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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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The CPI-AUGUST
The Consumer Price Index (Combined) inflation for August 2021 printed lower at 5.30% as compared to the reading of 5.59% in the previous month.
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Headline WPI inflation for August 2021
Headline WPI inflation for August 2021 printed at 11.4%, marginally higher than 11.2% recorded in July 2021, due to a surge in prices of primary articles and manufactured products
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IIP growth for July 2021
IIP growth for July 2021 printed at 11.5% as against the reading of 13.6% in June 2021, on a year on year basis.
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Real gross domestic product for Q1FY22
Real gross domestic product for Q1FY22 noted a growth of 20.1% on a year on year basis, largely due to favorable base as GDP contracted by a massive 24.4% in Q1FY21. However, GDP contracted by 16.9% on a quarter on quarter basis and by 9.2% from Q1FY20 levels.
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Third bi-monthly monetary policy for FY22
In the third bi-monthly monetary policy for FY22, the RBI Monetary Policy Committee unanimously decided to maintain status quo on policy rates. MPC continued with the state-based forward guidance. All members, except Prof. Jayanth R. Varma, voted to continue with the accommodative stance as long as necessary to revive growth on a durable basis and continue to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, while ensuring that inflation remains within the target going forward.
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