Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicInterest rates

Topic: 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.

RBI keeps interest rates unchanged and cuts inflation forecast

The central bank's decision is expected to help extend a rally in the bond market, triggered last week when the government cut its first-half borrowing plans.

On Camera

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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