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Repo Rate

The interest rate at which the central bank in a country repurchases government securities (such as Treasury securities) from commercial banks. The central bank raises the repo rate when it wishes to reduce the money supply in the short term, while it lowers the rate when it wishes to increase the money supply and stimulate growth.
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repo rate

The rate of interest (annualized) on a repurchase agreement.
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"The RBI has done its part by slashing the repo rates. The onus is now on the banks to concurrently reduce home loan rates further, thereby encouraging more fence-sitters to take purchase decisions and giving another boost to the real estate sector," added Puri.
Since then, the central bank has been using both its repo and reverse repo rates as tools of signalling its monetary policy stance.
During the 6 Oct 2012 session, the CBA Board revised the lombard repo rates and the deposit
THE Reserve Bank of India ( RBI) decision to dock repo rates and cash reserve ratio ( CRR) earlier this week, has evoked mixed reaction from the developers and experts with the former predicting a boost in home sales, while the latter dismissing it as a mere sentiment booster.
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday today raised repo and reverse repo rates by 50 basis points each for the current fiscal.
In its eighth rate hike since March 2010, the bank increased its repo and reverse repo rates by 25 basis points each.
While it is not strictly correct to compare repo rates over so many decades, the prime lending rate at commercial banks is a fairly reliable comparison if we need to guage the current monetary environment.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to further reduce the short-term repo and reverse repo rates and the cash reserve ratio by 50 basis points each.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) earlier today raised repo and reverse repo rates by 50 basis points each for the current fiscal.
THE Reserve Bank of India ( RBI) may go for another round of hiking the repo rates and reverse repo rates by 25 basis points ( bps) each next week on concerns of high inflation, according to a survey by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ( Ficci).
He also said that a hike, if implemented, could apply to any central bank rate, including the discount and the one-day repo rates.
Earlier, RBI had hiked repo and reverse repo rates by 0.25 percent as inflation remained above ten percent for the fifth month in succession.