ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Money Markets

Money Markets
Two explanations are usually offered for the empirical relationship between yield spread and economic activity. One, yield spread may reflect the monetary policy stance, and two, it mirrors market...
Given the lack of consensus within the government on the factors behind the current surge in inflation and the relevant tools to deal with it, an analysis of the trends in the food and non-food...
There has been an extreme tightening of liquidity in the money market since June, the result of both structural (a rapid growth in credit and a slower growth in deposits) and frictional (higher than...
The earlier than expected recovery of the Indian economy from the effects of the global crisis has led to predictions of a return to the 9% growth rate witnessed in the 2003-08 period. But some...
Given the widespread public and government concerns about inflation, now is an appropriate time to address some issues pertaining to its measurement, inflationary expectations, outcomes and the...
Since the late 1990s, India's exchange rate policy has been one of minimising the volatility and at the same time maintaining a healthy level of foreign exchange reserves to guard against risks. The...
While it will take some time for the new base rate system to have its full impact on the pricing of loans, certain patterns are already discernible. The BR of all banks is considerably lower than the...
The Securities and Insurance Laws (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2010 is an avoidable intrusion into the otherwise satisfactory institutional arrangement existing on matters relevant to it...
In order to ensure greater transparency in setting lending rates, banks are expected to replace from 1 July the existing benchmark prime lending rate system with the new one of a base rate. Yet, the...
Key issues of financial stability are touched upon over here. First, the difficulties of defining financial stability as an operational and workable proposition are addressed. Second, the enhanced...
One of the issues that the Committee on Financial Sector Assessment addressed on the infrastructure for the financial sector was regulation. This is of great relevance since one of the reasons for...
There is an implicit tax in the application of the cash reserve ratio and when applied on a uniform basis between banks it is also regressive and discriminatory. The imposition of the CRR results in...
While a considered view needs to be taken on deregulation of all interest rates on small savings, a reform that need not wait and that is simpler to implement is freeing of interest rates on savings...
The current surge in inflation is not receiving the urgent attention that is needed from the government. Alongside a rise in wholesale price inflation, uncertainty and risk have increased. Consumer...
The Reserve Bank of India's recent Report on Trend and Progress of Banking in India, 2008-09 places considerable emphasis on bank lending in the context of the country returning to a higher growth...

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