Indian central bank raises rates for second time

RBI raises key policy rate by 25 bps to 6.50%, holds stance at neutral

Governor Mark Carney and the other eight members of the bank's rate setting Monetary Policy Committee have been signalling that a hike is likely to come at some point in 2018 since their last hike in November previous year, and Thursday looks like the day it will happen.

The cost of borrowing for Indians will rise after the Reserve Bank of India raised benchmark interest rates by 25 basis points to 6.5 per cent. The reverse repo rate was also raised by 25 basis points, to 6.25 percent.

On Thursday the Bank of England raised the base rate of interest by 0.25 per cent, up from 0.5 per cent to 0.75 per cent, its highest level in almost a decade.

It said its forecasts were based on bets by investors who expect another rate hike only in late 2019 or early 2020, with Bank Rate creeping up to 1.1 percent in late 2020.

The report showed its predictions are based on financial market expectations for rates to rise to 1.1 per cent by mid-2021, which would suggest two more quarter-point rises.

Throughout his tenure as governor, Carney has faced accusations of being a so-called "unreliable boyfriend", frequently promising rate hikes and then ultimately failing to deliver.

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"We think the bank wants to raise rates in a gradual way and that would be consistent with the next one in February", he said.

Driving these decisions are signs that inflationary pressures that have mostly lain dormant for years are strengthening as the global economy enjoys a robust, if uneven spell of growth, led by a booming U.S. Figures released Thursday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development showed global inflation hit a four-year high in June.

In theory, when interest rates go up, so should your saving rates.

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It also wants to see rates come off the emergency lows that have been in place ever since March 2009 and return to more "normal" levels.

The RBI monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting was held for three days and concluded on Wednesday with the announcement of this policy decision among others.

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Sterlingis trading at the day's low despite the Bank of England voting 9-0 for a 0.25% interest rate hike at today's MPC meeting.

Cheaper mortgage deals in recent years have also encouraged people to lock in promotional rates.

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She said: "The Bank of England must tread carefully when it comes to further changes in interest rates".

Most public sector banks are under RBI's prompt corrective action (PCA) framework, due to a rise in stressed loans beyond a point. "Actual inflation outcomes have been slightly below the projected trajectory as the seasonal summer surge in vegetable prices has remained somewhat muted in comparison with its past behaviour and fruits prices have declined", it said.

At the end of 2017, 1.3 million mortgages were trackers and 1.8 million were standard variable rates (SVRs).

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