POLICY RATES

  • RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan may raise policy rates yet again September 23, 2013

    Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan may raise policy rates again after shocking markets by increasing them in only his first meeting, signalling he is willing to risk prolonging what is already the lowest economic growth in years in order to quash persistent inflation. Raising the repo rate by 25...
  • RBI keeps key rates unchanged: India Inc expresses disappointment July 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Expressing disappointment over the RBI's move for not cutting the key policy rates, India Inc on Tuesday asked the government to take immediate actions to revive growth and boost investments. "We are disappointed. The RBI has also cut down the GDP forecast for FY'14 to 5.5 per cent,...
  • Reserve Bank should focus on growth now, says SBI June 8, 2013

    Jaipur: Pitching for cut in policy rates, country's largest bank SBI on Friday said the Reserve Bank should now focus on growth as inflation has eased. "In my opinion, this is the time to focus on growth because a lot of ... has been done for inflation control and the...
  • RBI likely to cut key policy rates by 0.25 pc: Experts March 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Taking cue from declining core inflation levels and sluggish growth trends, the Reserve Bank of India is likely to cut key policy rates by 0.25 per cent in its mid-quarter review on March 19, global investment banking majors have said. Even if RBI cuts rates on Tuesday, the tone...
  • RBI likely to reduce rate by 25 bps: HSBC March 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Foreign brokerage HSBC on Wednesday said the Reserve Bank will cut the policy rate by 0.25 per cent on Tuesday as the central bank is likely to boost growth amid some comfort on the inflation outlook front. The central bank may further reduce repo rate by 25 bps on...
  • RBI to announce its credit policy today October 30, 2012

    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 CNBCTV 18 poll indicated that 80 per cent of the respondents see a CRR cut. Of this, 20 per cent see a 50...
  • RBI monetary policy review: The highlights September 17, 2012

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its midquarter monetary policy review on Monday kept the repo rate unchanged but cut the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) by 25 basis points (bps), a move that will likely infuse Rs 17,000 crore into the economy. The RBI will continue to target inflation...
  • Full text: RBI's midquarter monetary policy review September 17, 2012

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its midquarter monetary policy review on Monday kept the repo rate unchanged but cut the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) by 25 basis points (bps), a move that will likely infuse Rs 17,000 crore into the economy. The RBI will continue to target inflation in...
  • RBI's credit policy today, rate cuts unlikely September 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will be out with its credit policy on Monday amid mixed cues. It will continue to target inflation in its credit policy, that's the unanimous view of bankers, economists and fund managers polled by CNBCTV18. Eighty per cent of the market expects...
  • SBI expects 1 pc reduction in CRR on September 17 September 5, 2012

    Mumbai: State Bank chairman Pratip Chaudhuri on Wednesday said he expects the Reserve Bank to leave the key policy rates unchanged, but sees a 100 basis points reduction in the cash reserve requirements (CRR) on September 17, which can help banks trim base rates. The monetary authority is expected to take...
  • RBI may leave rates on hold as inflation too high July 31, 2012

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to leave interest rates unchanged on Tuesday, seeing high inflation as a bigger danger than the slowest growth in almost a decade and keeping pressure on the government to revive the economy's fortunes. Weakerthannormal monsoon rains add to expectations that the RBI...
  • Rate cut unlikely as RBI sees more inflation risks July 30, 2012

    Mumbai: Painting a gloomy picture of the economy, the Reserve Bank of India on Monday indicated that it may not be possible to cut policy rates to boost growth in view of high inflation which could be aggravated by deficiency in monsoon. The RBI in its macroeconomic review, released on the...
  • Lower June inflation fuels rate cut pressure July 16, 2012

    New Delhi: India's headline inflation slowed to its lowest level in five months in June, helped by slower increases in fuel prices, adding to pressure on the RBI from business leaders to cut interest rates to help revive the lacklustre economy. The wholesale price index (WPI) rose an annual 7.25 per...
  • RBI has 'elbow room' to cut rates: Gokarn June 4, 2012

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has some room to reduce policy rates following a moderate core inflation and soft global oil prices, a deputy governor said on Monday. Subir Gokarn was speaking to television channel CNBCTV18 on the sidelines of a investor conference in Mumbai. The 10year benchmark bond yield...
  • Realtors unhappy as RBI keeps rates unchanged March 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Real estate developers on Thursday expressed disappointment over the RBI's decision to keep key policy rates unchanged and sought a cut in interest rate to boost housing demand. "We are very disappointed at this gesture by the RBI. The economic condition is getting worse day by day. The Government...
  • RBI to wait for Budget proposals before rates cut February 17, 2012

    Patna: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday said interest rates have peaked and indicated that it would reduce them after taking into account the Budget proposals and global commodity prices. "The inflation and interest rate cycles have peaked and have to come down and for that the RBI will...
  • RBI may keep rates unchanged in Tuesday's review January 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Indicating that it may not tweak interest rates in Tuesday's policy review, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday said it will try to strike a balance between the need for promoting growth and containing inflationary expectations. The RBI said that GDP growth during the current fiscal is likely...
  • RBI hints that Oct 25 review may not lower rates October 12, 2011

    Jaipur: Ahead of second quarter review of monetary policy on October 25, RBI indicated that it may not lower the key interest rates as inflation is still high. "...We need to bring inflation down in order to bring interest rates down," RBI Governor D Subbarao said here. He further said that...
  • RBI may hike key policy rates by 25 bps: bankers June 15, 2011

    New Delhi: With inflation hovering much above the comfort zone, the Reserve Bank may raise key policy rates by 25 basis points in its first midquarterly review of the credit policy for FY'12 on Thursday. "I think the RBI would take one more small step to...