Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicInterest rates

Topic: interest rates

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.

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.

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.

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.

Arun Jaitley’s North Block office being renovated, sanitised ahead of his return August-end

The finance minister returns as India’s world-beating growth faces downside risks from high crude oil prices and rising interest rates.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.