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Highlights of the Union Budget for 2018-19

Introductory Remarks
Budget 2018-19 reflects the Government's firm commitment to substantially boost investment in Agriculture, Social Sector, Digital Payments, Infrastructure and Employment Generation on the one hand and simultaneously stick to the path of fiscal rectitude by aiming for a reduction of fiscal deficit by 0.2% of GDP over RE 2017-18.
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Highlights of RBI's Sixth Bi-monthly Monetary Policy Statement, 2017-18

Policy Measures
  • The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to keep the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged at 6.00%.

  • Consequently, the reverse repo rate under the LAF remains unchanged at 5.75%, and the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and the Bank rate are at 6.25%

  • The decision of the MPC is consistent with a neutral stance of monetary policy in consonance with the objective of achieving the medium-term target for consumer price index (CPI) inflation of 4% within a band of +/- 2%, while supporting growth.

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ur March-2018 issue of E-UpDates has already been published

E-UpDates - A Monthly Statistical e-Bulletin
Indian & Global Economic and Financial Market Indicators
Over 30 Monthly& Daily Data Series in Tables and Charts. Rs. 3600 per year





Economy - Indicators
  
Indian Economy
GDP
7.2% - Q3, 2017-18
6.3% - Q2, 2017-18
5.7% - Q1, 2017-18
6.1% - Q4, 2016-17
7.1% - Q3, 2016-17
7.6% - 2015-16
7.3% - 2014-15

IIP


Revised All-India IIP
Janary-2018 : 7.5%
December-2017: 7.1%
November-2017 : 8.4%
Annual Growth 2016-17: 5.0%
  #:Base 2011-12=100
WPI Inflation(%)
(All Commodity)
January-2018 : 2.84%
December-2017 : 3.58%
November-2017 : 3.93%
October-2017 : 3.59%
CPI Inflation(%)
New Series
5.07% (All India); 5.21% (Rural Areas); 4.93% (Urban Areas)
Provisional
         (January, 2018)
Interest RatesCRR: 4.00% p.a (wef  9 February, 2013)
MSF Rate: 6.25% p.a.

Reverse Repo Rate: 5.75% (wef  2
August, 2017
)

Repo Rate: 6.00%
(wef  2 August, 2017)
CMR/CBLO
: 6.05/6.18 (August 03, 2017)
Exchange Rate64.92 (Dollar), 80.10 (Euro),
90.35 (Pound) , 61.04 (Yen)
[March 12 to March 16, 2018 weekly average]
Updated on 21 March, 2018
See Terminology section for explanations and notes.


 Global Indicators on  21 March, 2018


Global Economy

US
UK
Euro
Japan
China
GDP
2.5
Q4, 2017
1.4
Q4, 2017
2.7
Q4, 2017
2.0
Q4, 2017
6.8
Q4, 2017
CPI
2.2
Feb, 2018
3.0
Jan,2018
1.2
Feb,2018
1.3
Jan, 2018
2.9
Feb, 2018
IIP
3.7
Jan, 2018
1.6
Jan,2018
2.7
Jan,2018
2.7
Jan, 2018
7.2
Feb, 2018
Emp
4.1
Feb,2018
4.4
Nov,2016
8.6
Jan,2018
2.4
Jan, 2018
3.9
Q4, 2017
Emp : Unemployment Rate
Updated on 21 March, 2018






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