Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicRate hikes

Topic: Rate hikes

Chief economic adviser flags US rate hikes, oil prices as headwinds for Indian economy

V. Anantha Nageswaran says he is surprised by Fed's hawkishness in hiking rates. With US inflation hitting 4-decade high in February, Fed raised rates in March and plans more hikes.

RBI will go slow on raising rates, says investor who foresaw liquidity crisis

Suyash Choudhary of IDFC says RBI will risk financial stability and seriously hurt growth if it adds to the two rate increases since June.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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