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Economic Notes

Economic Notes
The revised RBI guidelines on priority sector lending discriminate against small and marginal farmers and favour corporates involved in agriculture. The guidelines seem to have been drawn up under...
The Reserve Bank of India has at last reduced its discount rate at which it repurchases government securities from the commercial banks, the repo rate. The reduction, however, has been very small and...
After touching a high in 2007-08, total domestic savings have declined. Savings of the household sector have started falling more recently. What are the reasons for this decline?
An analysis of the first advance estimate of kharif crop Production in 2012-13.
A critical discussion of the Reserve Bank of India's Annual Report for 2011-12, which continues to be the central bank's major channel of communication for airing its views on policy. Alongside, a...
There are dark clouds on the external sector front. The current account defi cit touched its widest ever level in 2011-12, foreign exchange reserves are increasingly providing import cover for a...
Too much is being made of the marginal acceleration in growth during the fi rst quarter (April-June) of 2012-13. What should worry us is the steady slowdown in services, which has now touched a new...
A first analysis of the summary results from the National Sample Survey Offi ce's 2011-12 consumer expenditure survey throws up some interesting results. The monthly per capita expenditure shows an...

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