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Global Risks and Policy Challenges facing Emerging Market Economies

The biggest risk facing these economies is the growing evidence that global growth and trade is weakening. Unsettled trade tensions and developments around Brexit are imparting further downside risks to the outlook. There is considerable uncertainty as to whether this weakness is temporary or the beginning of a recession in advanced econo...

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Draft Rupee Interest Rate Derivatives (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2019

Date : Apr 03, 2019 RBI releases Draft Rupee Interest Rate Derivatives (Reserve Bank) Directions, 2019 under section 45 W of the RBI Act, 1934 The Reserve Bank of India today released Draft Rupee Interest Rate Derivatives (Reserve Bank) Directions 2019. Comments on the draft directions are invited from banks, market participants and oth...

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Governor’s Statement on Framework for Resolution of Stressed Assets

Reserve Bank of India will take necessary steps, including issuance of a revised circular, as may be necessary, for expeditious and effective resolution of stressed assets....

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Opportunities and Challenges of FinTech

In general, FinTech stands for financial technology and describes technologically enabled financial innovations. From ‘start-ups’ to ‘big-techs’ to established financial institutions, all the key players are harnessing this technological edge along the financial services’ value chain to provide agile, efficient and differentiat...

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FDI Policy on E-Commerce effective from February 01, 2019

The e-commerce sector is expected to keep growing in future because of a number of reasons. The FDI policy on e-commerce has remained unchanged. Better enforcement of this policy will contribute significantly to growth of this sector over medium and long term....

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Reflections on Current Policy Issues Facing Indian Economy

Indian economy has witnessed an accelerated pace of domestic reforms in recent years. These reforms include, inter alia, the flexible inflation-targeting monetary policy framework, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and steps for enhancing foreign investments by liberalising the FDI regime and under...

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Powers of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) 

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) regulates and supervises Public Sector And Private Sector Banks. Under the provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, it can, inter alia―i. inspect the bank and its books and accounts (section 35(1) ibid.); ii. examine on oath any director or other officer of the bank (section 35(3) ibid.);...

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DIPP clarifies on FDI policy on e-commerce after recent media reports

FDI policy on e-commerce, first pronounced through Press Note 2 of 2000, permitted 100% FDI in B2B e-commerce With a view to clarify the already existing policy framework, after extensive stakeholder consultations, Press Note 3 was issued by DIPP in 2016. B2C e-commerce, that is multi-brand retail through inventory based model, has all al...

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Law to check scams in Banks

The Government has initiated formulation of laws to secure prudential banking and help effect a culture of credit discipline, including, inter alia, in terms of the following:- i. Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) has been enacted to create a unified framework for resolving insolvency and bankruptcy matters. IBC, by adopting a cr...

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RBI Autonomy within RBI Act Framework is essential governance requirement

The autonomy for the Central Bank, within the framework of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Act, is an essential and accepted governance requirement. The Government asked RBI for a review of its Economic Capital Framework (ECF) adopted in 2016....

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