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: Shrey Kumar Sao on Wed, Mar 18th, 2015

The Clash of E-commerce Titans...

The Indian E-commerce Industry is a hot topic of discussion today. The have brought a paradigm shift in the way India shops. A lot of investors are bullish on its futur

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Posted by: Deepa Vasudevan on Tue, Mar 10th, 2015

Who won? Who lost?...

The RBI and the Government often appear to be at odds with each other in matters of monetary and fiscal policy. This imaginary conversation draws on their perceived dif

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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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