Friday, 21 January, 2022
TopicInterest rates

Topic: interest rates

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.

RBI raises prospect of currency wars as it hikes interest rates

Raising interest rates to the highest in two years, RBI says it seeks to stabilise the economy amid growing global trade and currency conflicts.

For Modi, RBI’s rate hike may turn out to be a stitch in time

The central bank may have ensured that the Modi government won’t lose control of fuel prices, inflation & the rupee ahead of 2019 polls.

Emerging markets investor Mark Mobius warns RBI against raising interest rates

Mobius further said that a cut in borrowing rates would increase investments and help Indian states with diverse economic situations.

Blackstone’s first-of-a-kind India IPO confronts rate jitters

Firm’s IPO may raise as much as $1 billion but could be delayed should investors demand a higher-than-expected yield.

On Camera

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Army chief General M.M. Naravane

Gen Naravane’s legacy can only be understood over time. But it’s altered LAC dynamics forever

Gen Naravane is both a dove and a hawk, depending on the issue. This was because, at the end of the day, he was, and is, a “quintessential Army man”.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.

Defence

Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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