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Banks to wait till Apr 7 before cutting rates: BoI

State-owned BoI Wednesday said banks will wait till the next bi-monthly monetary policy review of the RBI on April 7 before cutting interest rates.

Banks unlikely to up lending rates as loan demand remains weak

Banks are unlikely to increase lending rates in the near future despite recent liquidity tightening measures announced by the RBI to contain rupee fall, as demand for loans have remained weak.

Rate sensitive scrips tank up to 10% on RBI move

Interest-rate sensitive stocks such as banking and realty today plunged up to 10 per cent, after RBI raised lending rates in order to stem rupee volatility.

Only CRR cut can help banks slash lending rates: India Ratings

Banks would find it difficult to pass on the benefits of a rate cut by RBI to borrowers as they continue to feel refinancing pressure, says India Ratings.

Bankers do not see any immediate cut in lending rates

After the RBI policy announcement in which cash reserve ratio was cut by 0.25 percent, leading bankers said this measure will not have any significant impact on their cost of funds.

RBI says real lending rates nearly halved in FY12 to 3.8%

The Reserve Bank on Thursday proved wrong its critics, who have been flaying it for sharp growth dip and blaming it on the tight monetary policy, saying real lending rates nearly halved in FY12 to 3.8 percent from about 7 percent in the pre-crisis period.

Lack of transparency persists over lending rates: Subbarao

Concerned over the lack of transparency in bank lending rates, Reserve Bank Governor D Subbarao Wednesday said the central bank has set up a working group to address the issue.

Cut lending rates to spur industrial growth: Survey

The Reserve Bank should immediately cut policy rates by 1- 1.5 percent as high interest rates are impacting the business of small and medium units, says a survey by industry chamber Assocham.

RBI likely to cut short-term lending rate by 25 bps: Barclays

Repo rate refers to the rate at which banks borrrow from the RBI.