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Will RBI go for a 50 bps rate cut on Wednesday?

RBI below new governor Urjit Petel suddenly reduced the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25 per cent from 6.50 per cent.



The policy assessment was first decision on repo rate fixed by the newly made Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) set up on the outlines of Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) in the United States.

The MPC is yet again gathering on December 6 and 7 to take a call on repo rate at which banks use short-term loans from RBI, which is presently at 6.25 percent.

Specialists believe that the central bank would drive for at least a 25 bps cut in repo specified the inexact financial environment predominant in nation after high value notes were expelled on 8th November leading to a major cash crunch in nation.

Will RBI slash the main lending rate by 50 bps given the extra fluidity in banks? Previous week, RBI presented raised Cash Reserve Ratio measure for banks to curb the extra liquidity.

If the central bank drives ahead with a half percentage fact cut then the banks’ lending rate would decrease considerably. Here are a few takeout that back forecasts of a 50 bps rate cut:

Customer inflation or CPI inflation plunged to a 14-month low of 4.20 percent in the month of October contrary to 4.39 percent in the month of September. The number was lesser than even by RBI’s approximation of 5 percent up till March 2017. Food prices also sustained to fall in the month of Novemeber.

Specialists echo the similar view that ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes would influence country’s GDP growth. Previous Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had already told in Rajya Sabha that GDP growth will drop by 2 percentages due to demonetisation. This number was separately from a 1 percentage fall forecast by other economists.

Facilities PMI for November also chop due to demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes as firms were badly exaggerated by the anti-black money implementation.

The central bank even afore demonetisation was levied in nation was likely to go for a 50 bps rate cut in its two to three successive monetary policy journal meets after its October policy review.



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