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RBI keeps interest rates untouched, continues accommodative stance

Mumbai (Maharashtra) : The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday kept the repo rate unchanged for the eighth time straight and continued with an accommodative stance.

The repo rate — the central bank’s lending rate — remains unchanged at 4 per cent and the reverse repo rate — borrowing rate — at 3.35 per cent.
“The stance remains accommodative as long as necessary to revive and sustain growth on a durable basis, and continue to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the economy,” RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said.

“The worst of the second wave behind us, and substantial pickup in COVID-19 vaccination, giving greater confidence to open up and normalize economic activity,” he added.