Latha Venkatesh

  • RBI to unveil credit policy review, interest rate may remain unchanged 05-08-2014 09:49 AM

    The Reserve Bank of India will come out with its credit policy review on Tuesday. It is likely to maintain status quo on interest rate in its bi-monthly monetary policy review. The central bank may prepare ground for an easier rate regime by introducing some liquidity enhancing measures. In spite...
  • Ready to deal with market volatility on poll result day: RBI 15-05-2014 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan on Thursday discussed a contingency plan with the Finance Ministry and stock market regulator Securities and Exchanges Board of India (SEBI) to deal with market volatility on Friday as the Lok Sabha elections will be declared on May 16. Rajan said...
  • Exclusive: Not worried about rupee overvaluation right now, says Rajan 02-04-2014 02:41 PM

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan said he was not worried about rupee overvaluation for now. Strong foreign fund inflows over the last couple of months have lifted the rupee to an 8-month high, stoking concerns that India's exports could become uncompetitive. "When we were at 60/$, people...
  • Amartya Sen salutes AAP electoral strategy, asks it to be more inclusive 23-02-2014 07:43 AM

    Mumbai: A prominent face in the Lok Sabha elections is Arvind Kejriwal who will campaign in Haryana on Sunday. Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has called AAP's success in Delhi Assembly election a major achievement and saluted its electoral strategy. He said, "To be able to win electoral support massively in...
  • Fisc consolidation needs to be our mantra for Budget: Basu 16-02-2014 10:40 PM

    In an interview to CNBC-TV18's Latha Venkatesh, Kaushik Basu, chief economist of World Bank spoke about his reading of the global economy and his outlook. Below is a verbatim transcript of the interview: Q: You aren't one of us at this point in time, in a way, as the World...
  • RBI to announce 3rd quarter monetary policy review today 28-01-2014 09:20 AM

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India is likely to announce the third quarter monetary policy on Tuesday. The experts have said that the RBI may retain the status quo despite the clamour to slash interest rates. Banks across the country have been insisting on rate cuts to help boost...
  • RBI to withdraw pre-2005 currency notes to unearth black money 23-01-2014 11:02 AM

    The RBI has announced that currency notes issued before 2005 will no longer be accepted. The notes can be exchanged at banks till July. The old notes are being withdrawn because they do not display the year they were printed. The move is being seen as an effort to crack...
  • Maharashtra: AAP effect not reason for power tariff reduction, says Chavan 21-01-2014 01:25 PM

    Mumbai: After protests from opposition parties and even members of the Congress, the Maharashtra government reduced power tariffs by 15 to 20 per cent on Monday. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan defended his government saying that the decision is not under pressure but has been taken consciously. "All the sections...
  • RBI likely to hike repo rate in mid-quarter policy review today 18-12-2013 10:43 AM

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will come out with its mid-quarter policy review on Wednesday. With the recent surge in inflation, a rate hike looks imminent. ...
  • RBI hikes repo rate by 25 basis points, CRR unchanged 29-10-2013 11:22 AM

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday hiked repo rate by 25 basis points from 7.50 per cent to 7.75 per cent. The RBI has kept the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) unchanged at 4 per cent. With the rupee having stabilised, the RBI lowered its Marginal Standing Facility...
  • Raghuram Rajan to announce his maiden RBI monetary policy today 20-09-2013 07:58 AM

    Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan will announce his maiden monetary policy on Friday. The move by the US Federal Reserve not to taper stimulus has made his job easier, but he still has to balance slowing growth with accelerating inflation which soared to 6-month high of 6.1...
  • RBI intervenes to curb rupee's volatility 21-08-2013 10:08 AM

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday announced a slew of measures, including Rs 8,000 crore bond buyback, to ease liquidity and ensure adequate credit flow to the productive sectors of the economy. ...
  • Markets continue to fall; Rupee closes at 63.25 vs dollar 20-08-2013 08:20 PM

