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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 third bi-monthly policy the MPC panel cut the policy rate by 25bps to 6% while maintaining a neutral stance
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India’s retail inflation bounced off record low to 2.36% in July from 1.46% in the previous month as costs of food articles and housing soared. Core CPI rose to 3.96% compared to 3.85% in June
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Wholesale price-based
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Consequently, the policy rates are as follows: Repo rate: 6%, Reverse Repo rate: 5.75%, MSF rate 6.25%.
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The panel kept their inflation forecast unchanged at 2-3.5% for H1FY17 and 3.5-4% for H2FY17, however raising concerns over the sustainability of these levels
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India’s factory output contracted to a four-year low of 0.1% in June compared to 1.7% a month ago owing to a slowdown in manufacturing activity
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