Posted by: Deepa Vasudevan on Sat, Feb 4th, 2017
Digging into the Data: How Cautious is the Union Budg...
The 2017-18 Budget focuses on providing a growth stimulus without going overboard on spending. The cautious stance makes it possible to cushion any likely shortfall in the underlying assumptions.
Posted by: Deepa Vasudevan and Uma Sha... on Wed, Dec 21st, 2016
Should India Worry about the US rate hike?...
The recent rate hike by the Federal Reserve puts the US on a path of rising rates. This has grave implications for our trade deficit and inflows of foreign capital into India. The economy is strong
Posted by: Deepa Vasudevan on Fri, Apr 1st, 2016
The Governor and the Genie...
A fun view of the choices faced by the RBI governor, Dr.Raghuram Rajan, as he prepares to announce the monetary policy on April 5, 2016!
Posted by: Deepa Vasudevan and Uma Sha... on Wed, Jan 20th, 2016
The Importance of Small Savings...
A recent proposal to reduce rates on small savings appears to be a win-win situation for all. Banks will be better placed to pass on lower interest rates and government
Posted by: Deepa Vasudevan on Thu, Aug 13th, 2015
China Devalues the Renminbi. Why should all Currencie...
China has unexpectedly devalued its currency, thus providing its exporters with a clear competitive edge. This blog explains why currencies around the world fell in response to the renminbi devalua
Posted by: Deepa Vasudevan on Wed, Aug 5th, 2015
No reason for a rate cut...
Monetary policy was retained at status quo in the August 2015 policy review. We discuss why all reasons and circumstances pointed to the need for holding rates constant.
Posted by: Deepa Vasudevan on Mon, Jun 22nd, 2015
Inflation or Deflation? And why does it matter?...
Retail inflation is around 5%, but wholesale inflation is negative 2%. Such a wide divergence between inflation measures sends conflicting signals about the state of th
Posted by: Deepa Vasudevan on Fri, May 29th, 2015
Why bankers prefer a CRR cut to a repo rate cut...
In the build-up to the June 2 monetary review, bankers are keen that RBI reduces the CRR with or without a reduction in the policy repo rate. We explain why a CRR cut m
Posted by: Deepa Vasudevan on Wed, May 13th, 2015
Market Madness in May: A Preview of the Future?...
Financial markets experienced sudden volatility last week. It was a response to global uncertainties as well as domestic demand weakness. The episode should serve as a
Posted by: Deepa Vasudevan on Thu, Apr 23rd, 2015
Exchange Rate: A Nominal Depreciation, but not a Real...
India is currently facing an appreciation of the real exchange rate, which is a sign of declining export competitiveness. Lower cost advantages and depreciation in the currencies of trading partner
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