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RBI to keep rates on hold next week as inflation eases

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 10:17

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to keep its key interest rate steady at 8 percent on April 1 as inflation has eased.

Inflation targeting irrelevant in Indian context: Economist

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 22:18

Noted academic T N Srinivasan on Friday questioned the efficacy and relevance of CPI-based inflation targeting, suggested by RBI Deputy Governor and his one-time student Urjit Patel, in the Indian context.

Industry appeals for slashing interest rates grow stronger

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 18:27

India Inc's appeal for easing of Reserve Bank's key interest rates grew stronger as inflation declined to 9-month low of 4.68 percent in February.

RBI's focus is to bring down inflation: Raghuram Rajan

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 19:16

Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan on Monday said the central bank's focus is to bring down inflation to boost investor confidence.

Jan WPI inflation eases to eight-month low of 5.05%

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 12:28

Food prices rose 8.80 percent year-on-year last month, much slower than an annual rise of 13.68 percent in December.

'RBI target of 8% CPI inflation level in Jan 2015 attainable'

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 16:40

Ruling out incremental tightening of monetary policy, a Citigroup report has said the Reserve Bank's interim target of 8 per cent inflation in January 2015 seems "attainable", provided there is normal monsoon.

RBI's strong inflation focus sparks bond uncertainty

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 13:05

A bout of uncertainty is gripping investors in India, sending benchmark bond yields sharply higher this week, after the RBI governor`s strong warning on inflation raised the odds of a hike in interest rates next week.

Inflation probably eased in December on lower food prices

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 12:11

India`s stubbornly high inflation finally appears to be slowing down following a cooling in vegetable prices, bringing some relief to the ruling congress party which is struggling to win back voters ahead of a national election due by may.

Low growth, high inflation could weaken India's debt profile

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 21:11

Global rating agency Moody's on Thursday cautioned that low growth and high inflation could weaken the country's debt profile and raise financing cost.

Factory data begins countdown to RBI review

Last Updated: Saturday, January 04, 2014, 16:59

India will release November factory output on January 10, the first important data ahead of the Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy review on January 28.

Manmohan Singh promises more reforms in coming months

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 12:10

Claiming that his government has put the country on a high growth momentum, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday promised to roll out more reforms in the next few months.

Inflation limiting RBI's ability to boost growth: Rajan

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 23:04

Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan said the challenge of containing inflation is limiting the central bank`s ability to boost economic growth, while urging the government to continue with fiscal consolidation to support the economy.