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RBI raises Interest rate by 50 basis points

India’s central bank Tuesday took measure that the goveenment failed to make ,it  hiked its key rates by 50 basis points each in the 11th such exercise since January 2010 to tame inflation, setting the stage for commercial banks to raise their interest on personal and corporate loans.

The repurchase rate, or the interest levied on short-term borrowing by commercial banks, has been revised to 8 percent from 7.5 percent, while the reverse repurchase rate — the interest on short-term lending — was hiked to 7 percent from 6.5 percent.

RBI raises Repo and Reverse Repo Rate by 25 Basis Points

With Inflation raising UP and Down and Oil prices going up , the Reserve Bank of India informed today that they have hiked key policy rates for the eighth time since last March by 25 basis points in its mid-quarterly review on Thursday , The repo and reverse repo rates were hiked by 25 bps to 6.75 per cent and 5.75 per cent, respectively. CRR was left unchanged at 6%.
What is Repo Rate – Repo rate is the rate at which the RBI lends to banks against securities.
What is Reverse Repo Rate – The reverse repo is the rate it pays to banks for deposits.

Reserve Bank of India raised Key Interest Rates

The Reserve Bank of India informed the market today that they have raised both Repo Rate and RRR, they have raised the key interest rates by more than expected and this is one of the main measure to control high inflation .

Repo Rate which is bank’s short term lending rate has been raised by 25 basis points to 5.75 percent and also it raised the reverse repo rate which is the Central bank that pays on bank deposits – by an unexpected 50 basis points, to 4.5 percent.Over here they expected only 25 basis points.They have left the cash reserve ratio unchanged at 6.0 percent, as expected.

Reserve Bank of India raises Liquidity Adjustment Facility – LAF – rate by 25 basis points

Reserve Bank of India came out with some Monetary Policy Measures on July 2nd almost 1 month before the normal timing which means they might take an action again this month end also , On the basis of the current macroeconomic situation, it has been decided to take the following monetary policy measures as a part of the calibrated exit from the expansionary monetary policy , it has decided to go with the following 2 changes .
Monetary Policy Changes

• to increase the repo rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) by 25 basis points from 5.25 per cent to 5.50 per cent with immediate effect.
• to increase the reverse repo rate under the LAF by 25 basis points from 3.75 per cent to 4.0 per cent with immediate effect.

RBI has increased CRR and Repo and Reverse Repo Rate by 25 basis points.

Reserve Bank of India has raised the
>Reverse repo rate under the LAF by 25 basis points from 3.5 Percent to 3.75 Percent with immediate effect and also increased the

>Repo rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) by 25 point from 5.0 Percent to 5.25 Percent with immediate effect. 

>Cash reserve ratio (CRR) of scheduled banks by 25 basis points from 5.75 Percent  to 6.0 Percent  of their net demand and time liabilities (NDTL) effective the fortnight beginning 24 April 2010.

RBI raised Repo and Reverse Repo Rate by .5 Per cent

RBI announced as part of efforts to control inflation worries that it has

>It has to raise the repo rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) by 25 basis points from 4.75 per cent to 5.0 per cent with immediate effect.
>And also to raise the reverse repo rate under the LAF by 25 basis points from 3.25 per cent to 3.5 per cent with immediate effect.

These measures will try to stop the raising inflation but not sure to what extent , As liquidity in the banking system will remain adequate, credit expansion for sustaining the recovery will not be affected.It will also monitor macroeconomic conditions, particularly the price situation, and it might tale further action if its required.

Paypal Finally Approves Local Bank Withdrawal to India

PayPal sent a email to everyone saying that they have approved local bank withdrawal to India but not for everyone but only for those who have a export code.They have told that RBI has allowed them to continue local bank withdrawals for settlements for exports of goods and services.
They will make changes to comply with Indian regulations for settlements for exports of goods and services, and they anticipate that, as of Wednesday,March 3rd, customers will be able to use our bank withdrawal service.Personal remittances to India is still banned by RBI through PayPal and they have allowed to use the service , however if you are an exporter, you will continue to be able to use the PayPal service for payments of goods and service, they have to use the Export Code and in fact able to get the export related benefits you seek.
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CRR hiked by 75 basis points – RBI Announced

Credit policy meeting outcome has come out and they have raised the CRR by 75 basis points , RBI has increased cash reserve ratio by 75 bps to 5.75 Percent , the hike would happen in two stages, the first stage of hike of 50 bps will be effective from February 13 and the next 25 bps from February 27. RBI has not touched the the reverse repo rate which is at 3.25 percent and repo rate which is at 4.75 percent.

Reserve Bank keeps all the Key Interest Rates Unchanged

Reserve Bank of India informed today that Central Bank after the Policy review today have kept all the 3 Key interest rates unchanged .
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) which took several mesaure starting almost from october 2008 have lowered all the Key Inetrest rates.

>Repo rate, or its key short-term lending rate, was cut by 4.25 Percent to 4.75 Percent.
>Reverse-repo rate was cut by 2.75 Percent since early December 2008 >Cash reserve requirement (CRR) (the proportion of deposits that banks set aside), was cut by 4 percent to 5 Percent .

Reserve Bank cuts CRR by another 100 basis points

RBI which dint take any measure to reduce the CRR like previous week during the RBI review had taken measure now after a week and had reduced the CRR by 100 basis points.The market crashed like anything when they did not reduce the crr previous week and now after infusing Rs 1,85,000 crore into the banking system it has done yet another infusion of 40000 crore and they have also reduced and a 0.5 per cent reduction in key short-term lending (repo) rate which will reduce the interest they will paying to RBI.

RBI cuts another 100 basis points on CRR to induce 40,000 crore

So in 10 days RBI has almost cut 2.5 percent thats really mind blowing not sure why they say every time there is no problem and cut the CRR rate like this , This will induce more money into the Money market but not sure if this is going to raise the inflation , we will worry about that later , On Wednesday RBI announced that it will cut the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) further by 100 basis points to 6.5 per cent of NDTL with effect from the current reporting fortnight that began on October 11, 2008. This will birng in 40000 crore to the Money market in the hands of Bank .