IndiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s central bank raised its benchmark interest rate more than forecast to quell the fastest inflation among major economies, spurring a slide in stocks and gain in the rupee.
The Reserve Bank of India increased the repurchase rate to 8 percent from 7.5 percent, it said in a statement in Mumbai today. None of the 22 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News predicted todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s decision. Twenty estimated a quarter-point rise, while the remainder expected no change.
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