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Sensex soars to record high after concerns on growth abate

The RBI is expected to cut interest rates for a second time this year in a policy meeting scheduled for later this week.
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RBI is struggling to get banks to cut interest rates

A mismatch between deposits & credit growth & competition from govt for small-savings limit ability of banks to transmit monetary policy easing.

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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Indian economy makes a weak start in 2019

A pullback in exports and business activity indicate weaker investors’ confidence in the Indian market.
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Even New Zealand is inspired by India’s interest rate surprise

New Zealand, a pioneer of the inflation target, is sounding more dovish and pushed out its forecast for a hike to 2021.
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India’s ‘animal spirits’ subside as falling demand hits the economy

The indicator, compiled by Bloomberg, reflects a pullback in new orders & business activity, as well as easing inflationary pressures.
RBI Headquarters in Mumbai

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.

Indian markets upbeat after dip in inflation, appointment of new RBI chief

Shaktikanta Das' views that inflation is benign has given economists hopes that the RBI may lower interest rates.

RBI holds interest rates amid slowing inflation

RBI decision to hold rates is likely to appease Modi govt, which wants banks to continue lending to boost growth before Lok Sabha polls.
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Watch out for what RBI governor Urjit Patel says about autonomy today, not rates

Interest rates likely to stay unchanged. But investors are watching how Urjit Patel will respond to state's push for more say over RBI's role.

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.