The RBI policy stance has now clearly moved towards addressing concerns about growth. RBI gave a pleasant surprise by cutting both, the repo rate by 25bps to 7.75% and CRR by 25bps to 4%. Perhaps, this is the beginning of many cuts to come.
The beginning for the market appears positive with global cues providing some support. The F&O expiry on Thursday will cause some readjustments which could swing indices either way. Corporate results will continue to flow in with stock-specific activity continuing in various counters.
With the RBI event out of the way, attention will now be directed to what policy measures are likely in the budget.
The two-day Federal Reserve meeting has begun and no change is likely in policy even though some expect the Fed accelerate its efforts to tighten monetary policy this year.
The US stocks ended with some gains The Dow Jones added half a percent to close at 13,954. The S&P 500 added 0.5%, to end at 1508. The Nasdaq ended flat at 3153. Asian indices are also higher. South Korea’s industrial output unexpectedly climbed. South Korea’s Kospi Index advanced 0.2 percent. The Nikkei is up half a percent. The broader Topix index gained 0.3%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index (AS51) gained 0.3 percent.
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