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  • Edward Yardeni writes: Why the Fed might be at ‘neutral’ already on monetary policy Aug 15, 2022 02:46 PM IST

    Edward Yardeni writes: Why the Fed might be at ‘neutral’ already on monetary policy

    Strong dollar and the unwinding of quantitative easing are equivalent to 1 percentage point rate rise

  • Quantum, pace of Fed rate hikes may cool down, future hikes dependent on data: Manishi Raychaudhuri Jul 29, 2022 01:10 PM IST

    Quantum, pace of Fed rate hikes may cool down, future hikes dependent on data: Manishi Raychaudhuri

    On the market reaction to the Fed rate hike, Manishi Raychaudhuri, Asian Equity Strategist- Asia Pacific at BNP Paribas believes that the equity and bond markets showed a relief rally.

  • Why is the US Fed inducing a recession? Jul 29, 2022 09:42 AM IST

    Why is the US Fed inducing a recession?

    The real reason for trying to slow the economy is to ensure that wages do not rise rapidly. That is why the state of the labour market is key to US monetary policy 

  • Fed pivot or not, RBI may focus on reining in inflation Jul 28, 2022 07:08 PM IST

    Fed pivot or not, RBI may focus on reining in inflation

    For the RBI, it’s easier to tackle inflation through policy rate hikes than through the exchange rate channel. The experience in 2013 shows that excessive intervention does not help when the tide is against the domestic markets.

  • Fed raises rates by 75 basis points to double down on inflation Jul 27, 2022 11:31 PM IST

    Fed raises rates by 75 basis points to double down on inflation

    The Federal Open Market Committee “is strongly committed to returning inflation to its 2% objective,” it said in a statement released in Washington, repeating previous language that it’s “highly attentive to inflation risks.”

  • Rare sighting: FPIs turn net buyers of Indian stocks for second straight day Jul 20, 2022 02:19 PM IST

    Rare sighting: FPIs turn net buyers of Indian stocks for second straight day

    Since October 2021 till date, foreign institutional investors sold over $34.41 billion while in the year so far they have sold $29.64 billion of Indian equities.

  • Rupee hits 80 mark versus dollar for first time as oil boils Jul 19, 2022 09:07 AM IST

    Rupee hits 80 mark versus dollar for first time as oil boils

    At 9.10 am, rupee was trading at 80.01 a dollar, down 0.03% from its previous close. It opened at 79.99 and touched a fresh record low of 80.02.

  • Smallcap, midcap stocks find takers as global commodity prices soften Jul 18, 2022 12:53 PM IST

    Smallcap, midcap stocks find takers as global commodity prices soften

    With commodity prices easing and rural sentiment turning positive, the Nifty Midcap and Nifty Smallcap indices have seen a rally. The indices have risen nearly 7 percent and 4 percent, respectively, in July 2022.

  • US inflation outpaces India’s. Then why the dollar gets stronger than the rupee Jul 14, 2022 06:14 PM IST

    US inflation outpaces India’s. Then why the dollar gets stronger than the rupee

    The outcome of elevated inflation is erosion in the value of an economy’s exchange rate. If a country’s inflation is higher relative to its trading partners’, its currency has to adjust down.

  • Aggressive global policy actions may prompt MPC to hike repo rate by 50 bps in August, says Kotak Mahindra Bank’s chief economist Jul 14, 2022 03:37 PM IST

    Aggressive global policy actions may prompt MPC to hike repo rate by 50 bps in August, says Kotak Mahindra Bank’s chief economist

    Interest rate hikes are a blunt tool to manage supply-side inflation and India’s growth could be weighed down by hardening financial conditions, Upasna Bhardwaj said

  • Despite 41-year high US inflation print, investors betting rate cuts are not far away Jul 14, 2022 10:45 AM IST

    Despite 41-year high US inflation print, investors betting rate cuts are not far away

    The Fed’s own members expect interest rates to rise throughout this year and then remain flat for entirety of 2023 followed by some cuts in 2024. But, the market now believes that the Fed would be forced to cut rates as soon as March 2023.

  • 10 year bond yield falls four basis points as inflation cools off a bit Jul 13, 2022 09:41 AM IST

    10 year bond yield falls four basis points as inflation cools off a bit

    At 9.22am, the 10 year bond yield was trading at 7.36% versus its previous close of 7.395%. Bond yield and prices move in opposite directions.

