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Barclays pegs average CPI inflation at 5% this fiscal

The headline inflation is at "manageable" levels, but risks around food inflation still persist, global financial services major Barclays said, adding that the average CPI inflation for this fiscal is likely to be 5 percent.

Rajan takes on SBI, says no relevance between CRR and cheaper loans

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Tuesday dismissed the demand made by SBI for a reduction in cash reserve ratio (CRR) prior to the policy, as "irrelevant", saying there is no correlation between lower CRR and cheaper loans.

SBI sees loan growth picking up from next year

State Bank of India, India's largest lender, expects loan growth to rise to as much as 15 percent in the fiscal year to March 2016, boosted by government auctions for coal concessions and mobile radio airwaves, Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya said on Tuesday.

RBI may go for CRR cut prior April 7: SBI

The Reserve Bank of India is expected to go for a cut in the CRR as a "prelude" to the monetary policy review meet scheduled to be held on April 7, according to an SBI report.

Rate cut not likely before January next year: Kotak

Rate cut by RBI could happen only in January-June period of the next year as inflation is still high, Kotak Mahindra Bank Vice Chairman and Managing Director Uday Kotak on Tuesday said.

RBI will not hold rates high any longer than necessary: Rajan

The central bank is monitoring the liquidity situation and trying to keep the call money rate close to 8 percent, Rajan said.

CRR a useful tool in RBI's hands: SBI chief

Unlike the views of her predecessor Pratip Chaudhuri, State Bank of India (SBI) Chairman Arundhuti Bhattacharya on Friday said cash reserve ratio (CRR) was an useful tool in the hands of regulator Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Assocham asks RBI to slash CRR, MSF rates by 0.5%

"Due to the ongoing festive season and forthcoming state elections, currency leakage from the banking system is likely to be around Rs 70,000 to 80,000 crore.

RBI raises interest rates: Expert Views

Reserve Bank of India unexpectedly raised its policy interest rate by 25 basis points on Friday.

CRR, SLR could come down further: Subbarao

Currently, the CRR is pegged at a low of 4 percent, while SLR that includes securities such as government bonds, stands at 23 percent, down from 25 percent in 2010.

RBI monetary policy review: Key highlights

Key short term lending rate (repo rate) kept unchanged at 7.25 percent.

RBI maintains status quo; lowers growth forecast to 5.5%

Presently, the short-term lending (repo) rate, or the rate at which RBI lends to banks, is at 7.25 percent, while the cash reserve ratio (CRR) is at 4 percent.

RBI may keep rates unchanged in its policy review today

Hinting at status quo on policy rates, the RBI Monday said its immediate focus is to stabilise rupee and made a case for calibrated action to contain the current account deficit, which is a major reason for the steep fall in currency.

Bankers demand CRR cut or interest on it from RBI

In run-up to the first quarter monetary policy announcement by RBI on July 30, bankers Thursday strongly pitched for a reduction in the cash reserve ratio (CRR) as they feel a cut in the short-term lending rate looks unlikely given the rupee volatility.

RBI may cut CRR by 0.25% on Jul 30, but no repo cut: BofA-ML

BofA-ML also said despite some public sector banks responding to finance minister P Chidambaram's call to cut base rate, tight liquidity remains a constraint.

'RBI may cut CRR, postpone repo rate cut till rupee stabilises'

The Reserve Bank of India may cut cash reserve ratio (CRR) by 0.25 percentage points in its review later this month to revive growth, a report by Bank of America Merrill Lynch said on Tuesday.

Pressure mounting on RBI to cut rates on Monday: Experts

Pressure is mounting on the Reserve Bank of India, both by industry and banks, to cut policy interest rate as well as cash reserve ratio on Monday to boost sagging industrial growth.

RBI to use all options, including CRR, to manage liquidity

Reserve Bank Governor D Subbarao Monday said the Reserve Bank will consider all options available, including reducing the cash reserve ratio (CRR), to manage liquidity in the system.

NBFCs say RBI likely to leave repo rate unchanged

Non-banking finance companies on Tuesday said the Reserve Bank is likely to keep its key lending rate intact in the forthcoming monetary policy review, but expect a 0.25 percent reduction in the cash reserve ratio.

RBI cuts repo rate by 0.25% but warns room for further easing limited

For the second time in 2013, the Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday cut policy rates by 0.25 percent, a move that will make loans cheaper.