Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Repo rate hold by the RBI!

RBI’s holding of the repo rate is no big surprise as it was already reported that a rate cut was ‘highly improbable’ though India's main inflation gauge WPI rose 7.24 percent from a year earlier against the expectations of 7.6 percent. Of course, a rate cut of 8 percent is possible in January and leading international economists forecast a series of rate cuts in 2013 and this will definitely show gains in the BSE Banking Index. Thanks to possible easing of inflation in the next few months!

The RBI kept interest rates on hold though the government put pressure on the central bank to reduce borrowing costs. The bank assured of a rate cut in January and shifted focus towards enhancing a flagging Indian economy. BSE Banking Index at NSE went up with both the sensex and nifty trending at a moderate rate.

One of the reasons for the RBI holding the repo rate was the low GDP growth (below 6 percent) posted for the past three quarters.

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