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Posted by: Deepa Vasudevan on Sat, Feb 28th, 2015

The Fourteenth Finance Commission: FAQs...

The Fourteenth Finance Commission has recommended a radical increase in the share of taxes to be allocated to states. This blog tells you about the function of the fina

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Posted by: Deepa Vasudevan on Tue, Feb 24th, 2015

Yoga, Yoni and the Union Budget...

Great powers are attributed to the ancient Indian system of Yoga, including that of controlling crimes. We take a tongue-in-cheek look at how we can harness the power o

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Posted by: Deepa Vasudevan on Thu, Feb 19th, 2015

Interpreting Negative WPI Inflation...

WPI inflation has turned negative as a result of the sharp decline in international crude prices. But rising food prices and the possibility of a reversal in crude pric

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Posted by: Uma Shashikant and Deepa Va... on Tue, Feb 17th, 2015

Negative Yields in Europe: Does it Make Sense?...

European government bond issues are being oversubscribed, even at negative yields to maturity. This blog describes the investors who would like to invest in such bonds,

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Posted by: Uma Shashikant and Deepa Va... on Wed, Feb 11th, 2015

Statistical Magic: How the Economic Slump Vanished wi...

The new GDP series released recently shows that India is among the fastest growing economies in the world. Press reports have questioned the reliability of this new dat

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Posted by: Uma Shashikant and Arti Ana... on Mon, Feb 2nd, 2015

The Skewed Financial Savings of Indian Households...

Data shows that Indians are traditionally inclined towards investments in fixed income instruments such as bank deposits and small saving schemes.  This article he

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Posted by: Deepa Vasudevan on Fri, Jan 23rd, 2015

One Swallow does not make a Summer: Comparing India ...

The IMF announcement that India's growth would overtake that of China in 2015-16 set off a market rally. But a meaningful comparison between India and China is possible only if one uses the right e

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Posted by: Deepa Vasudevan on Wed, Jan 21st, 2015

How Vulnerable is India to an Economic Crisis?...

The Mid-Year Economic Review introduced the concept of a Macroeconomic Vulnerability Index, or MVI, which indicates the potential for the occurrence of an economic cris

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Posted by: Deepa Vasudevan on Fri, Jan 16th, 2015

The RBI rate cut: A Signal of Support...

The RBI cut the policy rate by 25 basis points on 15 January 2015, signaling the end of the interest rate tightening cycle. This action reflects the need to stimulate d

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Posted by: Uma Shashikant and Deepa Va... on Thu, Jan 8th, 2015

The Best Investment in 2015...

The best performing asset classes have changed completely between the start and the end of 2014. The chief lesson for 2015 is to maintain a diversified portfolio that c

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