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Good morning so the RBI New rates effective 29.10.2013 are :BTXtODVCQAALUaw

*Bank Rate:8.75%
*Repo Rate:7.75%
*Reverse Repo Rate:6.75%
*MSF Rate:8.75%
*Cash Reserve Ratio:4%
*SLR:23%

Well those are the rates where the governor Raghuram Rajan in his first “real” policy, increased the repo rate by 0.25% to 7.75% and cut the MSF rate by 0.25% to 8.75%. Reverse repo goes to 6.75%.

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Inflation indexed bonds, a financial instrument which can act as a hedge against inflation by the RBI.,lets go in detail.Google

Before I describe their pros and cons Let us know what are they – They are the enhanced version of Capital Indexed bonds issued in 1997 by RBI. Capital indexed bonds provided inflation protection only for the principal while inflation indexed bonds provide inflation protection for interest payments as well. Theoretically, inflation indexed bonds could indicate the willingness of the government to maintain optimal Inflation numbers.

After the initial auction, inflation indexed bonds are traded in the secondary markets. A normal government security bond carries an inflation risk which the inflation indexed bonds are free from. So the difference between the rates of nominal rate of return from a normal government security bond would denote the inflation expectations of the market. Monetary policy makers can take cue from these market expectations to control the inflation rates.  Continue reading

It was less than four weeks ago that the Reserve Bank of India, under new head Raghuram Rajan, stunned the world on September 20 when it 813530announced that it would both hike its repo and cash reserve rates in an inflation fighting step, while lowering its marginal standing facility rate by 75 bps to 9.5% in order to boost banking sector liquidity, hence “bipolar policy” of the kind most recently seen in Europe. Moments ago, the RBI once again showed that when faced with the option of consumer pain, i.e. runaway inflation, and preserving a banking status quo, i.e. liquidity, the central bank will always choose the latter, when in a surprising move the RBI cut its Marginal Standing Facility rate by further 50 basis points, from 9.5% to 9.0%.  Continue reading

India Stands on Gold

Even as the Indian capital outflows and current account exodus may be threatening to shut down the economy altogether (except for the threeimages oil companies that received a last ditch USD infusion from the RBI yesterday), the central bank is planning and strategizing. And it appears to have come up with more of precisely the same that has led it to its current unprecedented predicament: prevent the population from converting their wealth into hard money, i.e., gold. But while the government’s attempts to impose capital controls on gold purchases have been well documented, the latest foray is just a headspinner.

So let’s see: dumping India‘s gold kicks the can on the Indian economic collapse and current account , if only for a few months, and kills the price of gold again. Why, this is a slam dunk plan as far as the internal brotherhood of banksters is concerned. Which is why it will happen sooner or later. As for the popular outcry against this move, why cares? It is not as if the popular opinions matter when bankers make decision.  Continue reading

In the recent past the financial media has glamorize the Free fall of the rupee and its been showcased as mere panic to the viewers, one of imagesthe major reason you should better be watching National geographic channel or Discovery.

Here are some thoughts on the financial development of India

We have reversed financial development, we have messed up the operating procedure of monetary policy, we have created chaos in the short end of the bond market, we have impeded Indian households taking refuge from high inflation by purchasing gold, we have resurrected gold smuggling, we have raised the possibility of reversing trade reforms. In return for what?

There are numerous problems that require the attention of the government. :-   Continue reading

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