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RBI Cuts Repo Rate; Should You be Happy or Sad?
Fri, 8 Feb Podcast | Rini Mehta, TM Team

In the week gone by, major focus remained towards RBI's monetary policy decision.

In a surprise move, the Reserve Bank of India cut the repo rate by 25 basis points in its sixth bi-monthly monetary policy statement for FY19.

As you know that, any hike in the repo rate increases the lending rate in the banks, and vice versa.

But the world always looks different if you look at it from the household's point of view. A high policy rate also means high deposit rates.

So, with this rate cut, should an average household be happy... or sad?

Meanwhile, a massive crash in shares of Tata Motors & Anil Ambani group stocks shook the markets this week.

We talk about what triggered a collapse in detail.

And we have lots more. Tune in!

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2 Responses to "RBI Cuts Repo Rate; Should You be Happy or Sad?"

Kamal Kumar

Feb 10, 2019

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KAUSHIK HALDAR

Feb 8, 2019

This surprise rate cut is not welcomed by the market (contrary to usual trend) and anybody aware of the actual economical condition of present day. It shows that RBI is now under full grip of few short sighted "Yes men", (whose goal is firmly set to the forthcoming election) installed by the PMO. However the beauty of this misadventure is that, probably at the most crucial time of all powerful election it will deliver a higher retail inflation.
Unfortunately this decision did not factor for the forthcoming volatility of crude price due to US hooliganism as well as unpredictable trend of US Fed rate.
Banking fraternity has already communicated that this cut will not result to a lowering of actual market lending rate.

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SUVEN LIFESCIENCES Surges by 5%; BSE HEALTHCARE Index Up 0.6% (Today's Market)

Aug 19, 2019 03:28 PM

SUVEN LIFESCIENCES share price has surged by 5% and its current market price is Rs 248. The BSE HEALTHCARE is up by 0.6%. The top gainers in the BSE HEALTHCARE Index are SUVEN LIFESCIENCES (up 5.5%) and THYROCARE TECHNOLOGIES (up 5.7%). The top losers are CIPLA (down 0.1%) and GSK PHARMA (down 0.3%).

ADANI TRANSMISSION Surges by 5%; BSE POWER Index Up 0.2% (Today's Market)

Aug 19, 2019 03:26 PM

ADANI TRANSMISSION share price has surged by 5% and its current market price is Rs 221. The BSE POWER is up by 0.2%. The top gainers in the BSE POWER Index is ADANI TRANSMISSION (up 5.1%). The top losers are SUZLON ENERGY (down 0.5%) and TORRENT POWER LTD (down 1.0%).

BIOCON Plunges by 5%; BSE HEALTHCARE Index Up 0.5% (Today's Market)

Aug 19, 2019 03:06 PM

BIOCON share price has plunged by 5% and its current market price is Rs 232. The BSE HEALTHCARE is up by 0.5%. The top gainers in the BSE HEALTHCARE Index are THYROCARE TECHNOLOGIES (up 5.7%) and SUN PHARMA ADV. RES. (up 3.6%). The top losers is BIOCON (down 5.0%).

INOX WIND Plunges by 6%; BSE CAPITAL GOODS Index Up 1.5% (Today's Market)

Aug 19, 2019 02:24 PM

INOX WIND share price has plunged by 6% and its current market price is Rs 44. The BSE CAPITAL GOODS is up by 1.5%. The top gainers in the BSE CAPITAL GOODS Index are V GUARD INDUSTRIES (up 2.7%) and HAVELLS IND (up 2.7%). The top losers is INOX WIND (down 6.1%).

IDBI BANK Surges by 11%; BSE BANKEX Index Up 0.7% (Today's Market)

Aug 19, 2019 02:14 PM

IDBI BANK share price has surged by 11% and its current market price is Rs 28. The BSE BANKEX is up by 0.7%. The top gainers in the BSE BANKEX Index is IDBI BANK (up 11.3%). The top losers are SBI (down 0.8%) and YES BANK (down 3.0%).

Sensex Rises 300 Points; Capital Goods & Healthcare Stocks Lead (Today's Market)

Aug 19, 2019 12:30 pm

The BSE Sensex is trading up by 306 points, while the NSE Nifty is trading up by 82 points.

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