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How Rising Bond Yields Can Derail Government’s Fiscal Deficit Target

How Rising Bond Yields Can Derail Government’s Fiscal Deficit Target

With a target of maintaining a fiscal deficit at 6.4 per cent of the GDP for the current financial year, the government has a task at hand

09 August 2022
RBI Interest Rate Hike: Rising Home Loan Rates Could Hit Buyer Sentiment In Affordable Housing

RBI Interest Rate Hike: Rising Home Loan Rates Could Hit Buyer Sentiment In Affordable Housing

The Reserve Bank of India increased the repo rate by 50 basis points, taking it above the pre-pandemic levels. Now, experts believe it could affect buyer...

05 August 2022

RBI Monetary Policy Actions Likely To Be More Moderate Than Other Nations: Deputy Governor Patra

The Reserve Bank has already raised the key policy rate by 90 basis points in May and June to 4.9 per cent to tame high inflation, mainly due to supply...

India Faces Near-Term Challenges; Better Placed To Deal With Them: Finance Ministry Report

India Faces Near-Term Challenges; Better Placed To Deal With Them: Finance Ministry Report

Near-term challenges need to be managed carefully without sacrificing the hard-earned macroeconomic stability, the Monthly Economic Review said

20 June 2022

Sensex Sinks 1,700 Points, Nifty Breaks Below 15,700 On Weak Global Markets 

As of 2:29 pm, the Sensex was down 1,697 points at 52,607 and the Nifty 50 index dropped 3 per cent or 497 points to 15,704.  

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10 June 2022
Kotak Mahindra Bank Hikes Savings Account Rate By 50 Basis For Deposits Of Over Rs 50 Lakh

Kotak Mahindra Bank Hikes Savings Account Rate By 50 Basis For Deposits Of Over Rs 50 Lakh

Daily balances in savings accounts above Rs 50 lakh will now earn an interest of 4 per cent per annum as against the earlier rate of 3.50 per cent, while the...


10 June 2022
HDFC, Indian Overseas Bank Hike Lending Rate By 0.50%

HDFC, Indian Overseas Bank Hike Lending Rate By 0.50%

Earlier on Wednesday, three state-owned lenders Punjab National Bank, Indian Bank and Bank of India had announced raising their respective repo-based lending...


08 June 2022
Rupee Gains 3 Paise To Close At 77.75 Against US Dollar

Rupee Gains 3 Paise To Close At 77.75 Against US Dollar

Weak domestic markets, rising oil prices and persistent foreign capital outflows restricted the rupee's gain, forex dealers said


08 June 2022
Monetary, Fiscal Authorities Taking Steps To Moderate Inflation, Push Growth: DEA Secretary Ajay Seth

Monetary, Fiscal Authorities Taking Steps To Moderate Inflation, Push Growth: DEA Secretary Ajay Seth

The central bank also upped the inflation projection to 6.7 per cent while maintaining the growth estimate at 7.2 per cent for the current fiscal.


08 June 2022
India's Growth To Enhance Once Cloud Of Pandemic, Geopolitical Conflict Recedes: CEA Nageswaran

India's Growth To Enhance Once Cloud Of Pandemic, Geopolitical Conflict Recedes: CEA Nageswaran

The CEA said India is right now in a situation where the economy faces a considerable amount of challenges both from global macro monetary policies and...


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08 June 2022
Will RBI Be Able To Tame Inflation By Making Your EMIs Expensive?

Will RBI Be Able To Tame Inflation By Making Your EMIs Expensive?

Although the government is pulling out all the stops to bring it under control, it is a given that prices are decided by the supply and the demand for goods...


08 June 2022
Individual Housing Loan Cap For Cooperative Lenders Doubled

Individual Housing Loan Cap For Cooperative Lenders Doubled

The guidelines governing the maximum permissible loan limits for cooperative lenders were last reviewed over a decade ago.


08 June 2022
Housing Sales May Dip On Likely Rise In Home Loan Interest rate: Real Estate Consultants

Housing Sales May Dip On Likely Rise In Home Loan Interest rate: Real Estate Consultants

Property consultancy firms said that the RBI's move was on the expected line to control inflation and this would result in an increase in interest rates on...


05 June 2022
Another Rate Hike On Cards: Experts Ahead Of RBI's MPC Meeting

Another Rate Hike On Cards: Experts Ahead Of RBI's MPC Meeting

There are speculations that the central bank may go for at least a 35 basis points (bps) hike over and above the 40 bps hike effected last month after an...


05 June 2022
FPIs Pull Out Nearly Rs 40,000 Crore From Equities In May

FPIs Pull Out Nearly Rs 40,000 Crore From Equities In May

With this, net outflow by foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) from equities reached Rs 1.69 lakh crore so far in 2022, data with depositories showed.


27 May 2022
High WPI May Put Pressure On Retail Inflation: RBI

High WPI May Put Pressure On Retail Inflation: RBI

In its annual report, the RBI said that the cost-push pressures from high industrial raw material prices, transportation costs and global logistics, and supply...


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27 May 2022
Structural Reforms Essential For Sustained, Balanced, Inclusive Growth: RBI

Structural Reforms Essential For Sustained, Balanced, Inclusive Growth: RBI

In its annual report, the Reserve Bank of India also stressed that the future path of growth would be conditioned by addressing supply-side bottlenecks,...


26 May 2022
US Fed Officials Signal Rates May Head To 'Restrictive' Levels

US Fed Officials Signal Rates May Head To 'Restrictive' Levels

All the officials believed that the Fed should “expeditiously” raise its key rate to a level at which it neither stimulates nor restrains growth, which...


15 May 2022
RBI Not 'Behind The Curve' In Hiking Repo Rate: MPC Member Ashima Goyal

RBI Not 'Behind The Curve' In Hiking Repo Rate: MPC Member Ashima Goyal

Her comments come days after the MPC, the central bank's rate-setting panel, surprised the markets with a 40 basis points hike in repo rate in an off-cycle...


07 May 2022
Your Loan EMI Is Set To Go Higher As Lenders Begin To Increase Interest Rates

Your Loan EMI Is Set To Go Higher As Lenders Begin To Increase Interest Rates

Mortgage lender HDFC Ltd on Saturday announced an increase in its benchmark lending rate by 30 basis points (bps), a move that will make loans dearer for both...


07 May 2022
Punjab National Bank Hikes Lending Rate By 40 Basis Points

Punjab National Bank Hikes Lending Rate By 40 Basis Points

The move comes a day after several lenders, including ICICI Bank, Bank of Baroda and Bank of India, raised interest rates following the RBI's surprise repo...


05 May 2022
ICICI, Bank Of Baroda, Bank Of India, Central Bank Revise Lending Rates After Repo Rate Hike

ICICI, Bank Of Baroda, Bank Of India, Central Bank Revise Lending Rates After Repo Rate Hike

The increase in the repo by RBI will push up the cost for most of the personal loans, auto and home loans for customers as the new loans post-October 2019 are...


05 May 2022
How Interest Rate Hikes Have Rattled Investors In A Matter of Two Sessions

How Interest Rate Hikes Have Rattled Investors In A Matter of Two Sessions

The Indian equity markets have fallen over two per cent in the last two trading sessions after a surprise interest hike along with spike in cash reserve ratio...


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