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Central banks may do more harm than good, says RBI's Rajan

Raghuram Rajan, governor of the RBI, has been leery of the unconventional monetary policy tools used by central banks since the financial crisis. At some point, he said, pushing interest rates low seems to have the perverse effect of making people save rather than spend. The asset-price boost that comes with QE may disappear if these assets can’t grow into their valuation.

Latest Currency War Entrant: India Warns May Retaliate To Chinese Devaluation

RBI governor Raghuram Rajan: “We will have no hesitation in using our reserves when appropriate to reduce volatility in the rupee.” Economic realities are economic realities and a currency war is a currency war, which is why, we suppose, the Indian government’s chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian thinks the country might just have to hit back.

Major Currencies and Gold - The Big Picture

Various developed nations have been able to leverage their currencies to economic or at least stock market gains, after all. What has gold done? Gold is trying to bottom here. Just as the 2011 ‘Knee Jerks’ hurt gold’s investment sponsorship greatly on a large scale, the small scale panics can be damaging on a short-term basis.

RBI may keep Interest Rates Elevated on More than Estimated Inflation

While economic growth has almost halved to below 5% for the past 2 years, the worst slowdown for India since the 1980s, retail inflation has been averaging around 10%. Adding to inflation woes are damaged crops from recent non-seasonal heavy hail and rains & a possible El Nino weather threat.

Stock Index At Record High And Rupee Strength Makes Analysts Like India Now

Despite India’s troubles over the past few years, more recent economic data indicate that India is heading in the right direction. India has a very good future. All we need is to make some reforms to allow growth at the pace that it should be growing. This is an economy that should be growing at 6%.

Gold Events in 2013: Foundation for Movements in 2014

The chronological events of 2013 persuaded investors in western capital markets that gold’s bull market had definitely been broken, and that gold would probably go lower or at best move sideways in 2014. The underlying reality is very different and 2014 should be an interesting year.

Is India Heading Toward A Crisis Point?

Quite a few emerging markets are increasingly looking like submerging markets lately. Could India be the harbinger of a larger crisis? With few people expecting it automatically increases its likelihood

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