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  1. beyondbrics

    September 17, 2013

    India: CPI vs WPI, which to use?

    How do you measure that? Here’s a growing dilemma for India’s policy makers. According to the Wholesale Price Index,...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    August 30, 2013

    Fishing under cloudy skies

    Babu/Reuters Fishermen carry a box filled with fishes at a fishing harbour in the southern Indian city of Chennai. India’s...

  1. beyondbrics

    August 6, 2013

    [snap] new RBI chief, new rupee low

    Raghuram Rajan, chief economic adviser to India’s finance ministry, has just been announced as the next chief of the Reserve...

  2. July 30, 2013

    Rupee tumbles on RBI’s ‘apologetic’ tone

    India’s rupee tumbled below the psychologically important threshold of Rs60 to the US dollar on Tuesday, after its central...

  3. January 29, 2013

    India’s central bank cuts interest rates

    The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday cut the country’s benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points, a move that will bring...

  4. October 30, 2012

    RBI defies government to hold rates

    India’s central bank defied government pressure to cut interest rates on Tuesday amid fears that rising inflation poses a...

  5. October 9, 2012

    Geithner welcomes India’s economic reform

    Tim Geithner, US Treasury secretary, on Tuesday praised India’s recent burst of reforms aimed at liberalising the economy,...

  6. September 4, 2012

    India’s banks face Basel III challenge

    India’s struggling banking sector will face a period of lower profitability as it seeks to raise at least Rs5,000bn ($90bn)...

  7. beyondbrics

    July 31, 2012

    India: RBI holds rates with eye on inflation

    The Reserve Bank of India kept benchmark interest rates on hold on Tuesday, in a widely expected bid to contain persistently...

  8. beyondbrics

    July 18, 2012

    Is a new Indian inflation index needed?

    WPI or CPI, or something new? Indian inflation is a complicated thing to follow. The governor of the Reserve Bank of India,...

  9. April 17, 2012

    India’s rate cut: think again

    A firefighter wouldn’t dream of stoking the fire he is trained to put out. But Duvvuri Subbarao, India’s central bank...

  10. April 17, 2012

    India cuts rates in effort to boost growth

    India’s central bank cut key lending rates for the first time in three years on Tuesday in an aggressive effort to stimulate...

  11. March 15, 2012

    RBI resists pressure and holds rates

    India’s central bank resisted cutting benchmark lending rates on Thursday as policymakers decided that more needed to be...

  12. February 21, 2012

    India’s global banking dreams confront reality

    When the State Bank of India started offering mortgages in the UK last month, it was as if a dream had started to come true...

  13. beyondbrics

    January 24, 2012

    New York headlines

    * Abu Dhabi approves major spending plan * India’s central bank warns on ‘fiscal slippage’ * EU eases Myanmar sanctions...

  14. January 24, 2012

    India’s central bank warns on ‘fiscal slippage’

    With five hotly contested state elections pending in February and March, India’s central bank has issued a stern warning to...

  15. beyondbrics

    January 2, 2012

    India PMI: good news, but not good enough

    Manufacturing in India picked up in December on the back of a rise in new orders, a brighter note amongst other Asian...

  16. beyondbrics

    October 27, 2011

    London headlines

    * Qatar joins Mexico with oil hedge * Infosys says seeks acquisitions worth up to $700m * South Korea doubles currency swap...

  17. October 25, 2011

    Shake-up for Indian banks as savings rates are set free

    India is set for one of the biggest shake-ups of its commercial banking industry in decades after a move by the Reserve Bank...

  18. October 25, 2011

    India’s ‘big bang’ will end lazy banking

    The winners and losers of India’s ‘big bang’ savings deposits deregulation appeared to be clear within moments of its...

  19. October 25, 2011

    Inflation in India: a cry for help

    Two more months? Duvvuri Subbarao’s projection that inflation will turn down in December is oddly specific. The governor of...

  20. October 25, 2011

    India deregulates savings interest rates

    The Reserve Bank of India has deregulated interest rates on the country’s savings accounts, triggering one of the biggest...

  21. October 25, 2011

    India raises rates amid growth warnings

    India has raised benchmark lending rates for the 13th time since March 2010, deepening fears that it may be alone in...

  22. beyondbrics

    September 14, 2011

    Indian rates: all set for a hike

    The chances of a rate hike in India on Friday increased with the publication today of inflation figures showing an annual...

  23. beyondbrics

    August 16, 2011

    India: trying to dampen inflation

    India’s inflation rate has eased a little – but not enough to prevent at least one more interest rate increase. Wholesale...

  24. July 26, 2011

    Indian inflation: interesting times

    Pranab Mukherjee is right: the decision by the Reserve Bank of India to raise interest rates by 50 basis points on Tuesday –...

  25. FT Alphaville

    July 26, 2011

    India unexpectedly raises rates by 50 points

    India’s central bank has raised interest rates by a higher than expected 50 basis points, signalling its determination to...

  26. July 26, 2011

    India stutters in race to double digit growth

    Economic officials typically accentuate the positive. Speaking to a gathering of economists in New Delhi a couple of weeks...

  27. July 26, 2011

    India unexpectedly raises rates by 50 points

    India’s central bank has raised interest rates by a higher than expected 50 basis points, signalling its determination to...

  28. June 22, 2011

    Inflation pressure mounts on New Delhi

    High food prices and the rising cost of crude oil have earned India a reputation for the highest inflation of...

  29. June 15, 2011

    India business warns central bank on rates

    India’s top industrialists have pleaded with the central bank not to raise benchmark lending rates on Thursday to combat the...

  30. May 3, 2011

    India lifts rates to curb inflation

    India has aggressively raised benchmark interest rates as the central bank tacitly acknowledged that the incremental steps...

  31. March 17, 2011

    India: central bank battles government

    Indian central bank governor Duvvuri Subbarao is much too polite to blame the government for India’s chronic inflation...

  32. January 25, 2011

    India’s inflation deters foreign investors

    Few would have guessed a year ago that a rise in the price of onions would put a brake on the stellar growth of India’s...

  33. January 25, 2011

    Indian industrialists fear rate rise too far

    Monetary policy meetings in India are now met with anguish by the country’s industrialists. A drum beat of seven successive...

  34. Money Supply

    January 25, 2011

    India raises rates but extends bank liquidity

    India’s Reserve Bank has raised rates to tackle inflation, while extending bank liquidity measures due to expire next week....

  35. January 25, 2011

    India’s growth push gets regional boost

    Asian countries are among the biggest investors in India as the region increasingly backs its own rapid growth amid a...

  36. November 30, 2010

    India rates pressure after surge in economy

    India’s economy grew close to 9 per cent in the three months to the end of September, putting pressure on the central bank...

  37. November 17, 2010

    India needs ‘quantum step’ in investment

    India’s central bank governor has warned that the country needs a "quantum step" in investment to achieve the ambitious...

  38. FT Alphaville

    November 3, 2010

    India may not increase rates for next three months

    “Immediate future rate action is unlikely barring some shocks,” Reserve Bank of India Governor Duvvuri Subbarao said in...

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