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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

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.
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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.
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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.
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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 Governor Shaktikanta Das | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

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.

On Camera

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How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
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Banks have not a signed a single agreement for RBI’s debt recast scheme for high value loans

Tepid response to the debt recast scheme is being seen because there is lack of awareness and reluctance by banks, say bankers.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.