RBI hikes repo rate by 25 bps to 6.5%

The Reserve Bank of India increased its repo rate by 25 basis points (bps) to 6.5%.

Reason: Core inflation remained high

The repo rate has now been increased by 250 (225 + 25) bps since May 2022 by the panel.

RBI predicted the real GDP growth for FY24 at 6.4%, while growth for FY23 has been pegged at 7%.

RBI projected retail inflation at 6.5% (FY23) from 6.7% and 5.3% for the next fiscal year.

Other rates:-

SDF: 6.25%

MSF: 6.75%

Bank Rate: 6.75%