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  • G-SAP 1.0 is a masterstroke by RBI to support government borrowing program: Lakshmi Iyer Apr 08, 2021 08:12 AM IST

    G-SAP 1.0 is a masterstroke by RBI to support government borrowing program: Lakshmi Iyer

    The current surplus liquidity is here to stay for some time (may reduce gradually), hence investors need to bucket their fixed-income investments and avail the carry available across debt categories.

  • RBI monetary policy | Unchanged rates good for homebuyers, real estate sector Feb 05, 2021 01:35 PM IST

    RBI monetary policy | Unchanged rates good for homebuyers, real estate sector

    Unchanged rates mean that home loans won't get expensive and buyers can continue to take advantage of the low rates, which will also sustain housing demand, experts say.

  • GDP growth for FY22 seen at 10.5%, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das Feb 05, 2021 10:17 AM IST

    GDP growth for FY22 seen at 10.5%, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

    Further, growth is projected in the range of 26.2 percent to 8.3 percent in H1FY22 ​and 6 percent in Q3FY22.

  • RBI MPC keeps rates unchanged, says Governor Shaktikanta Das Feb 05, 2021 10:06 AM IST

    RBI MPC keeps rates unchanged, says Governor Shaktikanta Das

    The key lending rate of the RBI, or the repo rate, was left undisturbed at 4 percent while the reverse repo rate, or the key borrowing rate, was retained at 4 percent.

  • State Bank of India expects RBI to hold interest rate Nov 26, 2020 10:14 PM IST

    State Bank of India expects RBI to hold interest rate

    India's retail inflation remained above 7% in October for a second straight month, with vegetable prices at elevated levels. At current levels, inflation is well above the RBI's medium term target of 4%.

  • RBI MPC meet Aug 4-6: What happened at policy meets earlier in 2020 Aug 03, 2020 03:44 PM IST

    RBI MPC meet Aug 4-6: What happened at policy meets earlier in 2020

    As per the RBI Act 1934, the MPC is required to meet at least four times in a year.

  • Finance ministry says ensuring transmission of repo rate cut by banks crucial Jul 23, 2020 04:40 PM IST

    Finance ministry says ensuring transmission of repo rate cut by banks crucial

    Banks in the country are likely to witness a spike in their non-performing assets ratio by 1.9 percent and credit cost ratios by 130 basis point in 2020, following the economic slowdown on account of Covid-19 crisis, S&P Global Ratings said in a report

  • COVID impact: Banks in no hurry to open their vaults to home loan seekers Jun 22, 2020 10:00 AM IST

    COVID impact: Banks in no hurry to open their vaults to home loan seekers

    Lenders may try to reduce their credit risk by offering lower loan amounts, given the ongoing correction in property prices

  • Canara Bank cuts in repo-linked lending rate by 40 bps Jun 06, 2020 08:25 PM IST

    Canara Bank cuts in repo-linked lending rate by 40 bps

    Meanwhile, the Bengaluru-based bank also slashed its marginal cost of fund-based lending rate (MCLR) by 20 basis points across various tenors.

  • Bank of Maharashtra announces cut in repo-linked lending rate by 40 bps to 7.05% Jun 05, 2020 07:30 PM IST

    Bank of Maharashtra announces cut in repo-linked lending rate by 40 bps to 7.05%

    The revision in RLLR rates will be effective from June 8, the bank said in a release.

  • Despite RBI and govt intervention, the light is flashing red. What should investors do? May 22, 2020 02:37 PM IST

    Despite RBI and govt intervention, the light is flashing red. What should investors do?

    The big will get bigger as marginal competition finds it difficult to survive

  • RBI’s interest rate cut, loan moratorium extension will infuse liquidity in real estate sector May 22, 2020 12:48 PM IST

    RBI’s interest rate cut, loan moratorium extension will infuse liquidity in real estate sector

    Some realtors disappointed, say respite would have been greater had the long-standing demand of the sector for a one- time restructuring of loans been considered

  • RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das to hold a press conference at 10 AM today; here's what to expect May 22, 2020 07:37 AM IST

    RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das to hold a press conference at 10 AM today; here's what to expect

    In the first two pressers, the RBI governor announced a series of measures to ease liquidity pressure in the banking system and cushion the economy from the COVID-19 shock.

  • RBI in battle-ready mode, says Shaktikanta Das on liquidity needs of NBFCs Apr 27, 2020 02:06 PM IST

    RBI in battle-ready mode, says Shaktikanta Das on liquidity needs of NBFCs

    Bank boards must clear the policy on offering moratorium on loans; RBI has approved it and the onus now remains on the banks, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das told Cogencis in an interview. Read on for the key highlights

  • RBI booster not enough for Mr Market; 3 reasons for cool-off on Street Apr 17, 2020 01:57 PM IST

    RBI booster not enough for Mr Market; 3 reasons for cool-off on Street

    The Nifty50 which reclaimed 9300 in the morning trade saw cool off and slipped below 9200 levels while the S&P BSE Sensex saw cool off from more than 1000-point gain.

  • China unexpectedly cuts reverse repo rate by most in five years to support virus-hit economy Mar 30, 2020 10:20 AM IST

    China unexpectedly cuts reverse repo rate by most in five years to support virus-hit economy

    The People's Bank of China (PBOC) said on its website that it was lowering the 7-day reverse repo rate to 2.20% from 2.40%.

  • Latha Venkatesh explains what the 75 bps RBI rate cut means for borrowers Mar 27, 2020 10:45 PM IST

    Latha Venkatesh explains what the 75 bps RBI rate cut means for borrowers

    RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, in a statement, permitted banks to allow a moratorium of three months on equated monthly instalment (EMI) payments

  • Policy | Zero is not too far from 4.4; Repo at record low, inching towards CRR Mar 27, 2020 05:33 PM IST

    Policy | Zero is not too far from 4.4; Repo at record low, inching towards CRR

    A few more rounds of cuts, India may well be pushing close towards a theoretical possibility of zero percent policy rate regime

  • RBI moratorium: How does the rate cut help you? 8 questions answered Mar 27, 2020 02:54 PM IST

    RBI moratorium: How does the rate cut help you? 8 questions answered

    Rate reductions and a three-month EMI moratorium come as big relief for borrowers in the time of coronavirus.

  • RBI comes out all guns blazing to sanitise a struggling financial system Mar 27, 2020 02:15 PM IST

    RBI comes out all guns blazing to sanitise a struggling financial system

    Banks have been thrown open the door to borrow at around 4.4 per cent and deploy the funds at almost double the yield

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Following US Fed move, economists pitch for an early rate cut. When will RBI act? Mar 16, 2020 12:23 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Following US Fed move, economists pitch for an early rate cut. When will RBI act?

    While economists are certain about an early RBI rate cut, they are divided over the intended impact of monetary easing

  • Does an emergency RBI rate cut make sense for India? Mar 05, 2020 12:03 PM IST

    Does an emergency RBI rate cut make sense for India?

    If one look at empirical evidence from the past, lowering the borrowing costs alone has not helped boost credit growth

  • Bank of Baroda reduces repo-linked home loan rate for new borrowers Mar 03, 2020 04:37 PM IST

    Bank of Baroda reduces repo-linked home loan rate for new borrowers

    The public sector bank attributed this revision to lower operating costs

  • 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

  • Is your home loan linked to the repo? RBI’s move may not lower rates as yet Feb 13, 2020 08:50 AM IST

    Is your home loan linked to the repo? RBI’s move may not lower rates as yet

    Despite RBI taking measures to lower cost of funds for banks, home loan customers who have borrowed after October 1, 2019 may not get immediate relief

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