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Window is scant, RBI to cut rates by 25% on April 5: Deutsche Bank

Declining inflation and a negative industrial outlook have strengthened the case for RBI to cut interest rate

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Demand for policy rate cut may be considerable, but given the central bank's inflation target, rate cut space is scant, and the Reserve Bank is likely to cut only 25 bps in the upcoming monetary policy, a Deutsche Bank report says. According to the global financial services major, with RBI sticking to its goal of maintaining 1.5-2% average real interest rate, which along with an average CPI inflation forecast of 5% for 2016-17 leaves little room for bringing the repo rate below 6.50%. "If RBI somehow cuts rates by 50 bps on April 5, which is not our base case ...

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Window is scant, RBI to cut rates by 25% on April 5: Deutsche Bank

Declining inflation and a negative industrial outlook have strengthened the case for RBI to cut interest rate

Declining inflation and a negative industrial outlook have strengthened the case for RBI to cut interest rate Demand for policy rate cut may be considerable, but given the central bank's inflation target, rate cut space is scant, and the Reserve Bank is likely to cut only 25 bps in the upcoming monetary policy, a Deutsche Bank report says. According to the global financial services major, with RBI sticking to its goal of maintaining 1.5-2% average real interest rate, which along with an average CPI inflation forecast of 5% for 2016-17 leaves little room for bringing the repo rate below 6.50%. "If RBI somehow cuts rates by 50 bps on April 5, which is not our base case ... image
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Window is scant, RBI to cut rates by 25% on April 5: Deutsche Bank

Declining inflation and a negative industrial outlook have strengthened the case for RBI to cut interest rate

Demand for policy rate cut may be considerable, but given the central bank's inflation target, rate cut space is scant, and the Reserve Bank is likely to cut only 25 bps in the upcoming monetary policy, a Deutsche Bank report says. According to the global financial services major, with RBI sticking to its goal of maintaining 1.5-2% average real interest rate, which along with an average CPI inflation forecast of 5% for 2016-17 leaves little room for bringing the repo rate below 6.50%. "If RBI somehow cuts rates by 50 bps on April 5, which is not our base case ...

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