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 »

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 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 »
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Interest rates: The case for a free hand to RBI, banks

Any agency other than the Reserve Bank of India and lenders interfering will adversely affect the systems already in place in the country’s financial sector. Read more »
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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 »

Decoding framework of social stock exchange model in India

There is no provision for NPOs to reserve funds for unforeseen disasters. So, they need to create a pool of disaster reserve funds along with corporates. 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 »

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 »
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RBI policy: A 25 basis point cut in policy rates feasible, desirable

A sharper cut in the policy rates by RBI would have been possible in August review, but for high inflation rate in the first three months of the current year. Read more »