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The decisions are in consonance with the objective of achieving the medium-term target for consumer price index (CPI) inflation of 4 per cent within a band of (+/-) 2 per cent, while supporting growth," the RBI said in a statement.
Banks take cue from RBI’s monetary policy stance in hiking or cutting lending rates. For instance, if the Reserve Bank lowers repo rate, banks are expected to pass on the benefit to retail customers.
With back-to-back rate cuts, home, auto or personal loan EMIs (equated monthly inslallments) are likely to go down.
The RBI’s decision comes a week before the general election kicks off on April 11, in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will seek a second term in office.