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An Interest Rate Swap (IRS) is a financial contract between two parties exchanging or swapping a stream of interest payments for a `notional principal’ amount on multiple occasions during a specified period. Such contracts generally involve exchange of a `fixed to floating’ or `floating to floating’ rates of interest. Accordingly, on each payment date - that occurs during the swap period - cash payments based on fixed/ floating and floating rates, are made by the parties to one another.
 
In India interest rate swaps are commonly traded on 2 benchmarks viz MIBOR and MIFOR. Scheduled commercial banks (excluding Regional Rural Banks), primary dealers (PDs) and all-India financial institutions (FIs) are free to undertake IRS as a product for their own balance sheet management or for market making. CCIL has, with effect from 28th March, 2014 commenced CCP clearing for IRS trades referenced to the MIBOR and MIOIS benchmark.
 
On 3rd August, 2015 CCIL launched an anonymous electronic trading platform for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS) referenced to Overnight MIBOR benchmark known as ASTROID (Anonymous System for Trading in Rupee OTC Interest Rate Derivatives). The system is available for trading from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm from Monday to Friday. The minimum lot size is Rs 5 Crs with a tick size of 0.0025%.
 
 
 

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In April 2021
In April 2021 Monetary Policy meeting, the MPC unanimously decided to maintain status quo on policy rates. The key policy rates stand unchanged: Repo rate at 4.00%, Reverse Repo rate at 3.35%, Marginal Standing Facility and Bank rate at 4.25%.
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Consumer Price
The Consumer Price Index (Combined) inflation for March 2021 printed at 5.52% as compared to a reading of 5.03% in the previous month. Average CPI inflation for FY21 stood at 6.18% as compared to 4.76% in FY20.
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WPI Infation
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IIP growth for February 2021
IIP growth for February 2021 printed lower at -3.6% as against the revised estimate of -0.8% recorded in January 2021, on a year on year basis.
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