RBI cuts reverse repo rate by 25 bps to 3.75%: Key points

Credit: IndiaTimes- Published on April 17, 2020
RBI governor Shaktikanta Das addressed the media amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Under liquidity adjustment facility (LAF), reverse repo rate (rate at which RBI borrows funds from banks) reduced by 25 basis points to 3.75%; repo rate unchanged (4.40%) as the decision is taken by the Monetary Policy Committee, Das announced.

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Published on April 17, 2020 -  01:14
RBI cuts reverse repo rate by 25 points to boost liquidity, Rs.50,000-crore push for lenders
RESERVE BANK OF INDIA GOVERNOR SHAKTIKANTA DAS TODAY BROUGHT IN A SLEW OF MEASURES TO PROVIDE LIQUIDITY, FACILITATE BANK CREDIT, ENABLE NORMAL FUNCTIONING OF THE MARKETS, AND EASE FINANCIAL STRESS TO AN ECONOMY STRUGGLING AGAINST THE DEADLY CORONAVIRUS. AMONG THE EMERGENCY MEASURES TODAY, RBI CUT THE REVERSE REPO RATE BY 25 BASIS POINTS TO 3.75%, WHILE KEEPING THE REPO RATE UNCHANGED, DISCOURAGING BANKS FROM PARKING MORE MONEY WITH THE CENTRAL BANK. FURTHER, RBI WILL ALSO PUMP IN LAKHS OF CRORES OF RUPEES INTO THE SYSTEM, BY GIVING MONEY TO FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS, ALLOWING MORE BORROWING, AND LETTING STATES GET MORE MONEY. #COVID19 #CoronavirusLockdown #Covid

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