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RBI's rate cut will help revive investment, says Montek Singh Ahluwalia

Reuters
Jan 29, 2013 at 11:57am IST

New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India's decision to cut rates will help revive investment in the economy, Montek Singh Ahluwalia, deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission said on Tuesday, adding that the economy was beginning to bottom out after a long slowdown.

The country's central bank reduced its policy interest rate by a widely expected 25 basis points on Tuesday, taking comfort from cooling inflation to make the first rate cut in nine months to support an economy headed for its slowest growth in a decade.

The RBI unexpectedly also reduced the cash reserve ratio (CRR), the share of deposits banks must keep with the central bank by 25 bps to 4 per cent, which will infuse an additional Rs 18,000 crore into the banking system.

RBI's rate cut will help revive investment: Ahluwalia

The Planning Commission Deputy Chairman said that the economy was beginning to bottom out after a long slowdown.

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