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Industry calls for pass-through, banks non-committal

Out of 45 banks in the country, only three banks had cut lending rates in January when the RBI had, in a surprise move, slashed repo rate by 25 basis points.

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A fine cut

There are three distinct features in the latest rate cut. One, this is the second “out of policy” cut, after the surprise cut in January.


Naming Hitler, RBI chief takes a dig at ‘strong govts’

Observing that democratic accountability is very strong in India, Rajan says ‘we may have a long way to go’.

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Rajan: Ensure balance of checks, do not create Appellate Raj

He also warned that strong governments may not always move in the right direction.

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Banks making a ‘mockery’ of lending operations: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

Banks readily borrow from RBI at the policy rate but then lend that money out at a high rate…


A make in India conundrum

How much we make will depend on the interest rate, how much is exported will depend on the exchange rate.

Reserve Bank holds repo after surprise cut; to wait for Budget, GDP data

The RBI had front-loaded the rate cut on January 15, its first repo rate reduction in almost two years.


2015 cut foretold: 200 basis points

Most forecasts of repo rate cuts needed in India this year seem to be out of sync with the underlying trend of inflation and growth in India and the world.


Death and taxes

Why smart capitalists should demand an inheritance tax.


Will create system to force promoters to absorb losses: Rajan

The RBI governor defended his decision not to lower interest rates at his last monetary policy review.


No Proof Required: Why ignorance is not bliss

Most expert views in India are in fact an ex-post opinion for every ex-ante fact.

Real estate to gain most from rate cut

Being a rate-sensitive sector, realty has been under stress over the last couple of years as high rates kept home buyers away.

On headroom for rate cuts, RBI in enviable position

Most other economies do not have the rate cut option as their rates are low, and inflation is high.


RBI cuts repo rates by 25 basis points, Sensex rejoices the move

Analysts are expecting the interest rate to be cut by 75 basis points during the course of this year or perhaps next fiscal.


RBI cuts rate ahead of February policy meet, lifts Sensex by over 600 points

The RBI announced a 25 basis points cut in the Repo rate ahead of its monetary policy meeting.