Economy Reserve Bank of India to hike again by year-end with August still in play: Reuters poll Updated : June 19, 2018 10:44 AM IST The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is expected to raise interest rates again in the final three months of this year, according to a Reuters poll of economists. Accelerating inflation and India retaining top spot as the fastest-growing major economy prompted the RBI to lift the repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.25 percent at the June 4-6 meeting. The latest poll, taken in the past week, showed 43 of 56 economists forecasting the RBI's repo rate at 6.50 percent or higher in the quarter ending December. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.