Demystifying GDP Growth..

The GDP for Q1’17 has recorded growth of 7.1%, sharply lower than 7.9% recorded in Q4’16, as per the data released by Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Wednesday. However, in terms of Gross value added (GVA), growth rate at 7.3% is only marginally lower than 7.4% of Q4’16. Further, GVA for manufacturing, financial services group & public … Continue reading Demystifying GDP Growth..
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Monetary Policy – The Key Lessons..

RBI released its third Monetary Policy for this financial year today which is also the last under the current governor. This is probably also the last rate setting exercise by the governor since soon, the responsibility for this would shift to Monetary policy committee. (Read more on this – https://indiaeconomyandbusiness.com/2016/05/17/monetary-policy-committee/). The policy has kept the … Continue reading Monetary Policy – The Key Lessons..
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Weekly Round Up – Week 25

 

  • Britain wakes up to the news of ‘Brexit’ with a narrow 51.9 – 48.1% vote..! The exit, specially in the backdrop of polarized election campaign in the US, seems to indicate growing isolationism the world around, shrugging off the economic costs. Even though the Brits leave with an awareness of certain pain of departure, the pain could be more severe and last longer than being assumed. Markets across the world including India react with shock. Pound falls by more than 10% before recovering partially. British Prime Minister, a supporter of staying-in, says he would not be the right person to lead the country through this transition and would step down by October. The unsettling questions now is – Can this trigger further exits within EU. (More on this – https://indiaeconomyandbusiness.com/2016/06/22/brexit/)

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RBI Policy – So near, Yet so far…

RBI has kept the policy rates unchanged in its second bi-monthly monetary policy for FY17. Two critical elements that have played their part in shaping today’s policy decision are not-yet-arrived monsoon and the sudden surge in April Inflation. I wonder how different the policy statement would have been if the monsoon had arrived by now.. The … Continue reading RBI Policy – So near, Yet so far…
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Rain, Rain; Come soon…

The IMD’s (Indian Metrological Department) prediction of monsoon being 106% ± 5% of LPA has brought only cheers, but even tears of happiness on this good news for the nation, so deeply dependent on monsoon and having faced the wrath of Rain Gods for two  consecutive years with serious deficit in monsoon. So much so, … Continue reading Rain, Rain; Come soon…
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