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Illiquidity by design

By Pranjul Bhandari
January 29, 2016
A private money trader counts Indian Rupee currency notes at a shop in Mumbai August 1, 2013. India's central bank intervened in the foreign exchange market on Thursday to stop the rupee's slide toward a record low as its defence of the currency, built around draining cash from money markets, came under rising pressure.  REUTERS/Vivek Prakash (INDIA - Tags: BUSINESS) - RTX126TL

A private money trader counts rupee notes at a shop in Mumbai August 1, 2013. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files

Sooner the better for RBI to unwind grip on liquidity

July 31, 2013

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) wasn’t expected to do anything new at its policy review on Tuesday and it did exactly that. But the markets still reacted adversely. The stock market moved in consort with the rupee with the Sensex falling 245 points.

How the RBI’s recent measures affect you

By R Rajagopal
July 26, 2013

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Banking is the backbone for growth in large economies such as India. Banks provide short-term finance to trade, industry and agriculture while also ensuring excess money is channelized into productive assets via deposits and financial intermediation.