At a time when the economy is under stress and the growth is expected to contract in 2020-21, the rising forex reserves have come as a breather for the economy as it can cover India’s import bill of more than one year.
The RBI monetary policy review has kept interest rates on hold, contrary to broad market expectations. A look at how concerns around inflation and growth led to this decision, and other key highlights.
Technically, bank deposits are fetching negative real returns of nearly one per cent (-0.99 per cent) as one-year fixed deposit rate has come down to 5.10 per cent (State Bank of India rate) whereas inflation in June was 6.09 per cent.
In his new book Overdraft: Saving the Indian Saver, Patel has said that the Supreme Court's April 2019 verdict had not found the RBI’s February 2018 one-day default regulation on the insolvency process “problematic”
PSU bank employees salary: The wage hike will benefit employees of old generation private banks and some foreign banks as the agreement has been signed by 11 state-owned banks, 12 private sector banks and seven foreign banks.
The data compiled by the RBI shows banks deployed Rs 5,522 crore from their own resources under the Special Liquidity Facility for Mutual Funds (SLF-MF) scheme for Rs 50,000 crore announced by the regulator.
According to RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, the liquidity measures announced by the RBI since February 2020 aggregate to about Rs 9.57 lakh crore — equivalent to about 4.7 per cent of 2019-20 nominal GDP.
Calling the Covid outbreak the “worst health and economic crisis in the last 100 years during peace time with unprecedented negative consequences for output, jobs and well-being,” Das cautioned on the road ahead.
In the case ‘moderate sickness’, NABH-accredited hospitals (including entry level) can charge Rs 10,000 per day (including Rs 1,200 for PPE) and for non-NABH accredited hospital) it would be Rs 8,000 (including including cost of PPE Rs 1,200).