Do not expect any rate hike in 2018 by RBI: Nomura

Published On: 13, Dec 2017 | Source: moneycontrol.com

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The retail inflation numbers shocked at 4.9 percent. The street was expecting 4.5 percent. In an interview to CNBC-TV18, Sonal Varma, MD & Chief India Economist at Nomura spoke at length about the same.

We expected November retail inflation at around 4.8 percent level, said Varma.

She further said that pick-up in core inflation is a surprise.

According to her, risk on food and fuel inflation spilling over is a monetary policy concern.

Talking about rate hike, she said we do not expect any rate hike in 2018 by Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

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