RBI to cut rates irrespective of Fed moves: Ind Ra
RBI to cut rates irrespective of Fed moves: Ind Ra

RBI will consider slashing repo rate by 0.25 percent in its upcoming policy meet, irrespective of a rate hike by US Federal Reserve, Ind-Ra said Monday.

Rajan best man to decide on rates; better than Govt too: Rahul Bajaj
Rajan best man to decide on rates; better than Govt too: Rahul Bajaj

"The best person in India today to decide (on rate cuts) is the present Governor of RBI... He knows better than the government, he wants to control inflation," Bajaj Auto Chairman said.

Bankers see higher PPF rate limiting more deposit rate cuts

Bankers have said there is more room to cut deposit rates which can help bring down lending rates, but fear that competing savings instruments like PPF and tax-free bonds will limit their ability.

Greater rate cuts by banks in offing: FM Jaitley

An assurance to this effect was given by the bank chiefs at a meeting where their financial performance and other parameters, including transmission of the RBI rate cuts, were reviewed, Jaitley told reporters after the meeting.

Nirmala for rate cut by RBI, affordable credit to industry

Ahead of the RBI's monetary policy review, the government on Saturday "strongly" pushed for interest rate cut saying availability of affordable credit was necessary to boost manufacturing.

Hopeful that RBI will cut rates on June 2: Sinha

Asserting that the radical steps taken by Modi government has provided macroeconomic stability in the past one year, Union Minister of state for Finance Jayant Sinha on Tuesday expressed hope that RBI will cut interest rates in its upcoming monetary policy review.

No rate reduction by 70 banks despite two cuts by RBI

As many as 70 banks, including 23 public sector lenders, have not passed on the benefits to their consumers from RBI's two rate cuts so far in 2015.

External advisor urged RBI to cut rates by 0.75%

Three members of a seven-person committee advising the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on monetary policy recommended a cut in interest rates at its policy review earlier this month, with one suggesting easing by 0.75%, according to a summary of the recommendations released on Wednesday.

RBI to wait for "clearer read" before cutting rates in Q2 2015

The Reserve Bank is likely to cut policy rates by 50 basis points starting from the second quarter of 2015, as base effects for industrial production and inflation normalise over the coming months, a report says.

Industry demands immediate rate cut as IIP declines in Feb

Expressing disappointment over industrial production contracting by 1.9 percent in February, India Inc Friday demanded an immediate cut in lending rate by the Reserve Bank to boost the economy.

Rate cuts at least 3 months away as not much room to ease: HSBC

Rate cuts by the RBI are at least three months away since there is not much room for the central bank to ease them now, an HSBC report says.

Low March inflation to spur rate cuts, say analysts

The drop in headline inflation to a 40-month low of 5.96 percent for March has increased the possibility of a rate cut by the Reserve Bank at its May 3 annual policy, analysts and rating agencies said Monday.

CII demands 1% rate cut, reform measures to boost growth

Industry body CII Monday pressed for one percent cut in interest rates by the Reserve Bank to attract investment and demanded more reform measures to accelerate economic growth.

RBI to cut interest rate by 25 basis points, say experts

Finance Minister P Chidambaram has done his part of presenting a credible road-map to contain fiscal deficit in a rather difficult year.

Rating outfits: Softening core inflation will let RBI cut rate

Data for February released earlier in the day said inflation increased marginally to 6.84 percent from 6.62 percent in January, driven by costlier food items and petrol.

FM hopes RBI will ease policy rates

Pitching for easy monetary policy in the upcoming review, Finance Minister P Chidambaram Sunday said that if RBI cuts rates it will help economy to grow at a higher rate of 6.5 percent in the next fiscal.

RBI calls for more reforms to restore investor confidence

The Reserve Bank of India Monday said recent reforms have reduced the immediate risks for the economy but emphasised on the need for more measures to restore investor confidence.

Interest rate cut expected in RBI policy review

Analysts say a convergence of data and government policies builds a compelling case for a much-desired interest rate cut.

RBI unlikely to cut rates next week: Experts

The Reserve Bank is likely to keep policy rates unchanged in its monetary policy review next week, although inflation for the second the second consecutive month in November has declined, experts have said.

RBI unlikely to cut rates on Dec 18; CRR cut possible: Report

The Reserve Bank is likely to leave key policy rates unchanged at its mid-quarter monetary policy review next week but will go for 0.25 percent CRR rate cut to support growth, Bank of America Merrill Lynch said in a research report.