New Delhi: Taking a cue from the continued downward surprises in inflation and sluggish growth indicators, the Reserve Bank of India is likely to go for further monetary easing in its June 17 policy meet, global investment banking majors have said.
The headline wholesale inflation fell to 41-month low in April (4.89 per cent), dropping within the central bank's comfort zone of less than 5 per cent and fuelling market hopes of more monetary easing to revive sagging economic growth.
"We believe the WPI inflation report provides ample room for the RBI to cut policy rates at its June 17 policy meeting," Barclays said in a research note. Barclays further added that "we expect the repo rate to be cut to 7 per cent (another 25 bp cut) by mid-2013. Moreover, we think the likelihood of further rate cuts (another 50bp to 6.50 per cent) in the second half of 2013 has risen significantly"....more
10:40 AM, May 19, 2013
The Reserve Bank on Monday said there is a limited scope for easing of monetary policy over the next few months as there is a risk of inflation escalation as well as concerns over fiscal and current account deficits. "There is room for monetary easing over the next few months, but that room is limited because of the outlook for inflation and outlook for growth," RBI Governor D Subbarao told...
07:10 PM, Feb 18, 2013