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Producer Price Index (PPI): RBI proposes for PPI to measure inflation

The Governor of RBI, D. Subbarao has mooted for a Producer Price Index (PPI) to measure the average change over time in the sale prices of domestic goods and services. Currently, it uses Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Wholesale Price Index (WPI) to aid in measuring inflation. But WPI does not capture price movements of ..

Core inflation is a better indicator of price trends: RBI

According to RBI Governor, Core inflation is a better indicator of future price trends because of its less volatility. As per him an analysis of longer series of over three years shows that core inflation has statistically significant predictive power. However he added that headline inflation will surely have a larger momentum than core inflation.

Indian economy is facing stagflation: Moody’s

As per the Global financial services firm Moody’s Analytics: Indian economy is going through stagflation, with slow growth and high inflation. RBI can’t be too aggressive in slashing interest rates. WPI inflation rising up to 7.5% every year in May due to supply-side factors may impose further challenges for the RBI. Recent descend in the ..

1991-like crisis highly improbable: D Subbarao

As per RBI governor D Subbarao, despite high fiscal and current account deficit it is highly improbable that India could witness the replication of the 1991 economic crisis that was caused by similar reasons. As per him factors like floating exchange rate, robust and sophisticated financial markets and a stronger economy are preventing the country ..

Current Monetary Policy of Reserve Bank of India: 3rd Quarter Review 2011-12

Background: The Reserve Bank began exiting from the crisis driven expansionary policy in October 2009. Between January 2010 and October 2011, the Reserve Bank cumulatively raised the cash reserve ratio (CRR) by 100 basis points and the policy rate (the repo rate) 13 times by 375 basis points. This monetary policy response was calibrated on ..

A look into recent RBI decisions

The Reserve Bank of India’s third quarter recapitulation of monetary policy was devoid of major surprises. The only change in monetary policy instruments was a cut in the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) by 0.50% point to 5.5%. This decision will in turn resulted in- Release of Rs.32,000 Crore of funds squeezed from banks. The key ..

India’s Balance of Trade

Read Here Background of India’s Foreign Trade The balance of trade or Net Exports is the difference between the monetary value of exports and imports of output in an economy over a certain period of time. It is the relationship between a nation’s imports and exports. A favorable balance of trade is known as a ..

What is Balance of Payments?

Balance of Payments (BOP) is a systematic and summary record of a country’s economic and financial transactions with the rest of the world, over a period of time, say one year. Structure of Balance of Payments The format of the balance of payments given below shows the important types of transactions that enter the balance of ..