four per cent," said Citi Research.
Apparel Export Promotion Council's Chairman A Sakthivel said: "The tight liquidity condition which was prevailing since long will surely ease out. It will, in turn, boost our economy and robust the structural deficit in the system by infusing the permanent primary liquidity in the system."
Credit rating agency ICRA's Managing Director and CEO Naresh Takkar said the RBI stances are supportive of economic growth and would benefit interest-rate sensitive sectors such as automobiles, housing and the MSME segment.
Crisil said the reduction in rates would enable banks to lower lending rates and improve transmission of monetary policy.
"As inflationary expectations adjust downward, banks will have greater flexibility in reducing deposit rates, thereby lowering their cost of funds. This will create further space for a reduction in lending rates in coming months," said Crisil Chief Economist Dharmakirti Joshi.
Federation of Indian Export Organisation (FIEO) Chief M Rafeeque Ahmed said the combined impact of repo rate and CRR cuts might see some upsurge in bank credit to industry which had decelerated.
Arun Singh, economist with Dun & Bradstreet, said the RBI's shift in monetary policy stance to arrest loss of growth momentum coupled with the government's reforms measures was expected to further boost the sentiment of the business community and support investment activity in the economy.
Fitch Group firm India Ratings and Research said the RBI move would have positive impact of rate sensitive sectors such as housing, consumer goods and automobiles.