‘RBI policy focuses on growth’

Chennai: IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Limited CIO has commented on the Reserve Bank of India’s latest policy announcement.

In a statement released here, Poonam Tandon said, “The RBI kept the policy rates unchanged given the growth-inflation dynamics with accommodative stance. The focus is to revive growth and spur economic activity, which has been disrupted by the Covid19 pandemic while ensuring inflation remains within the targeted range. The RBI noted that the near term financial stability risk has been contained amid current macros and will continue to use various instruments to ensure ample liquidity. In our view, we see the overall policy tone as extremely positive both for equity and debt markets as the focus remains on growth recovery with further commitment to ensure adequate liquidity with a soft interest rate and broadening credit flow to the economy”.

RBI on Friday kept the repo rate unchanged at four percent and maintained an ‘accommodative’ stance, and that commercial and co-op banks will not give out dividends this year and retain all the profits.

 

NT Bureau