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RBI to consider CAD, macro factors for policy decision

Updated: May 30, 2013, 6:15 PM IST
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RBI to consider CAD, macro factors for policy decision
India's current account deficit widened to a record high 6.7 per cent of GDP in the December quarter.

Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India will take into account macro economic factors and "more importantly" the current account deficit for policy decisions, Governor Duvvuri Subbarao said on Thursday.

He also said high current account deficit is leading to the rupee weakening.

India's current account deficit widened to a record high 6.7 per cent of GDP in the December quarter, driven by heavy oil and gold imports and muted exports, in a worse-than-expected performance.

First Published: May 30, 2013, 6:15 PM IST
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