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Focus shifts to April rate cut as inflation quickens

Retail inflation rose to a four-month high of 2.57% in February, but stayed benign leading to calls for the RBI for lower interest rates.

What India’s top women economists predict for 2019

Slower growth & benign inflation will boost chances of back-to-back interest rate cuts by RBI in April.
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This is what is spooking India’s bond market

What's troubling the market - beyond the known $100 billion deficit for next fiscal - is the additional, below-the-radar govt funding it's being asked to provide.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) head office in Mumbai | Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images

Easing core inflation could push RBI to cut rates again

Core inflation has remained sticky at around 6% and is a key reason economists cautioned against more rate cuts after last week’s surprise easing.
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

RBI’s rate cut comes as pre-election stimulus for Modi govt

Govt officials were quick to praise the cut but economists are concerned that the monetary & fiscal stimulus would be inflationary.
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Modi has been smarter & braver on political economy in his 5 years than Manmohan’s UPA-2

The five things Modi has got right on the political economy shows good economics isn’t necessarily bad politics.
Venezuela protests

There seems to be no end to Venezuela’s political, social and economic crisis

The Chinese Spring festival kick starts ‘world’s largest human migration’ and Westminster’s annual dog show will see 2 new breeds participate. 
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Why RBI must cut interest rates in its next monetary policy panel meet

With no upswing in output growth and low consumer price inflation, the stage is set for cutting interest rates.
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Goldman Sachs sees India rate cut next month as inflation slows

The bank is the latest to add its voice to a chorus of calls for monetary policy easing.
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India’s subdued inflation signals interest-rate cuts in coming months

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das is seen as more dovish on monetary policy.

On Camera

File photo of Narendra Modi at the Dhola Sadia Bridge, across River Brahmaputra, in Assam | PIB

Under Modi government, the PMGSY road scheme is connecting every last Indian

Beneficiaries of the programme from Manipur, Meghalaya and Odisha talk about how their lives were transformed thanks to the newly built roads.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.