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 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 »
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 »

RBI must pause rate cuts to anchor inflation expectations

Emerging markets need some kind of market-based capital flow management and macro-prudential measures as well as more exchange rate flexibility. Read more »

RBI may keep rates unchanged, but 25 bp cut desirable

It is surprising that the Reserve Bank of India stuck to a literal, narrow interpretation of its mandate and chose to focus on short-run inflation. Read more »
RBI monetary policy focus on growth, jobs

Interest rates: The case for a free hand to RBI, banks

Any agency other than the Reserve Bank of India and lenders interfering will adversely affect the systems already in place in the country’s financial sector. Read more »
Budget 2021 smacks of fiscal conservatism

RBI will resume rate cut spree sooner than later

Economists have warned a repeat of 2010 when the RBI's targeting of CPI inflation led to an industrial slowdown. They say WPI is more relevant for the industry. Read more »
free-trade agreements

RBI policy must focus on financial system stability

In the transition from lockdown to normalcy, there will be logistics problems, supply chain disruptions and market fragmentation that need to be tackled. Read more »
BUDGET 2021 by nirmala sitharaman

RBI must support government spending to kick-start growth

The Reserve Bank of India should pause rate cuts, must signal that it continues on the accommodative path and still has space for future cuts in policy rates. Read more »
Covid-19 hits the travel and tourism industry.

RBI must help banks accommodate shattered businesses

The Reserve Bank needs to have a sectoral approach to help revive the economy hit by the new coronavirus outbreak. Read more »