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Interest Rate Derivatives


An interest rate derivative is an instrument where the underlying asset is the right to pay or receive an (usually notional) amount of money at a given interest rate. In other words, interest rate derivatives are financial instruments based on an underlying financial security whose value is affected by interes rate changes. These products are used by a variety of participants in order to hedge their exposures against adverse interest rate movements. Such instruments are also used for speculation purposes, which broadly serve as an indicator for interest rate expectations. In India, the interest rate derivatives segment is at a growing stage. As of now, the interest rate derivatives permitted by regulatory guidelines in India include

 

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In its second bi-monthly policy, the MPC panel kept the policy rate unchanged at 6.25% while maintaining a neutral policy stance.
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The panel lowered its inflation projection to 2-3.5% for H1FY17 and 3.5-4% for H2FY17. Growth projection was also revised lower to 7.3% for FY18.
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India’s retail inflation print eased to fresh record low of 2.18% in May as prices of pulses and vegetables moved into negative territory on an annualized basis.
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India’s WPI based on the revised 2011-12 series edged lower to 3.85% in April as manufactured goods and food articles indicated cooling of prices.
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RBI slashed the Statutory Liquidity Ratio by 50bps to 20% effective from fortnight beginning Jun 24, 2017.
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Consequently, the policy rates are as follows: Repo rate: 6.25%, Reverse Repo rate: 6%, MSF rate: 6.50%.
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India’s Index of Industrial Production (IIP) rose 3% in April from 2.7% in the previous month albeit lower than 6.5% in the year-ago period.
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