P. 1
India & World-Macro Economic Indicators and Key Ratios-VRK100-23102009

India & World-Macro Economic Indicators and Key Ratios-VRK100-23102009

|Views: 310|Likes:
This document is prepared by Rama Krishna Vadlamudi, MUMBAI.

Dear all readers, I've just prepared an UPDATED version of India & World - Macro Economic Indicators dated October 23rd, 2009. This is a fortnightly UPDATE on all important indices traders and investors should follow on a regular basis. Earlier versions dated October 9th and September 25th are also available for publice viewing and downloading on WWW.SCRIBD.COM/VRK100.

The document titled "India & World Economic Indicators" will give info about questions, like: 1. When is the last time CRR is changed by RBI; 2. How is much is SLR at this point of time and its effective date; 3. What is the lowest UK's base rate since Bank of England was established in 1694; 4. When did the US Fed change its policy rates last time; and so many others you wanted to know.

This document is prepared by Rama Krishna Vadlamudi, MUMBAI.

Dear all readers, I've just prepared an UPDATED version of India & World - Macro Economic Indicators dated October 23rd, 2009. This is a fortnightly UPDATE on all important indices traders and investors should follow on a regular basis. Earlier versions dated October 9th and September 25th are also available for publice viewing and downloading on WWW.SCRIBD.COM/VRK100.

The document titled "India & World Economic Indicators" will give info about questions, like: 1. When is the last time CRR is changed by RBI; 2. How is much is SLR at this point of time and its effective date; 3. What is the lowest UK's base rate since Bank of England was established in 1694; 4. When did the US Fed change its policy rates last time; and so many others you wanted to know.

More info:

Published by: RamaKrishna Vadlamudi on Oct 24, 2009
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial No-derivs

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

05/20/2010

pdf

text

original

Rama Krishna Vadlamudi MUMBAI October 23rd, 2009

vrk_100@yahoo.co.in

As students of financial markets, every day we’re confronted with a host of possibilities and wild scenarios like an Alfred Hitchcock movie pumping up the adrenalin. Even though the capacity of our brain is rather limited (but, there’re no such limits for human spirit!), day in and day out, we’re forced to assimilate an overload of information, opinions or biases. With increased globalization, we’re impacted, on a minute-by-minute basis, by the movements in prices/indices of commodities, stocks and currencies; flows of liquidity across a wide swathe of countries/continents/oceans; economic data; and actions/inactions of central banks and governments of several important countries. All the markets are now truly and fully integrated!

In this background, it’s vital for us to watch, on a regular basis, several indices, actions and various policy rates. Below is an indicative list of some indices and rates for the benefit of all students of financial markets – be it a bond trader, an equity dealer, a currency speculator or an investor. Such data is to be blended with your rich experience and judgment; then you're surely going to be a winner in the markets; depending on your risk appetite and ability to absorb paper losses for a considerable period of time. The previous report on the above subject is dated October 9th, 2009 and is accessible for reading and downloading on the following websites.

THE BEST OF MY STUFF ON
http://www.scribd.com/vrk100
1. Income Tax Slabs 2009-10 for Salaried Class 2. Direct Taxes Code Bill 2009 3. Public Provident Fund PPF ac-Little Known Facts 4. Interest Rate Futures-NSE launches IRFs 5. Nifty Bees-Exchange Traded Fund 6. Good and Services Tax-GST-an introduction

Reads

1 712 827 794 561 447 421

FOR AUTHOR'S ARTICLES, just click:

http://www.scribd.com/vrk100
OR http://groups.google.co.in/group/random-thoughts-oninvestments/files?hl=en&&sort=date

TWO-WEEK MAJOR MOVEMENTS IN RATES AND INDICES
This tells you the movement between Oct. 9, 2009 and Oct. 23, 2009 1. Crude oil jumped by more than 12 per cent, which is negative for India's fiscal deficit 2. India's inflation based on WPI is up by more than 50 basis points 3. Bond yields in India and US have slightly gone up indicating hardening interest rates 4. Dollar gains against Yen; while weakening against GBP and Euro 5. Dow is not able to hold 10,000; while Nifty50 could not hold 5,000 as volatility reduced

INDIA'S MACRO INDICATORS RESERVE RATIOS Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) POLICY RATES LAF - Repo Rate* LAF - Reverse Repo Rate* Bank Rate
* LAF - RBI's Liquidity Adjustment Facility OTHERS

RATE % 5.00 24.00 4.75 3.25 6.00

Effective Date 17-Jan-09 8-Nov-08 21-Apr-09 21-Apr-09 30-Apr-03 As On 1-Mar-03 23-Oct-09 23-Oct-09 23-Oct-09 23-Oct-09 23-Oct-09 23-Oct-09 23-Oct-09 16-Oct-09 16-Oct-09 10-Oct-09 9-Oct-09 31-Aug-09 31-Aug-09 Effective Date 16-Dec-08 5-Mar-09 13-May-09

Savings Bank Interest Rate % G-Sec 10-year yield % (Benchmark 6.90% Maturity Jul. 17th, 2019) US Dollar-Rupee exchange rate Call Money Rate % (Range) CBLO % (Collaterised Borrowing & Lending Mechanism) BSE - SENSEX Level NSE - S&P CNX NIFTY Level India VIX (from NSE) India's Foreign Exchange Reserves (Rs lakh crore) India's Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD Billion) Inflation Rate (based on WPI) % Credit-Deposit Ratio % India's Real GDP Growth % FY 2008-09 India's Real GDP Growth % Apr-Jun.09 Qtr CENTRAL BANKS-KEY INTEREST RATES US Fed Funds Rate (US Federal Reserve) UK Bank Rate (Bank of England) Eurozone Refinancing Rate (European Central Bank)

3.50 7.45 46.50
2.00 to 3.30 0.70 to 3.05

16 811 4 997 24.49 13.20 284.84 1.21 69.45 6.70 6.10 RATE % 0 to 0.25 0.50 1.00

Rama Krishna Vadlamudi, BKC, MUMBAI.

Oct. 23rd, 2009.

Page 2 of 3

WORLD INDICES, ETC. Dow (DJIA30) S&P 500 FTSE 100 NIKKEI 225 HANG SENG (now, 42 stocks) Light, Sweet, Crude Oil - NYMEX (USD/barrel) GOLD - NYMEX (USD/ounce) CBOE VIX Volatility Index US Dollar Index US Treasury 2-year yield % US Treasury 10-year yield % EXCHANGE RATES GBP-USD EURO-USD USD-YEN USD-Chinese Yuan NOTES

LEVEL 9 972 1 080 5 243 10 283 22 590 80.50 1 056 22.27 75.46 1.01 3.48

As on 23-Oct-09 23-Oct-09 23-Oct-09 23-Oct-09 23-Oct-09 23-Oct-09 23-Oct-09 23-Oct-09 23-Oct-09 23-Oct-09 23-Oct-09 As On 23-Oct-09 23-Oct-09 23-Oct-09 23-Oct-09

1.6396 1.5031 91.8840 6.8285

1. US Fed Funds Rate is the lowest since 1954 2. BOE's Bank Rate is its lowest since the bank founded in 1694 3. ECB's Refinancing Rate is its lowest in its 10-year history
Data Source: RBI, US FED, BOE, ECB, etc.

FINALLY, WISHING YOU ALL SUCCESS IN YOUR EXAMS!

Rama Krishna Vadlamudi, BKC, MUMBAI.

Oct. 23rd, 2009.

Page 3 of 3

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->