Market Eye Week Ahead: India debt/fx markets await RBI rate review

Written by Reuters | Updated: Oct 26 2013, 02:26am hrs
Indian rupeeRBI to release macroeconomic review for fiscal first half. Reuters
Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) monetary policy review on Oct. 29 will be a key, with traders expecting a 25 basis points (bps) hike to fight inflationary pressures.

While a 25 bps rate hike has been largely priced in, a bigger hike or further signs of tightening from the RBI will lead to a sell-off in bonds.

Dealers are waiting to see whether the RBI will cut the marginal standing facility rate or raise the cap on banks' repo borrowing to ease liquidity pressures.

Indian rupee likely to be negatively affected if equities fall on any rate hike.

KEY EVENTS/FACTORS TO WATCH

Mon: RBI to release macroeconomic review for fiscal first half

Tue: RBI policy review/press conference

Wed: RBI post policy telecon with analysts

* Fri: Foreign exchange reserves data