from MacroScope:

Euro zone inflation falls again; economists base ECB rate cut calls on deja vu

February 4, 2014

Euro zone inflation has dipped again and some forecasters are hedging their bets on the policy response by saying the European Central Bank could either cut rates this week or sometime in the next two months.

from MacroScope:

The Bank of Canada is probably not ready to seriously consider cutting rates — yet

January 22, 2014

With all signs showing the Canadian economic miracle is fading, the Bank of Canada is understandably starting to sound more dovish. The Canadian dollar has got a whiff of that, down about 10 percent from where it was this time last year.

from MacroScope:

Hopes for a weaker euro looking more like fantasy

December 9, 2013

Hopes that the soaring euro will eventually fall and help the economy with a much-needed export boost for struggling euro zone nations are looking more and more like fantasy.

from Expert Zone:

Why the RBI should cut rates again

June 10, 2013

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In May, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had hesitatingly cut the repo rate by 0.25 percent, which made no impression on the stock market or commercial banks. That was because both expected the cut to be more substantial. But the RBI had not obliged.

from Expert Zone:

Decoding Subbarao’s signals

By Hartmut Issel
May 7, 2013

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When Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Duvvuri Subbarao announced last week that the central bank was cutting its policy interest rate for the third time this year, he also made a statement that may well have been directed as much to watchers of the Indian economy as to its managers. His message to the government, originally coded in technocratic diplomacy: It's time for you to do your share in reviving growth.

from Expert Zone:

Need to bring repo rate in line with inflation

April 29, 2013

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For nearly three years now, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) monetary policy has had a single target. The presumption is that only when inflation is below the tolerance limit can the interest rate be made normal.

from Expert Zone:

The wait for the rate cut

December 24, 2012

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from India Insight:

Subbarao: an RBI governor who can hold his own

October 31, 2012

When RBI Governor Duvvuri Subbarao had his tenure extended last year, a TV channel reported that 90 percent of bankers, economists and bond dealers in a poll felt the extension was good for the economy.

from Expert Zone:

The RBI and its inflation dilemma

By Arvind Chari
October 18, 2012

(Arvind Chari is a senior fund manager of Quantum Asset Management Company Private Limited. The views expressed in this column are his own and do not represent those of either Quantum AMC or Reuters.)

from India Insight:

RBI plays wait-and-watch game as politics dominates

September 17, 2012

Not surprisingly, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept the repo rate on hold on Monday, just days after the Congress-led government dropped a cluster bomb of several reform measures on "big bang Friday".