POLICY REVIEW

  • RBI keeps interest rates unchanged at 8.0 per cent, mantains focus on containing inflation December 2, 2014

    Mumbai: As expected, the Reserve Bank of India has kept the interest rates unchanged at 8.0 per cent on Tuesday, staying focused on containing inflation while adopting a more dovish tone in response to the government's call for help to revive economic growth. RBI said that on the basis of an...
  • Full text: RBI's fourth bi-monthly monetary policy review September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday left all key rates unchanged citing continued risks to inflation and difficult external situation especially on the geopolitical front. Here is the full text of the report: ...
  • Reserve Bank of India keeps key rates unchanged September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India did not spring up any surprise move in its fourth bi-monthly monetary policy review. The central bank has kept key rates unchanged. This is the fourth consecutive time that the RBI has kept key interest rates unchanged despite clamours from the industry to...
  • RBI to unveil credit policy review, interest rate may remain unchanged August 5, 2014

    The Reserve Bank of India will come out with its credit policy review on Tuesday. It is likely to maintain status quo on interest rate in its bimonthly monetary policy review. The central bank may prepare ground for an easier rate regime by introducing some liquidity enhancing measures. In spite...
  • RBI hikes repo rate by 25 bps, keeps CRR unchanged at 4 pc January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday hiked repo rate by 25 basis points. Following the hike the lending rate is now 8 per cent. However, it has kept the cash reserve ratio (CRR) unchanged at 4 per cent. The announcement were made at the third quarter monetary policy...
  • RBI to announce 3rd quarter monetary policy review today January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India is likely to announce the third quarter monetary policy on Tuesday. The experts have said that the RBI may retain the status quo despite the clamour to slash interest rates. Banks across the country have been insisting on rate cuts to help boost...
  • RBI MidQuarter Monetary Policy Review: December 2013 December 18, 2013

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has kept key policy rate and cash reserve ratio unchanged in the December 2013 MidQuarter Monetary Policy Review. On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation, the RBI decided to keep the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility...
  • Analysts welcome RBI moves;see another repo hike on Oct 29 October 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Welcoming RBI'[s liquidity infusing moves wherein it cut MSF by 0.50 per cent and introduced a term repo window, analysts on Tuesday said this in no way reflects a shift in the stance and the market must expect a repo rate hike at the next policy review later this...
  • RBI to announce first quarter monetary policy review today July 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday will reveal its quarter monetary policy review for 20132014. It's the first time since 1997, that the rupee will be at the centre of a quarterly monetary policy. However, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Monday indicated that it will...
  • RBI to announce quarter monetary policy; unlikely to cut repo rate July 30, 2013

    The RBI on Tuesday will reveal its quarter monetary policy review. It's the first time since 1997, that the rupee will be at the centre of a quarterly monetary policy. ...
  • 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...
  • Controlling prices is priority, says Subbarao July 6, 2012

    Kozhikode: Ahead of its first quarter monetary policy review on July 31, the Reserve Bank on Friday said sacrificing some economic growth is necessary to rein in price rise. "Inflation hurts poorer people much more than it hurts rich people. You cannot control inflation without sacrificing some growth that is...
  • RBI credit policy: Home loans may get cheaper June 18, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian stock markets on Monday are expected to react positively to the Greece results and also domestic factors. The Reserve Bank of India will announce its midterm credit policy review on Monday. Majority of bankers and economist polled by CNBCTV18 say that the RBI will cut the repo...
  • RBI seeks economists' views as inflation worries persist April 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday reiterated its concerns on inflation and a widening current account deficit in a meeting with economists a week before its annual monetary policy review, according to two economists who were there. A Reuters poll of 20 economists issued on Tuesday showed...
  • 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 may maintain status quo in its policy review January 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Overlooking the demand of India Inc to lower interest rates, the Reserve Bank in its policy review may refrain from cutting policy rate as the inflation of manufactured goods is still high. "I don't see moderation in the interest rate (in the coming policy). CRR (Cash Reserve Ratio) cut...
  • Rupee gains after RBI intervention December 16, 2011

    Mumbai: The Indian rupee rebounded early on Friday, a day after the central bank curbed speculation in the forwards market after the currency had plumbed record lows for three days in a row. At 9:21 am (0351 GMT), the rupee was at 52.63 per dollar, 1.8 per cent stronger than its...
  • Sensex closes on a negative note; 345 pts down December 16, 2011

    Mumbai: Indian markets closed on a negative note with the 30share BSE Sensex dropping more than 350 points, The Sensex closed at 15491.35, down by 345.12 points and the 50share NSE Nifty was at 4651.60, down by 94.75 points. The BSE Capital Goods, Realty, Bank, Power, Metal and Oil &...
  • India's trade policy lacks transparency: US September 16, 2011

    Washington: The US has expressed concern over India's lack of transparency in its trade policy, as a result of which small and mediumsized enterprises have difficulties in investing and doing business in the country. "The US continues to be concerned about the lack of transparency in many aspects of India's trade...
  • RBI may hike key rates, loans to get costlier? July 26, 2011

    New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) might hike key interest rates at its policy review on Tuesday to tame inflation. The hike is likely to further dampen the demands for home and car loans which are already the lowest in recent months. The RBI on Monday gave strong...
  • Sensex down 51 points in opening trade July 25, 2011

    Mumbai: The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark Sensex fell by over 51 points in opening trade on Monday as funds and retail investors locked in gains recorded in the previous session amid a weak trend on other Asian bourses over US debt worries. The cautious approach was...
  • Nothing may change in RBI review: Poll October 30, 2007

    Mumbai: With the midterm review of RBI's annual monetary policy scheduled for some time on Tuesday, CNNIBN polled bankers across the country for their stance. RBI Governor Y V Reddy may maintain the status quo on all fronts the cash reserve ratio, repo rates and even the tone of his...