RBI monetary policy

Debit card transaction charges to come down as RBI caps MDR on digital payments

Debit card transaction charges to come down as RBI caps MDR on digital payments

The RBI today capped charges on debit card transaction at Rs 200 for small merchants and Rs 1,000 for merchants with over Rs 20 lakh annual turnover.

Dec 06, 2017, 17:39 PM IST
RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6%

RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6%

The GDP growth in the second quarter of 2017-18 was higher than 5.7 percent in the preceding April-June period.

Dec 06, 2017, 14:34 PM IST
Rate cut dilemma remains as RBI wary on Inflation

Rate cut dilemma remains as RBI wary on Inflation

Economists believe a status quo would be right thing to do by the RBI.

Dec 06, 2017, 09:57 AM IST
RBI monetary policy review today: Will MPC go for a rate cut?

RBI monetary policy review today: Will MPC go for a rate cut?

The MPC meeting outcome is being keenly awaited by all stakeholders including the industry and stock markets.

Dec 06, 2017, 07:14 AM IST
Looming inflation to dash rate cut prospects: Assocham

Looming inflation to dash rate cut prospects: Assocham

The chamber observed that as uncertainty and apprehension loom over crude oil prices and vegetables, mainly on the back of rising retail prices of onion and tomatoes, it is disrupting household budgets.

Nov 26, 2017, 17:06 PM IST
Retail inflation hits 7-month high of 3.58% in October

Retail inflation hits 7-month high of 3.58% in October

Retail inflation has been steadily rising since June, when it eased to 1.46 percent - its slowest pace since India started releasing such figures in January 2012, based on combined data for rural and urban consumers.

Nov 13, 2017, 18:17 PM IST
RBI to stand pat on rates for rest of this fiscal: Report

RBI to stand pat on rates for rest of this fiscal: Report

Additionally, the RBI is expected to keep interest rates on hold over the coming months in an effort to maintain the country's real yield advantage to prevent significant currency weakness due to capital outflows.

Oct 08, 2017, 15:28 PM IST
Sensex climbs 213 points as auto, oil stocks advance

Sensex climbs 213 points as auto, oil stocks advance

The broader NSE Nifty retook the 9,800 level to end at 9,859.50 by surging 70.90 points, or 0.72 percent, after moving between 9,895.40 and 9,831.05.

Oct 03, 2017, 15:59 PM IST
RBI Monetary Policy Review: This is why MPC may not go for a rate cut

RBI Monetary Policy Review: This is why MPC may not go for a rate cut

In its last policy review in August, the RBI reduced the repo rate by 0.25 percent to 6 percent, citing reduction in inflation risks.

Oct 03, 2017, 11:53 AM IST
Govt expects RBI to cut rate amid slowdown

Govt expects RBI to cut rate amid slowdown

In its last policy review in August, the RBI reduced the repo rate by 0.25 per cent to 6 per cent in August, citing reduction in inflation risks.

Oct 02, 2017, 12:03 PM IST
Scope for further rate cut by RBI: Finance Ministry

Scope for further rate cut by RBI: Finance Ministry

Asserting that the slowdown in the manufacturing sector is due to various reasons, the official said the response has to be from across the board, including interest rate, exchange rate for boosting the manufacturing sector.

Sep 23, 2017, 18:38 PM IST
Lending rate cuts key to economic recovery: Report

Lending rate cuts key to economic recovery: Report

The report said that structural reforms take long time of 5-10 years to reflect in growth rate or reviving the stranded projects.

Sep 22, 2017, 16:10 PM IST
Rise in inflation likely to keep RBI on hold: Morgan Stanley

Rise in inflation likely to keep RBI on hold: Morgan Stanley

Retail inflation rose to 5-month high of 3.36 percent in August due to costlier vegetables and fruits.

Sep 14, 2017, 15:40 PM IST
RBI to stay on hold even after disappointing GDP data: Nomura

RBI to stay on hold even after disappointing GDP data: Nomura

From the RBI's perspective, the GDP data are disappointing, but the current slowdown is largely due to GST, which should be seen as transitory, Japanese financial services major said, adding the cash-intensive sectors like trade, transportation and construction are rebounding.

Sep 04, 2017, 18:01 PM IST
'After pause in Oct, RBI may deliver final rate cut in Dec'

'After pause in Oct, RBI may deliver final rate cut in Dec'

The note said that inflation risks are being "overdone", and a cool-off in price rise will be one of "compelling factors" that will make the RBI cut rates.

Aug 18, 2017, 16:58 PM IST
'RBI still has room to slash key rate in current fiscal'

'RBI still has room to slash key rate in current fiscal'

The Reserve Bank still has room to cut the key policy rate in the current fiscal, veteran banker Naina Lal Kidwai has said, while stressing that banks should pass on the benefits of lower rates to customers.

Aug 17, 2017, 16:01 PM IST
MPC members warn inflation could accelerate: RBI minutes

MPC members warn inflation could accelerate: RBI minutes

The RBI cut the main policy repo rate by 25 basis points to a more than 6-1/2-year low of 6 percent on August 2, in a widely expected move, but kept the market guessing on whether there is more space for trimming.

Aug 16, 2017, 17:54 PM IST
RBI to maintain "prolonged pause" before next rate cut: HSBC

RBI to maintain "prolonged pause" before next rate cut: HSBC

The note comes two days after data showed that headline consumer price inflation (CPI) almost doubled to 2.36 percent for July from 1.54 percent in the previous month, and a day after the wholesale price inflation also shot up to 1.54 percent from being negative in the previous month.

Aug 16, 2017, 16:46 PM IST
RBI widens Basel-III-compliant asset base of banks

RBI widens Basel-III-compliant asset base of banks

Other term deposits with the central bank are not eligible for this. However, if the term expires within 30 days, the term deposits could be considered as an inflow, the RBI circular added.

Aug 02, 2017, 23:16 PM IST

RBI forms group to improve marginal cost of lending rate system

As per RBI guidelines, banks have to prepare MCLR which will be the internal benchmark lending rate. Based upon this MCLR, interest rates for different categories of customers are fixed in accordance with their degree of risk.

Aug 02, 2017, 18:39 PM IST