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RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said over the last few months, forward guidance gained prominence in RBI's communication strategy for cooperative outcomes.(ANI/ File Photo)

RBI's asset purchases did not dilute its balance sheet: Governor Das

PTI, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 06:41 PM IST
In the wake of the pandemic, the RBI undertook several conventional and unconventional measures.
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The sector has been rendered vulnerable by the pandemic necessitating concerted effected effects to combat the stress. (ANI)
The sector has been rendered vulnerable by the pandemic necessitating concerted effected effects to combat the stress. (ANI)

MSME sector emerges as growth engine of economy, says RBI Governor

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 01:19 PM IST
Das called for increasing digital payment and digital penetration across the country.
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The Reserve Bank of India’s strategy to shift some of its rupee intervention to the forwards market is adding to its problems.(MINT_PRINT)
The Reserve Bank of India’s strategy to shift some of its rupee intervention to the forwards market is adding to its problems.(MINT_PRINT)

RBI currency strategy is drawing hot money, complicating policy

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 11:15 AM IST
Its balancing act to keep the rupee stable amid heavy foreign inflows while also keeping excess liquidity in check is flooding the market with more foreign funds, prompting a vicious cycle of interventions.
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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das is seen in this file photo.(ANI Photo)
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das is seen in this file photo.(ANI Photo)

RBI keeps repo rate unchanged, stance ‘accommodative’

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 12:15 PM IST
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das said that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to keep the repo rate unchanged.
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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) seal is pictured on a gate outside the RBI headquarters in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) seal is pictured on a gate outside the RBI headquarters in Mumbai.(REUTERS)

RBI likely to maintain status quo in upcoming policy review

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 04:52 PM IST
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das had earlier said although there was headroom for further monetary policy action, it was important to keep “our arsenal dry and use it judiciously.”
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India’s former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
India’s former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Raghuram Rajan says fall in GDP alarming; time for bureaucracy to take meaningful action

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Rajan, currently a professor at the University of Chicago, said the Covid-19 pandemic is still raging in India, so discretionary spending, especially on high-contact services like restaurants, and the associated employment, will stay low until the virus is contained.               
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File photo of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.(Reuters)
File photo of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.(Reuters)

‘Haven’t exhausted our ammunition in fight against Covid-19’: RBI Governor

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 12:45 PM IST
Shaktikanta Das had held a three-day brainstorming session of the Monetary Policy Committee earlier this month after which the RBI opted for a status quo and left interest rates unchanged.
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Gold Coins and Ingots(Getty Images)
Gold Coins and Ingots(Getty Images)

RBI pushes loans against gold to 90% of value amid Covid-19 crisis

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 01:11 PM IST
As per the latest guidelines, loans against gold have been upped to 90 percent, as opposed to previously fixed 75 percent, of the value of the precious metal.
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File photo: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.(ANI)
File photo: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das.(ANI)

RBI governor to announce key policy decision at 12 noon: All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 10:08 AM IST
Experts are of the view that the MPC is likely to keep the interest rates unchanged and that a cut would come as a surprise.
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The RBI governor ended his speech on a cautiously optimistic note, saying the financial system was functioning well and the economy had started showing signs of getting back to normalcy after the easing of lockdown restrictions.(ANI)
The RBI governor ended his speech on a cautiously optimistic note, saying the financial system was functioning well and the economy had started showing signs of getting back to normalcy after the easing of lockdown restrictions.(ANI)

Current crisis worst of century: RBI

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Mumbai, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 12:28 AM IST
The economic fallout of the coronavirus disease pandemic may lead to higher non-performing assets, or bad loans, and capital erosion at Indian banks, he warned, terming the Covid-19 outbreak the worst economic and health crisis in a century.
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RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das addresses at the 7th SBI Banking & Economics Conclave, in Mumbai on Saturday.(ANI photo)
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das addresses at the 7th SBI Banking & Economics Conclave, in Mumbai on Saturday.(ANI photo)

Indian economy showing signs of returning to normalcy: RBI Governor

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 03:36 PM IST
The Indian economy has started showing signs of returning to normalcy in response to the staggered easing of lockdown restrictions, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Saturday.
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File photo: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das.(AP)
File photo: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das.(AP)

‘Covid-19 biggest test of robustness, resilience of our economic system’: RBI Governor

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 11:33 AM IST
Das’s comments came during his keynote address at the 7th SBI Banking and Economics Conclave on Saturday.
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On Friday, RBI released the minutes of the meeting, where the committee decided to cut policy rates by 40 basis points.(Bloomberg)
On Friday, RBI released the minutes of the meeting, where the committee decided to cut policy rates by 40 basis points.(Bloomberg)

RBI guv calls for ‘full throttle’ on easing financial conditions

By Gopika Gopakumar | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2020 04:51 AM IST
The monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting, which was scheduled from June 3 to 5, was advanced to May 20-22 as macroeconomic conditions deteriorated.
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The meeting also took note of the activities undertaken by the FSDC Sub-Committee chaired by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das and the initiatives taken by the various regulators in the financial sector.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The meeting also took note of the activities undertaken by the FSDC Sub-Committee chaired by RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das and the initiatives taken by the various regulators in the financial sector.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Nirmala Sitharaman chairs FSDC meeting, takes stock of economy amid Covid-19

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2020 05:03 PM IST
The 22nd meeting of the FSDC, which was held via video conferencing, assumes a greater significance considering that the economy is expected to contract by 5 per cent by some estimates amid the virus crisis.
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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das said that the central bank has been very proactive and has been monitoring evolving situation due to Covid-19 very closely.(PTI Photo)
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das said that the central bank has been very proactive and has been monitoring evolving situation due to Covid-19 very closely.(PTI Photo)

In RBI Governor’s address on Covid-19 crisis, a thank you note for officials

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 05:28 PM IST
He also thanked the policemen, doctors and other who are on the frontline of India’s fight against the coronavirus infection.
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“The RBI has been monitoring the situation very closely and we have been coming up with certain announcements every second or third day,” Das said.(ANI)
“The RBI has been monitoring the situation very closely and we have been coming up with certain announcements every second or third day,” Das said.(ANI)

‘Financial landscape has deteriorated but light shines through,’ says RBI Governor: 10 points

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 05:26 PM IST
“It has been decided to reduce the fixed reverse repo rate under liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points from 4% to 3.75%, with immediate effect,” Das announced.
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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das held a press conference on Friday where he talked about the Covid-19 situation and its impact on the economy.(Reuters Photo)
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das held a press conference on Friday where he talked about the Covid-19 situation and its impact on the economy.(Reuters Photo)

Covid-19: India projected to grow at 1.9%, turnaround expected next year, says RBI Governor

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 02:41 PM IST
Shaktikanta Das also said that RBI has been very proactive and has been monitoring evolving situation due to Covid-19 very closely.
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RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, will hold a press briefing today, a day after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a series of measures to tackle coronavirus disease pandemic.(Bloomberg)
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, will hold a press briefing today, a day after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced a series of measures to tackle coronavirus disease pandemic.(Bloomberg)

RBI Guv to address media on Covid-19 pandemic today. Here’s what’s on agenda

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2020 08:33 AM IST
Covid-19 update: The government had on Thursday announced a relief package that offers relief to millions of poor people hit by a nationwide lockdown triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das said that this is the first instance of a public-private partnership to revive a crisis-hit bank.(PTI)
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das said that this is the first instance of a public-private partnership to revive a crisis-hit bank.(PTI)

YES Bank to get RBI’s liquidity boost if needed, says Das

By Gopika Gopakumar | Livemint, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 01:32 AM IST
On March 5, RBI imposed a moratorium on YES Bank and superseded its board, capping all withdrawals by depositors at Rs 50,000.
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Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das addresses a press conference, at RBI headquarters in Mumbai, Monday, March 16, 2020.(PTI)
Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das addresses a press conference, at RBI headquarters in Mumbai, Monday, March 16, 2020.(PTI)

India not immune to covid-19 pandemic, growth momentum to be impacted: RBI Governor

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 08:10 PM IST
RBI governor said India is not immune to this pandemic as he pointed out that more than 100 cases have been reported.
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Shaktikanta Das, governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), reiterated that Yes Bank depositors’ money is absolutely safe and that there is no need for panic withdrawal.(Bloomberg)
Shaktikanta Das, governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), reiterated that Yes Bank depositors’ money is absolutely safe and that there is no need for panic withdrawal.(Bloomberg)

‘Yes Bank moratorium to be lifted on March 18 at 6 pm’: RBI governor Shaktikanta Das

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2020 04:47 PM IST
The hurriedly called press conference in Mumbai comes amid widespread call for a rate cut following similar steps by the world’s leading central banks. The US Federal Reserve has cut the policy rates to near-zero levels in a span of 10 days.
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Reserve Bank of India has assured that it monitors all banks and people’s deposits were safe in response to recent concerns.(PTI Photo)
Reserve Bank of India has assured that it monitors all banks and people’s deposits were safe in response to recent concerns.(PTI Photo)

RBI assures deposits in banks safe after Yes Bank crisis

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 09:53 PM IST
RBI’s moratorium on the crisis-ridden Yes Bank limiting withdrawals to Rs 50,000 for a month had triggered panic among account holders who lined up before branches and ATMs to withdraw their money
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RBI Shaktikanta Das has assured a swift action from the central bank’s end so as to put in place a scheme to revive Yes Bank.(PTI File Photo)
RBI Shaktikanta Das has assured a swift action from the central bank’s end so as to put in place a scheme to revive Yes Bank.(PTI File Photo)

Yes Bank resolution will be done swiftly, 30 days is outer limit: RBI Governor

By HT Correspondent | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 01:24 PM IST
Yes Bank shares tumbled to at least 25% as markets took a hit and banking stocks came under pressure after RBI actions over the crisis.
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Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das said that the central bank will have assessed the potential impact of coronavirus by April 3 .(PTI)
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das said that the central bank will have assessed the potential impact of coronavirus by April 3 .(PTI)

RBI to be ‘proactive’ in tackling coronavirus, says governor Shaktikanta Das

By Anirban Nag | Bloomberg, Mumbai
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 12:11 PM IST
“If required, the RBI will act as and when required and, as in the past, the RBI will be proactive and act in time,” Das said, when asked if the central bank needs to make an emergency move.
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File photo of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das.(PTI)
File photo of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das.(PTI)

Coronavirus outbreak to have limited impact on India, says RBI Governor

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 06:38 PM IST
The virus outbreak, which originated in China in December last year, has killed more than 2,000 people, and caused huge disruptions in movements of goods and people.
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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks to the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Shaktikanta Das during the RBI Central Board of Directors' customary post-budget meeting, at Sansad Marg, in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaks to the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Shaktikanta Das during the RBI Central Board of Directors' customary post-budget meeting, at Sansad Marg, in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Green shoots of recovery need to sustain: Shaktikanta Das

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2020 08:04 PM IST
In an interview with PTI, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das says that structural reforms are required to support the economy.
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das at RBI central board of directors in a customary post-budget meeting, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das at RBI central board of directors in a customary post-budget meeting, in New Delhi.(PTI)

Transmission of rate cuts to improve further, says RBI governor

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 06:33 PM IST
Earlier this month, the central bank opted for a status quo on the benchmark interest rate, amid signs of soaring inflation and an uncertain global environment.
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While the government has taken a number of steps in recent months to spur growth, they’ve fallen short of boosting demand in the consumption-driven economy. Growth is set to slow to 5% this fiscal year, the weakest performance in more than a decade.(REUTERS)
While the government has taken a number of steps in recent months to spur growth, they’ve fallen short of boosting demand in the consumption-driven economy. Growth is set to slow to 5% this fiscal year, the weakest performance in more than a decade.(REUTERS)

As budget falls short, RBI governor may focus on US-style operation twist

By Anirban Nag | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2020 11:15 AM IST
The burden of recovery now falls solely on the Reserve Bank of India. With inflation breaching RBI’s target at present, any rate cuts by the central bank are likely to be delayed and contingent upon inflation falling below the upper end of its 2%-6% target range.
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File photo of former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan.(PTI)
File photo of former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan.(PTI)

Starting point to address slowdown would be to acknowledge it: Raghuram Rajan

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2019 03:16 PM IST
The former RBI governor urged India to join free trade agreements judiciously in order to boost competition and improve domestic efficiency.
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Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Tuesday that the Indian banking sector went through its “worst phase” during the tenures of former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.(PTI Photo)
Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Tuesday that the Indian banking sector went through its “worst phase” during the tenures of former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Raghuram Rajan and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.(PTI Photo)

Banks went through their worst phase under Manmohan Singh, Raghuram Rajan: Nirmala Sitharaman

By HTC and Agencies | New York
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2019 12:09 AM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman was speaking at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, when she hit out at the former RBI governor for his recent comments regarding the state of India’s economy, which has slowed down to its lowest pace in more than five years.
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