India's long wait for rate cut seen ending as RBI reviews policy
A Reuters poll earlier this month showed most economists foresaw the RBI cutting its policy repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.75 percent in the policy review, and follow it up with a cumulative 75 bps of cuts by the end of September.
Since the last cut nine months ago, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has resisted pleas from businesses and politicians for further reductions, putting the onus back on the government to take action.
But the central bank had held out hope of a cut sometime this quarter after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's fractious coalition in September ended a debilitating phase of policy inaction to make urgently needed reforms to reduce the fiscal deficit and attract foreign investment.
The measures, which included giving foreign players more access to its retail and aviation sectors, helped India forestall the threat of a sovereign debt credit rating downgrade to junk status.
Recently, as part of an ongoing drive to trim spending, the government gave oil companies more room to set regulated diesel prices.
In December, inflation slowed to a three year low of 7.18 percent, further building expectations for a cut in rates.
Hopes of a large rate cut, however, were quashed after RBI Governor Duvvuri Subbarao said two weeks ago that
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Indian economy - Socialist to Capitalist.Citizen | 29-Jan-2013Reply | Forward With the liquidity of information flow across masses through various medium - TV, Internet etc. The way we use to think and make decisions have changed. The capitalists spend a lot on marketing and projecting thing in a way that benefit most. By doing so they make us thing what they want us to think. The government too which ideally should work for the benefit of the nation and make policies that benefit the society seems to have forgetting their duties and are completely sold out to the capitalists. Coming to the rate cut: Loans might become cheaper - Who is the biggest beneficiary, of course, the capitalist they will have to pay less interest on the money they borrow and if they fail to repay, they will be bailed out by the government. The looser is tax payer. A small benefit will go to the masses also in the form of cheaper housing and other loans, but ultimately that too mean indirect benefit to the capitalist as the masses will be encouraged to buy house by taking loan, these houses are being sold by capitalist. So ultimately that benefit too is going to the capitalists. Inflation will go higher; masses will be most affected by these. Deposit rate might go lower, here too the loser will be the masses as they will get less interest on their savings and they will also have to deal with inflation too. Now people who live on interest income will be hit badly since they have to deal with inflation and low return rates. And most of these people belong to old age group. Higher liquidity, may lead formation of a bubble.