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The Southern States are mainly protesting over a particular term of reference of the new 15th Finance Commission. It is the use of 2011 census as the basis of allocation of tax resources between the states. (Read: Explained: Finance Commission and its Read more…


The 1997 Asian Financial Crisis was the crisis that affected many Asian countries in July 1997. The Asian countries affected were Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines. The crisis originated in Thailand. Thailand’s currency Baht collapsed in Read more…


What is a trade war? Investopedia defines trade war as, “A negative side effect of protectionism that occurs when Country A raises tariffs on Country B’s imports in retaliation for Country B raising tariffs on Country A’s imports.” The US has raised tariffs on certain imports. If other Read more…


What is a Mutual Fund? A mutual fund is a financial institution which collects money from a large number of investors. The money collected is invested in shares, bonds etc. The income and capital gains earned through these investments are Read more…


Market Stabilization Scheme (MSS) is a monetary policy tool used by the RBI to manage money supply in the economy. (You may also read: Repo, CRR, SLR, Reverse Repo, Bank Rate- Explained) Under Market Stabilization Scheme or MSS, if there is an Read more…


What are Treasury bills or T-bills? Treasury bills are Government bonds with a maturity of less than 1 year. (Read: What is a Bond?) T-bills are issued by the Government to meet its short-term expenditure requirements. It is also issued to Read more…


What is structured finance? In simple words, structured finance is the use of complex financial instruments. Structured financial instruments are riskier It is mostly used by financial institutions and companies with unique financing needs Some examples of structured financial instruments- Read more…

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