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Reserve Bank should have announced cut in policy rates: CII

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 17:19

Commenting on the first bimonthly monetary policy statement released by the RBI earlier today, Banerjee said, "However, at a time when growth impulses remain weak and WPI inflation has been on the declining trajectory for the last nine months, the RBI should have taken this opportunity to announce a cut in policy rates which would stimulate demand and kick start the investment cycle."

Case for 0.5% cut in rate by RBI to boost growth: Kapoor

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 16:58

"There is a strong case for easing policy interest rates and liquidity as growth remains weak and CPI inflation is heading towards moderation. Thus, RBI could relax repo rate (by at least 50 bps) in the next 6-12 months," Kapoor, who is also President of Assocham said.

Rate cut not enough; need enabling environment for growth: HSBC

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 11:44

Retail inflation easing to a 25-month low of 8.1 percent in February and a slight improvement in industrial growth have raised hopes for a rate cut by RBI.

Industry presses RBI for interest rate cut

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 21:33

Expressing serious concerns over the industrial output remaining flat at 0.1 percent in January, India Inc reiterated its demand for an interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank to kick-start investments, especially keeping in view the fall in retail inflation.

Britain set for sixth year of record-low interest rate

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 10:56

The Bank of England is set to vote Thursday to keep its key interest rate at a record-low 0.50 percent, five years after slashing borrowing costs to the current level.

Rajan comfortable with current policy rate

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 22:18

Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan Wednesday said the policy rate is "appropriately set" at present, an assertion that comes amid criticism from certain quarters that it is currently too high.

RBI policy rate is appropriately set: Raghuram Rajan

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 18:48

India`s policy interest rate is appropriately set, said RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, who has raised rates three times by a combined 75 basis points since September despite economic growth at a decade low.

India will need to keep raising policy interest rate: IMF

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 02:26

The Reserve Bank of India will need to continue raising its policy interest rate given the sticky nature of inflation, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday.

Govt considering further hike in EPF interest rate: Minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 18:28

A proposal to revise the interest rate of Employees Provident Fund (EPF) by 0.25 percent is under the consideration of the government.

EMI for home and auto likely to rise as RBI hikes repo rate

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 12:42

EMIs for home and auto loans may rise after Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan unexpectedly raised a key policy rate by 0.25 percent on Tuesday to fight inflation.

RBI raises repo rate, says further near-term hike unlikely

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 12:04

The Reserve Bank of India unexpectedly raised its policy interest rate on Tuesday by 25 basis points but said that if consumer price inflation eases as projected it does not foresee further near-term tightening.

RBI surprises with 0.25% repo rate hike: Expert Views

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 11:54

The Reserve Bank of India unexpectedly raised its policy interest rate on Tuesday by 25 basis points (bps) but said that if consumer price inflation eases as projected, it does not foresee further near-term tightening.