Differences with BJP a media speculation: Raghuram Rajan

Rajan`s comment comes against the backdrop of certain BJP leaders questioning his policies to deal with the current economic woes.

RBI likely to raise policy rates by 25 bps to tame inflation

Faced with stubborn inflation, RBI is likely to raised key policy rates by at least 25 basis points in its annual credit policy for 2011-12.

Hike in key rates to help moderate prices: Pranab

This is for the eighth time that RBI has raised the key rates since March 2010.

Sensex falls 209 points as RBI hikes key rates

Sensex was red as banking, IT, auto, realty and auto stocks led the fall.

RBI`s monetary tightening to adversely affect growth: India Inc

India Inc on Thursday said the continuous monetary tightening by the Reserve Bank will affect "adversely" growth prospects of the country.

RBI step to hike key rates in `right` direction: Montek

The Planning Commission on Thursday said the Reserve Bank has taken the "right" step in hiking key policy rates by 25 basis points as inflation is above the comfort level.

Home, auto loans to cost more as RBI tightens policy: Bankers

Home, auto and corporate loans are likely to become expensive in the next fiscal following the RBI`s move to raise key policy rates by 25 basis points, bankers said on Thursday.

Further rate hike by RBI may hurt growth: Experts

Analysts feel the RBI should not opt for another hike in the calendar year.

RBI panel for one policy rate to tame inflation, promote growth

A Reserve Bank working group today suggested that the short-term lending rate (repo) be made the single policy rate to signal the monetary policy stance, to effectively deal with inflation without hurting growth.

Highlights: RBI credit policy

Following are the highlights of the first quarterly review of RBI’s annual monetary policy.

Bank stocks plunge

Ahead of the quarterly monetary policy review of RBI, banking stocks on Tuesday tanked on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) led by ICICI Bank which fell 3 percent, as the key policy rates remained unchanged.