• The apex financial institution, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has recently cut down repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.75 % from 8 %, with immediate effect.
  • It was announced ahead of the scheduled date of monetary policy announcement on 3rd February 2015 as part of RBI's 6th bi-monthly monetary policy statement.

RBI's Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy Statement :

  • Repo rate: RBI has reduced the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) by 25 basis points from 8.0 % to 7.75 %.
  • Cash reserve ratio (CRR): RBI has unchanged CRR and kept it at 4.0 % of net demand and time liabilities (NDTL).
  • Reverse repo rate: RBI has adjusted reverse repo rate under the LAF to 6.75 %.
  • RBI has adjusted Marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate to 8.75 % with immediate effect.