Consumer Price Index or CPI is a measure of average change of prices of the various essential consumer goods and services purchased by households over a period of time. It is calculated by periodically collecting the prices of sample items from sample locations. It plays an important role in all the financial decisions of banks […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Consumer Price Index – CPI
Foreign Exchange rate is the price/value of a foreign currency expressed in another base currency. Exchange rates may either be fixed or flexible depending on the strategy taken by the respective governments. An exchange rate is flexible or free to move when two countries agree to let the external and other market forces establish the rate […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Currency Pegging
The Repo rate and Bank rate are almost similar except the difference that Repo rate is applicable to short-term lending specially for overnight lending to banks by the central bank and governed by the short term interest rate and inflation target but Bank rate is applicable to long term lending by the central bank and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Cash Reserve Requirement (CRR) Cash Reserve Requirement or Cash Reserve Ration (CRR) mandates the banks to hold a certain percentage of the deposit in the form of cash or cash equivalents. Banks can lend the rest of the money to the lenders after maintaining the reserve ratio or requirement. Banks do not normally keep the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Bank Rate Bank rate is the rate at which the central bank provides money to the other financial institutions or banks. Bank rate enables the financial institutions (or banks) to borrow money from the central bank to fund any money need. Increase in bank rate leads to higher prime lending rate, the rate at which […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.