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RBI sees slowdown in eco; steps to boost demand likely

india Updated: Jan 26, 2009 20:18 IST

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With domestic economic activities slowing down in recent months, the Reserve Bank on Monday indicated that further measures to stimulate growth could be in the offing.

"The global economic outlook has deteriorated sharply since September 2008...In India too, there is evidence of a slowing down of economic activity," the RBI said in its macro economic and monetary developments third quarter review, 2008 today.

The central bank, which cut its signalling rates several times since October, said the expenditure is slated to increase on account of the fiscal stimulas measures undertaken by the Government to tackle economic slow down.

The RBI cut the cash reserve ratio to 5.5 per cent, repo rate to 4.5 and reverse repo rate to 4 per cent since October as part of coordinated efforts with the Finance Ministry to support the sagging growth.

Meanwhile, the country's exchequer is likely to witness a slowdown in tax revenue in the coming months owing to moderation in economic activity, the RBI said.