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  • Explained: India inches closer to launching a digital currency; 5 key points Feb 24, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    Explained: India inches closer to launching a digital currency; 5 key points

    The RBI has indicated that it is working on a digital currency, but the central bank hasn’t committed on a launch date yet.

  • Embargo lifted on grant of government business to private banks: FM Nirmala Sitharaman Feb 24, 2021 04:56 PM IST

    Embargo lifted on grant of government business to private banks: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

    The private sector banks can be involved in "conduct of government-related banking transactions such as taxes and other revenue payment facilities", the Department of Financial Services (DFS) said.

  • RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das: ‘Major concerns’ about cryptocurrencies, bitcoin alternative in the works Feb 24, 2021 01:48 PM IST

    RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das: ‘Major concerns’ about cryptocurrencies, bitcoin alternative in the works

    The central bank will not put the breaks on liquidity and it has several "known and unknown" tools to ensure ample liquidity is available, said RBI governor Shaktikanta Das.

  • State government bonds rate soars to 11-month high of 7.19% Feb 23, 2021 10:00 PM IST

    State government bonds rate soars to 11-month high of 7.19%

    Analysts blamed such high cost of debt for the fear of banks and other investors of government debt of massive fiscal slippages due to the pandemic.

  • PSB privatisation: Can government outfox India’s powerful trade unions? Feb 19, 2021 06:02 PM IST

    PSB privatisation: Can government outfox India’s powerful trade unions?

    Reversing bank nationalisation is a politically sensitive step. But, the government seems to have a plan this time.

  • RBI Kehta Hai: Watch Reserve Bank's innovative rap video warning against banking frauds Feb 19, 2021 11:06 AM IST

    RBI Kehta Hai: Watch Reserve Bank's innovative rap video warning against banking frauds

    As part of the Public Awareness initiative by the RBI, its Twitter and Facebook page called 'RBI says' usually puts out pictures and messages in multiple Indian languages.

  • RBI issues master direction to ensure security of digital payments Feb 18, 2021 10:57 PM IST

    RBI issues master direction to ensure security of digital payments

    The provisions of these directions would apply to the Regulated Entities (REs)– Scheduled Commercial Banks, Small Finance Banks, Payments Banks; and Credit card issuing NBFCs.

  • Explained | RBI rules on Housing Finance Companies: 10 key questions answered Feb 18, 2021 01:29 PM IST

    Explained | RBI rules on Housing Finance Companies: 10 key questions answered

    The RBI has issued a master circular to bring into effect comprehensive rules announced last October to bring HFCs under closer scrutiny. The rules aim to safeguard the interest of investors and depositors.

  • Complaints on banking services rose 65% in 2019-20: Here are a few lessons for customers Feb 18, 2021 11:35 AM IST

    Complaints on banking services rose 65% in 2019-20: Here are a few lessons for customers

    Lack of clarity on RBI’s loan moratorium scheme and issues in digital transactions were key sources of complaints

  • RBI issues directions for housing finance companies Feb 18, 2021 09:06 AM IST

    RBI issues directions for housing finance companies

    The central bank said these directions, which shall come into force with an immediate effect, are aimed at preventing the affairs of any HFCs from being conducted in a manner detrimental to the interest of investors and depositors.

  • India's high priority for now should be to grow at 7-8%: Former RBI governor Bimal Jalan Feb 16, 2021 04:53 PM IST

    India's high priority for now should be to grow at 7-8%: Former RBI governor Bimal Jalan

    Asked whether India will be able achieve a $5-trillion economy target by 2024-25, former RBI governor Bimal Jalan said, "We are in 2021. So, four years are there and as of now, it does not seem that we will be able to reach that target."

  • Crisil says NBFC stressed assets may hit Rs 1.5-1.8 lakh crore by end of FY21 Feb 16, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    Crisil says NBFC stressed assets may hit Rs 1.5-1.8 lakh crore by end of FY21

    However, the one-time COVID-19 restructuring window, and the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) restructuring scheme offered by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will limit the reported gross non-performing assets (GNPAs).

  • RBI simplified co-lending model for NBFCs; will work with banks: Gagan Banga of Indiabulls Housing Finance Feb 15, 2021 04:39 PM IST

    RBI simplified co-lending model for NBFCs; will work with banks: Gagan Banga of Indiabulls Housing Finance

    Gagan Banga said that Indiabulls would want to run a collaborative model with banks rather than trying to compete with them

  • RBI sets up expert panel to review urban co-operative banks' regulations Feb 15, 2021 03:37 PM IST

    RBI sets up expert panel to review urban co-operative banks' regulations

    The Indian banking system has witnessed a number of co-operative bank failures in recent years and the panel will examine issues in the sector and provide a roadmap

  • RBI announces Rs 10,000 crore special open market operations on February 25 Feb 15, 2021 01:59 PM IST

    RBI announces Rs 10,000 crore special open market operations on February 25

    The RBI conducts special OMOs to support the liquidity situation in the market and manage the bond yield.

  • Nirmala Sitharaman to address post-Budget RBI board meet on Tuesday Feb 14, 2021 01:07 PM IST

    Nirmala Sitharaman to address post-Budget RBI board meet on Tuesday

    Earlier this month, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das said the central bank will able to manage the high quantum of government borrowings at Rs 12 lakh crore for the next fiscal in a "non-disruptive" manner.

  • Explainer| Will falling CPI inflation push the MPC for an early rate cut? Feb 12, 2021 07:57 PM IST

    Explainer| Will falling CPI inflation push the MPC for an early rate cut?

    The CPI inflation has fallen within the central bank’s comfort zone in last the two months.

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