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  • India's retail inflation rises to 7.34% in September Oct 12, 2020 06:04 PM IST

    India's retail inflation rises to 7.34% in September

    The inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 6.69 percent in August. It was 3.99 percent in September last year.

  • Vegetable prices see 60.5% jump; retail inflation breaches MPC target band Jan 13, 2020 08:19 PM IST

    Vegetable prices see 60.5% jump; retail inflation breaches MPC target band

    The rising vegetable prices can also be seen as a key reason behind the jump in the retail inflation.

  • Editor's Take | September CPI inflation rises, August IIP contracts Oct 14, 2019 10:31 PM IST

    Editor's Take | September CPI inflation rises, August IIP contracts

    Food prices, which is a gauge to measure changes in kitchen budgets, grew 5.11 percent in September as against 2.99 percent in August.

  • Policy | Private sector salaries should be linked to the same inflation metric as govt employees Oct 10, 2019 06:30 PM IST

    Policy | Private sector salaries should be linked to the same inflation metric as govt employees

    The DA hike for government employees comes at a time when their private counterparts find it tough to convince their employers for a parity of treatment.

  • Editor's Take | Good Tidings? IIP up, retail inflation down Dec 13, 2018 06:08 PM IST

    Editor's Take | Good Tidings? IIP up, retail inflation down

    The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) grew 8.1 percent in October as against 4.5 percent in September on the back of mining, power and manufacturing sectors.

  • RBI projects inflation to rise to 5% Apr 06, 2017 04:15 PM IST

    RBI projects inflation to rise to 5%

    "For 2017-18, inflation is projected to average 4.5 per cent in the first half of the year and 5 per cent in the second half," said the RBI's first bi-monthly monetary policy statement for 2017-18.

  • Inflation to average at 5 % in FY'18: Crisil Apr 05, 2017 06:05 PM IST

    Inflation to average at 5 % in FY'18: Crisil

    CPI inflation is likely to average higher at 5 percent in the current fiscal on expectations of increasing pressure on food prices as well as uptick in global oil and commodity rates, says a Crisil report.

  • Retail inflation up 3.65% in February Mar 14, 2017 05:42 PM IST

    Retail inflation up 3.65% in February

    The latest price data, marginally up from January’s 3.17 percent, represents a slight pick-up in the pace of remonetisation, led by an increase in food prices.

  • Inflation picks up to multi-year highs in China Feb 14, 2017 08:28 AM IST

    Inflation picks up to multi-year highs in China

    Much of the pick up in consumer prices was likely due to higher food and transportation prices heading into the long Lunar New Year holiday, the National Bureau of Statistics said.

  • Jan retail inflation slows to 3.17% on note ban led demand fall Feb 13, 2017 06:31 PM IST

    Jan retail inflation slows to 3.17% on note ban led demand fall

    India‘s retail inflation rate slowed to 3.17 percent in January, from 3.41 percent in December, and lowest reading since November, 2014, confirming fears of weak demand as households, hit by a demonetisation-induced cash crunch, appears to have put off spending.

  • Drop in food inflation may soften Jan CPI to 3.2% Feb 13, 2017 01:23 PM IST

    Drop in food inflation may soften Jan CPI to 3.2%

    Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of January will be released today after market hours. A CNBC-TV18 poll estimates CPI at 3.21 percent versus 3.41 percent month-on-month. Core inflation is expected to be sticky at around 5 percent versus 4.9 percent.

  • India's factory output shrinks in December Feb 10, 2017 05:41 PM IST

    India's factory output shrinks in December

    India‘s factory output contracted 0.4 percent in December amid signs of faltering industrial activity because of demonetisation.

  • Sixth bi-monthly monetary policy statement Feb 08, 2017 04:02 PM IST

    Sixth bi-monthly monetary policy statement

    On the basis of an assessment of the current and evolving macroeconomic situation at its meeting today, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to keep the policy repo rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged at 6.25 percent.

