2008 financial crisis Current Affairs, GK & News

World Bank: Recent data on Global Remittance

The World Bank recently released its “Migration and Development Brief”. The report said that the remittance flows to the low-income and middle-income countries were 1.9% lower in 2020 as compared to that of 2019. It was 540 billion USD in 2020 and 548 billion USD in 2019. Key Findings The reduction in remittance inflows were ..

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G20 nods to IMF for fresh SDR issue

The G20 Finance Ministers recently nodded to the International Monetary Fund to provide fresh Special Drawing Rights to its member countries. The IMF has been permitted to provide SDR of worth 650 million USD to the member countries. This will help boost the reserves of all nations and will avoid pushing low-income countries into further ..

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Legal Entity Identifier System

The Reserve Bank of India recently announced the introduction of Legal Entity Identifier System. What is Legal Entity Identifier System? The Reserve Bank of India introduced the Legal Entity Identifier system for all payment transactions of fifty crores and above through NEFT (National Electronic Funds Transfer) and RTGS (Real Time Gross Settlement). The system is ..

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IMF: Recession due to COVID-19 to be worse than 2009

On March 24, 2020, the International Monetary Fund announced that the recession to be caused due to Corona Virus is to be worse than the 2009. IMF has specifically warned the G20 nations that the current economic outlook is towards negative. The G20 nations are to hold a virtual summit in a week to come ..

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What is Forex Swap and LTRO suggested by RBI governor to support Liquidity in India?

The RBI Governor recently stated that the apex bank has several armoury of weapons and it will not hesitate to deploy them. Two of the measures suggested by the governor are Forex Swap and LTRO (Long Term Repo Operation). This is being suggested as the global economic growth is affected due to impact of COVID-19 ..

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