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Why the RBI raised interest rates

January 29, 2014

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) raised interest rates at its review on Jan 28. The justification usually given for doing so is inflation.

India Markets Weekahead: It’s time again for an election year ‘rally of hope’

By Ambareesh Baliga
January 19, 2014

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Despite a volatile Friday, it was a good week for the markets and saw the Nifty close about 90 points higher at 6,261, with sentiment supported by better-than-expected quarterly results and benign inflation data.

Why is RBI chief Subbarao so cynical?

May 6, 2013

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In its policy review on May 3, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) did bring down the repo rate by 25 basis points but it also presented a gloomy outlook on growth and inflation which left the stock markets cold. The Sensex, which had surged in anticipation, fell 160 points. What makes the RBI so negative when even rating agencies are inclined to accept the emergence of green shoots?

When will the repo rate be reduced?

November 1, 2012

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RBI policy review: Subbarao could have taken a calculated risk

By Ambareesh Baliga
October 30, 2012

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RBI policy: Cut in repo rate imperative

October 23, 2012

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Why the RBI preferred an SLR cut

August 2, 2012

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RBI vs the govt: who will blink first?

June 28, 2012

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RBI makes the right policy call

June 20, 2012

(Rajan Ghotgalkar is Managing Director of Principal Pnb Asset Management Company. The views expressed in this column are his own and do not represent those of either Principal Pnb or Reuters)

RBI needs to take bold steps

June 19, 2012

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