RBI raises repo rate by 25 basis points

RBI slows down repo rate hikes, but will wait before pressing pause button

The 25 basis point repo rate hike is seen as a pause signal, but the RBI communication doesn’t give out a clear signal as to whether this is the last hike of... Read more »
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Repo rate hike: Time for the RBI to press the pause button

Considering that retail inflation is ruling below the RBI’s tolerance limit and the economy is showing resilience in the face of global headwinds, RBI can afford to put the brakes on the... Read more »
RBI hikes repo rate

RBI raises repo rate by 35 bps, may have another hike before pressing pause button

After announcing the repo rate hike, the RBI governor hints that the war on inflation is far from over with core inflation remains sticky and food inflation stays exposed to global factors. Read more »
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Commodity prices, supply chain disruptions may upset RBI’s inflation math

The RBI has come up with an unconvincing forecast that inflation will cool down to 5.3% in the current financial year before easing to 4-4.3% by the end of the next. Read more »
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RBI monetary policy must focus on inequalities, climate change, Omicron

All-round uncertainty may prompt the RBI monetary policy committee to retain its accommodative stance while keeping the repo rate unchanged. Read more »

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 »
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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 raises repo rate by 25 basis points

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 »
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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 »
RBI must stop monetary easing

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 »