  • Bank of Korea to hike rates by historic 50 bps Jul 11, 2022 10:11 AM IST

    Bank of Korea to hike rates by historic 50 bps

    The BoK is one of many central banks now feeling the pressure from an aggressive interest rate hiking campaign from the U.S. Federal Reserve

  • Bond market rally signals an impending economic recession Jun 29, 2022 05:28 PM IST

    Bond market rally signals an impending economic recession

    US Treasuries are starting to flag a recession that looks to be unavoidable

  • Can India adopt a Fed-style dot plot for interest rates? Not yet, say experts Jun 28, 2022 04:45 PM IST

    Can India adopt a Fed-style dot plot for interest rates? Not yet, say experts

    An external member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), Jayanth Varma, said the time was “ripe” to provide projections for the future path of the policy rate, according to the minutes of the panel’s latest meeting.

  • Wall Street mints big gains to end a strong week Jun 25, 2022 08:14 AM IST

    Wall Street mints big gains to end a strong week

    Stocks rebounded this week as financial markets have been roiled over worries that rapid rate hikes by the Fed to rein in 40-year-high inflation could cause a recession

  • RBI well on track to bringing down inflation, says Governor Shaktikanta Das Jun 24, 2022 02:25 PM IST

    RBI well on track to bringing down inflation, says Governor Shaktikanta Das

    The RBI’s analysis shows that consumer inflation exceeding 6 percent is negative for growth, the governor said.

  • Jerome Powell: Fed will decide on rate hikes 'meeting by meeting' Jun 22, 2022 07:16 PM IST

    Jerome Powell: Fed will decide on rate hikes 'meeting by meeting'

    Jerome Powell, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, reaffirmed the Fed's commitment on Wednesday to raising interest rates to levels high enough to reduce inflation. This pledge has fueled worries that the central bank's efforts to combat rising prices could send the economy into recession.

  • Time ripe for MPC to provide interest rate projections, says Jayanth Varma Jun 22, 2022 06:42 PM IST

    Time ripe for MPC to provide interest rate projections, says Jayanth Varma

    The MPC has accumulated enough experience and the RBI has evolved into a mature inflation-targeting central bank, Varma said during the June 6-8 meeting

  • Why central banks may have to raise interest rates sharply to lower inflation Jun 22, 2022 08:38 AM IST

    Why central banks may have to raise interest rates sharply to lower inflation

    The Bank for International Settlements says, "in an unequal society, income is concentrated in the hands of a few, whose consumption is high and largely insensitive to interest rate". That could limit the effectiveness of monetary policy 

  • New York Fed economic model says 80 percent chance of hard landing for US economy Jun 21, 2022 09:23 AM IST

    New York Fed economic model says 80 percent chance of hard landing for US economy

    The projections of US GDP growth by the New York Fed model are much lower than those of the Federal Open Markets Committee

  • Stocks stage small rebound as investors weigh cenbanks' next move Jun 20, 2022 03:51 PM IST

    Stocks stage small rebound as investors weigh cenbanks' next move

    The euro was little moved after French President Emmanuel Macron lost control of the National Assembly in legislative elections on Sunday, a major setback that could throw the country into political paralysis.

  • Chances of recession in Britain in next two years have increased, J.P. Morgan economists say Jun 20, 2022 12:20 PM IST

    Chances of recession in Britain in next two years have increased, J.P. Morgan economists say

    The BoE raised its benchmark interest rate to 1.25% on Thursday - the highest since January 2009. While its move was more gradual than other central banks, the BoE said it was ready to act "forcefully" if needed to tackle dangers from inflation.

  • India may face spillover effects from global policy tightening, says chief economic advisor Jun 17, 2022 02:23 PM IST

    India may face spillover effects from global policy tightening, says chief economic advisor

    The government is committed to ensure that capital expenditure continues in such a way that growth impulse that we have regained after the third wave is not surrendered, V Anantha Nageswaran said

  • The Fed’s war on inflation is also a battle for the minds of consumers Jun 17, 2022 01:20 PM IST

    The Fed’s war on inflation is also a battle for the minds of consumers

    Chair Jay Powell seems to understand that public perception matters but shaping it may be beyond his control

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