Tag Archives: Monetary policy

RBI’s Interest Rate Manipulation

Finally after a gap of 4 years the Indian central bank RBI raised its interest rate – the repo rate – by mere 25 basis points to 6.25% yesterday. RBI cited a concern for rising price inflation in the form of oil price shock as a major reason for hiking the interest rate. They said, […]

Can Monetary Easing Increase India’s Economic Growth?

The second volume of government’s Economic Survey recently flagged a great risk of faltering economic growth in India, and demanded a loose monetary policy stance from the RBI in the form of further easing of the interest rate to combat this downside risk. The report said, Forecasting “greater downside risks” to economic growth, the Survey, […]