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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

Happy

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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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