Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicMonetary policy

Topic: monetary policy

Why RBI may intervene to curb rupee volatility but not prevent depreciation in the long run

The Russia-Ukraine crisis has led to a rush towards safe haven assets such as gold and the US dollar. Investors are selling riskier assets such as Indian equities.

RBI credibility at risk, says lone dissenter on monetary policy panel

New Delhi/Mumbai: The lone dissenter among India’s monetary policy setters sees the central bank’s inflation-targeting credibility at risk by keeping policy loose for too...

RBI’s double-edged decision — not hiking rates helps govt borrow, but runs inflationary risk

Lack of dedicated debt agency leads to conflict between managing govt debt and inflation. RBI chose former, but rate hike would have helped normalisation, attracted foreign funds.

Inflation has the monetary policy radicals crawling to the centre

Few were as bold in the first two years of pandemic as Indonesia, which used the central bank to directly finance an expansion in govt spending. But times have changed.

Another Covid wave will leave world govts ‘much less space to spend’, says IMF’s Gita Gopinath

In a conversation with Shekhar Gupta at 'Off The Cuff', Gita Gopinath says India must maintain its momentum on spending to provide support to the economy.

RBI leaves key policy rate unchanged, retains GDP projection at 9.5% for FY22

This is the ninth time in a row that the MPC has maintained the status quo. RBI had last revised its policy repo rate on 22 May 2020 in an off-policy cycle to perk up demand.

RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 4% for 7th time in a row

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das says Monetary Policy Committee unanimously decided to continue with accommodative stance to support growth, keep inflation within target.

June slowdown, slow recovery seen pushing RBI to hold interest rates next week

There was a contraction in both manufacturing and services sectors as curbs to control the virus spread hurt consumer demand and business activity.

RBI’s MPC is now decidedly more dovish, the consensus on ‘lower for longer’ rates is proof

Markets expects further interest rate cuts as the monetary policy committee of RBI sees inflationary pressure to ease.

RBI says GDP will contract by 9.5% in FY21, holds repo rate at 4% amid modest recovery

Barring a second wave, India stands poised to shrug off the deathly grip of the virus and renew its tryst with its pre-Covid growth trajectory, says RBI Governor Das.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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