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Why RBI cannot ignore the food price dynamics while fixing rates

Tweaking of weights in inflation indices makes sense, given the policy objectives of RBI policy – price stability and economic growth. Read more »

RBI must pause rate cuts to anchor inflation expectations

Emerging markets need some kind of market-based capital flow management and macro-prudential measures as well as more exchange rate flexibility. Read more »

RBI may keep rates unchanged, but 25 bp cut desirable

It is surprising that the Reserve Bank of India stuck to a literal, narrow interpretation of its mandate and chose to focus on short-run inflation. Read more »

RBI will resume rate cut spree sooner than later

Economists have warned a repeat of 2010 when the RBI's targeting of CPI inflation led to an industrial slowdown. They say WPI is more relevant for the industry. Read more »
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RBI policy must focus on financial system stability

In the transition from lockdown to normalcy, there will be logistics problems, supply chain disruptions and market fragmentation that need to be tackled. Read more »
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Inflation focus must end: RBI should cut rates by 100 bps

There are enough reasons to be optimistic – the economy had a good rabi crop, the monsoon has been good and the kharif crop is also expected to be good. Read more »
Covid-19 hits the travel and tourism industry.

RBI must help banks accommodate shattered businesses

The Reserve Bank needs to have a sectoral approach to help revive the economy hit by the new coronavirus outbreak. Read more »
CPIU inflation soars, IIP shrinks

Industrial output shrinks 3.8% in Oct, inflation at 40-month high

Hopes of RBI resumes rate cuts dims as inflation hits highest level since July 2016. Read more »