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Rate cut possible only if inflation eases: Raghuram Rajan

Rate cut possible only if inflation eases: Raghuram Rajan

Retail inflation shot up to nearly 2-year high of 6.07 percent, while the one based on wholesale prices soared to a 23-month high of 3.55 percent in July.

Sensex falls for second straight session, cracks below 28,000-mark

Under pressure for the second straight session, the BSE Sensex fell over 91 points to crack below the 28,000-mark with investors adopting cautious stance after the appointment of Urjit Patel as the next RBI chief, who is very unlikely to cut rates in view of high inflation.

RBI may cut key rates by 0.25% in October 4 policy review: BofA-ML

RBI may cut key rates by 0.25% in October 4 policy review: BofA-ML

Notwithstanding the significant jump in consumer price inflation, the Reserve Bank of India is expected to cut key policy rates by 25 basis points in its policy review meet on October 4, as good monsoon is likely to damp inflationary pressures, says a report.

Costlier food items push June WPI inflation to 1.62%

Costlier food items push June WPI inflation to 1.62%

Costlier vegetables, pulses and sugar pushed WPI inflation for the third straight month in June to 1.62 percent, queering the pitch for the Reserve Bank to reduce rates in its August policy meet.

Retail inflation rises to 5.76% in May; rate cut hopes reduced

Retail inflation rises to 5.76% in May; rate cut hopes reduced

Retail inflation in May rose to 5.76 percent on account of dearer food articles such as vegetables and pulses.

Raghuram Rajan rejects call for cut, leaves rates unchanged; hints at reduction later this year

Raghuram Rajan rejects call for cut, leaves rates unchanged; hints at reduction later this year

The key policy rate, repo, was left unchanged at 6.50 percent and the cash reserve ratio at 4 percent, with RBI citing the uncertainties on account of the surge in inflationary pressure and reversal in commodity prices.

Rate cut would have helped restore investment cycle: Industry

Disappointed with the RBI's decision to leave policy rates unchanged, India Inc Tuesday said a rate cut would have helped restore the investment cycle as the industry continues to battle a slump in demand.

RBI monetary policy review: Will Raghuram Rajan cut rate on Tuesday?

RBI monetary policy review: Will Raghuram Rajan cut rate on Tuesday?

With inflation rearing its head again and global crude oil prices inching up, the Reserve Bank is likely to maintain the status quo on interest rates Tuesday at its bi-monthly monetary policy review for the current fiscal, say experts.

'RBI seen holding rates on June 7, cut likely next quarter'

'RBI seen holding rates on June 7, cut likely next quarter'

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is likely to keep its benchmark repo interest rate unchanged at a five-year low of 6.50 percent at a policy review on Tuesday, according to eminent economists.

India business confidence dips to 5 month low in May

India business confidence dips to 5 month low in May

 Confidence among Indian businesses fell to a five month low in May, and with rising inflationary pressure, there is limited scope for the RBI to cut rates, says a survey.

RBI likely to go for 0.50% rate cut in FY17: Morgan Stanley

RBI likely to go for 0.50% rate cut in FY17: Morgan Stanley

The Reserve Bank of India is likely to go for another 50 bps rate cut in the current financial year, global financial services firm Morgan Stanley said Tuesday.

Transmission of recent rate cut to be more effective: Mundra

Transmission of recent rate cut to be more effective: Mundra

A day after the Reserve Bank cut policy rate by 0.25 percent, Deputy Governor S S Mundra today expressed hope that transmission of lower interest rate through banks will be more effective this time.

RBI policy review: Raghuram Rajan faces calls to pull the trigger

RBI policy review: Raghuram Rajan faces calls to pull the trigger

According to a senior official from a state-owned bank, although a 0.25 percent rate cut has been factored in by the market, there is also a high possibility of RBI slashing it by 0.50 percent.

RBI to cut repo rate by 0.25% on April 5: Morgan Stanley

RBI to cut repo rate by 0.25% on April 5: Morgan Stanley

The Reserve Bank is expected to cut key interest rate by 0.25 percent in the next week's policy review meet, which will be supportive of growth recovery, says a Morgan Stanley report.

I want what everybody wants: FM Jaitley on rate cut by RBI

I want what everybody wants: FM Jaitley on rate cut by RBI

 Indicating his desire for the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates at its monetary policy review next week, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said he wants "what everybody wants".

I want what everybody wants: Jaitley on rate cut by RBI

I want what everybody wants: Jaitley on rate cut by RBI

 Indicating his desire for the Reserve Bank to cut interest rates at its monetary policy review next week, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said he wants "what everybody wants".

RBI to cut rates by 0.25% on April 5, 0.50% in FY17: BofA-ML

RBI to cut rates by 0.25% on April 5, 0.50% in FY17: BofA-ML

Reserve Bank is likely to go for a 50 basis points rate cut next fiscal year and out of this 25 bps cut may be affected in the policy review meet next month amid slackening economic recovery, says a report.

Window is scant, RBI to cut rates by 0.25% on Apr 5: Deutsche

Window is scant, RBI to cut rates by 0.25% on Apr 5: Deutsche

Demand for policy rate cut may be considerable, but given the central bank's inflation target, rate cut space is scant, and the Reserve Bank is likely to cut only 0.25 percent in the upcoming monetary policy, a Deutsche Bank report says.

 

Room for rate cut by RBI as inflation is low: CEA

Room for rate cut by RBI as inflation is low: CEA

Pitching for a benign interest rate regime to boost growth, Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian has said there is room for rate cut by the Reserve Bank as inflation is low.

RBI holds interest rate; Raghuram Rajan lobs ball to govt court, awaits Budget cues

RBI holds interest rate; Raghuram Rajan lobs ball to govt court, awaits Budget cues

The decision to keep repo rate on hold is based on the inflation trajectory which is moving along the set path, Rajan said, adding that if the data supports it, RBI will be accommodative.