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India’s foreign reserves and global risk

India’s foreign exchange reserves, relative to GDP, have been on the rise. This article examines the motives behind the hoarding of reserves by central banks, and if adequate reserves are held for pur...

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Embracing the melody of dissent: A symphony in policymaking

In recent times, members of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Reserve Bank of India, have expressed views that are contrary to the MPC’s official stance. This article investigates the influence of ...

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The silent reshaping of India’s credit landscape

India’s credit landscape has been undergoing major changes in recent years. In this post, Sengupta and Vardhan discuss five key trends – consumerisation of bank credit, decline in bank deposits, growt...

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Emergence of a private credit market in India

The last few years have seen the growth of a private credit market in India, which offers financing to small and mid-sized firms with a relatively high default risk. In this piece, Datta and Sengupta ...

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A more focused RBI: Creating capacity to tackle ‘true’ market failure

Large, routine payments to the government by the public lead to liquidity crunch in the economy, necessitating interventions by the central bank. However, Gurbachan Singh argues that the RBI is better...

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Who holds sovereign debt and why it matters

Knowing who invests in sovereign debt and how they impact borrowing costs could help governments understand how costly it would be to raise new debt. This article constructs and analyses data on the c...

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Effect of food prices on inflation: Is monetary policy an effective tool?

With rising inflation becoming a global concern, Balakrishnan and Parameswaran discuss some explanations for the high inflation in India. They find that inflation was driven by a domestic rise in food...

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The past and future of Indian finance

In the fourth article in the Ideas@IPF2023 series, Ruchir Agarwal describes the impact of two economic shocks – the financial crisis of 2018-20 and the Covid-19 pandemic – on the Indian financial syst...

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UPI: A game changer towards achieving a cashless economy

Since the launch of the Unified Payment Interface (UPI), the volume of digital transactions in India has increased exponentially over the last few years. Shamim Ara highlights the trends in the expans...

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The post-pandemic credit landscape in India

The economic shock caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and longstanding structural issues like the NPA crisis with its associated risk aversion in the banking sector resulted in low bank credit growth in...

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Priorities for the G20 Finance Track

Considering the macroeconomic challenges faced by emerging markets, Eichengreen and Gupta outline a few key aspects of the financial agenda that G20 members could address. They discuss seven areas of ...

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Bank failures: what’s the Fed’s role?

Silicon Valley Bank is the largest bank failure in the US since the 2008 financial crisis. Viral Acharya and Raghuram Rajan reflect on this and attribute the bank’s collapse to more than bankers’ mism...

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