Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicMonetary Policy Committee

Topic: Monetary Policy Committee

Rate cut on housing loans, commercial real estate bodes well for economy, RBI Governor says

While announcing the third bi-monthly monetary policy review Friday, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said reduction on lending rate has reduced the burden on households.

Consumer confidence returning, RBI in ‘whatever it takes’ mode to ensure recovery, says Das

Inflationary pressures are 'transitory', preemptive measures to check inflation could kill India's nascent and hesitant economic recovery, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.

Cut petrol, diesel taxes to ease inflation, RBI’s monetary policy panel tells Modi govt, states

RBI announces fresh lending support to aviation, tourism & other sectors as MPC keeps key policy rates unchanged. RBI Governor Das says Covid spread in rural India poses risk to growth.

Manage govt interest burden or prevent price rise? RBI faces tough balancing act

New G-SAP tool is RBI’s way of keeping govt’s interest burden low. But amid inflation concerns, it also has to raise interest rates to prevent price rise.

Why Modi govt has done well to maintain continuity in inflation targeting framework

Many experts argued against retaining 4% plus-minus 2% target, while some wanted to scrap the framework altogether. But it provides stability, can help growth.

‘Elevated inflation likely to stay’ — concern that dominated RBI’s latest monetary policy meet

Inflation has been consistently over 6% over the last few months on account of rising food prices and supply constraints. It touched a 77-month high of 7.6% in Oct.

RBI says GDP to contract by 7.5% in FY21, keeps repo rate unchanged at 4%

The stock markets reacted positively to the GDP growth revision with the BSE Sensex hitting 45,000 for the first time ever.

Future rate cuts depends on moderation in inflation, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

The reconstituted Monetary Policy Committee, which met from 7 to 9 October, had decided to keep the benchmark lending rates unchanged in view of the hardening of retail inflation.

RBI says GDP will contract by 9.5% in FY21, holds repo rate at 4% amid modest recovery

Barring a second wave, India stands poised to shrug off the deathly grip of the virus and renew its tryst with its pre-Covid growth trajectory, says RBI Governor Das.

RBI’s new MPC should focus on transmission. Without that, more rate cuts can be pointless

RBI must work towards better transmission mechanism, for which India needs deep & liquid bond market, competitive banking sector & regulatory framework.

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BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.