RBI monetary policy committee keeps rates unchanged

Monetary policy: RBI keeps rates unchanged, cuts growth forecast

RBI monetary policy committee has kept the repo rate unchanged at 4%, the reverse repo rate at 3.35%, and the marginal standing facility rate and the bank rate at 4.25%. Read more »
RBI monetary policy focus on growth, jobs

Monetary policy: Growth, jobs bigger concerns than inflation

RBI's monetary policy committee should consider a 25 basis points cut in repo rate as the economy is on the verge of Covid-19 third wave. Read more »
RBI monetary policy review

Monetary policy must keep rates unchanged, cut growth forecast

The monetary policy amid a major shock like the second wave of Covid-19 can afford to look through some inflationary impulses to support economic growth. Read more »
Indian economy's GDP growth will recover from Covid-19 shock sooner than expected

Worst over; GDP growth will recover faster than forecasts in FY22: Arvind Virmani

Revival in economic activity, consumer confidence will see GDP growth recovering faster in second quarter of FY22 than anticipated by forecasts. Read more »
RBI monetary policy

Monetary policy: RBI joins quantitative easing bandwagon

In a major departure, the RBI has committed its balance sheet to monetary policy in the April 2021 MPC meeting. Read more »
RBI monetary policy committee keeps rates unchanged

Monetary policy: RBI stays focused on growth with accommodative policy

RBI’s proposed Rs 1 trillion government securities acquisition programme will provide certainty to bond market participants, reduce term premiums. Read more »
global minimum tax will make multinational corporations pay taxes

RBI monetary policy: Rate cuts unlikely for the rest of 2021

The RBI needs to do a fine balancing act between withdrawing the ultra-accommodative monetary policy and ensuring the smooth completion of the government’s borrowing programme. Read more »
ADB's GDP growth forecast for Indian economy

QE and other drugs: RBI must review liquidity enhancing measures

A combination of high inflation and low interest rates has given rise to negative real rates for savers which is not a welcome phenomenon. Read more »

NBFCs need a lender of last resort; SIDBI and NABARD can do the job

NBFC offer loans to MSMEs and individuals for 24-48 months. They need funds for a similar period in order to maintain a healthy asset-liability match. Read more »
ADB's GDP growth forecast for Indian economy

Why RBI cannot ignore the food price dynamics while fixing rates

Tweaking of weights in inflation indices makes sense, given the policy objectives of RBI policy – price stability and economic growth. Read more »