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Trends in Bank Deposits - 04/10/2014
Analysing trends in bank deposits between 2008 and 2012, this note argues that bank depositors by and large seemed to prefer to move their money to nationalised banks. Just like any investor, depositors responded to the crisis by moving their deposits from one bank group to another, from one maturity to another, or to other assets more rewarding than bank deposits.

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Sixth Economic Census 2013: Intriguing Numbers - 20/09/2014
The provisional results of the Sixth Economic Census (2013) of establishments in the non-agricultural sector suggest that this is not a census count. A comparison with the National Sample Survey numbers shows that the number of workers in the latest census may be only a little over half the actual number. There also appear to be some serious omissions in individual states.

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Monthly Economic Review - August 2014 - 31/08/2014
GDP growth at 5.7% during Q1FY15 has been buoyant on the back of industrial activity, while the performance of agriculture and services remained sluggish. Meanwhile, as per recent data for various macro indicators, wholesale inflation has ebbed considerably. Fiscal deficit too has posted a contraction, as against the steep increase a year ago. On the external front, imports of gold have soared, even as oil imports have dipped. During Q1FY15, contraction of trade deficit led to the narrowing of the current account deficit (CAD). Tight liquidity conditions continued in August, though there was an improvement over the previous month. Easing crude oil prices and the possibility of an interest rate hike by the Fed, put downward pressure on the rupee. Yields in both the primary and secondary markets of the G-sec market hardened, following policy measures by the government and the central bank respectively. The secondary equity market was upbeat, following a revision in India's outlook.

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Financial Markets Review - Fortnight Ending 25 July 2014 - 25/07/2014
Moderate pick up in global economic activity helped the risk appetite of investors resulting in a strong rise in the portfolio inflows in to emerging market economies in the recent period. In conjunction with improved business sentiments amid firming up of industrial growth and exports, the domestic financial market activity also got a fillip.

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Monthly Economic Review - July 2014 - 31/07/2014
The current scenario of the Indian economy has been characterised by a pick-up in the industrial activity and easing trend in inflation. Moreover, the services sector output stood at 52.2 points as per the HSBC Services Business Activity Index. On the external front, exports have witnessed a year-on-year positive growth of 7% in July 2014. On the back of recent pickup in the industrial activity, ongoing fiscal consolidation, external demand picking up, firming up of exports growth and stabilisation of crude prices, the Reserve Bank of India has anticipated the real GDP growth to be in the range of 5 to 6 % for FY 2014-15.

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Financial Markets Review - Fortnight Ending 11 July 2014 - 11/07/2014
The new government unveiled the Union Budget for 2014-15 on 10 July 2014. The budget estimates for fiscal deficit stands unchanged from the target laid down in the interim budget at 4.1% of GDP. The gross market borrowing for 2014-15 is estimated at Rs 6 lakh crore and net borrowing stands at Rs 4.61 lakh crore. The finance minister laid down the fiscal consolidation roadmap by targeting to bring down fiscal deficit to 3.6% in FY16 and 3% by 2016-17. As per the Economic Survey 2013-14 the GDP growth for FY15 has pegged at 5.4% to 5.9%. It was acknowledged that inflation has moderated, though it continues to remain above comfort level. The Economic Survey also highlighted the need for monetary policy framework for targeting CPI inflation.

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Selected Macro-Economic Indicators - 19/09/2014
India’s real GDP growth registered an improvement in the first quarter of 2014-15 (5.7%) compared to the last quarter of 2013-14 (4.6%). While the growth rates of industry and services improved to 4.2% and 6.8% respectively, that of agriculture and allied activities slowed down. Within industry, the manufacturing sector registered a turnaround and grew at 3.5%; electricity generation posted double-digit growth of 10.2%. Within the services sector, growth in community, social and personal services at 9.1% was almost three times that of the last quarter of 2013-14, but less than the corresponding quarter of 2012-13.

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Financial Markets - Key Indicators - 19/09/2014
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