Friday, 24 March, 2023

Topic: RBI

Low tariff of civic services hurting financial viability of India’s ULBs, says World Bank

Indian cities require an estimated capital investment of US$ 840 bn in 15 yrs in urban infra & municipal services, equivalent to 1.18% of estimated GDP over this period, it adds.

Why FPIs are fleeing Indian debt and how bond markets have become volatile

Overseas ownership of Indian govt & sovereign bonds has fallen to record lows. FPIs have utilised less than 25% of their investment limit in govt bonds & just 17% in corporate bonds.

‘India’s urban local bodies among weakest globally’: RBI decries reliance on state, central grants

Municipal corporations need innovative alternative sources of financing to cater to increased infrastructural demands, says report by RBI.

Indian banks are heading into a trap. High inflation and interest rates are a deadly mix

It is increasingly a good time to deposit money and an increasingly costly affair to take a loan. Banks are finding that their avenues for lending are more curtailed.

Our take on stubble burning, Imran Khan assassination bid and Morbi tragedy—in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

UPI powers India’s digital transactions. RBI’s eRupee is compelling but must argue retail use

Could the eRupee piggyback as a key piece of the larger 'digital stack'? RBI's concept note gives a direction, but there are concerns that must be addressed.

How RBI’s inflation targeting regime has had a stabilising influence on price rise in India

Adopted by India in October 2016, the inflation targeting framework gives flexibility to the RBI to also focus on growth without undermining its inflation control objective.

Govt should make public the RBI report on missed inflation targets

ThePrint view on the most important issues.

Rupee falls to record low of 82.77 per US dollar, down from 82.36 in previous session

Traders from two private banks said that large dollar demand from two public sector companies had contributed to the rupee's fall to record low.

RBI’s 2013 playbook to rebuild forex reserves unlikely to work, say analysts

These reserves have declined to $110 billion from a peak of $642 billion in September last year, largely due to the fall in the value of holdings in dollars & other currencies.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.