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  • The Fed is sending a strong message about a March rate hike Mar 01, 2017 09:48 AM IST

    The Fed is sending a strong message about a March rate hike

    Four Fed presidents spoke Tuesday, and all indicated an interest rate hike could be considered in March. "All are on the same page, including hawks and doves, and especially Dudley," said Tom Simons, money market economist at Jefferies.

  • Fed officials jolt market with talk of pending rate hike Mar 01, 2017 07:50 AM IST

    Fed officials jolt market with talk of pending rate hike

    New York Fed President William Dudley, among the most influential US central bankers, said on CNN that the case for tightening monetary policy "has become a lot more compelling" since the election of President Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress.

  • Inflation key pillar of stability for Indian economy: Report Feb 24, 2017 02:30 PM IST

    Inflation key pillar of stability for Indian economy: Report

    In the recent monetary policy meeting conducted on February 8, RBI Governor Urjit Patel said that one of the main reasons for not cutting the policy interest rates is core inflation being sticky.

  • Labour Min, FinMin agree on 8.65% EPF interest: Dattatreya Feb 15, 2017 09:50 AM IST

    Labour Min, FinMin agree on 8.65% EPF interest: Dattatreya

    "The Labour Ministry and the Finance Ministry (view) is the same. There is no difference on 8.65 percent rate of interest on EPF. It is in the process and I will pursue it personally," Dattatreya told PTI.

  • Unchanged repo rate leaves home buyers unconvinced about banks being flush with funds Feb 09, 2017 05:00 PM IST

    Unchanged repo rate leaves home buyers unconvinced about banks being flush with funds

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, surprised the market by keeping the repo rate unchanged at 6.25% in its monetary policy review. This has disappointed the market in general &#82

  • No rate cut is a big disappointment: Realty experts Feb 09, 2017 02:00 PM IST

    No rate cut is a big disappointment: Realty experts

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on February 8, 2017, kept its policy rate unchanged at 6.25%. This decision has been greeted with surprise, by the real estate fraternity. “While the recent demonetisation drive &#82

  • RBI keeps lending rate unchanged at 6.25% Feb 08, 2017 05:00 PM IST

    RBI keeps lending rate unchanged at 6.25%

    In its first monetary policy review in 2017, on February 8, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to keep key rates unchanged. Accordingly, the repo rate at which it lends to the &#82

  • RBI shifts stance to 'neutral': Does it signal end of rate cuts? Feb 08, 2017 04:52 PM IST

    RBI shifts stance to 'neutral': Does it signal end of rate cuts?

    The change in the Reserve Bank's monetary stance from 'accommodative' to 'neutral‘, which essentially hints the chances for future rate cuts are limited. But bankers suggest otherwise.

  • RBI Policy: Key takeaways from MPC's rate decision Feb 08, 2017 02:59 PM IST

    RBI Policy: Key takeaways from MPC's rate decision

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today declared its interest rate decision. Below are the key takeaways from the policy.

  • RBI Monetary Policy: MPC keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.25% Feb 08, 2017 02:30 PM IST

    RBI Monetary Policy: MPC keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.25%

    The Reserve Bank of India has kept the key policy rate unchanged at 6.25 percentage points for the second time in a row.

  • Will look for policy statement if RBI cuts repo rate: I-Sec PD Feb 08, 2017 02:00 PM IST

    Will look for policy statement if RBI cuts repo rate: I-Sec PD

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its monetary policy meeting will announce its latest decision on interest rates, where it is expected to maintain status quo or cut the repo rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 6 percent.

  • Assocham wants RBI to nudge banks to pass on cuts to customers Feb 06, 2017 08:04 AM IST

    Assocham wants RBI to nudge banks to pass on cuts to customers

    As the RBI Monetary Policy Committee meets on February 7-8 for next bi-monthly credit policy, Assocham has impressed upon the central bank and the Finance Ministry "to ensure adequate transmission of cuts in the interest rates".

  • RBI may go for 25 bps repo rate cut next week: Deutsche Bank Feb 03, 2017 02:16 PM IST

    RBI may go for 25 bps repo rate cut next week: Deutsche Bank

    According to the global financial services major, there is room for an accommodative policy stance by RBI next week, although the scope for further rate cuts is unlikely given global price developments.

