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Liquidity likely to veer towards neutral after three years of surplus

Future scenario hinges on forex market, govt spending, credit growth

Mumbai: A security personal outside Reserve Bank of India (RBI) headquarters, in Mumbai, Wednesday, June 8, 2022. (PTI Photo
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A security personal outside Reserve Bank of India (RBI) headquarters, in Mumbai (PTI Photo)

Bhaskar Dutta Mumbai
Ever since the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) undertook emergency measures to shield the economy from the Covid-19 crisis in 2020, liquidity in the banking system has broadly remained at a surplus, although the degree of excess cash shrunk considerably in 2022.

With certain operations undertaken by the RBI in early 2020 set to mature in the next couple of months, the surplus liquidity in the banking system is likely to whittle down to around the neutral zone in coming months, analysts said, with some even warning of a durable deficit setting in.

Liquidity is seen tightening in coming days

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First Published: Feb 16 2023 | 8:49 PM IST

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