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RBI policy: Rajan takes a calculated gamble by not hiking rates

LiveMint   December 19, 2013
First Published: 10:05 IST(19/12/2013) | Last Updated: 10:27 IST(19/12/2013)
By every yardstick, RBI’s decision to hold on to the current policy rate despite rising inflation is a close call. Instead of going for an all-out attack against inflation and bottling inflationary expectations by being proactive, Rajan has preferred to play a game of catch-up.

Not too many analysts are expecting a significant reduction in inflation numbers—both retail as well as wholesale—in December. If indeed that is the case, Rajan is merely delaying the inevitable.

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