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The Reserve Bank of India held its benchmark repo rate at 6.25 percent on June 7th 2017 as widely expected, saying the decision is consistent with a neutral monetary policy stance. Policymakers added that the inflation outlook for the next months is uncertain and revised down its GVA growth forecasts for 2017-2018 by 10bps to 7.3 percent. The reverse repo rate was also left unchanged at 6 percent, following a 25bps cut in April; the bank rate at 6.5 percent and the cash rate at 4 percent. Interest Rate in India averaged 6.69 percent from 2000 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 14.50 percent in August of 2000 and a record low of 4.25 percent in April of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-08 09:00 AM RBI Interest Rate Decision 6.25% 6.25% 6% 6%
2017-04-06 09:00 AM RBI Interest Rate Decision 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25%
2017-06-07 09:00 AM RBI Interest Rate Decision 6.25% 6.25% 6.25% 6.25%
2017-08-02 09:00 AM RBI Interest Rate Decision 6.25% 6.25%
2017-10-04 09:00 AM RBI Interest Rate Decision 6.25%
2017-12-06 09:00 AM RBI Interest Rate Decision 6.25%




India Leaves Repo Rate At 6.25%


The Reserve Bank of India held its benchmark repo rate at 6.25 percent on June 7th 2017 as widely expected, saying the decision is consistent with a neutral monetary policy stance. Policymakers added that the inflation outlook for the next months is uncertain and revised down its GVA growth forecasts for 2017-2018 by 10bps to 7.3 percent. The reverse repo rate was also left unchanged at 6 percent, following a 25bps cut in April; the bank rate at 6.5 percent and the cash rate at 4 percent.

Excerpts from the RBI Press Release:

The abrupt and significant retreat of inflation in April from the firming trajectory that was developing in February and March has raised several issues that have to be factored into the inflation projections. First, it needs to be assessed as to whether or not the unusually low momentum in the reading for April will endure. Second, the prices of pulses are clearly reeling under the impact of a supply glut caused by record output and imports. Policy interventions, including access to open trade, may be envisaged to arrest the slump in prices. Third, the accumulated downward adjustment in the prices of petrol and diesel effected in April has been largely reversed on June 1. Fourth, the easing of inflation excluding food and fuel may be transient in view of its underlying stickiness in a situation of rising rural wage growth and strong consumption demand. Thus, the April reading has imparted considerable uncertainty to the evolving inflation trajectory, especially for the near months. If the configurations evident in April are sustained, then absent policy interventions, headline inflation is projected in the range of 2.0-3.5 per cent in the first half of the year and 3.5-4.5 per cent in the second half. Risks are evenly balanced, although the spatial and temporal distribution of the monsoon and the government staying the course in effective food management will play a critical role in the evolution of risks. The risk of fiscal slippages, which, by and large, can entail inflationary spillovers, has risen with the announcements of large farm loan waivers. At the current juncture, global political and financial risks materialising into imported inflation and the disbursement of allowances under the 7th central pay commission’s award are upside risks. The date of implementation of the latter is still not announced and as such, it is not factored into the baseline projections. The implementation of the GST is not expected to have a material impact on overall inflation.

With the CSO’s provisional estimates for 2016-17, the projection of real GVA growth for 2017-18 has accordingly been revised 10 bps downwards from the April 2017 projection to 7.3 per cent, with risks evenly balanced. The continuing remonetisation should enable a pick-up in discretionary consumer spending, especially in cash-intensive segments of the economy. Furthermore, the reductions in banks’ lending rates post-demonetisation should support both consumption and investment demand of households and stress-free corporates. Moreover, Government spending continues to be robust, cushioning the impact of a slowdown in other constituents. The implementation of proposals in the Union Budget should crowd in private investment as the business environment improves with structural reforms, including the GST, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, and the abolition of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board. Strengthening external demand will likely play a more decisive role in supporting the domestic economy. In addition, the new IIP broadens the recognition of industrial activity. On the downside, global political risks remain elevated and could materialise. Second, rising input costs and wage pressures may prove a drag on the profitability of firms, pulling down overall GVA growth. Third, the twin balance sheet problem - over-leveraged corporate sector and stressed banking sector - may delay the revival in private investment demand. 

RBI | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/7/2017 9:41:05 AM



India Money Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Interest Rate 6.25 6.25 14.50 4.25 percent [+]
Cash Reserve Ratio 4.00 4.00 10.50 4.00 percent [+]
Interbank Rate 6.23 6.31 12.97 3.10 percent [+]
Money Supply M1 26312.50 26094.90 28420.20 80.15 INR Billion [+]
Money Supply M2 27988.43 27373.59 29134.50 1127.49 INR Billion [+]
Money Supply M3 127840.78 128026.16 128026.16 123.52 INR Billion [+]
Central Bank Balance Sheet 17487.16 17878.30 23419.03 1624.31 INR Billions [+]
Foreign Exchange Reserves 389060.00 386380.00 389060.00 29048.00 USD Million [+]
Loan Growth 6.10 6.00 18.70 4.10 percent [+]
Reverse Repo Rate 6.00 6.00 13.50 3.25 percent [+]


India Interest Rate Notes

In India, interest rate decisions are taken by the Reserve Bank of India's Central Board of Directors. The official interest rate is the benchmark repurchase rate. In 2014, the primary objective of the RBI monetary policy became price stability, giving less importance to government's borrowing, the stability of the rupee exchange rate and the need to protect exports. In February 2015, the government and the central bank agreed to set a consumer inflation target of 4 percent, with a band of plus or minus 2 percentage points, from the financial year ending in March 2017. This page provides - India Interest Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. India Interest Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.25 6.25 14.50 4.25 2000 - 2017 percent Daily



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