Lesser rate hikes will be needed if CPI falls below forecasts: Ashima Goyal

Liquidity should be in surplus as long as Fed's quantitative tightening continues

Ashima Goyal, a member of the Monetary Policy Committee
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Ashima Goyal, a member of the Monetary Policy Committee

Bhaskar Dutta
Several factors, including a decline in global crude oil prices, point to the likelihood of future inflation readings falling below the Reserve Bank of India’s forecasts, Ashima Goyal, a member of the Monetary Policy Committee told Business Standard’s Bhaskar Dutta. If inflation does indeed come in below the RBI’s projections, less of a rise in rates will be required, Goyal said.

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You have mentioned in the recent MPC minutes that growth has sustained despite rate increases and global shocks. The RBI is projecting CPI inflation above 6% till Jan-Mar. Does this call for more frontloading of rate hikes?

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First Published: Aug 22 2022 | 1:14 AM IST

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