RBI keeps repo rates at 6 pc; reverse repo to be at 5.75 pc

repo rate, at which the central bank lends short-term money to other banks, will continue to stay at 6 percent

As per the expectations, the Reserve Bank of India on Thursday kept repo rates unchanged at 6 per cent.

This after the six-member Monetary Policy Committee, following its first bi-monthly meeting for the new fiscal today, noted that growth has been recovering.

The RBI also is said to have lowered inflation projection for financial year 2018-19 to 4.7-5.1 per cent in the first half and 4.4 per cent in the second half.

Meanwhile, the RBI Governor Urjit Patel led the Monetary Policy Committee meet.

The repo rate, at which the central bank lends short-term money to other banks, will continue to stay at 6 per cent.

Again the reverse repo, rate at which it borrows from banks and absorbs excess liquidity, will remain at 5.75 per cent.

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