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EGROW Webinar by Prof. Paul Milgrom

EGROW Webinar by Prof. V. K. Malhotra

ASSOCHAM & EGROW 18th SMPC on October 5, 2021
Key Takeaways
  1. The GDP growth rate for the FY22 is on track and estimated to be 10 % +/-1%
  2. The issue of logistics and supply chain disruptions are affecting growth
  3. The favourable base effects and muted food prices are expected to keep the headline inflation trajectory 50-70bps lower than RBI’s projections until December 2021.
  4. RBI should consider Exit Policy. As the US taper gets under way, there could be an outflow of capital affecting domestic liquidity.
  5. Inflation expectation is lower this time than few months back.
  6. Global uncertainty continues, including the trade war between China/US, energy crisis and China’s Evergrande.
  7. The corporates are recovering, production of 8 core industries is healthy and economy is limping fast to normalization.
  8. Fiscal policy has a bigger role ahead in post-Covid recovery phase
  9. RBI could focus on sectors to alleviate pain during post-covid recovery
Recommendation of EGROW Shadow MPC

Members of EGROW SMPC - 4
Repo Rate - Retain at 4 percent - 4 members
Stance: Accommodative should continue

Non Members – 4
Repo Rate- Retain at 4 percent – 4
Stance: Accommodative

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