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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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Consumer Price Index (Combined)
• Consumer Price Index (Combined) inflation for October 2022 printed at 6.8%, as compared to 7.4% in the previous month.
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Headline WPI inflation for
• Headline WPI inflation for October 2022 printed at 8.4%, lower than 10.7% in September 2022.
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IIP growth for September
• IIP growth for September 2022 printed at 3.1%, higher than the revised reading of 0.7% in August 2022, on a year-on-year basis.
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In the fifth Monetary
In the fifth Monetary Policy for FY23, the MPC decided to hike the policy Repo rate by 50 basis points with a 5-1 vote count. Consequently, key policy rates stand as follows: Repo rate at 5.90%, Standing Deposit Facility rate at 5.65%, and Marginal Standing Facility and Bank rate at 6.15%.
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Real gross domestic
Real gross domestic product for Q1FY23 noted a growth of 13.5% on a year-on-year basis, aided by a pickup in activity across segments. Further, GDP contracted by 9.6% on a quarter- on-quarter basis and grew by 3.8% from Q1FY20 levels.
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