The note comes two days after data showed that headline consumer price inflation almost doubled to 2.36 percent for July from 1.54 percent in the previous month.
The note comes two days after data showed that headline consumer price inflation (CPI) almost doubled to 2.36 per cent for July from 1.54 per cent in the previous month, and a day after the wholesale price inflation also shot up to 1.54 per cent from being negative in the previous month.
According to the global financial services major, inflation in India has fallen dramatically, and though the excessively low level it witnessed this fiscal is not sustainable, the rebound may not be too sharp either.
A Reuters poll showed 56 of 60 analysts expected the RBI's monetary policy committee to keep its repo rate unchanged at a 6-1/2 year low of 6.25 percent for a fourth meeting in a row. They also expected the reverse repo rate to be left at 6.00 percent.
It also said that the Goods and Services Tax will not have an upward impact on inflation. The government finalised a multiple rate tax structure, while an ideal GST would have carried one single rate with very few exemptions, HSBC said.
According to the global financial services major, the RBI's decision to narrow the policy rate corridor by raising the reverse repo rate and lowering the MSF rate killed several birds with one stone.
The RBI held the repo rate at 6.25 percent on Thursday, as widely expected, and raised its inflation forecasts, increasing expectations it could even tighten should prices accelerate.
HSBC believes the share price run-up is not factoring in the execution risks and has run ahead of fundamentals.
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This brings them more in line with broader market consensus, although they are still on the dovish end of the spectrum and reckon that rates will rise no higher than 1.625 percent until at least the end of next year.
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