Repo rate is used by RBI to control inflation. In the event of inflation, RBI increases repo rate as this acts as a disincentive for commercial banks to borrow from RBI. This ultimately reduces the money supply in the economy and thus helps in arresting inflation. It is a monetary policy instrument which can be used to control the money supply in the country.
Rajan, Governor Monetary and Liquidity Measures On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation, it has been decided to: Consequently, the reverse repo rate under the LAF stands adjusted to 6. Since the first bi-monthly monetary policy statement of issued in Aprilincoming data suggest that the global recovery is still slow and getting increasingly differentiated across regions.
In the United States, the economy shrank in Q1 owing to harsh weather conditions, the strength of the US dollar weighing on exports and a decline in non-residential fixed investment. In Japan, growth surprised on the upside in Q1, supported by private demand as business spending boosted inventories and personal consumption.
For most emerging market economies EMEsmacroeconomic conditions remain challenging due to domestic fragilities, exacerbated by bouts of financial market turbulence.
China continues to decelerate in spite of monetary easing. The recent firming up of crude prices has reduced headwinds to growth for some energy exporters, while increasing them for importers. Even absent a decisive economic recovery or adverse geopolitical shocks, oil prices appear to be volatile.
Global financial markets have also been volatile, with risk-on risk-off shifts induced by changing perceptions of monetary policies in the advanced economies.
Global currency markets continue to be dominated by the strength of the US dollar, with the G3 currencies reflecting the asynchronicity of their monetary policy stances. Volatility in global bond markets has increased with a number of factors at play: Domestic economic activity remains moderate in Q1 of Agricultural activity was adversely affected Recent changes in monetary policy in unseasonal rains and hailstorms in north India during Marchimpinging on an estimated 94 lakh hectares of area sown under the rabi crop.
Successive estimates have been pointing to a worsening of the situation, with the damage to crops like pulses and oilseeds — where buffer foodstocks are not available in the central pool — posing an upside risk to food inflation.
For the kharif season, the outlook is clouded by the first estimates of the India Meteorological Department IMDpredicting that the southwest monsoon will be 7 per cent below the long period average.
This has been exacerbated by the confirmation of the onset of El Nino by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
What is clear is that contingency plans for food management, including storage of adequate quantity of seeds and fertilisers for timely supply, crop insurance schemes, credit facilities, timely release of food stocks and the repair of disruptions in food supply chains, including through imports and de-hoarding, need to be in place to manage the impact of low production on inflation.
Inflation control will also be helped by limiting the increase in agricultural support prices. Industrial production has been recovering, albeit unevenly. The sustained weakness of consumption spending, especially in rural areas as indicated in the slowdown in sales of two-wheelers and tractors, continues to operate as a drag.
Corporate sales have contracted. The disappointing earnings performance could have been worse if not for the decline in input costs.
Capacity utilisation has been falling in several industries, indicative of the slack in the economy. While an upturn in capital goods production seems underway, clear evidence of a revival in investment demand will need to build on the tentative indications of unclogging of stalled investment projects, stabilising of private new investment intentions and improving sales of commercial vehicles.
In April, output from core industries constituting 38 per cent of the index of industrial production declined across the board, barring coal production.
The sustained revival of coal output augurs well for electricity generation and mining and quarrying, going forward. There is some optimism on gas pricing and availability. Some public sector banks will need more capital to clean up their balance sheets and support lending as investment revives.
Leading indicators of services sector activity are emitting mixed signals. A pick-up in service tax collections, sales of trucks, railway freight, domestic air passenger and air freight traffic could augur well for transport and communication and trade.
On the other hand, the slowdown in tourist arrivals, railway traffic and international air passenger and freight traffic could affect hotels, restaurants and some constituents of transportation services adversely.
The services PMI declined in Aprilmainly on account of slowdown in new business orders. Community and personal services are likely to be held back by the ongoing fiscal consolidation. In April, retail inflation measured by the consumer price index CPI decelerated for the second month in a row, supported by favourable base effects [of about - 0.
Food inflation softened to a contra-seasonal four-month low, with the impact of unseasonal rains yet to show up.
Vegetables inflation continued to ease, along with that of other sub-groups such as cereals, oil, sugar and spices. On the other hand, protein items, especially milk and pulses, continued to impart upward inflationary pressures.
Fuel inflation rose for the fourth successive month to a twelve-month high, driven by prices of electricity and firewood.
Inflation in these components was accentuated by base effects — the recent price uptick coming on top of muted increases a year ago. Inflation excluding food and fuel rose marginally. House rent, education, medical and transport expenses were among the major drivers of inflation in this category.
Rural wage growth, although still moderate, picked up. Inflation expectations remain in high single digits, although they may adapt further to current low inflation. Liquidity conditions eased in April after the tightness in the second half of March on account of advance tax outflows and financial year-end behaviour of banks.Sep 17, · RBI Monetary Policy: Find the latest RBI Monetary Policy announcements and updates.
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