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RBI Announces 25bps Hike in Repo Rate et al.

Professor of Financial Economics and Part-time Value Investor, Transfin.
Jun 6, 2018 12:29 PM 2 min read

Editor's comment: RBI announces 25bps hike in repo rate, raising it to 6.25% and maintaining a 'neutral' stance. This is the 1st rate hike during the tenure of the present government. All MPC members vote in favour of the rate hike, citing increasing crude oil prices as a key risk to rising retail inflation. 


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