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More scope to cut interest rates, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

Das said he hoped a recent trade deal between the United States and China would hold and not be reversed

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Swati Bhat | Reuters  |  Mumbai 

There is scope for cutting interest rates further and the central bank will use it when required after studying the growth and inflation data, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Monday. The monetary policy committee (MPC) surprised markets and analysts this month by holding rates steady after trimming the key interest rate by 135 basis points since the beginning of the current rate reduction cycle in February. “While taking a pause we, very carefully and very definitely, said there is space for further monetary policy action, but the timing will have ...

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First Published: Tue, December 17 2019. 00:58 IST