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RBI likely to cut rates for sixth time this year, try help growth

RBI has delivered 135 basis points of interest-rate easing this year, but lenders have only transmitted a fraction of that to borrowers.

Anirban Nag | Bloomberg 

The Reserve Bank of India is set to deliver its sixth straight interest-rate cut Thursday, shrugging off a spike in inflation as it stays doggedly focused on supporting economic growth. While all 34 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News as of Wednesday expect a reduction, the majority expect a quarter-point cut, with the rest expecting reductions of 15 basis points to 50 basis points.

The RBI has cut borrowing costs by 135 basis points so far in 2019 to a nine-year low of 5.15%. The meeting of the six-member Monetary Policy Committee led by Governor Shaktikanta Das, who completes ...

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First Published: Thu, December 05 2019. 06:24 IST
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