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RBI may eventually tighten rates to tame inflation: HSBC

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 16:26

The Reserve Bank of India is likely to remain in wait-and-watch mode now, but will eventually need to tighten policy rates to contain upside risks to inflation, an HSBC report said.

Costlier food items push inflation higher at 5.7% in March

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 13:27

The inflation in the food items, based on the wholesale price index (WPI), shot up by 9.9 percent in March as against 8.12 percent in the previous month.

Differences with BJP a media speculation: Raghuram Rajan

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 15:40

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

Easy monetary policy cause of sickness, not medicine: Raghuram Rajan

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 21:51

Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan Thursday said a very accommodative monetary policy can lead to more problems for an economy rather than help sustain growth.

Raghuram Rajan could be under pressure if Narendra Modi wins

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 09:25

Rajan has raised the repo policy rate three times by a total of 75 basis points to 8 percent.

Post-election showdown looms for Raghuram Rajan

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 03:27

India`s high-profile RBI governor is likely to come under political pressure to retreat from his hawkish stance on inflation if opposition leader Narendra Modi wins power in the general election.

Rajan hints at gradual easing of gold import curbs

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 19:42

Earlier this week, Finance Minister P Chidambaram had indicated that the government might further ease restrictions on gold imports after the monetary policy.

Developers hails RBI policy; demand easing of interest rate

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014, 09:03

The statement of RBI governor predicting fall in CPI was a big reassurance, Jain said.

Rajan says payment banks on the anvil

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 23:14

"The point is, we should not be giving licence every 10 years...The hope is to make this an ongoing process," Rajan said, stressing the need to go beyond current practice.

RBI chief says current policy rate appropriately set

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 17:31

The central bank left its policy interest rate unchanged, as expected, and said it does not expect further near-term policy tightening if headline inflation continues to ease towards the bank`s targeted level.

RBI allows foreign investors to hedge currency risks

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 16:03

To improve risk mitigating environment in the country, the Reserve Bank on Tuesday allowed overseas investors to hedge their currency exposure.

RBI should have cut interest rate to revive growth: Industry

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 15:26

Emphasising that revival of growth should be the number one priority of the RBI at this time, industry groups said apprehensions about inflation rearing its head again may prove to be misplaced.