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  • Easing retail inflation validates MPC stance, what next? Aug 13, 2021 11:42 AM IST

    Easing retail inflation validates MPC stance, what next?

    In the August policy review, the MPC had said that the high inflation of recent months was transitory, while RBI hiked the CPI inflation estimate for the fiscal year 2022 to 5.7% from 5.1%

  • Chart of the Day | Month-on-month retail inflation edged higher in July Aug 13, 2021 10:19 AM IST

    Chart of the Day | Month-on-month retail inflation edged higher in July

    The various measures of core inflation all went up month-on-month, although they fell on a year-on-year basis due to base effects

  • June CPI at 6.26%: Higher inflation adds to MPC’s woes, but growth focus will continue, say economists Jul 12, 2021 07:16 PM IST

    June CPI at 6.26%: Higher inflation adds to MPC’s woes, but growth focus will continue, say economists

    The RBI had revised the inflation forecasts for FY22 to 5.1 percent during 2021-22 in the June policy. But the general consensus among economists is that inflation may average above that level in FY22.

  • June retail inflation rises 6.26 percent, official data shows Jul 12, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    June retail inflation rises 6.26 percent, official data shows

    June is the second consecutive month when headline retail inflation is above the Monetary Policy Committee's inflation targeting range of 4 (+/-2) percent.

  • RBI in a bind amid weak growth, surging inflation; may not hike rates till Q1 FY23: Report Jun 29, 2021 04:35 PM IST

    RBI in a bind amid weak growth, surging inflation; may not hike rates till Q1 FY23: Report

    The central bank may hike the repo rate only by the first quarter of next fiscal (April-June 2022) and continue to maintain the accommodative stance in the interim.

  • US annual consumer price inflation jumps 5% in May Jun 10, 2021 06:22 PM IST

    US annual consumer price inflation jumps 5% in May

    Excluding volatile food and energy goods, the "core" consumer price index (CPI) rose 3.8 percent over the last 12 months, "the largest 12-month increase since the period ending June 1992," the US Labor Department said.

  • April retail inflation eases to 4.29% on sharp fall in food prices May 12, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    April retail inflation eases to 4.29% on sharp fall in food prices

    The fall in inflation rate was primarily on the back of a sharp decline in food inflation. Data by the National Statistical Office shows that Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI) inflation dropped to 2.02 percent in April from 4.87 percent in March.

  • Key economic data for April, May not to be affected as compared to last year: Pronab Sen May 11, 2021 08:40 PM IST

    Key economic data for April, May not to be affected as compared to last year: Pronab Sen

    The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation will release CPI inflation for April and Index of Industrial Production for March on May 12. The Commerce Ministry’s Office of the Economic Advisor will release Wholesale Price Index-based inflation for April on May 14.

  • Government gives Monetary Policy Committee unchanged inflation target till FY26 Mar 31, 2021 06:05 PM IST

    Government gives Monetary Policy Committee unchanged inflation target till FY26

    While the official gazette notification is still awaited, this means that the Monetary Policy Committee now has the mandate to take steps under monetary policy and inflation targeting frameworks to keep consumer price index-based inflation in the 2-6 per cent range from 2021-22 till 2025-26.

  • CPI inflation surges to 5.03% in February; IIP recedes by 1.6% in January Mar 12, 2021 06:06 PM IST

    CPI inflation surges to 5.03% in February; IIP recedes by 1.6% in January

    Driven by the surge in food and fuel prices, the retail inflation rate has reached its highest mark in the past three months.

  • Explainer| Will falling CPI inflation push the MPC for an early rate cut? Feb 12, 2021 07:57 PM IST

    Explainer| Will falling CPI inflation push the MPC for an early rate cut?

    The CPI inflation has fallen within the central bank’s comfort zone in last the two months.

  • January CPI inflation comes in at 4.06%; second consecutive month of headline figure within MPC range Feb 12, 2021 06:12 PM IST

    January CPI inflation comes in at 4.06%; second consecutive month of headline figure within MPC range

    This was on the back of further cooling down of food prices. