The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)—chaired by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das—decided unanimously to keep the repo rate unchanged at the existing 6.5 per cent at the end of its three-day, bi-monthly deliberations on October 6
Reserve Bank of India and Central Bank of the UAE sign two MoUs to (i) establish a Framework to Promote the Use of Local Currencies for Cross-border Transactions and (ii) cooperation for interlinking their payment and messaging systems
Financial Stability Report (FSR), reflects the collective assessment of the Sub-Committee of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) on risks to financial stability and the resilience of the Indian financial system. RBI released the FSR on 28th June 2023
The six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday the 8th June 2023, kept the policy repo rate unchanged at 6.5 per cent in a unanimous decision. Governor Shaktikanta Das, while announcing the MPC decision, said that the central bank has retained the withdrawal-of-accommodation stance. This was second time in a row that the RBI opted for a pause in rate hike. The central bank has retained growth projection at 6.5 per cent for FY24, expects 8 per cent growth in Q1, 6.5 per cent in Q2, 6 per cent in Q3, while 5.7 per cent in Q4. “Domestic demand condition remains supportive of growth, while rural demand on revival path,” the governor said.
THE RESERVE Bank of India (RBI) announced the withdrawal of its highest value currency note, Rs 2,000, from circulation, adding that the notes will continue to be legal tender. It said the existing Rs 2,000 notes can be deposited or exchanged in banks until September 30, but set a limit of “Rs 20,000 at a time”.
The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Wednesday hiked the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.50 per cent. Wednesday’s MPC meeting is the last one for this fiscal. The repo rate is the rate at which the RBI lends to the banks.
The Reserve Bank of India released the January 2023 issue of its monthly Bulletin. The Bulletin includes three speeches, five articles and current statistics. The five articles are: I. State of the Economy; II. Productivity Growth in India: An Empirical Assessment; III. What Drives Start-up Fundraising in India? IV. Open Market Operations in India – An Appraisal; and V. Supply of Banking Services and Credit Offtake: Evidence from Aspirational District Programme in the Eastern Area.
The Reserve Bank had issued the Framework for dealing with Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs) on July 22, 2014. The D-SIB framework requires the Reserve Bank to disclose the names of banks designated as D-SIBs starting from 2015 and place these banks in appropriate buckets depending upon their Systemic Importance Scores (SISs). Based on the bucket in which a D-SIB is placed, an additional common equity requirement has to be applied to it. In case a foreign bank having branch presence in India is a Global Systemically Important Bank (G-SIB), it has to maintain additional CET1 capital surcharge in India as applicable to it as a G-SIB, proportionate to its Risk Weighted Assets (RWAs) in India, i.e., additional CET1 buffer prescribed by the home regulator (amount) multiplied by India RWA as per consolidated global Group books divided by total consolidated global Group RWA.
The Reserve Bank had announced SBI and ICICI Bank as D-SIBs in 2015 and 2016. Based on data collected from banks as on March 31, 2017, HDFC Bank was also classified as a D-SIB, along with SBI and ICICI Bank. The current update is based on the data collected from banks as on March 31, 2022.
The Financial Stability Report (FSR), which reflects the collective assessment of the Sub-Committee of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) on risks to financial stability and the resilience of the financial system. FSR is published two times in a year.