India Monetary Policy: February 2018

The RBI held the benchmark Repo rate at 6% at its February meeting. This decision was in line with expectations.

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Key points:

  • The RBI held the benchmark Repo rate at 6% at its February meeting. This decision was in line with expectations.
  • They also raised their inflation outlook, and highlighted upside risks to the forecasts.
  • In light of the elevated inflation outlook, NAB Economics has changed its interest rate projection.
  • In particular, we are forecasting a rate hike in the December quarter 2018, which will raise the Repo rate to 6.25%. Risks to our forecasts are evenly balanced.

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