RBI MPC meeting begins

RBI must focus on growth amid global turmoil

The #RBI must follow the lead of the #Fed and other central banks that have moderated rate hikes and end the #reporate hike spree for now. #globalrecession #inflation #gdpgrowth Read more »
Indian economy

Repo rate hike: Time for the RBI to press the pause button

Considering that retail inflation is ruling below the RBI’s tolerance limit and the economy is showing resilience in the face of global headwinds, RBI can afford to put the brakes on the... Read more »
G20 seeks to promote gender parity

Skilling of women, quotas can boost female labour force participation

Higher female labour force participation in India would lead to optimum utilisation of available human talent and can boost the GDP by 27%. Read more »
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RBI MPC meet: Market braces for a moderate interest rate hike

The RBI panel is unlikely to go in for another aggressive interest rate hike that could hurt growth at a time when the global economy is staring at a recession. Read more »
Pulapre Balakrishnan’s book India's Economy from Nehru to Modi: A brief history

India’s economy from Nehru to Modi – a conversation with Pulapre Balakrishnan

Pulapre Balakrishnan’s book 'India's Economy from Nehru to Modi: A brief history' traces the evolution of economic thought under the country's prime ministers. Read more »
October 2023 global trade report by WTO

‘Inflation threat overstated; India will grow at steady pace’

Inflation in India is not because of fiscal or monetary profligacy, so there is no need to emulate aggressive rate hikes by the West. Read more »
interest rate hikes, inflation

Interest rates: RBI should go easy on monetary tightening

RBI need not worry about the interest rate differential as the real policy rate in India is around (-)1.50% while that in the US is (-)5.3%. Read more »
Indian economy

Horses for courses: RBI need not hike interest rates to match Fed

The US has aggressively increased its benchmark interest rate because inflation is 5 times the normal level, but that is not the case for India. Read more »
mass migration of startup entrepreneurs

Govt, RBI must brace for the looming NPA crisis

NPAs of the public sector banks will increase, especially in infrastructure sector, forcing the government to recapitalise many of them through the Union Budget. Read more »
Indian middle class

Why RBI should keep interest rates, monetary policy stance unchanged

Rising crude price is the reason for high inflation, and RBI may choose to ignore this transitory phenomenon. Read more »