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RBI Cuts Repo Rate 50 Basis Points, But Rupee Rallies

I’m a fan of RBI Gov. Rajan, and I think that if he feels as though this will help offset the China slowdown. But to see the rupee rally like it has after a rate cut? That’s a surprise. I shake my head in disbelief. But, gold is down, and so too is silver, and platinum, with palladium the only precious metals of these 4 to be trading with a gain this morning.

India Eases Bank Gold Imports: Gold Can Again Be Used As Loan Collateral

Facilitated by the drop in oil prices – a key import for India, the RBI has finally lifted its ban on imports of gold coins and medallions by banks and trading houses. The RBI in a notification also said banks are permitted to import gold on consignment basis & are free to grant gold metal loans.

Gold Shortage, Worst In 21st Century... And India Just Made It Worse

One event that may stretch the already ridiculous disconnect between physical & swap-based gold, is that India scrapped a rule mandating traders to export 20% of all gold imported into the country, in a surprise move that could cut smuggling and raise legal shipments into the world’s second-biggest consumer of the metal after China.

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%.

RBI's Foreign Exchange Reserves In Gold Fall 15%

RBI, India’s central bank’s foreign exchange reserves in gold fell 15% in value between Mar & Sept last year & the yield on reserves fell 2 basis points amid low interest rates across the developed world. Gold accounted for about 8% of the total foreign exchange reserves in value terms in Sept last year.

Gold Prices Surge On Speculation India May Ease Gold Import Curbs

Gold prices shot up near a six-week high, set for the longest weekly rally since September 2012, based on speculation that India may lower gold import curbs, which may in turn help the the jewelry industry which has shrunk under the curbs while gold smuggling is rising.

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

India Seems To Be Sliding From Bad To Worse

India’s Sensex stock market is down 11% in the last 3 weeks to 11 month-lows, Rupee at an all-time record low of 63 / US dollar and bond market has imploded from a 7.1% yield in May for the 10 Year to 9.25%

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