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Forex reserves rise by $810 mn to $653.7 bn as on June 21: RBI data

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) intervenes in the foreign exchange market to curb excess volatility in the rupee

Forex reserves rise by $810 mn to $653.7 bn as on June 21: RBI data
Updated On : 29 Jun 2024 | 12:44 AM IST

Bank of England to keep rates at 16-year high of 5.25% before UK election

Last month the central bank forecast inflation would rise to around 2.6 per cent by the end of the year

Bank of England to keep rates at 16-year high of 5.25% before UK election
Updated On : 20 Jun 2024 | 8:24 AM IST

More central banks to add to their gold reserves within 12 months: Survey

Demand for gold from central banks has been elevated in the last two years as some countries diversify their foreign currency reserves

More central banks to add to their gold reserves within 12 months: Survey
Updated On : 18 Jun 2024 | 12:49 PM IST

Asia shares set for weekly gains as major central banks cut rates

The European Central Bank (ECB) delivered a well-telegraphed rate cut on Thursday, a day after the Bank of Canada became the first G7 nation to trim its key policy rate

Asia shares set for weekly gains as major central banks cut rates
Updated On : 07 Jun 2024 | 9:12 AM IST

Rupee to rely on RBI's help amid foreign outflows post PM Modi's narrow win

Non-deliverable forwards indicate the rupee will open largely unchanged from 83.53 in the previous session

Rupee to rely on RBI's help amid foreign outflows post PM Modi's narrow win
Updated On : 05 Jun 2024 | 9:18 AM IST

Central banks' new-old inflationary bias

This is not to say that individual central bankers are untrustworthy. The problem is that most central banks are not as independent as many believe

Central banks' new-old inflationary bias
Updated On : 31 May 2024 | 10:15 PM IST

Asset famine in China limits central bank's bond trading ambitions

People's Bank of China (PBOC) pledged recently to add treasury bond buying and selling to its toolkit, to improve an increasingly flawed monetary policy transmission mechanism

Asset famine in China limits central bank's bond trading ambitions
Updated On : 27 May 2024 | 8:57 AM IST

RBI dividend usage to signal new govt's fiscal priorities: Ratings agencies

Global rating agencies on Friday said windfall of Rs 2.1 lakh crore dividend from the RBI is positive for the country's fiscal metrics and its usage will provide a signal around the new government's fiscal priorities. The board of India's central bank earlier this week decided to pay Rs 2.1 lakh crore dividend to the government from the profits earned in 2023-24. This is more than double of Rs 1.02 lakh crore that was budgeted by the government. Fitch Ratings Asia-Pacific Sovereigns Director Jeremy Zook said sustained deficit reduction, particularly if underpinned by durable revenue-raising reforms, would be positive for India's rating fundamentals over the medium-term. "The use of the dividend -- whether it is saved or used for additional spending -- could provide a signal around the government's fiscal priorities," Zook told PTI in an email response. Fitch has a 'BBB-' rating on India with a stable outlook. In January, the rating agency had affirmed India's rating on robust growt

RBI dividend usage to signal new govt's fiscal priorities: Ratings agencies
Updated On : 24 May 2024 | 2:23 PM IST

Global rate cuts: Slowing inflation primes G-7 central banks for June

Days after US data revealed cooler-than-expected consumer-price growth, the UK, Canada and Japan will all publish numbers for April that are likely to go in the same direction

Global rate cuts: Slowing inflation primes G-7 central banks for June
Updated On : 19 May 2024 | 6:58 AM IST
Updated On : 03 May 2024 | 6:15 PM IST

Central banks in a cashless world

A central bank can serve as more than just a regulator, by influencing or even creating shared infrastructure

Central banks in a cashless world
Updated On : 27 Apr 2024 | 12:34 AM IST

ECB keeps rates unchanged as world's central banks wrestle with when to cut

The European Central Bank left its key interest rate benchmark unchanged Thursday, choosing to wait for confirmation that rapidly receding inflation is firmly under control before cutting rates to support an economy that's struggling to grow. The bank's rate-setting council said in its post-decision statement that, Most measures of underlying inflation are easing... But domestic price pressures are strong and are keeping services price inflation high. President Christine Lagarde's news conference will be scrutinised for hints about the potential downward path of rates at future meetings. The policy meeting at the bank's skyscraper headquarters in Frankfurt is widely regarded as a prelude to a likely rate cut at the next meeting on June 6, after Lagarde dropped a broad hint by saying that the bank would have more information on the path of inflation at that meeting. The decision comes as the rich world's central banks including the ECB and the US Federal Reserve are weighing when ..

ECB keeps rates unchanged as world's central banks wrestle with when to cut
Updated On : 11 Apr 2024 | 10:26 PM IST

A wholesome policy

Domestically, however the economy continues on a strong footing

A wholesome policy
Updated On : 06 Apr 2024 | 12:05 AM IST

RBI, Indonesia's central bank sign agreement for local currency trade

India's second such local currency trade agreement, after one with the UAE

RBI, Indonesia's central bank sign agreement for local currency trade
Updated On : 07 Mar 2024 | 4:01 PM IST

Cracks start to emerge in global central bank's four-year synchronicity

The International Monetary Fund's latest round of forecasts highlights the divergence: an improved US outlook, worse prospects for the euro zone and miserable figures for the UK

Cracks start to emerge in global central bank's four-year synchronicity
Updated On : 19 Feb 2024 | 7:08 AM IST

China holds key interest rate as economy prepares for 'difficult year'

The People's Bank of China maintained the rate on its one-year policy loans on Monday, disappointing investors expecting the first trim since August

China holds key interest rate as economy prepares for 'difficult year'
Updated On : 15 Jan 2024 | 11:27 PM IST

Cen banks to intervene more in bond mkt; regulation needs review: ICMA

The report is based on the biggest government bond markets in Europe

Cen banks to intervene more in bond mkt; regulation needs review: ICMA
Updated On : 10 Jan 2024 | 2:17 PM IST

Central banks have saved the world in the past. And will do so again

'Central banks will occupy an ever-more important position in the economic and security life of nations, if history is any guide'

Central banks have saved the world in the past. And will do so again
Updated On : 03 Jan 2024 | 9:15 AM IST

Gold to maintain upward trajectory in 2024, ended CY23 with 15% return

Yellow metal to maintain its impressive run in 2024 on the back of triggers such as the moderation in US economic growth, expectation of rate cuts this year and continued buying from central banks

Gold to maintain upward trajectory in 2024, ended CY23 with 15% return
Updated On : 01 Jan 2024 | 11:43 PM IST

Investment funds managers face tougher rules on investor cash calls

Global regulators published tougher rules for managers of open-ended investment funds to ensure they can meet investor cash calls in a crisis without need for emergency liquidity from central banks

Investment funds managers face tougher rules on investor cash calls
Updated On : 21 Dec 2023 | 12:08 AM IST