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Highlights of RBI's Third Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2018-19:

Policy Measures:
  • The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to increase the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points to 6.50%.
  • Consequently, the reverse repo rate under the LAF stands adjusted to 6.25%, and the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate to 6.75%.
  • The decision of the MPC is consistent with a neutral stance of monetary policy in consonance with the objective of achieving the medium-term target for consumer price index (CPI) inflation of 4% within a band of +/- 2%, while supporting growth. Read More
Highlights of the Union Budget for 2018-19

Introductory Remarks
Budget 2018-19 reflects the Government's firm commitment to substantially boost investment in Agriculture, Social Sector, Digital Payments, Infrastructure and Employment Generation on the one hand and simultaneously stick to the path of fiscal rectitude by aiming for a reduction of fiscal deficit by 0.2% of GDP over RE 2017-18.
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Indian & Global Economic and Financial Market Indicators
Over 30 Monthly& Daily Data Series in Tables and Charts. Rs. 3600 per year







Economy - Indicators
  
Indian Economy
GDP
8.2% - Q1, 2018-19
7.7% - Q4, 2017-18
7.2% - Q3, 2017-18
6.3% - Q2, 2017-18
5.7% - Q1, 2017-18
7.6% - 2015-16
7.3% - 2014-15

IIP


Revised All-India IIP
July - 6.6%
June - 7%
May - 3.2%
  #:Base 2011-12=100
WPI Inflation(%)
(All Commodity)
4.53% - August, 2018
5.09% - July, 2018
5.77% - June, 2018
CPI Inflation(%)
New Series
3.69% (All India); 3.41% (Rural Areas); 3.99% (Urban Areas)
Provisional
         (August, 2018)
Interest RatesCRR: 4.00% p.a (wef  9 February, 2013)
MSF Rate: 6.75% p.a.

Reverse Repo Rate: 6.25% (wef  1
August, 2018
)

Repo Rate: 6.50%
(wef  1 August, 2018)
CMR/CBLO
: 6.60/6.46 (September 19, 2018)
Exchange Rate72.51 (Dollar), 84.82 (Euro),
95.31 (Pound) , 64.57 (Yen)
[September 17 to September 21, 2018 weekly average]
Updated on 22 September, 2018
See Terminology section for explanations and notes.


 Global Indicators on  22 September, 2018


Global Economy

US
UK
Euro
Japan
China
GDP
2.9
Q2, 2018
1.3
Q2, 2018
2.1
Q2, 2018
1.3
Q2, 2018
6.7
Q2, 2018
CPI
2.7
Aug,2018
2.7
Aug,2018
2.0
Aug,2018
0.9
Jul, 2018
2.3
Aug, 2018
IIP
4.9
Aug,2018
1.0
Jul,2018
-0.1
Jul,2018
2.2
Jul, 2018
6.1
Aug, 2018
Emp
3.9
Aug,2018
4.0
Jun,2018
8.2
Jul,2018
2.5
Jul, 2018
3.8
Q2, 2017
Emp : Unemployment Rate
Updated on 22 September, 2018






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