  • Gold glittered in 2016 on keen investment demand: WGC Feb 03, 2017 01:56 PM IST

    Gold glittered in 2016 on keen investment demand: WGC

    Total demand for gold -- whose twin drivers are jewellery and investment buying -- advanced 2 per cent to 4,309 tonnes compared with 2015, London-based industry body WGC said in a report.

  • Budget 2017 has the potential to change the face of Bharat Feb 02, 2017 12:48 PM IST

    Budget 2017 has the potential to change the face of Bharat

    With large allocations for agriculture, rural road infrastructure, skill development and electrification schemes, this Budget has the potential to change the face of ‘Bharat‘ – the India beyond our cities, say Pawan Munjal, Chairman, CEO & Managing Director, Hero Motocorp.

  • 25 bps repo rate cut more likely in April than Feb: Citigroup Feb 02, 2017 11:58 AM IST

    25 bps repo rate cut more likely in April than Feb: Citigroup

    According to global financial services major Citigroup, the RBI's timing remains uncertain, but the possibility of a 25 bps rate cut is high in the near-term.

  • Budget 2017: Fisc discipline push good, but no catalyst for earnings:Deutsche Feb 02, 2017 11:52 AM IST

    Budget 2017: Fisc discipline push good, but no catalyst for earnings:Deutsche

    On his Budget takeaways, Abhay Laijawala, Head of India Research at Deutsche Equities says the stand out has been the Finance Minister‘s ability to balance all compulsions and sticking to path of fiscal consolidation for the third consecutive time. International investors as well as global rating agencies will view this credibly, he says.

  • Fed leaves key rate unchanged at a time of uncertainty Feb 02, 2017 07:50 AM IST

    Fed leaves key rate unchanged at a time of uncertainty

    The Fed said in a statement ending its latest policy meeting today that the job market has continued to strengthen, inflation has climbed closer to its 2 percent target and economic activity remains steady.

  • Experts hail infrastructure status to affordable housing Feb 01, 2017 07:00 PM IST

    Experts hail infrastructure status to affordable housing

    The real estate sector has largely welcomed the various measures that finance minister Arun Jaitley announced in his Union Budget 2017-18 presentation on February 1, 2017. “We must appreciate the fact that the government &#82

  • Interest subsidy on home loans: A gift for the first-time home buyers! Jan 26, 2017 01:00 AM IST

    Interest subsidy on home loans: A gift for the first-time home buyers!

    Prime minister Narendra Modi, on the eve of new year, had announced an interest rate subsidy scheme on home loans. It is expected that this move, will provide a huge boost to the realty &#82

  • What women want…from Budget 2017, for buying homes Jan 26, 2017 01:00 AM IST

    What women want…from Budget 2017, for buying homes

    Disha Kansara Chawla Senior executive search professional, Mumbai Many average Indians now own two houses – one to live in and one through which they earn retirement benefits. It is very difficult to buy &#82

  • Manage your home loan smartly, as interest rates dive Jan 25, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    Manage your home loan smartly, as interest rates dive

    The year 2017 has begun on a good note for home loan borrowers, with significant cuts in interest rates being announced by most banks. Experts point out that the reduction in the interest rates, &#82

  • Rate cuts may indicate more sops for home buyers in Budget 2017 Jan 25, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    Rate cuts may indicate more sops for home buyers in Budget 2017

    There has not been any precedence of major interest rate cuts, ahead of the union budget‘s presentation. On the contrary, major financial policy decisions are put on hold or deferred, ahead of the budget. &#82

  • Why housing fin cos score over banks in a falling rate climate Jan 24, 2017 10:07 AM IST

    Why housing fin cos score over banks in a falling rate climate

    Many home buyers favour taking loans from housing finance companies (HFCs) as stamp duty and registration costs are included while calculating the total costs of the property as compared to only basic property rates for banks.

  • 'Indian banks will boost low interest rate funding for biz' Jan 20, 2017 03:50 PM IST

    'Indian banks will boost low interest rate funding for biz'

    "The good news for businesses is that interest rates are being cut across the board led by Reserve Bank of India," said Japnit Singh, Deputy Chief Executive at the Singapore- headquartered Spire Research and Consultancy.

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