RBI Announces Two Long-Term Repo Operations In March
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo is displayed on a wall inside the central bank’s regional headquarters in New Delhi, India, Monday, July 8, 2019. Photographer: T. Narayan/Bloomberg

RBI Announces Two Long-Term Repo Operations In March

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The Reserve Bank on Tuesday announced two long-term repo operations for three-year tenors worth Rs 25,000 crore each to be conducted on March 2 and March 9.

The reversal date of LTRO on March 2, 2020 is March 1, 2023 while for LTRO to be conducted on March 9, 2020, it will be March 7, 2023, RBI said.

In the sixth bi-monthly policy, the RBI had announced term repurchase agreements of one-year and three-year tenors for a total amount of Rs 1 lakh crore at the policy repo rate, from the fortnight beginning on Feb. 15.

LTROs are aimed at helping banks to reduce their lending rates, thereby quickening the monetary policy transmission.

The RBI has already conducted two LTROs for three-year and one-year tenor for Rs 25,000 crore each on Feb. 17 and Feb. 24, respectively.

Also read: RBI’s Long-Term Repo Operations Lead To A Spurt In Bond Borrowings

In the Feb. 17 LTRO for three years, it received bids of more than Rs 1.94 lakh crore.

In the second LTRO for one-year tenor conducted on Feb. 24, RBI got 52 bids amounting to Rs 1.23 lakh crore.

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