    The carnage on the dalal street continued on Tuesday with the Rupee opening at its all time low of 64.11. It however recovered by the end of the day's trade and closed at 63.25 to the dollar. This is an all time closing low for the rupee. ...
  • RBI to announce quarter monetary policy; unlikely to cut repo rate 30-07-2013 08:30 AM

    The RBI on Tuesday will reveal its quarter monetary policy review. It's the first time since 1997, that the rupee will be at the centre of a quarterly monetary policy. ...
  • RBI likely to cut repo rate by 25 points today 29-01-2013 10:33 AM

    The Reserve Bank of India is widely expected to make a modest cut in interest rates later on Tuesday. ...
  • RBI credit policy: 'Big rate cut unlikely' 30-10-2012 09:30 AM

    All eyes are on the Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday as it reviews its credit policy. It is up against stubborn inflation. Will we see a cut in interest rates? CNBC-TV18's banking editor Lata Venketesh tells us what to expect. ...
  • Banks may cut auto loan, fixed deposit rates 17-09-2012 02:34 PM

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has kept its key rates unchanged in its mid-quarter monetary policy review on Monday, which means that the EMIs are unlikely to come down soon. The repo rate is unchanged at eight per cent while the reverse repo rate remains at seven per...
  • '2012 will be year of growth in realty' 02-03-2012 06:17 PM

    J C Sharma, MD, Sobha Developers believes that the forthcoming Budget will decide how the demand situation will pan out going forward. However, Sharma feels that the worst is behind for the real estate sector with the Reserve Bank of India giving clear indications that interest rates have reached the...
  • Economic slowdown: what's the worry 29-02-2012 11:59 PM

    GDP growth is down to 6.1 per cent for the third quarter from 6.9 per cent in the last quarter. ...
  • RBI to hit pause button on interest rates? 16-12-2011 08:10 AM

    CNBC TV18's Banking Editor Latha Venkatesh explains how the decision's taken at the RBI's credit policy meet on Friday will impact consumers. ...
  • Rupee may fall further, touch 54 against dollar 13-12-2011 09:22 PM

    The main problem is that lot of people who need dollars have remained un-hedged through the past several years. ...
  • Rupee slide likely to continue 22-11-2011 01:50 PM

    The rupee skidded to an all-time low on Tuesday as oil refiners and other companies scrambled to buy dollars. ...
  • Rupee hits 32-month low, crosses 51 per dollar 18-11-2011 02:25 PM

    The rupee has slumped 14.2 per cent from its highest point in 2011 hit late July and is the worst performer among major Asian currencies. ...
  • RBI to announce credit policy today; rate hike likely 25-10-2011 07:30 AM

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India will be announcing its mid-year credit policy on Tuesday, which may dampen the spirit of Diwali as it is expected to increase the repo rate by 25 basis points to 8.5 per cent. This will be the 13th raise in last 19 months....
  • Sensex trades in red, rupee slides against dollar 23-09-2011 01:30 PM

    The fall in the Indian rupee continued as rupee inched closer to 50 against the dollar. ...
  • Food inflation eases slightly, rupee slides too 22-09-2011 01:57 PM

    The sensex is trading below the 17,000 mark and shed about 460 points on Thursday. ...
  • Expect higher EMIs, deposit rates in 2-3 weeks 16-09-2011 10:42 PM

    The Reserve Bank of India may hike rates again in October if inflation doesn't moderate. ...
  • RBI may hike rates by 25 bps on Friday 15-09-2011 06:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is likely to hike interest rates by 25 bps on Friday as inflation nears double digits. It will be the twelfth hike in 18 months. While home loan EMIs may go up as a result of the RBI rate hike, the fixed...
  • RBI hikes key rates, loans to get costlier 17-06-2011 08:50 AM

    RBI's action likely to have negative impact on the economy and job creation also to be impacted. ...