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  • Monetary Policy Review | MPC tries to thread the needle Aug 06, 2021 01:13 PM IST

    Monetary Policy Review | MPC tries to thread the needle

    Central bank announces plan to absorb liquidity while retaining accommodative stance

  • If demand has been hit, as MPC says, how can companies pass on higher costs? Jun 21, 2021 08:25 AM IST

    If demand has been hit, as MPC says, how can companies pass on higher costs?

    The MPC says that demand has been affected by the second wave while supply has proved resilient. But shouldn’t that lead to lower prices? 

  • Talking does only so much, RBI swings into action Apr 07, 2021 01:31 PM IST

    Talking does only so much, RBI swings into action

    Bond purchase calendar may prevent yields from spiking sharply

  • Monetary Policy Review | RBI tries to manage bond market expectations Feb 05, 2021 12:49 PM IST

    Monetary Policy Review | RBI tries to manage bond market expectations

    The central bank announces support measures to keep yields down in the post-Budget review, but investors expect more

  • No rate cut, but doves continue to coo during MPC meet Dec 04, 2020 01:16 PM IST

    No rate cut, but doves continue to coo during MPC meet

    RBI maintains accommodative stance, ignores ultra-easy liquidity conditions

  • MPC has a tough balancing act Dec 02, 2020 12:24 PM IST

    MPC has a tough balancing act

    How can the central bank reduce excess liquidity while maintaining monetary accommodation?

  • Random portfolio rejigging of RBI deputy governors needs to stop Oct 22, 2020 11:29 AM IST

    Random portfolio rejigging of RBI deputy governors needs to stop

    The responsibilities of RBI’s four deputy governors need to be defined and given proper titles and job roles. This will ensure that specialists are chosen for these roles, and will signal to the government that appointments need to be made in time as departments cannot be transferred that easily

  • Delay in RBI MPC meeting shows blasé attitude towards economy Sep 29, 2020 11:05 AM IST

    Delay in RBI MPC meeting shows blasé attitude towards economy

    The RBI has been at the forefront of the fight against economic distress also because the Centre’s Rs 20-lakh crore stimulus package leaned heavily on bank lending

  • 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

  • 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.

  • What the MPC meeting minutes have to say about economic growth Feb 20, 2020 06:36 PM IST

    What the MPC meeting minutes have to say about economic growth

    Members not sure about durability of green shoots, call for structural reforms.

  • RBI Policy | Stance to stay accommodative as long as output gap is negative Feb 06, 2020 06:10 PM IST

    RBI Policy | Stance to stay accommodative as long as output gap is negative

    One more rate cut will depend on how quickly inflation appears to be reverting back towards 4 percent.

  • RBI policy review | The next rate cut is only a matter of timing Feb 06, 2020 05:34 PM IST

    RBI policy review | The next rate cut is only a matter of timing

    In the April policy, it might have enough reasons to act and then wait some more.

  • Monetary and fiscal policies need to go hand in hand Feb 05, 2020 01:33 PM IST

    Monetary and fiscal policies need to go hand in hand

    An accommodative monetary policy with a temporary pause in the rate-cutting cycle is the need of the hour

  • What to expect from the RBI MPC meet tomorrow Feb 05, 2020 08:53 AM IST

    What to expect from the RBI MPC meet tomorrow

    RBI will hold rates and retain accommodative stance

  • Monetary Policy | RBI catches markets off-guard; over to the Union Budget Dec 05, 2019 06:37 PM IST

    Monetary Policy | RBI catches markets off-guard; over to the Union Budget

    There seems to be a dissonance in what the MPC has put out in black and white

  • Monetary Policy | Inflation, transmission issues took rate cut off the table Dec 05, 2019 05:56 PM IST

    Monetary Policy | Inflation, transmission issues took rate cut off the table

    There appears to be a high likelihood of another pause in the February 2020 policy review

  • Monetary Policy | RBI pause is puzzling, but a rate cut is not far away Dec 05, 2019 05:37 PM IST

    Monetary Policy | RBI pause is puzzling, but a rate cut is not far away

    High small savings rates continue to be a structural curb on policy transmission efforts

  • RBI pause highlights impotence of monetary policy in current situation Dec 05, 2019 03:12 PM IST

    RBI pause highlights impotence of monetary policy in current situation

    RBI should find ways to tackle the trust deficit in the banking system while the government should put more money into the hands of the people. That’s the way out of the economic slowdown.

  • Is India staring at stagflation? Nov 14, 2019 09:54 AM IST

    Is India staring at stagflation?

    Rising inflation will have an immediate effect on consumption demand. On the other hand, there's only so much rate cuts can do.

  • Financial stability | RBI must reorient its goals and communication Oct 21, 2019 12:06 PM IST

    Financial stability | RBI must reorient its goals and communication

    Monetary policy meetings are now down to just interest rate decisions. This narrowness has meant that other critical matters are not getting due importance

  • What the RBI MPC minutes mean for the markets Oct 21, 2019 11:36 AM IST

    What the RBI MPC minutes mean for the markets

    Easing will continue as long as growth doesn’t pick up and inflation remains within target. For Indian stocks, this is an additional liquidity tailwind domestically

  • Monetary Policy | Why the rate cut will not lead to higher growth Jun 06, 2019 01:50 PM IST

    Monetary Policy | Why the rate cut will not lead to higher growth

    One of the biggest reasons why the monetary policy is not having and is unlikely to have the desired effect is the state of government finances.

  • Monetary Policy | What should investors do as RBI is set to cut interest rates Jun 05, 2019 08:43 AM IST

    Monetary Policy | What should investors do as RBI is set to cut interest rates

    Though there is a strong case for an aggressive 50 basis points cut in policy rates, the RBI is likely to take a more measured decision to cut rates by 25 basis points.

  • Policy point | The Indian economy needs careful policy handling Jun 04, 2019 07:21 AM IST

    Policy point | The Indian economy needs careful policy handling

    A revival on the back of excessive policy accommodation may not be sustainable and end up being inflationary.

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