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Category: Inflation
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Editorial: Trump's choice of a 'gold bug' would imperil the Federal Reserve 31.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Like the president who nominated her for the Federal Reserve board of governors, economist Judy Shelton wants to turn back the clock on monetary policy.

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Bold reform that triggers animal spirits needed: Rajan 31.7.2020 Rediff: Business
If we persist in talk and little action, I think we will slip. I fear the consequences of sustained slow growth. We need strong, sustained, clever action today, Rajan said.
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Should RBI go for a rate cut next week? 30.7.2020 Rediff: Business
Analysts at Barclays pitched for a 0.25 per cent cut to generate demand advising the central bank to throw caution to the wind.
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Demand for gold dampens as prices reach record high of Rs 50,328 per 10 gm 23.7.2020 DNA
Continuing the upward trend, gold prices in India inched higher on Thursday and reached Rs 50,328 per 10 gram in the morning trade.
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Column: Senate GOP votes to put U.S. back on gold standard, one of the worst ideas ever 22.7.2020 LA Times: Business

A Senate committee votes to confirm Federal Reserve Board candidate Judy Shelton, a crank about the gold standard.

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Coronavirus: Zimbabwe arrests 100,000 for 'violations' of measures 19.7.2020 BBC: World
Police say people violated the measures but critics say the government is targeting the opposition.
What every investor must know about the bull run 16.7.2020 Rediff: Business
'When fund managers talk of being bullish for the long term, they assume strong economic growth.' 'That is what they have assumed every year, naively believing the pronouncements and promises of ministers.' 'Unfortunately, they have been wrong year after year,' observes Debashis Basu, editor, www.moneylife.in.
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Centre suspends release of industrial output data for second straight month, cites lockdown 10.7.2020 Scroll.in
The government instead released quick estimates of the Index of Industrial Production, which showed the index value at 88.4 in May against 53.6 in April.
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Scroll explainer: Why petrol and diesel prices in India keep on rising (and rising, and rising) 5.7.2020 Scroll.in
Taxes account for two-thirds of the petrol price paid in Delhi.
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Lightfoot dismissed questions about ability to afford new CTU contract if economy tanked. Then COVID-19 hit, damaging CPS budget for years. 2.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
COVID-19 hurting Chicago Public Schools budget, potentially for years. New contract with teacher union added costs.
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Saudis Stock Up, Brace For Tripled VAT In Kingdom's Austerity Push 1.7.2020 NDTV News - Latest
Saudis braced Wednesday for a tripling in value-added tax, another unpopular austerity measure after the twin shocks of coronavirus and an oil price slump triggered the kingdom's worst economic...
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The Political Fix: Can the rural economy pull the rest of India out of its post-lockdown malaise? 29.6.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
A newsletter on Indian policy and politics from Scroll.in.
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Coronavirus: Bank pumps £100bn into UK economy to aid recovery 18.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
Bank of England announces huge stimulus to aid recovery from the "unprecedented" coronavirus downturn.
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BoE adds 100 billion pounds to stimulus war-chest but slows bond-buying 18.6.2020 Reuters: Money News
The Bank of England increased its bond-buying programme by a further 100 billion pounds ($125 billion) on Thursday to help steer the economy away from its record coronavirus slump, but sharply slowed the pace of its purchases.
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Swiss National Bank says expansive policy needed to tackle coronavirus downturn 18.6.2020 Reuters: Money News
The Swiss National Bank renewed its commitment to an ultra-expansive monetary policy on Thursday, saying its unconventional measures will help Switzerland deal with its sharpest recession in decades.
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Why a recession can be a good time to start a business 18.6.2020 BBC: Business
With a depression on the way, history shows that many big firms were set up in tough times.
UK inflation hits four-year low on oil price fall, COVID impact 17.6.2020 Reuters: Money News
British inflation fell to its lowest since June 2016 last month as the coronavirus pandemic sucked demand from the global economy and oil prices tumbled, leaving the Bank of England free to ramp up its stimulus programme again.
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UK inflation rate falls to fresh four-year low 17.6.2020 BBC: Business
Inflation dropped to 0.5% in May, its lowest rate since June 2016, as fuel prices saw a record fall.
EXPLAINED: What is Fiscal Deficit? 17.6.2020 Rediff: Business
Do the words 'fiscal deficit', whenever they come up for discussion anywhere - be it the office lunch, family dinner, friends' get-together -- drive you into paroxysms? Afraid that you don't have a hang of what exactly these two words mean? Fret not, S Muralidharan, former managing director, BNP Paribas, breaks it down for you so you can hold your own the next time.
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Green shoots welcome but recovery still a long road, Fed's Powell says 17.6.2020 Reuters: Money News
A full U.S. economic recovery will not occur until the American people are sure that the novel coronavirus epidemic has been brought under control, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said on Tuesday, as he began the first of two days of hearings before U.S. ...
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