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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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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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 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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