India's SBI says cuts benchmark lending rate by 25 bps

MUMBAI, Sept 22 Sat Sep 22, 2012 6:00am EDT

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MUMBAI, Sept 22 (Reuters) - India's biggest lender, State Bank of India, said on Saturday it has cut its benchmark prime lending rate, the interest rate that commercial banks normally charge, by 25 basis points to 14.50 percent per annum with effect from Sept. 27.

Earlier this week, the bank cut its base rate by 25 basis points to 9.75 percent.

Indian central bank on Monday cut the cash reserve ratio , the share of deposits banks must keep with it, by 25 basis points to 4.5 percent.

Earlier this month, SBI had cut deposit rates between 50-100 basis points across maturities. (Reporting by Indulal PM)

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