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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Explained Economics


Explained: Why ban of wheat exports is knee-jerk reaction, hits farmers and dents policy credibility

May 15, 2022 7:37 am

The Government could have announced a bonus of Rs 200-250/quintal on top of MSP to augment its wheat procurement.

Explained: Swiggy’s deal with restaurant listing platform Dineout

May 14, 2022 3:15 pm

Swiggy’s move to buy Dineout marks the Bengaluru-based food-delivery company’s entry into the non-delivery restaurants space.

Explained: The cause and effect of rising inflation

May 13, 2022 2:27 pm

Inflation in April is at its highest in the last 8 years, and almost twice the RBI's target. A look at the factors that have kept inflation high since October 2019, and how it impacts consumers and the economy.

Inflation, rate hike, falling markets: what now

May 13, 2022 8:08 am

Market sentiments have been negative for now amid apprehensions that the RBI could go for a series of rate hikes to keep inflation under check. The Fed has already hiked rates twice in the last two months, by 25 basis points in March and by 50 basis points last week.

Explained: What's causing high inflation and where?

May 13, 2022 12:33 pm

West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana are the worst hit by inflation

Explained: Why PAN, Aadhaar have been made mandatory for high-value cash deposits & withdrawals

May 13, 2022 6:37 am

The mandatory condition of obtaining PAN for deposit and withdrawals would help the government in tracing the movement of cash in the financial system.

Explained: Why Apple discontinued iPod, and what next for its music ecosystem

May 11, 2022 11:57 pm

Apple is discontinuing its portable music player iPod. A look at why it was launched back in 2001, the journey is charted for the company, what led to its downfall, and what next for the company's music ecosystem.

Explained: Making sense of exchange rate

May 11, 2022 10:22 am

The rupee fell to an all-time low on Monday, and is currently at 77.20 to the American dollar. What is the significance of this exchange rate, how is it determined, and what are the takeaways from its fluctuations?

ExplainSpeaking: RBI and the US Fed — the contrasting tale of two central banks

May 10, 2022 10:07 am

Containing inflation will dampen economic growth and the availability of jobs. But while the US has 2 jobs for every unemployed person, India must brace for even higher unemployment. Here's why

Explained: Why has the forex kitty dipped $44.73 billion in 8 months?

May 08, 2022 8:55 am

Were capital outflows by foreign portfolio investors to blame? If the rupee slides further, will the RBI be forced to intervene?