Fiscal Deficit: Is it really bad for the economy?
Economy

Fiscal Deficit: Is it really bad for the economy?

No matter how scarce revenue collection is, the Government must loosen its purse strings to uplift the country. When it spends more than it earns, there arises a Fiscal Deficit. But is it that bad?

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Dollar vs Rupee: Where to Invest?
Economy

Dollar vs Rupee: Where to Invest?

If you traced the dollar rate back to independence, you wouldn't believe that the rupee was at par with the US dollar! If that rate prevailed now, you could have bought the latest iPhone for just Rs 1300! Or you could have added luxury cars like Porsche or Tesla to your collection at just Rs 1 Lakh! Unfortunately, that is not the case.

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Why is RBI’s dividend a godsend for the Government?
Economy

Why is RBI’s dividend a godsend for the Government?

Last week, the RBI announced a dividend payout of close to ₹ 1 Trillion for the Indian Government! But how, why & so what? If you aren’t aware, here’s help.

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A Spot Gold Exchange on the cards
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A Spot Gold Exchange on the cards

Recently, SEBI has made a proposal that will allow you to trade gold just like shares! But why, how, and what’s it all about? Well, read on to discover.

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Covaxin vs Covishield vs Sputnik V: Know the Difference
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Covaxin vs Covishield vs Sputnik V: Know the Difference

There has been a lot of fuss in the markets concerning vaccines. And people aren't much aware. So, today, we'll make things clear for you.

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What went wrong with India’s Vaccination strategy?
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What went wrong with India’s Vaccination strategy?

What is believed to be the world’s largest vaccination drive isn’t all that rosy! Read this piece to make sense of how India messed up its covid vaccination strategy.

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Is Work From Home too much of a good thing?
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Is Work From Home too much of a good thing?

Bed-desk-bed: it’s time WFH becomes mainstream again! But is the ‘go to work’ culture over yet? And is WFH economically viable in the first place? Well, let’s decode.

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Why is Inflation at record high levels now?
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Why is Inflation at record high levels now?

Blinders on to COVID figures, and what’s the other thing going up? Inflation, sure it is. And it’s incumbent on us to talk about it…

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Understanding the RBI’s Monetary Policy 2021-22
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Understanding the RBI’s Monetary Policy 2021-22

Yesterday, the RBI came up with its Monetary Policy for FY22. And we know it isn't exactly digestible for most. So, we're here with a simplified explanation of the policy.

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How did India become the fourth largest Forex holder in the World?
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How did India become the fourth largest Forex holder in the World?

This weekend was special. India surpassed Russia to become the 4th largest holder of foreign exchange reserves in the world. With a forex reserve of $580.3 Bn, we're only next to China, Japan and Switzerland. And if you're imagining, that's huge!

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Economic Calendar: Events that move the Market
Economy

Economic Calendar: Events that move the Market

You should have noticed that the share price of companies rises if their results are favourable. Or if there is positive news about them. But if you believed that only these events affected the stock markets, then you are mistaken. Besides these micro-events, there are also macro events that have a significant impact on the share market.

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Regulatory Bodies: The Police of Indian Financial Markets
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Regulatory Bodies: The Police of Indian Financial Markets

One more reason why the Indian economy is popular among its peers is the presence of stringent regulations to keep the markets under the scanner. But people seldom realize the importance of the bodies implementing these regulations unless these bodies come to their rescue. Thus, prior to being active participants in the market, it's imperative for us to understand the role and functions of these regulatory bodies.

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Hyperinflation: Effects Of An Uncontrollable Inflation
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Hyperinflation: Effects Of An Uncontrollable Inflation

Have you ever wondered as to why we can't print more money for our needs?  We all know that the Government prints money for the country, so it's quite natural to wonder why it cannot print as much money as it needs and fulfil the needs of the country.

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Why are the Prices of Petrol and Diesel Sky High?
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Why are the Prices of Petrol and Diesel Sky High?

After what was a year lockdown, 2021 started with a promise of things going back to normal. The nation slowly made its way out of the lockdown as life started to pick pace. Public places, offices, and malls reopened with necessary social distancing guidelines. And well to get to the public places, offices, and malls what do you need? A vehicle – car or a scooter! Right, and what do the vehicles run on? Petrol and diesel!

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Highlights of RBI Monetary Policy
Economy

Highlights of RBI Monetary Policy

Like an ailing person suffering from a painful disease, the Indian Economy is badly demanding a plausible treatment from the doctors, aka the policymakers. And the budget, though lacking in certain areas, seems to be an ideal medicine at the time. Following the budget, the Reserve bank of India recently made announcements which lie in similar tone with that of the budget.

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Economic Indicators: Know the Key Indicators of an Economy
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Economic Indicators: Know the Key Indicators of an Economy

Everybody knows that the Indian economy is in recession. You have read this in newspapers, articles, or heard this from someone, but somehow, everyone knows that the economy is not doing so well. 

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Budget 2021 Glossary: Key Terms
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Budget 2021 Glossary: Key Terms

Today, February 1st, 2021, India was waiting for Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to present her third union budget for the fiscal year starting from April 1st, 2021. 

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Understanding CRR and SLR: RBI
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Understanding CRR and SLR: RBI's monetary policy instruments

For banks, profits are created by lending and investing. In pursuit of this goal, banks could lend considerable amounts to earn higher profits and thus possess less liquid cash with them. Banks are also responsible for the influx of money in the economy as the amount of credits they lend, and the amount that gets deposited with them affects the money supply in the economy.

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