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Why Rahul Gandhi’s interview with Raghuram Rajan was the unkindest cut

May 17, 2020 9:13 am

As those two good-looking, rich-looking, well-meaning men worried politely about lesser mortals, one couldn’t take one’s eyes off that young-again, old-again; president-again, not-president again; stubble again, no-stubble again, leader of the Congress.

Raghuram Rajan in conversation with Rahul Gandhi: ‘Need to open up in a measured way, but as fast as possible’

May 01, 2020 12:16 am

Raghuram Rajan said India has to be “cleverer” about opening up and argued a second or third round of lockdown will be devastating for the Indian economy.

Top five Q&As from Rahul Gandhi's video chat with Raghuram Rajan

April 30, 2020 7:54 pm

Rahul Gandhi quizzed Raghuram Rajan on a range of issues including the economic impact of the Covid-19, ramping up testing and what India needs to do going forward. Here are edited excerpts from the first video conference of its kind that was broadcast on Congress' social media handles. 

IMF ropes in Raghuram Rajan, 11 others to key advisory group

April 11, 2020 6:59 pm

Georgieva said that even before the spread of COVID-19 and the dramatic health, economic and financial disruptions it has brought, International Monetary Fund (IMF) members confronted a rapidly evolving world and complex policy issues.

'India facing greatest emergency since Independence': Raghuram Rajan on coronavirus

April 06, 2020 5:53 pm

Stating that spending on the needy is "the right thing to do as a humane nation," Rajan wrote, "Unlike the United States or Europe, which can spend 10% more of GDP without fear of a rating downgrade, we already entered this crisis with a huge fiscal deficit, and will have to spend yet more."

Raghuram Rajan says fight coronavirus first, worry about stimulus later

February 28, 2020 10:33 am

With the spread of coronavirus pushing the world economy toward its worst performance since the financial crisis more than a decade ago, Raghuram Rajan says the best thing governments can do is to fight the epidemic before worrying about stimulus measures.

Raghuram Rajan: Global economy in better place after Federal Reserve cuts, trade progress

November 07, 2019 1:08 pm

Raghuram Rajan said there’s some progress on the US-China trade deal, but it will not be a permanent solution and won’t be something that many people want to see.

Rajan reminds Sitharaman: Two-third of tenure as RBI governor was under BJP

October 31, 2019 6:17 pm

Rajan, who was Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) from September 5, 2013 to September 2016, said during his term a clean up of the banking sector that was "clogging" with bad loans had begun and the job remains unfinished.

Indian public sector banks had 'worst phase' under Manmohan Singh, Raghuram Rajan: Nirmala Sitharaman

October 16, 2019 4:33 pm

"Dr Singh was the Prime Minister and I'm sure Dr Rajan will agree that Dr Singh would have had a ‘consistent articulated vision' for India," Nirmala Sitharaman said amid laughter from the audience.

Suppressing criticism a sure fire recipe for policy mistakes: Raghuram Rajan

October 01, 2019 6:52 am

In an essay on LinkedIn, the former RBI Governor said governments that suppress criticism do themselves a disservice.


RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan delivers first Ramnath Goenka Lecture

March 16, 2016 12:59 pm

RBI Governor Dr. Raghuram Rajan delivered his first Ramanth Goenka Memorial lecture in New Delhi on Saturday (March 12).

Today in pics: RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan addresses press conference

August 05, 2014 4:35 pm

The Reserve Bank on Tuesday kept key policy rate unchanged, giving no respite either to borrowers or India Inc.

Raghuram Rajan announces RBI monetary policy

January 28, 2014 6:35 pm

Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan today said the 25 basis point repo rate hike will help rein in consumer price rise.


Raghuram Rajan says banks will be restored back to health

February 12, 2016 4:56 am

Mumbai/New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan said that efforts of the federal bank and the government to clean up banks' balance sheets would be successful and warned analysts against "scare-mongering"about the level of stressed assets in the sector. India's banks are struggling under $100 billion of stressed loans, choking the financial system at a time when the economy needs fresh investment to galvanise growth. Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said the government, while working closely with RBI, was supporting the banks fully in terms of both capital as well as necessary policy measures. He also said that they have gone through and done the asset quality review and have identified the full extent of the problem.