RBI announces steps to fight second wave of Covid-19
The central bank unveils liquidity facility of ₹50,000 crore for access to emergency health services, and ₹10,000 crore for small finance banks’ on-lending, among a slew of measures to fight Covid-19.
RBI pushes growth, focusses on liquidity management
At its first monetary policy review for 2021, the central bank kept key rates unchanged, while announcing several measures to manage liquidity.
The build-up to RBI’s ‘bazooka’
Minutes of RBI’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting highlight that members were divided on the space for future rate cuts.
Eased liquidity may not have takers
With most industries having made a hard stop, the ‘productive on-lending’ that the RBI envisages may remain a pipe dream.
RBI measures fail to cheer markets
Both the benchmark indices closed flat after huge rallies in three consecutive days; they ended the week with over 20% gains from the week’s lows.
COVID-19: RBI CUTS RATES, INJECTS ₹3.7 LAKH CR
Repo rate slashed by 75 bps, governor says will do whatever it takes to mitigate Covid-19 impact; growth outlook for FY21 unclear.
RBI stays ‘consistent’ on rate and policy stance
At the last monetary policy meeting of FY20, the central bank kept the interest rate unchanged, with a warning to not read the ‘pause’ continually for its future actions.