Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicInterest rates

Topic: interest rates

This is how much lower RBI can cut interest rates

RBI can possibly cut rates by another 40-65 bps, which will take benchmark repurchase rate below 4.75% level seen during the global financial crisis.

RBI is becoming the model central bank to the world

RBI’s clear messaging & rate-cut path offer a lesson to peers. There’s no point targeting inflation if growth is waning & the thing you’re aiming at is dormant.

RBI set for third straight rate cut to help breathe life into slowing economy

RBI will reduce repurchase rate by 25 basis points to 5.75%, say 31 of 43 economists surveyed by Bloomberg, while 3 are penciling in a 50 bps cut.

Interest rate cuts will make a difference only when they’re transmitted down the line

Banking sector reform won’t lead to an immediate change, but in the medium term, it will help transmission of policy rates to bank lending rates.

RBI under pressure again to cut interest rate, boost liquidity

Despite RBI's two interest-rate cuts this year, borrowing costs aren’t coming down fast & liquidity has also dried up due to cash demand for elections.

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.

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.

Indian economy makes a weak start in 2019

A pullback in exports and business activity indicate weaker investors’ confidence in the Indian market.

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.

On Camera

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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