Nine out of 10 banks polled by ET expect the central bank to hike rates by 35 basis points – 0.35 of a percentage point – or less at the December 5-7 meeting of the monetary policy committee (MPC). While five of the nine predict a rate increase of 35 bps, two expect it will be in a range of 25-35 bps, another two project a 25 bps hike.

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