In case both CPI and GDP numbers undershoot RBI projections, then Wednesday’s rate hike could well turn out to the last rate hike this cycle We haven’t seen the end of this yet. Although the Reserve Bank of India’s monetary policy committee (MPC) hiked the policy rate by 25 basis points as widely expected, governor Shaktikanta Das’s statement was hawkish and seemed to indicate that the end of the rate hike cycle is not nigh. Whether this will translate into a rate hike during the next monetary policy assessment in April or imply a pause, which could be followed by later rate hikes, is something that... … [Read more...] about Monetary Policy Statement: Das strikes a hawkish note
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The central bank's commentary has a hawkish undertone and suggests that more interest rate hikes cannot be ruled out. Dear Reader, The Panorama newsletter is sent to Moneycontrol Pro subscribers on market days. It offers easy access to stories published on Moneycontrol Pro and gives a little extra by setting out a context or an event or trend that investors should keep track of. The RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee met market expectations by increasing the repo rate by 25 basis points, although it left some prayers unanswered. The fond hope was that the MPC would take its cue from global central banks and announce a pause on rate increases. The consolation is that two of the six MPC members didn’t want to raise rates. Nevertheless, the central bank's commentary has a hawkish undertone and suggests that more interest rate hikes cannot be ruled out. This is against what some global central banks have said. The Bank of Canada became the first central bank in a G10 … [Read more...] about Moneycontrol Pro Panorama | MPC plays it safe, more rate hikes coming?
Google CEO Sundar Pichai [REUTERS/YONHAP] Amid the accelerated rivalry for artificial intelligence (AI) leadership between Microsoft and Google, Korea's tech companies are eyeing the non-English speaking countries with their capabilities in search engine and messenger services. Whereas the ChatGPT — a free chatbot system capable of generating conversational dialogue — displays a surprising level of sophistication in response to English language prompts, the Korean version of its service is lacking. And that might leave an opening for a niche market for local competitors. On Tuesday, Microsoft said that it will incorporate Open AI’s GPT technology into its Bing search engine. “This technology is going to reshape pretty much every software category that we know,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. The updated version of Bing will have a conversational interface similar to ChatGPT. The goal is to have the unpopular search engine compete against Google. Microsoft CEO … [Read more...] about As AI war rages, Korea seeks a place among giants
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin For as long as I can remember, art has been an essential part of my life. Even at my kindergarten graduation, I announced on stage that “when I grow up, I am going to be an artist.” Sketching, painting, crafting, and music have always been my favorite ways to self-soothe as a teenager filled with angst to an adult weathering a pandemic world. While growing up, I found that along with art I had a passion for helping others. I remember at 19 years old struggling to decide on a new career path after my plan of becoming a fashion designer didn’t quite fit. My mom and I were riding in the car, and she said, “You have always been a helper, have you thought about being a counselor?” Well, like they say… Mothers know best. My brain was buzzing with ideas on how I could combine my two passions: art and helping. I understood art’s healing powers and wanted to use it to help others. After graduating with my bachelor’s degree in … [Read more...] about Creativity Takes Courage: Counseling Outside The Box
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Jewelry is a go-to when it comes to Valentine's Day gifts. In fact, outside of flowers and chocolates, US consumers spend more on jewelry than on any other gift category, and this year that figure is expected to be $5.5 billion . Once considered twee, heart-shaped jewelry looks set to win over more hearts than ever before this year, as independent designers explore an age-old symbol of love, friendship and romance. Here are eight Valentine's Day options that spell present perfection for last-minute shoppers. The Gold Heart stud earrings by Guzema These dainty gold studs are an ideal love token that will add a touch of femininity to lobe or cartilage. Ukrainian jewelry designer Valeriya Guzema has not only managed to keep her business afloat since the Russian invasion nearly a year ago, it now has a growing international following, who though their purchases support the Guzema Foundation, and in turn, the Ukrainian … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: The Best Luxury Heart Jewelry