How the US Interest Rate Might Affect You

September 26, 2015

With all the talk of an imminent interest rate hike, there are likely to be winners and losers.   With the economy steadily improving and unemployment rates continuing to drop, the US Federal Reserve (Fed) is expected to raise interest rates for the first time since 2006. Fed Chair Janet...

Why Are Interest Rates So Low?

July 22, 2015

A lack of consensus on a policy prescription keeps interest rates lower for longer. The global economic environment of recent memory has been unusual to say the least. Persistently low and even negative interest rates have failed to spark an adequate revival in economic fortunes as growth...

The Reserve Bank of India and its Monetary Policy Stance

July 20, 2015

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Manu Sharma, an editor at CVoter International. The calendar year 2015 has been an eventful time for the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), as the Indian central bank has cut interest rates by 75 basis points (bps) or 0.75%. The first two repo...

Foreign Investment Potential in India

July 15, 2015

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Russell Stamets, a Delhi-based lawyer, author and business advisor. Many foreign and domestic investors were jubilant when Narendra Modi became the new Indian prime minister in 2014. The upbeat market sentiment in India was expressed...

India’s Untapped Economic Potential

July 09, 2015

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Sunil Asnani, a portfolio manager at Matthews Asia. Ever since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi entered office in 2014, a positive reversal of the economy was expected. India’s economic situation deteriorated under the previous...

India’s Major Push into the Limelight

July 09, 2015

With momentum on its side, the Indian economy finally has an opportunity to achieve its potential. Background Some may argue that the Indian economy has been in the limelight for the past 20 years, but this time it seems to be different. India’s economy was liberalized in 1991 in the aftermath...