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India’s uncertain growth trajectory makes it tough for RBI to tinker with interest rates

There are some early signs of moderation in inflation and a pick-up in growth, but RBI is likely to monitor growth and inflation before a decision on changing rates.
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Inflation will moderate — 5 reasons why you should not worry too much about high prices

The May inflation figure may be somewhat inaccurate, with the rise appearing to be mainly due to higher global crude oil prices, commodity prices, and supply-side disruptions.
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Manage govt interest burden or prevent price rise? RBI faces tough balancing act

New G-SAP tool is RBI’s way of keeping govt’s interest burden low. But amid inflation concerns, it also has to raise interest rates to prevent price rise.

Why interest rates are losing their relevance around the world

Economists have recommended Switzerland’s central bank put less emphasis on interest rates. There’s a lesson for the rest of the world, too.
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Inflation targeting has worked for India, it is one of Modi govt’s defining achievements

Under 2016 RBI Act, govt needs to review the inflation target next year but not its framework. Yet, there’s a growing clamour to scrap the system.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs a pre-budget meeting with industrialists, at Finance Ministry in New Delhi, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. | PTI

Govt slashes small savings scheme rates up to 1.4% for April-June quarter

Term deposits of 1-3 years will now fetch an interest rate of 5.5%, down from 6.9%, while the five-year term deposit will earn 6.7% instead of 7.7%.
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Lesson from Black Death: Coronavirus will transform economic life for longer than we expect

Even if 1% of infections prove fatal eventually, Covid-19 will likely cast a lasting shadow on behaviour, preferences, prices and yes, interest rates.

What US yield curve is, and why analysts say it signals optimism for global economy in 2020

The US yield curve is considered the leading indicator of global economy’s health and has predicted every American recession in the past 50 years.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo is displayed on a gate at the central bank's headquarters in Mumbai, India

RBI likely to cut interest rates for 6th time in 2019 to support growth

In five reductions so far in 2019, interest rates have been lowered by a total of 135 basis points over concerns that growth momentum is slowing down.
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Economic slowdown worrying, should keep interest rates low, says Monetary Policy Committee

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said the central bank will keep its policy stance accommodative for as long as it was necessary to revive growth.
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Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.