Why is Recent Food Inflation in India so Persistent?

(Speech delivered by Shri Deepak Mohanty, Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India, at the St. Xavier™s College, Mumbai on 13th January 2014) It is an honour for me to deliver this year™s Annual Lalit Doshi Memorial Lecture. I thank Principal Dr. Fr. Frazer Mascarenhas, Dr. Aditi Sawant and Ms. Nikita Kohli for this opportunity. The… Read More

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Raghuram Rajan on Financial Sector Reforms

(Talk by Dr. Raghuram G. Rajan, Governor, Reserve Bank of India at the Delhi Economics Conclave 2013 at Delhi on December 11, 2013) The economy is stabilizing, but there is no room for complacency. Some part of improvement in the CAD has happened due to suppressing gold imports. Not all the measures to reduce fiscal… Read More

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The Five Pillars of RBI™s Financial Sector Policies – Raghuram Rajan

Good evening. I thank the organisers for inviting me. These are challenging times for the Indian economy, but I have dwelt on those near-term challenges elsewhere. Let me turn instead to the opportunities we have to make India a far better place than it is today, focussing in particular on finance. Much of the world… Read More

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No Fundamental Reason for Rupee Volatility, Says Dr. Raghuram Rajan

Good afternoon. There has been some turmoil in financial markets across the world as fears of a sooner-than-anticipated Fed tapering have grown. In India, we have had added volatility as the market has become concerned about policy rates and about oil marketing company demand for dollars. There are issues we have to worry about and… Read More

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Statistics in RBI™s Policy Making Conceptual and Empirical Issues

(Inaugural address by Dr. Duvvuri Subbarao, Governor, Reserve Bank of India at the 7th Statistics Day Conference of RBI, Mumbai on August 30, 2013) We have gathered here today to celebrate the seventh Statistics Day Conference of the Reserve Bank. The Reserve Bank instituted the Statistics Day Conference to honour the memory of Prof. P.… Read More

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Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) June 2013

According to a press release issued today by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for June, 2013 rose by 3 points and pegged at 231 (two hundred and thirty one). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 1.32 per cent between May and June compared with 0.97 per cent between… Read More

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First Quarter Review of Monetary Policy 2013-14

By Dr. D. Subbarao Governor Introduction Since early May when the Reserve Bank issued its Monetary Policy Statement for 2013-14, global growth has been uneven and slower than initially expected. The tail risks to global recovery had eased in the early part of the year, but that improvement was overtaken by the turmoil in financial… Read More

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Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) April 2013

According to a press release issued today by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for April, 2013 rose by 2 point and pegged at 226 (two hundred and twenty six). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.89 per cent between March and April  compared with 1.99 per cent between the same two… Read More

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FAQs on Inflation Indexed Bonds (IIBs)

1. Inflation Indexed Bonds (IIBs) were issued in the name of Capital Indexed Bonds (CIBs) during 1997. How is the new product of IIBs different from earlier CIBs? The CIBs issued in 1997 provided inflation protection only to principal and not to interest payment. New product of IIBs will provide inflation protection to both principal… Read More

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Government Decides to Launch Inflation Index Bonds

Pursuant to the announcement in the Union Budget 2013-14, the Government of India in consultation with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to launch Inflation Index Bonds (IIBs), as instruments that will protect savings of poor and middle classes from inflation and incentivise household sector to save in financial instruments rather than buy gold.… Read More

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RBI Working Paper Series 4 /2013 Monetary Policy Transmission Faster When Monetary System is in Deficit Mode

The Reserve Bank of India today placed on its website a Working Paper titled Financial Development and Monetary Policy Transmission across Financial Markets: What Do Daily Data tell for India? under the RBI Working Paper Series. The paper has been authored by Dr. Partha Ray and Shri Edwin Prabu. Developed and integrated financial markets are… Read More

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Monetary Policy Statement for 2013-14 Statement by Dr. D. Subbarao, Governor, Reserve Bank of India

"First of all, on behalf of the Reserve Bank, a hearty welcome to you all to this dissemination of the Monetary Policy Statement for 2013-14, which we put out a short while ago. 2. Based on an assessment of the current and prospective macroeconomic situation, we have decided to reduce the policy repo rate under… Read More

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RBI Release – Monetary Policy Statement 2013-14

By Dr. D. Subbarao Governor Introduction The Annual Policy for 2013-14 is formulated in an environment of incipient signs of stabilisation in the global economy and prospects of a turnaround, albeit modest, in the domestic economy. 2. In the advanced economies (AEs), near-term risks have receded, aided by improving financial conditions and supportive macroeconomic policies. But this… Read More

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