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Higher oil prices can affect government spending as well as private consumption
One needs to evaluate the fight against corruption in the context of its existence in several forms such as black money, bribes, scams and crony capitalism
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RBI’s monetary policy committee ended its two-day meeting without recommending a painkiller for cash crunch pain
The widening gap between private sector inflation forecasts and the inflation target of the RBI could explain why the central didn’t cut the policy rate
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Most thought RBI would go for a 25 bps rate cut to take care of the impact of demonetisation on inflation as well as economic growth. But it hasn’t done so
RBI’s monetary policy committee has essentially said it will wait for data on the impact of demonetisation, rather than be swayed by popular anecdotes or market pressure