What would impact RBI’s monetary policy review today?
AdvertisementIt’s a tough day for the Reserve Bank Governor
This fiscal year has began with a generous bang at the
Manufacturing activity bounced back to a four-month high in May on the back of robust domestic demand, making for a strong start for the
So what will it be?
"Data is critical, but judgement would be crucial. There is scope for a rate cut - we expect a rate cut tomorrow," DK
"Rate cuts have to be front-loaded as it may be difficult when the Fed takes action... Sooner you do it, the better it is," he said, referring to speculation about the
The PMI is a survey-based measure of manufacturing activity at 500 large companies and a reading of over 50 on the index denotes expansion. May marked the 19th successive month of expansion in manufacturing activity in the country. The sharpest growth was reported by consumer goods producers, the report showed. Capital and intermediate goods production also rose, the report said.
But the second consecutive month of contraction in core sector output in April took away some of the sheen, suggesting that not all levers of the economy are working.
AdvertisementAll respondents in an ET poll over the weekend said the RBI would cut the key repo rate by 25 basis points or 0.25 percentage point to 7.25% to give a push to the economy, particularly with
A rate cut would help shore up the economy, said Joshi of Crisil. "If you look at the overall direction, it is of improvement but the pace remains weak -- very mild improvement is underway," he said. Core inflation is slowing which means that demand is dropping, he said. "You need to drive demand up and a rate cut would bring down the cost of capital.
It would help drive demand but not engineer a recovery." Data released by the statistics office on Friday showed the
Numbers in the first two months have been encouraging, pointing to some pickup in the economy that is battling poor rural demand and weak corporate investment. Government spending has also perked up, with total expenditure adding up to a high 8.7% of the budget estimate in April, the first month of the new financial year.
The ET news report said, Coal output had risen 8.4% in FY15. Data showed a marginal 0.6% rise in steel output in May, reversing two months of contraction. Six of the remaining constituents of the core sector index reported negative growth - crude oil (-2.7), natural gas (-3.6), refinery products (-2.9), fertilisers (-0.04), cement (-2.4) and electricity (-1.1).
Popular on BI
- A 29-year-old woman found a mark on her head and was diagnosed with a fungal infection. It turned out to be invasive skin cancer.
- Elon Musk told his 76-year-old dad Errol to 'keep quiet' in a text message after he said he wasn't proud of his son, report says
- JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon told wealthy clients there's a chance the US is heading into 'something worse' than a recession, report says
- Nepotism and termite-like corruption dented India : Modi
- Modi lists five pledges to turn India into a developed country in 25 years
- There will be a major shift in the way Indians shop and consume brands
- Modi remembers Nehru and Sarvarkar in his speech today
- Made-in-India gun used for 1st time for ceremonial salute at Red Fort on Independence Day