User: kailas Topic: Economics
Category: Inflation
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Major Fed policy change: Interest rates to stay ultralow even after inflation tops 2% 27.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The Federal Reserve change means that borrowing rates for households and businesses — for everything from auto loans and home mortgages to corporate expansion — will likely remain ultralow for years to come.
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Fed interest rates to stay ultra-low longer. Who stands to benefit? 27.8.2020 LA Times: Business

In a change, the Federal Reserve says it plans to keep interest rates near zero even after inflation exceeds the Fed's 2% target level.

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Fed relaxes inflation target in major policy shift 27.8.2020 BBC: Business
It will give the central bank more flexibility in how it aids the US recovery, says Chair Jerome Powell.
Global Markets: Stocks gain as investors eye stimulus clues at Jackson Hole 26.8.2020 DNA
A day earlier, investors had dumped benchmark US debt and bought stocks after a productive call between top Beijing and Washington officials stoked hopes of smoother trade relations between the world's two biggest economies.
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'Onus of saving economy is now on the govt' 22.8.2020 Rediff: Business
With no rate cuts on the table, the other monetary policy alternative could be to reduce the width of the asymmetric policy corridor or increase in reverse repo rate when the pandemic subsides, they opined.
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How can Modi rescue the economy? 21.8.2020 Rediff: Business
The government may have to resort, eventually and however unwillingly, to printing money, abandoned as policy and practice in the 1990, predicts T N Ninan.
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Should market experts be part of RBI's MPC? 21.8.2020 Rediff: Business
'Three external members of the first MPC are respected researchers with excellent academic background, but there is no harm in considering academicians with diverse backgrounds such as finance and labour along with economists for this body,' recommends Tamal Bandyopadhyay.
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RBI rules out rate cut any time soon 20.8.2020 Rediff: Business
Although there is headroom for further monetary policy action, at this juncture it is important to keep our arsenal dry and use it judiciously: RBI's Das.
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PPE costs add to surprise jump in UK inflation in July 19.8.2020 BBC: Business
Extra cost of personal protection equipment for dentists and hairdressers helped send UK inflation to 1%.
UK inflation rises to 1% in July as lockdown eases 19.8.2020 BBC: Front Page
The rate of Consumer Price Index inflation jumped from 0.6% in June to 1% in July, official figures show.
As Lebanon’s economy sinks, migrant Indian workers look to Indian government to get them home 18.8.2020 Scroll.in
Many have been thrown out of work and say they could soon face starvation. The recent port blasts have only worsened the bleak situation.
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Op-Ed: Art is essential and so are the people who create it. We have to start treating them that way 17.8.2020 LA Times: Commentary

We need to end the assumption that content should be free. If you consume artists' work, you have to pay for it.

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When an American professor worked at the RBI... 10.8.2020 Rediff: Business
'We get to know secrets such as some of India's top-rated firms do not always make payments when due and many State-owned, listed, enterprises that borrow in bond markets default regularly.' 'Without naming the bank, he says that ever-greening of poor loans by a part of India's shadow banking lay at the doorstep of India's banking, notably 'one private bank'.' Viral Acharya's Quest for Restoring Financial Stability in India won't be music to many ears, observes Tamal Bandyopadhyay.
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RBI Monetary Policy Committee keeps interest rates unchanged 6.8.2020 Scroll.in
The central bank said it will enhance liquidity support for financial markets, ease financial stress caused by the coronavirus and strengthen credit discipline.
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Shaktikanta Das-Led RBI To Announce Policy Decision Today 6.8.2020 NDTV News - Top-stories
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will shortly announce its decision on monetary policy today as its top brass concludes a three-day review. Economists remain divided over whether the central bank will...
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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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