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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.

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.

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.

The wait for the rate cut

December 24, 2012

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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.)

RBI rate cut — too little, too late?

April 23, 2012

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Will Subbarao oblige Mukherjee?

March 28, 2012

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