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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Raghuram Rajan went with majority view on policy rate on June 7 Jun 29, 2016 09:36 AM IST

    Raghuram Rajan went with majority view on policy rate on June 7

    As per the summary of electronic consultation with the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) released by RBI, three of the five external members recommended no change in policy rates.

  • India could benefit from Brexit: YES Bank CEO Jun 25, 2016 12:40 PM IST

    India could benefit from Brexit: YES Bank CEO

    "In the very near term, there could be some adverse spillover on India through financial linkages with rest of the world. However, I expect the dust to settle down soon as our policymakers have enough ammunition to ward off unwarranted volatility," he said, echoing views of the Indian business community.

  • Japan May exports fall on earthquake disruption, EM slowdown Jun 20, 2016 07:56 AM IST

    Japan May exports fall on earthquake disruption, EM slowdown

    Exports declined 11.3 percent year-on-year in May, Ministry of Finance data showed on Monday, versus the median estimate for a 10.4 percent annual fall and a 10.1 percent annual drop in April.

  • Negative interest rates by ECB, BOJ can't boost growth: Allianz Jun 11, 2016 02:17 PM IST

    Negative interest rates by ECB, BOJ can't boost growth: Allianz

    Moves by central banks from Japan to the euro zone to slash interest rates below zero have upended financial markets: investors are now paying some governments for the privilege of parking their funds while commercial lenders are mulling storing their cash in costly vaults instead of keeping them with central banks.

  • Expert views: RBI signals prospect of rate cut later this year Jun 07, 2016 11:37 AM IST

    Expert views: RBI signals prospect of rate cut later this year

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept its policy interest rate unchanged at a five-year low of 6.50 percent on Tuesday, while signalling the prospect of another cut later this year if monsoon rains dampen upward pressure on food prices.

  • Is a home loan balance transfer your best option? May 26, 2016 10:41 AM IST

    Is a home loan balance transfer your best option?

    Home loan balance transfer surely saves some money. But do not go for a blind bet.

  • HDFC to raise Rs 730 cr via bonds May 20, 2016 07:28 PM IST

    HDFC to raise Rs 730 cr via bonds

    HDFC Ltd today said it will raise Rs 730 crore through private placement of non-convertible debentures.

  • Manufacturing sector likely to slow down in Apr-Jun qtr: Ficci May 15, 2016 11:22 AM IST

    Manufacturing sector likely to slow down in Apr-Jun qtr: Ficci

    Growth of India's manufacturing sector may decelerate during June quarter due to factors like bleak export outlook, poor demand and high cost of borrowing, a Ficci survey has said.

  • RBI liberalises institutional play in OTC derivatives market May 06, 2016 07:58 AM IST

    RBI liberalises institutional play in OTC derivatives market

    At present, it is necessary that at least one of the two parties in the swap is either a bank or the RBI itself or an entity regulated by it. Any other regulated entities are not allowed to deal in IRS.

  • Watching inflation, monsoon to decide interest rate: Rajan Apr 19, 2016 01:18 PM IST

    Watching inflation, monsoon to decide interest rate: Rajan

    RBI is closely watching inflation data as well as monsoon rain forecasts for deciding on further interest rate cuts and the monetary policy still remains in the "accommodative mode", Governor Raghuram Rajan said.

  • High real interest rate causing lowering growth in banks Apr 12, 2016 02:02 PM IST

    High real interest rate causing lowering growth in banks

    According to the bank's research report, despite a relatively high real interest rate, deposit rates of banks have not picked up.

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