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RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.25%

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept its repo rate on hold at 6.25% for a second straight policy meeting, opting to wait for more clarity on inflation trends and on how a radical crackdown on “black money” is impacting economic growth.

business Updated: Feb 08, 2017 14:40 IST
The Reserve Bank of India kept repo rate unchanged at 6.25%
The Reserve Bank of India kept repo rate unchanged at 6.25%(AFP File Photo)

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) kept its repo rate on hold at 6.25% for a second straight policy meeting, opting to wait for more clarity on inflation trends and on how a radical crackdown on “black money” is impacting economic growth.

The RBI’s monetary policy committee on Wednesday voted 6-0, its third unanimous decision in a row since being established in September.

Before the meeting, analysts were split on what the RBI would do. In a Reuters poll last week, 28 of 46 participants saw the central bank cutting the repo rate by a quarter point and two expected a 50 bps cut.

But others correctly predicted the RBI would wait until its next policy review in April.