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17 February, 2019 21:32 IST
RBI cuts repo rate by 25 bps to 6.25%; stance changed to 'Neutral'
Source: IRIS | 07 Feb, 2019, 12.46PM
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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its sixth bi-monthly monetary policy statement for 2018-19 decided to cut repo rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 6.25 per cent.

The RBI said, ''On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation at its meeting today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to reduce the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points from 6.5 per cent to 6.25 per cent with immediate effect.

''Consequently, the reverse repo rate under the LAF stands adjusted to 6.0 per cent, and the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate to 6.5 per cent,'' it added.

The MPC also decided to change the monetary policy stance from calibrated tightening to neutral.

These decisions are in consonance with the objective of achieving the medium-term target for consumer price index (CPI) inflation of 4 per cent within a band of +/- 2 per cent, while supporting growth. The main considerations underlying the decision are set out in the statement below.

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