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
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
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.
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?
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?
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.