Reserve Bank of India keeps repo rate unchaged at 6.5

Reserve Bank of India keeps repo rate unchaged at 6.5

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 Oct 2018

New Delhi, Oct 5 (IBNS): The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) in its fourth bi-monthly statement, issued on 05.10.2018, on the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation at its meeting on Friday, decided to keep the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged at 6.5 per cent.

The GDP growth projection for 2018-19 is retained at 7.4 per cent as in the August resolution.

The projections of inflation for 2018-19 and Q1:2019-20 have been revised downwards from the August resolution.

"The decision of the MPC is in consonance with the Government’s assessment of inflation and growth going forward and for achieving the medium-term target for consumer price index (CPI) inflation of 4 per cent within a band of +/- 2 per cent., while supporting growth," read a government statement.

The Government welcomes the MPC’s assessment and notes its decision to maintain the Policy Rate.

The RBI had last raised interest rates in two successive policy reviews in August and June this year.

Meanwhile, Indian rupee slipped to a record low 74.13 per dollar, down 55 paise from previous close 72.58 per dollar. It opened marginally lower in the early trade.
 

 

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Reserve Bank of India keeps repo rate unchaged at 6.5

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