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Business News
RBI's rate cut reflects India's ambition to boost economic growth: Niti
 
New Delhi: Niti Aayog Vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar on Friday said the RBI's fifth consecutive rate cut reflects India's overall ambition to accelerate economic growth to touch 8 per cent sooner rather than later.

Speaking here at the India Economic Summit, Kumar said with several steps taken by the government in the past couple of months to boost the economy, growth is expected to be around 6.5 per cent this year, although it is "lower than expected".

"Given all the work done in the last couple of months and today's RBI's fifth consecutive rate cut you can see that everything is focused now in accelerating growth further.

"And we do want to have this growth probably at 6.5 per cent this year, which is lower than what we expect. We want it to go up to 8 per cent sooner rather than later," he said.

The central bank on Friday cut its benchmark lending rate by 0.25 per cent to revive growth that has hit a six-year low at 5 per cent.

With the reduction, the repo rate, at which it lends to the system, will come down to 5.15 per cent. It will bring down borrowing costs for home and auto loans, which are now directly linked to this benchmark.

Stressing that India is achieving progress on raising the growth rate to higher trajectory and sustaining it there, Kumar said,"We have a very ambitious growth target".

The bottom line is, there is going to be a continued focus on improving investment and business climate in India across states, Kumar said.

On the question of building up India's infrastructure, he said: "The only thing we want to do now is to attract more long-term funding".


China''s Q3 GDP growth slows to 6%, slowest in 27 years
High-level Indian, Bangladeshi delegations to meet next week
Adani Wilmar launches ready-to-cook ''Khichdi''
Sebi levies Rs 30 lakh fine on 4 firms for fraudulent trading
HAL employees' strike continues, unions reject mgmt
Rupee slips 20 paise to 71.22 vs USD in early trade
SBI lowers rates on non-repo-linked loans by 10 bps
Sensex, Nifty cautious in early trade amid weak global cues, fund outflows
New IMF chief says trade tensions could cut global GDP by 700 bln USD
Sitharaman to inaugurate national tax e-assessment centre on Monday
FinMin to kick-start budgetary exercise from Oct 14
Andhra Bank opens SGB scheme 2019-20 Series-V
Migsun Group to invest Rs 900 crore on housing project in Ghaziabad
RBI rate cut to complement government's measures to boost growth: Finmin
Maruti Suzuki''s NEXA touches one million hearts
Rupee recovers from day''s lows, settles 20 paise higher at 70.87
34 functional teams to smoothen merger of UBI, PNB, OBC
PMC case: ICAI to check role of auditors
RCEP trade ministers to meet in Bangkok on Oct 10-12
Ashok Leyland sales dips 55 pc in Sep at 8,780 units
KERALA NEWS
Netherlands'' King Willem-Alexander , Queen Maxima, gets warm welcome in Alappuzha
 Alappuzha: Netherlands'' King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, who are on a two-day visit to Keral  
Scribe's death:Kerala IAS officer's suspension extended
Kerala's CPI to discuss Vedas and Marxism in seminar
Kerala Assembly session from Oct 28
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
US to host 2020 G7 summit at a Trump golf resort
 Washington: The G7 Summit in 2020 would be held at President Donald Trump''s golf resort in Florida
Trump speaks over phone with Turkey''s Erdogan over cease-fire in Syria
Twin blasts in Afghanistan''s mosque kill 62
At least 35 people killed in bus accident in western Saudi Arabia
NATIONAL NEWS
PM Modi has no understanding of economy: Rahul
 Mahendragarh: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has n
US dream shattered, 311 Indians land in Delhi after deportation from Mexico
Mentally-unstable man jumps inside lion enclosure in Delhi zoo, escapes unhurt
Senior Odisha BJP leader Damodar Rout quits party
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