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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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RBI MPC
In the second bi-monthly monetary policy for FY21, the RBI Monetary Policy Committee unanimously decided to maintain status quo on policy rates, given the current growth-inflation dynamics. The Repo rate is unchanged at 4%, the reverse repo rate at 3.35%.The bank rate and the Marginal Standing Facility rate remain unchanged at 4.25%.
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CPI
Consumer Price Index (Combined) for August 2020 printed below market expectations at 6.69% on a year on year basis as compared to 6.73% in July 2020.
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Index Of Industrial Production (IIP)
IIP growth for July 2020 printed better at -10.4% as against -15.8% recorded in June 2020, on a year on year basis.
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WPI
Headline WPI inflation for August 2020 printed higher than market expectations at 0.16% as compared to -0.58% in July 2020, on a year on year basis, mainly on the basis of price uptick in primary articles and manufactured products.
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Real gross domestic product for Q1 FY21 contracted sharply by 23.9%. A contraction was expected in light of the effects of the lockdown on economic activity.
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