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RBI cuts repo rate by 40 bps: It is unexpected like rain in summer; regulatory, monetary measures to boost economy, say experts
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RBI cuts repo rate by 40 bps: It is unexpected like rain in summer; regulatory, monetary measures to boost economy, say experts

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday slashed the benchmark lending rate by 40 basis points to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 crisis.

Coronavirus Outbreak: RBI slashes benchmark lending rate by 40 bps; extends moratorium on loans for another 3 months
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Coronavirus Outbreak: RBI slashes benchmark lending rate by 40 bps; extends moratorium on loans for another 3 months

In an off-cycle meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), the decision was taken unanimously to cut repo to support growth.

Retail inflation accelerates to 7.59% in January; economists, bankers say RBI to be in hold mode in April
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Retail inflation accelerates to 7.59% in January; economists, bankers say RBI to be in hold mode in April

The sharp spike in food inflation has led January CPI to breach a six-year high of 7.59 percent compared to 7.35 percent seen in December

CPI inflation at over 5-year high: RBI likely to be cautious before next rate cut; has a tough task ahead to balance growth, rising prices
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CPI inflation at over 5-year high: RBI likely to be cautious before next rate cut; has a tough task ahead to balance growth, rising prices

With retail inflation for December at 7.35 percent, the central bank will be in a cautious mode before considering further rate cuts in policy despite a slowing economy

Retail inflation probably breached RBI target in December; rising onion prices contributed to surge: Report
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Retail inflation probably breached RBI target in December; rising onion prices contributed to surge: Report

Last month, onion prices—an important food in households—soared tenfold, contributing to a surge in food inflation that has picked up steadily since March

IIP contracts for 3rd straight month: With nosediving growth and high inflation, is economy entering a 'stagflation' phase?
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IIP contracts for 3rd straight month: With nosediving growth and high inflation, is economy entering a 'stagflation' phase?

The latest inflation numbers prove the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) got its assessment right in the last policy when the panel chose to hold rates despite expectations of a rate cut.

MPC will definitely go for a rate cut, but will it turn around slowing investment cycle and spur demand?
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MPC will definitely go for a rate cut, but will it turn around slowing investment cycle and spur demand?

The MPC is officially supposed to target CPI inflation which remains in the comfort zone of 3-3.2 percent which is less than the 4 percent benchmark

Falling growth versus persisting inflation risks: What will win the heart of rate-setting panel this June?
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Falling growth versus persisting inflation risks: What will win the heart of rate-setting panel this June?

The April retail inflation data, coupled with not-so-encouraging growth figures released so far, are compelling reasons for the Monetary Policy committee (MPC) to press the rate cut button on 6 June

Inflation likely picked up in February, but well below RBI target due to modest rise in food, fuel prices, finds survey
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Inflation likely picked up in February, but well below RBI target due to modest rise in food, fuel prices, finds survey

An overwhelming majority of economists polled predicted inflation would average below 3 percent, with forecasts ranging from 2.15 percent to 3.20 percent.

Retail inflation, IIP growth bring good news for govt, but there may not be immediate rate cuts
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Retail inflation, IIP growth bring good news for govt, but there may not be immediate rate cuts

The lower inflation rate is even below what the RBI had projected and even today it looks like that the rate will not cross 3 percent this year.

Inflation eased in November to 16-month low on decline in food, fuel prices: Reuters poll
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Inflation eased in November to 16-month low on decline in food, fuel prices: Reuters poll

With energy and food prices, which account for a major chunk of India’s consumer price index basket, falling sharply, the trend of relatively stable inflation over the past two years is expected to continue.

October CPI at 3.31% and September IIP at 4.5%: Inflation numbers come as breath of fresh air, show economy is on right track for now
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October CPI at 3.31% and September IIP at 4.5%: Inflation numbers come as breath of fresh air, show economy is on right track for now

Two things stand out in the CPI inflation number. The first is that the food items basket is responsible for this low number. The other concern which will definitely be the focus for the RBI is core inflation which is now above 6 percent.

RBI to raise policy rates by 25 bps in first quarter of 2019; inflation, rupee depreciation to blame: Goldman Sachs report
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RBI to raise policy rates by 25 bps in first quarter of 2019; inflation, rupee depreciation to blame: Goldman Sachs report

Besides the prediction of a 25 bps rate hike in the first quarter, Goldman Sachs said RBI is expected to hike policy rates by 25 bps each in the second, third and fourth quarter of 2019.

August inflation falls below RBI target despite rupee slide; interest rates likely to be on hold in October
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August inflation falls below RBI target despite rupee slide; interest rates likely to be on hold in October

August was the first month in 10 in which retail inflation was below the Reserve Bank of India’s medium-term target of 4 percent.

Inflation peaking off; August CPI likely at 3.8%, says Bank of America Merrill Lynch report
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Inflation peaking off; August CPI likely at 3.8%, says Bank of America Merrill Lynch report

Retail inflation fell to 9-month low of 4.17 percent in July on declining vegetable prices.

CPI inflation at 9-month low of 4.17%, but the rate setting panel may not uncork the bubbly as yet
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CPI inflation at 9-month low of 4.17%, but the rate setting panel may not uncork the bubbly as yet

The MPC is unlikely to derive great comfort from the July inflation numbers alone and lower its guard on the inflation fight.

RBI Policy: Goods news for savers, but tough times ahead for borrowers as loans may turn expensive
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RBI Policy: Goods news for savers, but tough times ahead for borrowers as loans may turn expensive

Home loans, which have been the mainstay of banking in the last three years, would be affected by these two successive rate hikes and homeowners will be affected here

Retail inflation up at 4.58% in April: Rising prices will force RBI to hold rates, turn hawkish, says economists
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Retail inflation up at 4.58% in April: Rising prices will force RBI to hold rates, turn hawkish, says economists

Core inflation, mainly reflecting firming up manufacturing prices touched 5.9 percent, at a 44-month high, economists estimated.