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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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CPI for the month of August stood 100 bps higher at 3.36% vis-à-vis 2.36% in the previous month as a result of a surge in vegetable prices, impact of House Rent Allowances as well as introduction of GST.
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Industrial growth (IIP) saw a modest expansion of 1.2% in July after contracting by 0.1% in June mainly on account of an expansion in electricity and mining sectors.
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