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The RBI Buys Gold, Buys US Dollars But Refuses to Help the Indian Government: From The Annual Report

The RBI has been hailed as an excellent regulator, but it's indeed disappointing that it chooses to fatten itself up at the cost of the Indian public and ...
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Is Inflation Going To Break the Debt and Gilt Fund Breakaway Run?

Debt funds have had a wonderful run last year, especially Gilt funds. The best gilt fund did over 14% in the last year. Is that going to change? The macro's ...
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RBI Cuts Rates to Lowest Ever and Shifts Focus to Economy

The RBI has now finally recognized that we could have a serious issue with Covid, in terms of the economy. Meaning: the economy could absolutely collapse if ...
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The RBI has Bought 163,000 cr. of Government Bonds During #Covid19

We have complained that the RBI isn’t doing that much to help in #Covid19, while the west is going bonkers. But now we stand corrected – in what ...
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What is a TLTRO and Why Does It Impact Non Banking Financiers?

Non Banking Companies are struggling with the lockdown cutting into their cash flows – they have to give their customers a moratorium of three months ...
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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 ...
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