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Monetary policy meet: Wary of inflation, RBI may keep policy rates on hold

In August, the RBI made its only cut in 2017, of 25 basis points, and in October, it held

Reuters  |  Mumbai 

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) looks set to keep its policy rate on hold on Wednesday, after inflation accelerated to a seven-month high and stronger economic growth reduced the need for monetary stimulus. All but two of 54 analysts in a Reuters Poll said the repo rate would be left at 6.00 per cent, the lowest since November 2010. In August, the RBI made its only cut in 2017, of 25 basis points, and in October, it held. On Wednesday, after a two-day meeting, the RBI is likely to reiterate concern about inflation, as the annual rate increased to 3.58 per cent in October. ...

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 11:47 IST
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