Year in review of Shaktikanta Das-led RBI

When the Narendra Modi government, stumped by the sudden resignation of Urjit Patel, parachuted retired bureaucrat Shaktikanta Das to RBI in December 2018, many expected a great lull in the public acrimony that marred the days of his academically more illustrious predecessors Patel and Raghuram Rajan. Continue Reading

India’s manufacturing sector activity inches up in November

The country’s manufacturing sector activity inched up in November but the upturn remained subdued as growth rates for new orders as well as production were modest, a monthly survey said today. The IHS Markit India Manufacturing PMI rose to 51.2 in November from 50.6 in October, when it had fallen to a two-year low, indicating only a slight improvement in the health of the sector. Continue Reading

Low inflation, falling growth leave more room for rate cut: RBI governor

The government has limited fiscal space to support growth, but low inflation can help the monetary authority ease policy rates further and help boost the economy that has badly lost its momentum, RBI governor Shaktikanta Das said yesterday. Continue Reading

Will not hesitate to take steps to maintain financial stability: Das

Addressing 15th Annual Convocation of Post Graduate Diploma in Management at National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), he said, fine tuning and improving supervision and regulation is a continuous exercise. Continue Reading