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Monthly Economic Review - February 2014 - 28/02/2014
As per CSO, GDP is expected to grow at 4.7% in Q3 of FY 2013-14, lower from the Q2: 2013-14, but higher from the comparable quarter a year ago. This marginal slip-up is likely to come from the slowdown in agriculture and allied activities, fall in industrial output, even as the 'financing, insurance, real estate and business services' sector is expected to put up a notable rise of 12.5% in Q3 2013-14.

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Financial Markets Review - Fortnight Ending 7 February 2014 - 07/02/2014
Prevailing uncertainty in Asian markets amid huge portfolio outflows created fresh panic in the foreign exchange market and the stock market as well. In the government securities market, RBI's bond-switch program assumed significance since the RBI confirmed the Government bond switch worth Rs 270 billion privately with an institutional investor. On the other hand, government concluded its borrowing programme for the current fiscal while, yield rates continued to move upwards on account of rising interest rate.

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Financial Markets Review - Fortnight Ending 24, January 2014 - 24/01/2014
Domestic financial markets witnessed mixed activities amid perplexed investor sentiments owing to varied trends in macroeconomic indicators. While, the RBI's expert committee's recommendation to shift to flexible inflation targeting with the headline CPI inflation as the nominal anchor signalled further monetary tightening by RBI. On the other hand, the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) and the Consumer Price Index (CPI) reported an ease of 6.16% and 9.9%, respectively, in the inflation levels for the month of December 2013 which raised the prospects for policy easing in the January policy review. Continuous deceleration in IIP harmed market sentiments but, sustained growth in exports which helped to narrow trade deficit improved the overall economic conditions and investor confidence as well.

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Fiscal Arithmetic: Interim and Non-Interim Budgets since 1990-91 - 05/04/2014
Our analysis shows that there is a general tendency in both interim and non-interim budgets to overestimate revenues and underestimate expenditure, as a result, the budget outcomes in terms of RE and AC deviate in a manner that results in higher revenue and fiscal deficits. This tendency is particularly very sharp in the case of interim budgets and this is a clear sign of fiscal manipulation in pre-election period.

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Advance Estimates of GDP: Facts and Figures - 08/03/2014
This note attempts first to review the growth trends in recent years. Secondly, it analyses the implications of substantial revisions in estimates particularly in respect of GDP manufacturing from time to time. Thirdly, the note provides a brief explanation about the national income estimates at basic prices.

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Selected Macro-Economic Indicators - 12/04/2014
Several financial ratios of non-government, non-financial, large public-limited companies have turned adverse in recent years. Between 2010-11 and 2012-13, the debt to equity ratio increased from 40.9% to 45.0%, gross value added to gross fixed assets decreased from 36.6% to 32.1%, interest to gross profits increased from 20.7% to 30.5%, gross profit to sales decreased from 13.5% to 11.2% and profit after tax to net worth decreased from 12.3% to 9.3%. Despite these adverse trends the dividend payout ratio at 28.8% in 2012-13 has been the highest since 2004-05.

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Financial Markets - Key Indicators - 12/04/2014
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Weekly Updates - 17-23 March 2014 - 23/03/2014
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