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How The Government Can Get 400,000 cr. to fight the Covid Slowdown

It’s obvious now that the lockdown will hurt India’s economy. And just as other countries are doing, we’ll need big stimulus to start pushing ...
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3 Months of No EMIs, But Why You Should Pay If You Can

This is Post 3 of our CovidLockdown series, where we do some plain speaking about things related to money.  RBI has made a crpytic statement that has been ...
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RBI Limits Withdrawals From Yes Bank. Have They Forced Shotgun Mergers Before?

It came as a shock, on the evening of March 5, 2020, that Yes Bank was placed under RBI’s moratorium. This means: Depositors (of any sort) can’t ...
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Operation Twist: The Last Time, Liquid Funds Lost Money. This Time is Better.

We have written about an “Operation Twist” in the 1960s in the US. (Read post) In 1961, when Kennedy became President, the US was going through a ...
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A Small Rate Cut With an Outlook That RBI Will Cut More

RBI has cut rates again by 0.25%. We now have the lowest rates since 2009 at 5.15%. Remember, repo is the rate at which banks borrow from the RBI. Reverse repo ...
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Podcast: The PMC Bank Debacle (Episode-10)

  Host Shray Chandra (Director) and Deepak Shenoy (CEO) discuss in detail about the troubles at the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank, the ...
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Podcast: Should The Indian Government Borrow From Abroad? (Episode-9)

‘About 40% of all the of money that you’re paying as tax is going not to build infrastructure, not to feed the hungry, not to pay farmers for food! ...
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RBI Gives Back Over 176,000 cr. to the Government as Excess Capital

The RBI has finally decided to transfer 1.76 lakh crore from its balance sheet to the government as a dividend. We have written about this before and believe ...
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Charts: Are Foreign Investors Taking Out Money?

The talk has been so: Oh they raised taxes And this hits Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) Who have therefore sold their ass off and markets have crashed. It ...
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Yet Another Rate Cut: RBI Cuts to Lowest Rate Since 2010, But Confuses By Its “Stance”

RBI cuts the repo rate today by 0.25% to 6%, the lowest it has been since 2010 (it was at 6% in 2017 too, for a while). This isn’t the lowest though ...
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