A rate cut at this point is wishful thinking: Rajan

Rajan said there is no trade off between inflation and growth and added that unless prices come under control it would not be possible for banks to reduce interest rates.

Not much of a case for RBI to lower interest rates: Montek

Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Tuesday said there is not much of a case for the Reserve Bank to lower the interest rates.

RBI rate hike a commitment to check inflation: Rangarajan

The Reserve Bank's hiking the key lending rate by 0.25 percent is a reflection of its "strong commitment" to check inflation, Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) Chairman C Rangarajan said Tuesday.

RBI a vigilant owl, not a dove or a hawk: Rajan

The Reserve Bank brass took to ornithology to explain its policy stance and its intents as it took everyone by surprise with a rate hike Tuesday.

Banks to wait a while for trends before hiking lending rates

Bankers on Tuesday said they will wait to see the trend in inflation and deposit fronts before taking a call on hiking lending rates after the RBI's money tightening move in its policy review.

'Repo rate hike to hit property market'

Realty firms hoped however that this would be the last round of monetary tightening by the central bank.

No change in inflation goalposts, CPI to be in focus: Rajan

Rajan said there was a need to create an environment for economic recovery to be strong and that inflation was a part of it.

RBI to focus on retail inflation; March end forecast over 8%

On the rate hike by 0.25 percent in policy review today, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said it will set the economy securely on the disinflationary path.

Accord precedence to growth over inflation: India Inc to RBI

The RBI should take cognisance of the faltering investment and consumption demand which is preventing the economy from realising its growth potential, the chamber said.

Rate hike to hit already subdued investments, growth: India Inc

Hike in the key interest rate by RBI Tuesday will hit the already weak investment momentum and impact India's economic growth, India Inc said.

Credit blues: Rate hike squeezes corporate borrowers

Many economists expect further rate increases, raising the prospect of more pain with more than half of India's top 500 companies carrying short term debt in excess of the cash on their books.

RBI policy review: India Inc disappointed by hike in repo rate

Expressing disappointment over the hike in repo rate by the RBI, India Inc on Friday said a rate cut by the bank would have helped ameliorate sentiments as businesses are "reeling" under a tight liquidity crunch due to high cost of capital.