RBI to unveil bi-monthly policy decision on Thursday

RBI to unveil bi-monthly policy decision on Thursday
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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will unveil on Thursday its first bi-monthly monetary policy decision of this new fiscal

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will unveil on Thursday its first bi-monthly monetary policy decision of this new fiscal.

The RBI's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) will meet from April 2 to 4 for the first bi-monthly policy statement for 2019-20, the central bank said in a release Monday.

"The resolution of the MPC will be placed on the website at 11.45 AM on April 4, 2019," it said.

Industry and experts are expecting that the banking sector regulator may cut the key lending rate -- at which it lends to commercial banks -- by 0.25 per cent so as to boost the economic activities as fears loom large about global economic slowdown impacting India's growth prospects.

The RBI had cut the repo rate by 25 basis points (bps) or 0.25 per cent in February after a gap of one-and-a-half years.

A back-to-back cut in interest rate would provide relief to borrowers in the election season, experts say.

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