RBI Predicts -9.5% GDP For 2020-21, Keeps Rates Unchanged | Read

PUBLISHED ON: October 9, 2020 | Duration: 2 min, 11 sec

  
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RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said today that the country's economy is likely to contract 9.5 per cent in the current financial year, "with risks tilted to the downside", while maintaining a status quo on policy rates citing high inflation. The GDP may break out of the coronavirus-induced contraction and turn positive by the fourth quarter of 2020, Governor Das said. The Monetary Policy Committee - whose three new external members voted in today's policy action - unanimously favoured holding the repo rate at the existing 4 per cent, while retaining an "accommodative" stance - which rules out any hikes for the time being.
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