Fixed-income mutual funds have a plethora of options for investors to suit varying risk appetite as also varying tenors.
The Indian government has been able to wean itself off its addiction to deficit financing from the central bank only after liberalisation. Will it now go back to monetising deficits?
Central bankers across the world, including the RBI, suffer from a lack of clarity when it comes to appointments. This must change, and the governments can help in bringing in much-needed transparency
A ballpark figure of this year’s anticipated deficit and a fair idea about how the crisis-expenditures will be reversed is crucial to address market fears
Even if inflation is not an immediate concern, panel also wants to conserve some policy space to boost economy once normal activity resumes
China has announced a flurry of steps in recent weeks to shore up investor confidence and help keep smaller businesses afloat as the coronavirus epidemic severely disrupts economic activity.
In the case of other central banks which implemented OT or LTRO kind of operations, these decisions were taken by the main interest rate body.
Sector-specific boost and forbearance, and yield control are not without their share of risks
Food prices, which is a gauge to measure changes in kitchen budgets, fell 13.63 percent, against a growth of 14.1 percent in December.
One more rate cut will depend on how quickly inflation appears to be reverting back towards 4 percent.
In the April policy, it might have enough reasons to act and then wait some more.
The RBI is likely to maintain its accommodative stance through FY21 and any space for a rate cut may open up once there is clarity on the monsoons
One more policy rate cut may be expected, as and when inflation eases, may be in the Oct-Dec quarter of 2020
The monetary policy panel didn’t cut rates because it is very concerned about the inflation hydra
One year loan restructuring a big boost to real estate sector
An accommodative monetary policy with a temporary pause in the rate-cutting cycle is the need of the hour
RBI will hold rates and retain accommodative stance
Average bank lending rates have remained more or less the same despite RBI rate cuts
Will RBI continue to experiment in monetary policy in 2020?
High cost of capital is a big spoiler for investors. RBI’s latest auction comes as a whiff of fresh air
But the central bank may offer a gloomier view on factory output than at its previous rate review in October, nodding to the widening fallout from soft world demand and the U.S.-China trade war.
There seems to be a dissonance in what the MPC has put out in black and white
There appears to be a high likelihood of another pause in the February 2020 policy review
High small savings rates continue to be a structural curb on policy transmission efforts
Despite an expectation of 25 bps repo rate cut, MPC maintained status quo on repo rate at 5.15 percent and accommodative stance