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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Posted by: Uma Shashikant and Labdhi M... on Wed, Jan 7th, 2015

FII flows and market returns over the last 10 years...

FII money is considered to be "hot" and "smart". We look at the last 10 years data to see if it holds true. This blog discusses the record high $25 bn FII inflows to th

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Posted by: Girija Gadre on Mon, Jan 5th, 2015

Regulatory Snapshot 2014...

In the year 2014, the Securities and Exchange Board of India, SEBI, introduced new regulations and made changes to existing once through circulars and notifications. Th

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Posted by: Arti Anand Bhargava on Fri, Jan 2nd, 2015

Nifty's Journey over the Last 10 Years...

The sentiment in the Indian equity market is positive. Nifty gained 30% in 2014, breaking through the 8000 mark and creating some records along the way. The sentiment i

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Posted by: Uma Shashikant and Deepa Va... on Thu, Dec 18th, 2014

How do banks respond to RBI's Rate Actions? Part 2: W...

Monetary policy is effective only when RBI actions are transmitted to bank lending rates. Part 1 of this blog explains how the asymmetric nature of monetary transmissio

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