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RBI Monetary Policy: Repo rate up by 25 bps, FY23 inflation pegged at 6.5%

RBI MPC: Shaktikanta Das said that the repo rate hike of 25 bps is considered appropriate at this juncture but the monetary policy will remain agile to inflation

Shaktikanta Das
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Raghav Aggarwal New Delhi
On Wednesday, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das announced a repo rate hike of 25 basis points (bps), taking the key benchmark interest rate to 6.5 per cent. The MPC's decision was split 4-2. This is the first rate hike in 2023. Before this, the repo rate was hiked by 35 bps on December 7.

Das also announced that the MPC has decided to focus on withdrawal of the "accommodative stance" as the "situation does not look so grim now". The MPC met on February 6, and the meeting concluded on February 8.  

Das said that amid

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First Published: Feb 08 2023 | 10:12 AM IST

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