Credit Policy

  • RBI hikes repo rate by 25 basis points, CRR unchanged 29-10-2013 11:22 AM

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday hiked repo rate by 25 basis points from 7.50 per cent to 7.75 per cent. The RBI has kept the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) unchanged at 4 per cent. With the rupee having stabilised, the RBI lowered its Marginal Standing Facility...
  • Rupee closes in on record lows; RBI fears cap losses 24-06-2013 06:50 PM

    Mumbai: The rupee fell to near record lows on Monday as foreign investors continue to sell debt and stocks as part of an exit from emerging markets, with only fears of the RBI intervention arresting a further drop. The rupee is likely to continue hovering around a record low of...
  • Inflation is still a concern: RBI governor Subbarao 30-10-2012 02:21 PM

    The RBI left interest rates unchanged on Tuesday but cut the cash reserve ratio for banks and indicated it may ease monetary policy further in the January-March quarter, although inflation remains a near-term concern. While the decision to leave the policy repo rate unchanged at 8.00 per cent. As inflation...
  • RBI cuts CRR by 25 bps, keeps repo rate unchanged 30-10-2012 11:15 AM

    New Delhi: The RBI left interest rates unchanged on Tuesday but cut the cash reserve ratio for banks and indicated it may ease monetary policy further in the January-March quarter, although inflation remains a near-term concern. While the decision to leave the policy repo rate unchanged at 8.00 per cent...
  • RBI credit policy: 'Big rate cut unlikely' 30-10-2012 09:30 AM

    All eyes are on the Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday as it reviews its credit policy. It is up against stubborn inflation. Will we see a cut in interest rates? CNBC-TV18's banking editor Lata Venketesh tells us what to expect. ...
  • RBI to announce its credit policy today 30-10-2012 08:31 AM

    Tuesday: The Reserve Bank of India is set to announce the credit policy on Tuesday. There is almost a war cry out for a rate cut. A CNBC-TV 18 poll indicated that 80 per cent of the respondents see a CRR cut. Of this, 20 per cent see a 50...
  • RBI policy hints at shifting focus to growth 16-12-2011 03:46 PM

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is now focussing more on growth after a long spell of rate hikes to curb inflation. In its mid-quarter monetary policy announced on December 16, the banking regulator has kept its key policy rates unchanged: Cash reserve ratio (CRR) at 6 per cent,...
  • No hike in interest rates in RBI credit policy 16-12-2011 12:17 PM

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) left the interest rates unchanged while announcing its credit policy on Friday and indicated that it could also bring down key policy rates in the near future to arrest falling growth while keeping a close watch on inflation. The credit policy left the...
  • IMF approves new credit program for Afghanistan 16-11-2011 01:31 AM

    Kabul: Afghanistan got a new line of credit on Tuesday from the International Monetary Fund, which said the struggling government had taken steps to address governance and accountability issues that surfaced during the Kabul Bank crisis. The IMF said it had approved a three-year $133.6 million loan for Afghanistan, which...
  • Hiking savings rate may be a bad idea: Experts 25-10-2011 05:01 PM

    New Delhi: The war continues. RBI has been continuously showering interest rate hikes on the advancing inflation, making GDP growth the sacrificial lamb in the process. On Monday, RBI yet again spiked up rates another 25 basis points even as GDP growth targets were revised downward to sub-8 per cent...
  • RBI hike may have some impact on growth: Pranab 25-10-2011 02:45 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the Reserve Bank's latest round of rate hike, which is aimed at curbing price rise, will also have some impact on economic growth. "I do hope that decision of RBI to enhance the repo rate and reverse-repo rate by 25 basis...
  • RBI to announce credit policy today; rate hike likely 25-10-2011 07:30 AM

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India will be announcing its mid-year credit policy on Tuesday, which may dampen the spirit of Diwali as it is expected to increase the repo rate by 25 basis points to 8.5 per cent. This will be the 13th raise in last 19 months....
  • Will affordable housing crack due to rate hike? 16-09-2011 03:30 PM

    Mumbai: The Land Bill cast a dark cloud over planned townships, reducing chances of availability of good homes at affordable rates. Now, looks like the interest rate hike is going to rain it down hard, making affordable housing almost akin to a dream. RBI on Friday hiked base rates for...
  • India, Inc not pleased with RBI rate hike 16-09-2011 01:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) raised interest rates on Friday for the 12th time in 18 months and said it will persist with its anti-inflationary policy stance, even as growth slows in Asia's third-largest economy. The RBI lifted its policy lending rate, called the repo rate, by...
  • RBI rate hike to bring down inflation: Pranab 16-09-2011 01:03 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said the 25 basis points rate hike by the Reserve Bank will help in moderating inflation to a comfortable level without hurting growth. "I am hopeful that measures taken (by RBI) would get us back to a more comfortable inflation situation earlier...
  • RBI's mid-quarter policy review: Sept 2011 16-09-2011 01:01 PM

    New Delhi: Since the Reserve Bank's first quarter review of July 26, the global macroeconomic outlook has worsened. There is growing consensus that sluggishness will persist longer than earlier expected. Concerns over the sovereign debt problem in the euro area have added further uncertainty to the prospects of recovery. Domestically,...
  • Home, auto loans to go up as RBI hikes rates 16-09-2011 12:09 PM

    Mumbai: Continuing with its anti-inflationary stance, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has raised the benchmark interest rates by quarter of a per cent point on Friday, while keeping cash reserve ratio (CRR) rate unchanged. This is the 12th hike since March, 2010, making auto, home and other loans costlier....
  • Credit policy: 10 things you should know 16-09-2011 08:17 AM

    Mumbai: All eyes will be on the credit policy on Friday. A CNBC-TV18 poll suggests 70 per cent believe the RBI will go ahead with a 25 bps hike. Goldman Sachs, however, differs and says there could be a pause. It feels there are no longer massive inflationary pressures and...
  • RBI unveils credit policy, hikes interest rates 16-09-2010 12:02 PM

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India on Thursday increased interest rates by upto half a per cent while announcing the new credit policy. But EMIs could still take a couple of months to go up. The central bank raised short-term borrowing rate (reverse repo) by 0.50 percentage points to five...
  • EMIs on home and auto loans likely to go up 16-09-2010 07:29 AM

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is set to signal higher interest rates in the credit policy on Thursday. But your equated monthly installments (EMIs) are not likely to go up till Diwali. The RBI is all set to announce its first-ever mid-quarter review of its policy rates,...
  • Growth over 6 pc achievable: Pranab 27-10-2009 03:40 PM

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  • Highlights of the RBI credit policy 28-07-2009 12:45 PM

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