RBI Monetary Policy Highlights: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das on Friday unveiled decisions taken at the central bank’s latest 3-day Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meet, that was being held since Wednesday.
The MPC, Das said, decided ‘unanimously’ to keep the policy repo rate unchanged at 6.50%. He also announced other key decisions taken by the panel.
At the previous meet as well, in August, the MPC maintained status quo on repo rate. In fact, in its previous three policy meets, including the one in August, the panel kept interest rates unchanged. For October too, it was widely expected that repo will not be changed.
Since May last year, the repo rate has seen an increase of 250 basis points (bps).
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RBI Monetary Policy Live Updates: GDP growth forecasts unchanged
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Q2 FY24: 6.5%
Q3 FY24: 6%
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RBI Monetary Policy Live Updates: CPI inflation projections announced
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Oct 06, 2023 10:09 AM IST
RBI Monetary Policy Live Updates: MPC retains repo rate at 6.50%
The central bank’s MPC decided ‘unanimously’ to keep the policy repo rate unchanged at 6.50%, announces RBI governor Shaktikanta Das.
“After a detailed assessment of the evolving macroeconomic and financial developments and the outlook, RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee decided unanimously to keep the Policy Repo Rate unchanged at 6.5%,” says Das.
Oct 06, 2023 09:49 AM IST
RBI Monetary Policy Live Updates: Where to watch Shaktikanta Das’ address?
RBI governor Shaktikanta Das’ press conference can be watched live here. You can also follow this Hindustan Times live blog for the latest updates.
Oct 06, 2023 09:36 AM IST
RBI Monetary Policy Live Updates: Current rates
Repo rate: 6.50%
Standing deposit facility rate: 6.25%
Marginal standing facility rate: 6.75%
Bank rate: 6.75%
Fixed reverse repo rate: 3.35%
Oct 06, 2023 09:24 AM IST
RBI Monetary Policy Live Updates: Status quo expected on repo rate
It is widely expected that the MPC will maintain status quo on the repo rate, keeping it at 6.50%. In its previous three policy meets, including the most recent one in August, the panel decided to keep the rate unchanged.
Oct 06, 2023 09:03 AM IST
RBI Monetary Policy Live Updates: MPC decisions to be announced today
At 10, RBI governor Shaktikanta Das will unveil decisions taken at the central bank’s latest Monetary Policy Committee meet, being held since Wednesday. The repo rate, left unchanged at 6.50% at the previous August meet, is expected to remain unchanged this time as well.