rbi monetary policy review comments

RBI monetary policy: Rate cuts unlikely for the rest of 2021

The RBI needs to do a fine balancing act between withdrawing the ultra-accommodative monetary policy and ensuring the smooth completion of the government’s borrowing programme. Read more »
Budget 2021 proposals

QE and other drugs: RBI must review liquidity enhancing measures

A combination of high inflation and low interest rates has given rise to negative real rates for savers which is not a welcome phenomenon. Read more »

NBFCs need a lender of last resort; SIDBI and NABARD can do the job

NBFC offer loans to MSMEs and individuals for 24-48 months. They need funds for a similar period in order to maintain a healthy asset-liability match. Read more »
Budget 2021 proposals

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 »
monetary policy impact on markets

Covid-19, monetary policy and financial markets

The study captures the impact of monetary policy changes on the real effective exchange rate, market rate on 10-year govt bonds and the NSE stock index. Read more »
free-trade agreements

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 »
Budget 2021 proposals

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 »
Budget 2021 focus on job creation

Fiscal policy: Surviving the economic tsunami of Covid-19 recession

India needs these fiscal, monetary and financial policy adjustments to stay afloat in the global economic crisis triggered by the new coronavirus pandemic. Read more »
India bank ATM

Easy money: Policy rates need further cuts to encourage banks to lend more

The repo rate and the reverse repo rate can be cut further following the global trends as inflation is no longer a threat to the economy and businesses. Read more »
Indian-economy-migrants

Government, RBI must assess, address Covid-19 challenges on the go

Commercial banks need to respond to the monetary policy changes quickly by making necessary changes at their end. Read more »