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Chief economist update: Premature easing will cost more lives, more rupiahs
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 26 JUN 2020
... with Rupiah 20 lakh crore (trillion) -- USD 260 billion - equivalent to 10% of Indian GDP, on May 12. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) also went to work, cutting its benchmark repo rate and the reverse repo rate by 75 bps each to 4.4% and 4.15%, respectively ...
Chief economist update: Global easing
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 13 AUG 2019
... low of 1% at its August meeting - that came at about the same time as similarly surprising cuts from the Reserve Bank of India and the Bank of Thailand - while at the same time not discounting negative interest rates and/or quantitative easing. While ...
Chief economist update: Bonds do the limbo rock
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 9 AUG 2019
How low can they go? Be afraid, be very afraid. A great number of investors are buying into the relative safety of long-term government bonds despite their dwindling yields, and in the case of the Japanese and Eurozone 10-year government bonds, negative ...
Chief economist update: Race to the bottom redux
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 8 AUG 2019
... to keep rates unchanged. This was the central bank's first interest rate cut since April 2015. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced its repo rate by 35 bps to 5.4%, greater than market expectations for a 25 bps cut and the fourth cut this year. ...
Chief economist update: The RBI surprises (again)
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 25 FEB 2019
The Reserve Bank of India is full of surprises. When financial markets expected it to raise interest rates, it didn't. When everyone expected interest rates to remain steady, it cut. Recall that back in October 2018, the RBI surprised markets by ...
Chief economist update: An Indian surprise
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 8 OCT 2018
Just when we thought the times of central bank surprises were things of the past, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) brought them back. The RBI kept interest rates unchanged - repo rate at 6.5%, reverse repo rate at 6.25% - at the conclusion of its October ...
Chief economist update: No target sign on India's back
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 9 APR 2018
... and 1.0% of its total exports, respectively, as at 2017. Tariff increase away! This gives India and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) scope to focus more on the goings-on in the domestic economy more than shackled by the on-going trade war uncertainty. ...
Gesundheit
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 13 FEB 2018
... (20.0%), Malaysia (9.5%), Indonesia (13.7%) and Italy (13.6%). It therefore came as no surprise when the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept policy steady - repo rate at 6.0% and reverse repo at 5.75% - when it met on the February 7 (right in the midst ...
India's upside risks
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 10 OCT 2017
Perhaps the Reserve Bank of India was just following its former colonial master. For similar to the Bank of England (BOE) - it cut interest rates by 25 basis points to 0.25% in August 2016 to head off the potential negative fall-out from Brexit win ...
RBI succumbs to low-flation
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 4 AUG 2017
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut interest rates by 25 basis points - repo rate to 6% (the first reduction in 10 months and the lowest rate since October 2010) and the reverse repo rate to 5.75% (reversing the 25 bps hike announced only four months ...
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