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  • RBI signals return to normalisation. What does it mean for rates? Jan 11, 2021 01:56 PM IST

    RBI signals return to normalisation. What does it mean for rates?

    Short term rates could rise, not much impact on 10-year yields

  • Exclusive | Govt should reduce tariffs, push privatisation and recap banks, economists tell PM Modi Jan 08, 2021 07:31 PM IST

    Exclusive | Govt should reduce tariffs, push privatisation and recap banks, economists tell PM Modi

    According to sources, economists who attended the meeting include former Rakesh Mohan, Ravindra Dholakia, Shankar Acharya, Arvind Panagariya, KV Kamath and Sonal Verma.

  • 'If it ain't broke, don't fix it': RBI working paper says 4% inflation target is good for India Dec 28, 2020 09:25 PM IST

    'If it ain't broke, don't fix it': RBI working paper says 4% inflation target is good for India

    Recently there were speculations that the government could ask the MPC to loosen the inflation target to facilitate a growth supportive policy.

  • Central Banking | The 2020s are increasingly looking like the 1920s Dec 26, 2020 09:07 AM IST

    Central Banking | The 2020s are increasingly looking like the 1920s

    In the 1920s, central banks ignored Keynes’s advice, currently they have embraced the economist’s famous words: “In long run we are all dead” 

  • Monetary Policy: RBI gets a breather Dec 22, 2020 12:59 PM IST

    Monetary Policy: RBI gets a breather

  • Could inflation spoil the party in the asset markets? Dec 18, 2020 09:48 AM IST

    Could inflation spoil the party in the asset markets?

    A rise in inflation could be the one thing that would force central banks to start tightening

  • Government's fiscal deficit to be around 8% of GDP, says former RBI governor Subbarao Dec 16, 2020 06:11 PM IST

    Government's fiscal deficit to be around 8% of GDP, says former RBI governor Subbarao

    The Wholesale Price Index-based inflation in India has risen to a nine-month high to 1.55 percent in November. The retail inflation in India had eased to 6.93 percent in November against 7.61 percent in October.

  • India November retail inflation at 6.93% versus 7.61% in October Dec 14, 2020 05:33 PM IST

    India November retail inflation at 6.93% versus 7.61% in October

    The inflation data puts monetary policy committee in a difficult situation, with inflation breaching 6 percent three consecutive quarters, growth being low and India entering recession (two consecutive quarters of negative growth)

  • RBI Monetary Policy | Limit hike for contactless payments a big boost to industry Dec 04, 2020 02:28 PM IST

    RBI Monetary Policy | Limit hike for contactless payments a big boost to industry

    The digital payments industry is looking forward to a higher number of digital payments as more use cases on recurring payments will open up with the limit being extended to Rs 5,000 from Rs 2,000.

  • MPC guidance: Why Jayant Varma's dissent is important Dec 03, 2020 06:40 PM IST

    MPC guidance: Why Jayant Varma's dissent is important

    For the first time, one MPC member during the October review questioned the choice of words MPC uses for its forward guidance. This revived an old debate

  • Two Goals, Two Lessons | What central bankers can learn from Diego Maradona Nov 27, 2020 08:44 AM IST

    Two Goals, Two Lessons | What central bankers can learn from Diego Maradona

    Diego Maradona’s first goal was akin to monetary policy of the earlier era where there was “mystery and mystique” associated with central banking. His second goal belonged to the modern central banking era

  • Policies clear environment, impart confidence to push recovery Oct 15, 2020 12:40 PM IST

    Policies clear environment, impart confidence to push recovery

    Certainty on interest rate path by RBI and clarity that the government will not risk more borrowing than committed are immensely helpful

  • Three new members on board, MPC meet to begin on October 7: Five critical points Oct 06, 2020 02:38 PM IST

    Three new members on board, MPC meet to begin on October 7: Five critical points

    The three new members will have to hit the ground running from the day one as the RBI has announced that the next MPC meeting would start from tomorrow (October 7 to 9), giving very little time to the new entrants to prepare for a very crucial MPC meeting.

  • RBI likely to hold MPC meeting next week Sep 28, 2020 07:13 PM IST

    RBI likely to hold MPC meeting next week

    The Reserve Bank of India has notified that the upcoming meeting of the MPC, scheduled to start from September 29, has been postponed

  • RBI policy meet | MPC likely to adopt wait-and-watch approach on October 1 Sep 28, 2020 10:44 AM IST

    RBI policy meet | MPC likely to adopt wait-and-watch approach on October 1

    Liquidity measures are already in place, however, the recent GSec auctions as well OMO operations are symptomatic of the strains in yield management.

  • Market and policy makers shift focus from survival to revival Aug 29, 2020 08:25 AM IST

    Market and policy makers shift focus from survival to revival

    The Centre can create fiscal headroom by speeding up the pace of disinvestment and asset monetisation on the back of a sharp upsurge in domestic equity markets since hitting the trough in March.

  • RBI just did a Bajrangi Bhaijaan act by advancing MPC decision: Lakshmi Iyer  May 23, 2020 11:18 AM IST

    RBI just did a Bajrangi Bhaijaan act by advancing MPC decision: Lakshmi Iyer 

    Fixed-income mutual funds have a plethora of options for investors to suit varying risk appetite as also varying tenors.

  • Tryst with destiny, planning and deficit financing May 22, 2020 07:24 PM IST

    Tryst with destiny, planning and deficit financing

    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?

  • Policy | RBI’s functioning requires more clarity Apr 23, 2020 09:51 AM IST

    Policy | RBI’s functioning requires more clarity

    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

  • COVID-19 | Monetary policy too needs fiscal support Apr 17, 2020 01:05 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Monetary policy too needs fiscal support

    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

  • MPC expects more fiscal stimulus; sees current package only as a cushion Apr 14, 2020 08:41 AM IST

    MPC expects more fiscal stimulus; sees current package only as a cushion

    Even if inflation is not an immediate concern, panel also wants to conserve some policy space to boost economy once normal activity resumes

  • China's central bank to ensure ample liquidity through targeted RRR cuts Feb 27, 2020 03:06 PM IST

    China's central bank to ensure ample liquidity through targeted RRR cuts

    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.

  • Is RBI undermining its MPC by using unconventional tools like OT and LTRO? Feb 26, 2020 02:36 PM IST

    Is RBI undermining its MPC by using unconventional tools like OT and LTRO?

    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.

  • Monetary Policy: Non-standard steps, a seventies’ feel, and some risks Feb 14, 2020 01:05 PM IST

    Monetary Policy: Non-standard steps, a seventies’ feel, and some risks

    Sector-specific boost and forbearance, and yield control are not without their share of risks

  • No relief in sight for common man! January retail inflation rises to near 6-yr high of 7.59% Feb 12, 2020 05:42 PM IST

    No relief in sight for common man! January retail inflation rises to near 6-yr high of 7.59%

    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.

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