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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) could cut rates by another 25 bps at some point in Q4 2019, suggested Researchers at UOB Group in the latest Quarterly Global Outlook.

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“We downgraded our full-year growth outlook to 6.0%, down from an initial outlook of 6.8%, below RBI’s growth forecast of 6.9%”.

“We view inflation to average 3.4% in H2 2019/20, at the lower bound of RBI’s H2 outlook range of 3.4 – 3.7%”.

“Should this come to pass, India’s inflation rate will average 3.2% in FY2019/20, the lowest since FY 1978/79. RBI has cut rates by a cumulative 110 bps since the year started. On the back of softer growth and inflation environment seen to-date, we pencil another 25bps rate cut in 4Q19“.