RBI Quarterly Policy January 2009

Introduction
Reserve Bank Governor D Subbarao will present the review of the Annual Policy Statement (credit policy) on January 27, 2009. In the light of this, Ganesha predicts the kind of measures RBI may announce.

India's Chart

Transiting Planets on January 29, 2009 at 0530 hours

Sun Capricorn at 13 degrees
Moon                    Capricorn at 20 degrees
Mars                     Sagittarius at 29 degrees
Mercury                Sagittarius at 29 degrees (R)
Jupiter                  Capricorn at 11 degrees (Combust)
Venus                    Aquarius at 29 degrees
Saturn                  Leo at 27 degrees (R)
Rahu                     Capricorn at 15 degrees
Ketu   Cancer at 15 degrees


Astro Analysis
Mercury, the Lord of the second house of finances, of India's chart, is retrograde, at critical degrees and in conjunction with transiting Mars, an aggressive planet. Transiting Mercury and Mars are opposite to the second house.

There is a stellium of planets in the ninth house of India's chart, opposite to natal Mercury, the Lord of the second house.

Prediction
Ganesha thus feels that the Policy this time will be progressive, with tight measures.
The policy will favor the purchasing power of the people, the budget and balance of trade as well as strength of the currency vis-a-vis other foreign currencies.

Unfortunately Jupiter being debilitated, combust and in conjunction with transiting Rahu, the policy may not be good for the banking sector, which can be understood from the increasing CRR and Repo rates.(Repo is the rate at which the central bank lends to banks in the short term)

Summary
To sum up, the policy will be highly targeted with no populism intended. The banking sector shares may probably take a beating on January 27, 2009.

Wishing India a good fiscal fourth quarter.

Ganesha's Grace
Rikhav Khimasia
The GaneshaSpeaks Team

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