investors flock to in times of uncertainty. Several analysts have forecast that gold prices will rally if Republican Donald Trump wins the Tuesday election, while they could rise to a lesser degree or even fall if Democrat Hillary Clinton wins.

  • US employment growth, wages seen picking up in October Nov 04, 2016 11:26 AM IST

    US employment growth, wages seen picking up in October

    Nonfarm payrolls likely increased by 175,000 jobs last month after rising 156,000 in September, according to a Reuters survey of economists. The unemployment rate is forecast falling one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.9 percent.

  • Bank of England maintains rates, revises up growth forecasts Nov 04, 2016 07:46 AM IST

    Bank of England maintains rates, revises up growth forecasts

    Conceding that its earlier predictions over the immediate impact on growth stemming from the Brexit vote were too gloomy, the bank's policymaking Monetary Policy Committee decided today to keep its main interest rate at a record low 0.25 per cent.

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