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  • Main focus of monetary policy will be on liquidity: Nomura Apr 06, 2017 09:18 AM IST

    Main focus of monetary policy will be on liquidity: Nomura

    Main focus of the monetary policy is on liquidity and further action depends on whether RBI thinks liquidity is permanent or transitory, Sonal Varma, MD & Chief India Economist at Nomura Financial Advisory & Securities (India) said.

  • 'Too early to celebrate' India's GDP beat: Former FM Chidambaram Mar 01, 2017 11:46 AM IST

    'Too early to celebrate' India's GDP beat: Former FM Chidambaram

    Official data showed India's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 7 percent annually for the quarter, sharply beating expectations for a 6.4 percent growth rate in a Reuters poll. The economy slowed from the September quarter's 7.3 percent annual growth rate.

  • Growth slowdown spilling over into January-March quarter: Nomura Feb 20, 2017 03:38 PM IST

    Growth slowdown spilling over into January-March quarter: Nomura

    The slowdown that started in the October-December quarter of 2016, post the demonetisation is spilling over into the first quarter of 2017 (January-March).

  • WPI inflation to rise in next 3 months: Nomura Feb 15, 2017 12:44 PM IST

    WPI inflation to rise in next 3 months: Nomura

    India's WPI inflation rose to a 30-month high of 5.2 percent in January from 3.4 percent in December. WPI inflation, which reflects the annual rate of price rise, has risen for the second straight month, notwithstanding the cash crunch following demonetisation.

  • GDP growth to slow to 5.7% in January-March 2017: Nomura Feb 13, 2017 03:26 PM IST

    GDP growth to slow to 5.7% in January-March 2017: Nomura

    According to the global financial services major Nomura, following subdued growth in the first quarter, a V-shaped recovery is on the cards due to remonetisation, wealth redistribution and the lagged effects of lower lending rates.

  • Amid muted growth, RBI may go for 25 bps repo rate cut: Experts Feb 03, 2017 08:19 PM IST

    Amid muted growth, RBI may go for 25 bps repo rate cut: Experts

    Ahead of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) meeting on February 8, the question doing the rounds is whether the Central Bank will cut rates or hold its decision to do so in the meet next week. Economist Pronab Sen said that growth will be muted for a while and he expects RBI to cut interest rates by 25 bps.

  • India still preferred mkt in Asia; constructive on rupee: Nomura Dec 14, 2016 06:00 PM IST

    India still preferred mkt in Asia; constructive on rupee: Nomura

    India is still among the preferred market within Asia for Nomura as it remains one of the fastest growing economies despite hiccups, says Head of Equities – India Prabhat Awasthi.

  • Growth hit may be little more than RBI's estimate: Nomura Dec 08, 2016 09:35 AM IST

    Growth hit may be little more than RBI's estimate: Nomura

    Sonal Varma of Nomura and Ravikant Bhat of IDBI Capital believe that RBI's move to keep key rates unchanged was fair given that it did not see inflation going down at the moment.

  • Currency ban may cause meaningful wealth destruction: Rangarajan Nov 12, 2016 02:27 PM IST

    Currency ban may cause meaningful wealth destruction: Rangarajan

    The government‘s clampdown on black money by voiding Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes could think wealth destruction could be pretty meaningful, according to a former Reserve Bank Governor.

  • Inflation to avg at 5% in FY17; RBI may cut 25 bps in Dec: Pros Sep 28, 2016 06:26 PM IST

    Inflation to avg at 5% in FY17; RBI may cut 25 bps in Dec: Pros

    While the probability of a rate cut is slim in next four months, there are high chances of it in next 12 months, Pronab Sen, Country Director at IGC said.

  • Why Nomura Fin thinks talk about a weaker rupee makes no sense Sep 16, 2016 10:09 AM IST

    Why Nomura Fin thinks talk about a weaker rupee makes no sense

    Sonal Varma of Nomura Financial Advisory spoke to CNBC-TV18 on the buzz surrounding a rupee devaluation to help exports. Yesterday, a news report suggested the commerce ministry was pressing hard for the Indian currency to depreciate against the dollar.

  • 4% inflation target shows govt is committed to reforms: Das Aug 05, 2016 03:07 PM IST

    4% inflation target shows govt is committed to reforms: Das

    Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das said the government is committed to structural reforms and other measures mentioned in Budget. "The 4 percent inflation target has demonstrated the government‘s commitment to undertake reform measures."

