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FICCI welcomes RBI’s decision to keep the repo rate unchanged

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Commenting on the release of fourth bi-monthly monetary policy statement today, Mr Rashesh Shah, President FICCI said, “FICCI welcomes RBI’s decision to keep the repo rate unchanged. This move sends positive signal to the industry and is expected to maintain the momentum in investments seen lately. This was especially important in theRead More

RBI keeps policy rates unchanged


The Reserve Bank opted for a surprising status quo at the bi-monthly review Friday on expectations of softening price rise, but changed the policy stance to “calibrated tightening” from “neutral”. A majority of the analysts and bankers were expecting the six-member Monetary Policy Committee to go at least for a 0.25 per cent hike… Read More

Highlights of RBI monetary policy

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The following are the highlights of the fourth bi-monthly monetary statement for 2018-19:

* RBI keeps key lending rate (repo) unchanged at 6.5 pc * Reverse repo rate stands at 6.25 pc, bank rate at 6.75 pc, CRR at 4 pc * Projects retail inflation to rise to 3.8-4.5 pc in October-March * Retains GDP growth estimate at 7.4 pc for current fiscal * Global economic activity… Read More

RBI to link base rate with MCLR

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The Reserve Bank of India has said that it will link the base rate with the MCLR from 1st of April this year to ensure expeditious transmission of its policy rate to borrowers. In a statement, RBI said, though it had introduced the Marginal Cost of Funds based Lending Rates (MCLR) system with effect from 1st April 2016, the Central bank observed that a large proportion… Read More

RBI highlights of the 6th bi-monthly

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monetary policy statement:

* Key lending rate (repo) unchanged at 6 pc;

* Reverse repo rate remains at 5.75 pc and marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and Bank Rate at 6.25 pc;

* Monetary policy’s stance neutral;

* Petrol and diesel prices rose sharply in Jan, reflecting lagged pass-through of past increases in global crude prices;

* Retail inflation… Read More

RBI Monetary Policy Committee meeting begins in Mumbai

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Reserve Bank of India’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting will begin today in Mumbai. The six-member MPC headed by RBI Governor Urijit Patel will meet for the Sixth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement for 2017-18.

RBI may keep policy rates on hold this week. It may toughen its warning against inflation, lying on the ground for a hike in 2018 after prices… Read More

Government to invite fresh applications for RBI Deputy Governor post

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The government will soon invite fresh applications for the post of RBI Deputy Governor, a position that fell vacant after S S Mundra retired on completion of his three-year term on July 31, 2017.Although interviews were conducted on July 29 last year, the government has decided to start the process all over again, sources said without giving reasons.

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RBI says not connected with study on Aadhaar security aspects

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The Reserve Bank of India has clarified that neither the central bank nor its researcher was in any way connected to a study on security aspects of Aadhaar. In a statement, the RBI said, it has come across some media reports attributing the study by one S Ananth, an adjunct faculty of Institute for Development and Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT) to RBI… Read More

Government seeks 13,000 Cr surplus from RBI

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The government has not asked the Reserve Bank to pay any special dividend and is only seeking Rs 13,000 crore of surplus lying with the central bank, Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg has said.In August, the RBI had paid a dividend of Rs 30,659 crore for the fiscal ended June 2017. It was less than half the Rs 65,876 crore it had paid in 2015-16.

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99% of demonetised notes back in system | RBI

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The Reserve Bank of India  in its annual report confirmed that almost 99 per cent of banned Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes that were demonetised last November have returned to the system.
In the report for 2016-17, the RBI said that out of 632.6 crore pieces of Rs 1,000 currency notes in circulation, 8.9 crore have not been returned post the note ban last November.

The… Read More