Inflation not easing soon; rate hike likely by Dec: Analysts

Governor Raghuram Rajan, while leaving all key rates unchanged, reduced the statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) by 0.5 percent to 22.5 percent, thereby injecting about Rs 40,000 crore into the financial system. Analysts described the RBI actions as "dovish".

Bankers rule out lending rate reduction after SLR cut

Bankers Tuesday said the RBI's decision to hold key rates, coming after a decisive mandate received by the Narendra Modi government, was on expected lines and interest rates won't change even though the central bank's SLR cut infuses additional liquidity into the system.

SLR cut hinges on fiscal correction push under new govt: RBI

Under the SLR requirement, the banks have to park 23 percent of their deposits in Government securities. This is a long way from 40 percent SLR requirement in mid-90s. Despite the reduction, lenders still keep nearly 27 percent of their deposits in SLR, which is a measure of their solvency.

RBI panel says abolish SLR norm gradually

Statutory liquidity ratio refers amount that commercial banks require to maintain in the form of gold or government approved securities before providing credit to the customers.

TIMELINE: Changes to SLR for banks since 1949

Here is a timeline on changes in the statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) since 1949.

CRR, SLR could come down further: Subbarao

Currently, the CRR is pegged at a low of 4 percent, while SLR that includes securities such as government bonds, stands at 23 percent, down from 25 percent in 2010.

RBI slashes HTM bond limit in SLR to 23%

The Reserve Bank on Friday reduced the requirement of holding HTM (held-to-maturity) category bonds in the SLR (statutory liquidity ratio) portfolio for the banks to 23 percent from the existing 25 percent.

'Cutting HTM limit will improve liquidity, treasury income'

Last week, the Reserve Bank had said it was considering a proposal to reduce the limit HTM segment under the SLR (statutory liquidity ratio) portfolio to improve liquidity.

RBI may treat part of SLR as liquidity under Basel III: Sinha

"We are thinking on to how to work out a scheme under which a part of the SLR is treated as Basel III liquidity requirement," said RBI Deputy Governor.

SLR cut will have no material impact: Economists

Citi India chief economist Rohini Malkani said the 100 bps SLR reduction should reduce "forced" demand from banks by about Rs 65,000 crore a day.

Assocham seeks immediate cut in short-term lending rate, CRR

Ahead of the mid-quarterly review of RBI, Assocham has sought immediate cut in short-term lending rate and cash reserve ratio (CRR) by at least 100 basis points each from the central bank.

RBI considers SLR holdings for BASEL III

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is considering to what extent banks' holdings under the statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) can be used to meet capital requirements for Basel III global banking rules, a central banker said on Sunday.