  • Monetary Policy: RBI may cut rates by 25 bps; CPI target keenly watched Feb 08, 2017 10:10 AM IST

    Monetary Policy: RBI may cut rates by 25 bps; CPI target keenly watched

    All eyes will be on the Governor Urjit Patel's commentary on the inflation target and how he approaches the ultimate cpi goal of 4 percent.

  • Budget 2017: Good mix of spending calls for RBI rate cut, says Credit Suisse Feb 02, 2017 10:22 AM IST

    Budget 2017: Good mix of spending calls for RBI rate cut, says Credit Suisse

    Speaking to CNBC-TV18, Deepali Bhargava, Economist at Credit Suisse, said the government‘s target of containing the fiscal deficit to 3.2% of the Gross Domestic Product is the best it could have done under current circumstances.

  • Dollar perks up from 7-week low, US GDP in focus Jan 27, 2017 08:24 AM IST

    Dollar perks up from 7-week low, US GDP in focus

    The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, last stood at 100.47. The index recovered overnight to hit 100.73, after dipping to a seven-week low of 99.793 on Thursday.

  • COMMENT: Don't blame demonetisation for the fall in inflation Dec 14, 2016 04:05 PM IST

    COMMENT: Don't blame demonetisation for the fall in inflation

    That demonetisation would impact inflation was expected; however a dip to a two-year low was a surprise. The consumer price index (CPI) used to measure retail inflation touched 3.63 in November as compared to 4.2 percent in October and below the RBI comfort zone of 4-6 percent.

  • Watch out for demonetisation effect in retail inflation data Dec 13, 2016 03:02 PM IST

    Watch out for demonetisation effect in retail inflation data

    The latest price data will be crucial as it would give an idea on how the unexpected ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes have affected shop-end sales.

  • Poll: Retail inflation in November estimated to be lower at 3.8% Dec 13, 2016 12:36 PM IST

    Poll: Retail inflation in November estimated to be lower at 3.8%

    A CNBC-TV18 poll suggests that the November's CPI is seen between the range of 3.6-4 percent and food inflation is likely to come down to levels of 2.4-3.1 percent while vegetable deflation will continue and extend to over 7 percent against 5.7 percent in the October.

  • Demonetisation: Crisil slashes GDP growth by 100 bps to 6.9% for FY17 Dec 01, 2016 08:10 PM IST

    Demonetisation: Crisil slashes GDP growth by 100 bps to 6.9% for FY17

    Expecting economic recovery from demonetisation to take a couple of months, ratings firm Crisil today lowered the country's GDP growth forecast by 100 basis points to 6.9 percent from 7.9 percent earlier for the current fiscal.

  • Singapore Oct headline CPI falls 0.1% yoy, down for 24th month Nov 23, 2016 11:16 AM IST

    Singapore Oct headline CPI falls 0.1% yoy, down for 24th month

    The all-items consumer price index (CPI) in October slipped 0.1 percent from a year earlier, after falling 0.2 percent in September.

  • Inflation likely cooled in Oct, raising rate cut chances: Poll Nov 10, 2016 03:22 PM IST

    Inflation likely cooled in Oct, raising rate cut chances: Poll

    However, elevated food prices mean the consumer price index, due to be released at 1200 GMT on Tuesday, is unlikely to fall below the central bank's medium-term target anytime soon.

  • DBS encouraged by GST progress Nov 07, 2016 12:24 PM IST

    DBS encouraged by GST progress

    The GST Council last week announced a tiered structure 5 percent tax on mass consumption/essential items, 12 percent and 18 percent as standard rates and 28 percent.

  • New GST structure likely to be non-inflationary: Citigroup Nov 06, 2016 04:26 PM IST

    New GST structure likely to be non-inflationary: Citigroup

    The GST Council has agreed on a 4-tier GST tax structure of 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent, with lower rates for essential items and the highest for luxury and de-merits goods that would also attract an additional cess.

  • Four-tier GST rate okay; cess structure a complication: Deloitte Nov 03, 2016 07:08 PM IST

    Four-tier GST rate okay; cess structure a complication: Deloitte

    MS Mani, Senior Director - Indirect Tax, Deloitte is satisfied with the rates that have been finalised but he says too many different types of cess for products could make it more complicated.

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