  • See uptick in inflation risks; another rate cut far: Economists Jun 07, 2016 01:21 PM IST

    See uptick in inflation risks; another rate cut far: Economists

    Decoding Raghuram Rajan‘s commentary, Deutsche Bank Chief Economist (Asia, Global Markets Research) Taimur Baig said room for another rate cut is zero as there is an upside in inflation outlook.

  • Citizens monetary policy panel: RBI to hit pause on rate Jun 06, 2016 05:58 PM IST

    Citizens monetary policy panel: RBI to hit pause on rate

    CNBC-TV18 has constituted its own citizens monetary policy committee to shadow the Reserve Bank of India's policy. At the inaugural panel meet, members agreed that the RBI will keep its rates unchanged.

  • Whatever poll results, BJP to need consensus for reforms: Nomura May 17, 2016 09:05 AM IST

    Whatever poll results, BJP to need consensus for reforms: Nomura

    Overall, if the exit polls are accurate, then the state election results could marginally improve the BJP‘s seat tally in the Upper House, but the government will need to continue to build a consensus to push through legislative reforms in the Upper House, says Nomura

  • Budget 2016: Ideas for India Feb 23, 2016 04:13 PM IST

    Budget 2016: Ideas for India

    In this special pre-Budget series, Ideas for India, star panellists Rakesh Mohan, former Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India, Jehangir Aziz, Chief Economist at JPMorgan and Sonal Varma, Chief Economist at Nomura discussed the king of all Budget themes, the fiscal balance.

  • Services to drive Q1 GDP, early to cut FY16 forecast:Nomura Aug 31, 2015 11:16 AM IST

    Services to drive Q1 GDP, early to cut FY16 forecast:Nomura

    Given the robust supply side data, Sonal Varma of Nomura says GVA (gross value added) will be what the economists would be focusing on today when GDP (gross domestic product) numbers are released.

  • Nomura pegs GDP growth at 8% in FY16; Sensex at 33,500 Aug 06, 2015 09:50 PM IST

    Nomura pegs GDP growth at 8% in FY16; Sensex at 33,500

    Expecting the business cycle to pick up in the coming two quarters, Varma noted that a number of factors such as policy efforts from both the RBI and government support the projections for higher growth.

  • Room for rate cut; Guv veto needed for inflation check: JPM Aug 04, 2015 01:08 PM IST

    Room for rate cut; Guv veto needed for inflation check: JPM

    Jahangir Aziz, Asia economic research, JPMorgan, says it is very hard to see a monetary policy committee where the governor doesn't have a veto power, but is responsible for monitoring inflation.

  • Achieving 4% inflation goal tough; agri reforms key: Nomura Jun 29, 2015 10:45 AM IST

    Achieving 4% inflation goal tough; agri reforms key: Nomura

    According to Varma, it is the combination of tight and right macro policies, weak demand and lower oil prices that have contributed to lower inflation.

  • 'Rate cut inline but –ve RBI tone hints no room for more' Jun 02, 2015 11:35 AM IST

    'Rate cut inline but –ve RBI tone hints no room for more'

    Experts believe the central bank will pause for a while now before one can see any rate cut in the near-future.

  • India monsoons: Another dry season ahead? Apr 30, 2015 10:36 AM IST

    India monsoons: Another dry season ahead?

    Farmers in India are especially dependent on monsoon rains as over 50 percent of agricultural land in the country does not have irrigation facilities and where major products off the land of nation remains rice, soybean, sugar and cotton.

  • Strong India rupee stings Modi's export ambitions Apr 27, 2015 08:56 AM IST

    Strong India rupee stings Modi's export ambitions

    Thousands of garment, leather, handicraft, and gems and jewellery exporters have watched helplessly as the rupee has appreciated by a quarter against Europe's common currency over the past 12 months.

  • Unseasonal rains to push CPI to 6% in Q2 2015: Nomura Apr 06, 2015 04:19 PM IST

    Unseasonal rains to push CPI to 6% in Q2 2015: Nomura

    While on-the-ground prices in March were contained and are not yet a significant cause for inflation concern, the past four episodes of unseasonal rain suggest that there are upside risks to food inflation, and therefore CPI inflation, in the next three months, Varma added.

  • Can the RBI afford to lower rates further? Experts discuss Apr 02, 2015 03:27 PM IST

    Can the RBI afford to lower rates further? Experts discuss

    Sonal Varma, chief economist, Nomura does not see any rate cut in April. She believes the RBI has frontloaded the interest rate cuts in order to give more time to banks to respond going forward. She feels there is the probability of one more rate cut after that.

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