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RBI’s February Rate Cut—Surprising or not so.....

In an interesting move, unexpected by many, in the February 2019 policy review the RBI decided to change the stance of monetary policy from calibrated tightening to neutral and to reduce the policy repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25 percent with a 4:2 majority vote. Consequently, the reverse repo rate under the LAF stands adjusted to 6.0%, and the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate to 6.5%. Repo is the rate at which RBI lends to commercial banks, whereas reverse repo is the short-term borrowing rate at which the central bank borrows from other banks. The marginal cost of funds-based lending rate (MCLR) is the minimum interest rate below which a bank is not permitted to lend, barring a few exceptional cases permitted by RBI. Read More

Highlights of the Interim Budget 2019

This year’s Union Budget in February as per convention is an interim one awaiting results of elections to be held in May. A national Interim Budget refers to the budget of a government that is going through a transition period. The Interim Budget spans the transition time between the two governments in an election year so that the government can continue to function.  An Interim Budget usually is an account of income and expenditure and doesn't list out new schemes or doesn't unveil any policy measures. However, the ruling party at the Centre took this opportunity to reach out to a large electorate ahead of the Lok Sabha polls and presented a few new measures in form of tax rebates and benefits for the economically weaker sections.  Read More



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ur January-2019 issue of E-UpDates has already been published

E-UpDates - A Monthly Statistical e-Bulletin
Indian & Global Economic and Financial Market Indicators
Over 30 Monthly& Daily Data Series in Tables and Charts. Rs. 3600 per year







Economy - Indicators
  
Indian Economy
GDP
7.1% - Q2, 2018-19
8.2% - Q1, 2018-19
7.7% - Q4, 2017-18
7.2% - Q3, 2017-18
6.3% - Q2, 2017-18
5.6% - Q1, 2017-18
7.6% - 2015-16
7.3% - 2014-15

IIP


Revised All-India IIP
October - 8.1%
September - 4.5%
August - 4.3%
  #:Base 2011-12=100
WPI Inflation(%)
(All Commodity)
4.64% - November, 2018
5.3% - October, 2018
5.13% - September, 2018
4.53% - August, 2018
CPI Inflation(%)
New Series
2.33% (All India); 1.71% (Rural Areas); 3.12% (Urban Areas)
Provisional
         (November, 2018)
Interest Rates CRR: 4.00% p.a (wef  9 February, 2013)
MSF Rate: 6.75% p.a.

Reverse Repo Rate: 6.00% (wef  7
February, 2019
)

Repo Rate: 6.25%
(wef  7 February, 2019)
CMR/CBLO
: 6.60/6.46 (September 19, 2018)
Exchange Rate 71.26 (Dollar), 80.93 (Euro),
92.53 (Pound) , 65.00 (Yen)
[January 21 to January 25, 2019 weekly average]
Updated on 10 February, 2019
See Terminology section for explanations and notes.


 Global Indicators on  01 February, 2019


Global Economy

US
UK
Euro
Japan
China
GDP
3.0
Q3, 2018
1.5
Q3, 2018
1.6
Q3, 2018
nil
Q3, 2018
6.4
Q4, 2018
CPI
1.9
Dec,2018
2.1
Dec,2018
1.6
Dec,2018
0.3
Dec, 2018
1.9
Dec, 2018
IIP
4.9
Aug,2018
1.0
Jul,2018
-0.1
Jul,2018
2.2
Jul, 2018
6.1
Aug, 2018
Emp
3.9
Dec,2018
4.0
Oct,2018
7.9
Nov,2018
2.5
Nov, 2018
3.8
Q4, 2017
Emp : Unemployment Rate
Updated on 01 February, 2019


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