Economists disagree on how much the RBI will increase rates by this time.

The Reserve Bank of India is expected to raise interest rates again next week . The survey revealed that the rupee, which was down nearly 9% this year, is projected to drop to 6.25% this year .

BENGALURU: In a Reuters poll, the Reserve Bank of India is expected to raise interest rates again next week, with a slim majority expecting a half-point increase and some others anticipating a smaller 35 basis-point increase, although there were some disagreements about how far it will go with inflation climbing to 7% and the rupee weakening.Since May, the RBI has raised rates in three separate steps, one of which was unscheduled, totaling 140 basis points and raising the key repo rate to 5.40%, according to a recent Reuters poll.Just over half of respondents said the RBI will take a 50 basis point increase, raising the repo rate to 5.90%.Another 20 predicted a 35-basismatic increase.