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    1. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      RBI leaves rates on hold

      The Reserve Bank of India is standing pat on interest rates. The benchmark repo rate remains at 6.75 per cent. The...

    2. January 27, 2016

      India’s markets lose their Modi mojo

      Narendra Modi swept to election victory on a pro-business economic platform on May 16 2014, pushing India’s benchmark...

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    1. Indian Banking and Finance

      Viewed from afar, 2015 should have marked the start of a golden age of Indian banking...
    2. India and Globalisation 2012

      Growth has slowed at home but cash-rich, family-owned groups are still in the mood to ...
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    1. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Indian industrial production slides; inflation up

      The risks of rampant inflation, one of India’s long-standing economic problems, are diminishing – but will companies...

    2. Fast FT

      December 14, 2015

      India wholesale inflation narrows to -2%

      India’s deflationary trend looks to be coming to an end, as the index tracking wholesale prices narrows for a third...

    3. December 7, 2015

      Euroclear presses ahead with India government bonds

      Euroclear, the world’s largest securities settlement system, is pressing ahead with plans to include Indian government...

    4. FT Alphaville

      November 19, 2015

      Ever wondered what a strike by 17,000 Indian central bank employees looks like?

      The scene, as we went to pixel, outside the Reserve Bank of India in Mumbai — from where Rajan stares across the city —...

    5. November 19, 2015

      Reserve Bank of India hit as 17,000 staff take ‘mass casual leave’

      India’s central bank ground to a halt on Thursday as 17,000 staff went on strike to protest against a proposed overhaul...

    6. October 21, 2015

      Credit Suisse warns over Indian banks’ bad loans

      Bad loan levels across India’s banking system are far higher than official data suggest, according to new research from...

    7. October 15, 2015

      India leaving China behind? Not so fast

      The truth may finally be wearing off the old saying that India only ever compares itself with itself. As the Indian...

    8. October 12, 2015

      P Jayendra Nayak spells out reform of Indian public sector banks

      Successive governments in India have demonstrated unwillingness to grasp the nettle of radical public sector bank...

    9. October 12, 2015

      No band-aid solutions for Indian banking’s problem loans

      Viewed from afar, 2015 should have marked the start of a golden age of Indian banking. The economy is recovering after...

    10. October 12, 2015

      India’s newly-licensed banks carry potential seeds of revolution

      You wait nearly a decade for a new bank to open in India and then more than 20 turn up at once. The first arrived in...

    11. October 12, 2015

      Central bank chief Raghuram Rajan wins credit for reform of monetary policy

      Central bankers tend to be viewed as cautious technocrats, fond of careful phrasing and averse to dramatic action. But...

    12. October 8, 2015

      Bad loans spiral in India’s ‘broken’ banking system

      Asking for a solution to the problems of the state banks that dominate India’s financial system is akin to a lost...

    13. October 5, 2015

      StanChart to set up capitalised subsidiary in India

      Standard Chartered is set to become the first big foreign bank to set up a separately capitalised subsidiary in India,...

    14. September 29, 2015

      India: rupee rosiness

      The Reserve Bank of India has an unusually fortunate status among central banks: it does not have to defend a...

    15. September 29, 2015

      India slashes rates by 50 basis points

      Weakening global economic conditions pushed India’s central bank to slash interest rates by a larger-than-expected 50...

    16. FT Alphaville

      September 28, 2015

      Chup raho! You're a non-performing asset

      We don’t mean to keep banging on about it. But the bad loans in India’s banking system are both a significant barrier...

    17. September 25, 2015

      Brazil and Turkey show India what not to do

      Last week saw another episode in the struggle over who sets Indian monetary policy when Arun Jaitley, the finance...

    18. September 21, 2015

      India’s Arun Jaitley hints at compromise on RBI independence

      India’s finance minister urged the Reserve Bank of India to lower interest rates even as the two finalise delicate...

    19. September 17, 2015

      India microlenders upgrade to banks

      The Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday said it had granted approval to eight Indian commercial microlenders to upgrade...

    20. September 15, 2015

      India seeks to solve inflation-deflation puzzle

      Anyone studying India’s economy by looking only at its wholesale price index for the past year could be forgiven for...

    21. August 4, 2015

      Rajan stresses RBI policy independence

      Raghuram Rajan, the governor of India’s central bank, said the institution had reached a “broad consensus” with the...

    22. July 24, 2015

      New Delhi should loosen its grip on interest rates

      Steering Indian monetary policy must rank as one of the toughest jobs around. Depending on which index is used, prices...

    23. July 24, 2015

      India moves to reduce central bank powers on interest rates

      India’s government has signalled it will remove control of interest rates from the central bank, in a controversial...

    24. June 22, 2015

      India infrastructure: Built on debt

      Some day, the Delhi Metro will be able to take race fans to the Buddh International Circuit, a $400m, 16-turn,...

    25. June 8, 2015

      India to crack down on companies that fail to repay loans

      India has increased pressure on its heavily indebted companies with rules that allow banks to push out business owners...

    26. June 3, 2015

      Domestic investors board India equity run

      Foreign fund managers piled into India last year, pushing shares to record highs. But with the country’s bull run...

    27. June 2, 2015

      India cuts interest rates for third time this year

      India’s central bank on Tuesday cut its key interest rate for the third time this year to encourage sluggish investment...

    28. May 21, 2015

      India’s microfinance groups bounce back

      India’s microfinance industry increased its total loan portfolio 61 per cent over the past financial year to a record...

    29. May 18, 2015

      Nimble private lenders take aim at India’s static banking sector

      With its jaunty branding and stewardesses decked out in identikit 50s-style wigs, India’s IndiGo airline seems a world...

    30. May 7, 2015

      Rupee hit by tax dispute and rising oil

      The Indian rupee, a rare standout performer this year among emerging market currencies, fell to its lowest level for 20...

    31. beyondbrics

      May 4, 2015

      Reform is the only answer to India’s growth-inflation problem

      A stark dichotomy has emerged between Indian economic data and the reality on the ground. In the latest example, the...

    32. April 28, 2015

      Bandhan: new bank with unlikely head start on Indian billionaires

      The biggest names in Indian business — including Anil Ambani, the Aditya Birla group and the Bajaj group — entered the...

    33. April 21, 2015

      RBI rate cuts evade India’s real economy

      When India held rates again this month it was less a sign of confidence in the economy or the end of inflationary fears...

    34. April 7, 2015

      Australian and Indian central banks hold steady on rates

      Central banks in Australia and India took a break from monetary easing and held benchmark interest rates steady. In the...

    35. beyondbrics

      March 30, 2015

      Guest post: seven reasons why India will cut rates on April 7

      By Rajeev Malik of CLSA The general drift in the financial trenches is that Governor Raghuram Rajan of the Reserve Bank...

    36. beyondbrics

      March 13, 2015

      EM monetary policy and the fear of the Fed

      If there’s one thing that central banks like, it is being independent. But EM central bankers’ decisions are currently...

    37. March 4, 2015

      Indian banks: paper chase

      A good salesperson can sell even duff goods. Some goods are so good they sell themselves. India’s stock market — up 46...

    38. February 24, 2015

      Meet India’s old-style central banker

      Raghuram Rajan, the governor of the Reserve Bank of India, is what most central bankers used to be — an independent...

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