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RBI Policy Review

RBI keeps key policy rate steady

A man walks past the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) head office in Mumbai, India, June 7, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept its policy interest rate unchanged at a five-year low of 6.50 percent on Tuesday, while cautiously signalling it could cut later this year if monsoon rains, and other factors, dampen upward pressure on food prices.  Full Article 

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Rajan: Scope to cut rates if inflation heads to 5 percent

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Rajan looks for room to cut interest rates, sees inflation pressures

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Expert Views: RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.5 percent

MUMBAI The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept its policy interest rate unchanged at a five-year low of 6.50 percent on Tuesday, while signalling the prospect of another cut later this year if monsoon rains dampen upward pressure on food prices.

RAJAN SPEAKS

  • Transmission of policy rate cuts still remains work in progress
  • Committed to supply short term liquidity to support monetary stance
  • We are working with the government on bank clean-up
  • Idea to move long term liquidity to neutral position from deficit will take some time
  • Will be 'opportunistic' in getting to a liquidity neutral zone

Rajan on FCNR

  • Will step in in case of extreme volatlity once a concessional swap facility for non-residents starts to mature in coming months
  • Leverage portions of FCNR deposits will not be renewed, outflow could be $20 billion
  • Don’t want to encourage complacency that we will bail people out by providing dollars on FCNR Maturity