RBI chief says repo, CRR cuts to ensure policy transmission

MUMBAI Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:26pm IST

1 of 2. Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Duvvuri Subbarao smiles during a business conference in New Delhi July 31, 2009.

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MUMBAI (Reuters) - RBI chief Duvvuri Subbarao said the simultaneous cut in the repo rate and the cash reserve ratio was to ensure transmission of monetary policy action into lending rates.

Subbarao was addressing a post-policy press conference after he earlier cut the repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.75 percent and the cash reserve ratio by an equivalent amount to 4 percent.

(Reporting by Neha Dasgupta; Editing by Anand Basu)

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