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RBI pores over budget, worries on fiscal math

RBI pores over budget, worries on fiscal math

By Suvashree Choudhury   MUMBAI, March 3 (Reuters) – Some Reserve Bank of India (RBI) officials are worried that a populist budget could put the onus of driving growth on them but limit their ability to respond through big rate…

Indian household inflation expectation remains above 10 pct – RBI

Indian household inflation expectation remains above 10 pct – RBI

MUMBAI, February 3 (Reuters) – Indian households expect consumer inflation to remain above 10 percent over the next year, a survey by the Reserve Bank of India shows, in sharp contrast to the actual data which was nearly half that…

RBI keeps rates on hold; says budget key to more easing

RBI keeps rates on hold; says budget key to more easing

MUMBAI, February 2 (Reuters) – The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept its policy rate on hold at 6.75 percent on Tuesday, as widely expected, opting to wait until after the government’s annual budget statement at the end of February…

RBI keeps rates on hold; says budget key to more easing

RBI keeps rates on hold; says budget key to more easing

MUMBAI, February 2 (Reuters) – The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept its policy rate on hold at 6.75 percent on Tuesday, as widely expected, opting to wait until after the government’s annual budget statement at the end February to…

After steep rate cuts, RBI hands over baton to Delhi

After steep rate cuts, RBI hands over baton to Delhi

MUMBAI (Reuters) – When the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut interest rates by much more than expected this week, government officials hailed it as a victory after months of imploring Governor Raghuram Rajan for strong action. Now it is…

RBI seeks change in how banks set lending rates

RBI seeks change in how banks set lending rates

MUMBAI (Reuters) – The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) issued draft guidelines on Tuesday for its proposed plan to change how banks calculate their lending rates, which would make them more responsive to monetary policy actions but would likely be…

India plans to amend RBI Act by Feb to set up monetary panel – official

India plans to amend RBI Act by Feb to set up monetary panel – official

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The government plans to change the Reserve Bank of India Act before the end of the fiscal year so it can set up a new committee to direct the country’s monetary policy, retiring Finance Secretary Rajiv…

RBI more likely to cut rates in September, GDP growth steady – Reuters Poll

RBI more likely to cut rates in September, GDP growth steady – Reuters Poll

New Delhi, Aug 28 REUTERS – There is a better than even chance that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will cut interest rates at its policy meeting on Sept. 29 thanks to inflation striking a record low, according to…

Government steps up rate cut pressure on RBI

Government steps up rate cut pressure on RBI

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is stepping up pressure on the RBI to cut rates as the economy struggles and price rises slow, with some bureaucrats working behind the scenes to argue for an immediate…

Government does not intend curbing RBI powers: Official

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) A day before the Reserve Bank of India’s scheduled monetary policy review, the government on Monday clarified it was not trying to curtail the central bank’s powers on this issue.   “We are in discussion…