Saturday, 26 November, 2022
TopicRate cuts

Topic: Rate cuts

Dear Narendra Modi, please suspend your PR for just two years and focus on India

We need to think beyond post-Covid recovery and ask the larger question: how do we get back to 7-8% GDP growth?

For economists, inflation makes another rate cut by RBI tomorrow too close to call

Of the 42 economists surveyed by Bloomberg, 21 expect a 25 basis-point rate cut Thursday, one projects a 50-point move and the rest see no change.

RBI’s March rate cut was biggest surprise in history of monetary policy panel, paper says

India’s rate-setting panel is due to meet in the first week of August as the economy heads toward its first annual contraction in more than four decades.

With fiscal deficit rocketing, Modi govt may have to go back to RBI for support: Economists

Facing fiscal deficit of 7%, Modi govt can get the Reserve Bank of India to buy sovereign bonds directly or boost dividends to help supplement revenue.

5 options RBI still has to combat the Covid economic crisis

With a limited fiscal response so far, the Reserve Bank of India has taken the lead in providing virus relief to the economy. It can do more.

Transmission of rate cuts improving, expected to improve further: RBI Governor

RBI had earlier opted for a status quo on the benchmark interest rate amid signs of hardening inflation and uncertain global environment.

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das is experimenting with policy to ease rates

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das is pushing boundaries of conventional central bank policy making to improve rate transmission & spur credit.

RBI looks like it’s done cutting interest rates for now, swap markets show

If the economy sees green shoots, market may even start considering interest rate hikes in second half of 2020, experts say.

Is RBI right in not cutting interest rate even as it downgrades growth forecast to 5%?

The RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee Thursday stunned economists and market analysts by retaining the key interest rate at 5.15 per cent after pushing through five consecutive rate cuts since February.

RBI says banks have satisfactorily passed down rate cut to borrowers

Reserve Bank governor Shaktikanta Das said the monetary transmission is expected to improve with the linking of loan pricing to external benchmark system, which banks have adopted now.

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.