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ExplainSpeaking: Why Govt of India is wrong to claim inflation hit the rich more than the poor

May 17, 2022 11:21 am

High inflation in one year feeds into higher prices in the subsequent years even if the inflation rate, per se, moderates. In India, it is the urban poor who are the worst affected by high inflation

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

ExplainSpeaking: 11 charts from RBI that explain Indian economic past, present and future

May 03, 2022 10:57 am

The latest RBI report states that India is expected to overcome Covid-19 losses in 2034-35. But even this projection is based on a rather optimistic assumption.

ExplainSpeaking: How to read IMF’s latest GDP forecast for India

April 26, 2022 9:29 am

The International Monetary Fund's latest World Economic Outlook has rolled back growth prospects for the world and for India. What are the reasons, and how does the outlook differ for advanced and other economics?

ExplainSpeaking: Indian stock markets — what lies ahead?

April 19, 2022 6:56 am

Domestic retail investors have been net buyers even as Foreign Portfolio Investors have been net sellers. What explains this difference in investing behaviour? And is it about to change?

ExplainSpeaking: Is the RBI a dove or a hawk or a pigeon?

April 13, 2022 1:02 pm

The RBI has signalled a stark jump in its inflation forecast — not just for the current financial year (2022-23) but also for the next one (2023-24). And yet it has neither raised the interest rates nor even changed its policy stance. What explains this?

ExplainSpeaking: How is India's exchange rate related to its current account deficit, forex reserves, and balance of payment?

April 06, 2022 11:31 am

Essentially, the BoP allows us to figure out the rupee’s exchange rate vis-a-vis the different currencies. What is BoP, how does it balance and what does RBI do with it? We explain.

ExplainSpeaking: What does the $400 billion exports record hide?

March 30, 2022 11:54 am

India’s merchandise exports had reached a level of $305 billion as early as 2011-12. Since then exports have stagnated. That's why, even at $410 billion, as a percentage of GDP, India’s exports are far off the peak they reached a decade ago.

ExplainSpeaking: Why the RBI will be forced to revise its inflation forecast next month

March 22, 2022 4:12 pm

Retail inflation in February reached an eight-month high and breached the RBI's comfort zone. This has happened without the domestic oil prices reflecting the higher crude oil prices. What factors will determine inflation from here on?

ExplainSpeaking: How high crude oil prices threaten India’s economic recovery

March 15, 2022 12:28 pm

If domestic prices were to be brought in line with the global spike then a litre of petrol and diesel would go up by Rs 25 and Rs 35, respectively, and a cylinder of LPG would be costlier by around Rs 400.