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Curbing RBI autonomy on policy rates could hurt India's economy, warns Moody's

Moody's Analytics also raised a red flag over the Parliament logjam and said it is denting business confidence as key reform bills like land and GST are stuck.

CEA questions RBI's monetary policy stance, says rates too high

CEA questions RBI's monetary policy stance, says rates too high

Making a strong case for reduction of policy rates by the Reserve Bank, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian has said the real interest rates are "whoppingly" very high and have made it difficult for corporate to deal with the problem of high debt.

Another 0.5% of rate cut in 1st half of 2015 likely: Experts

The ongoing slowdown in inflation momentum has given room for the Reserve Bank to adopt a more accommodative monetary policy and cut policy rates by 50 basis points in the first half of this year, experts believe.

RBI needs to raise policy rates to bring down inflation: IMF

IMF said India needs to take more steps to reduce stubbornly high inflation and the large fiscal deficit.

RBI yet to formally adopt CPI inflation: Raghuram Rajan

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday said the central bank was yet to formally adopt the Consumer Price Index inflation as it was pending government's approval.

Short-term rupee swap rates unlikely to fall soon: DBS

"A moderate improvement in liquidity will not be sufficient to push front-end swap rates below the 7.75 percent as the RBI is likely to hold the rates," DBS said in the report on Monday.

Bullish on G-Secs; see inflation dip, stable rates: StanChart

"If our inflation expectations are met, we believe the RBI is unlikely to hike the repo rate at its 28 January policy meeting," StanChart said in a report.

RBI policy review: India Inc expresses disappointment

Expressing disappointment over the RBI's move for not cutting the key policy rates, India Inc on Tuesday asked the government to take immediate actions to revive growth and boost investments.

Bankers say lending rates to remain high in near term

The stance comes even after the Reserve Bank delivered two successive rate cuts of a cumulative 0.50 percent this year.

High bad debts temporary: SBI

SBI's NPAs rose to 5.15 percent in the second quarter ended September, from 4.19 percent over the year-ago period because of deteriorating asset quality.

Analysts says CRR cut indicates RBI's concern on growth

RBI cut the cash reserve ratio by 25 bps to 4.5 percent while left the lending rate unchanged at 8 percent citing rising upside risks to inflation.

CRR cut a welcome step in right direction: Montek

In its mid quarter review, the Reserve Bank on Monday cut Cash Reserve Ratio by 0.25 percent - the percentage of deposits banks keep with central bank.

RBI should cut rates to bolster industrial growth: Assocham

Inflation, as measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI), was 7.25 percent in June much above the comfort level of 5-6 percent. The retail inflation stood at 10.02 percent in June.

Interest rates expected to come down in coming months: Pranab

The government is expecting lower interest rates in the coming months as it looks at policy reversal by the Reserve Bank in the wake of moderation in inflation.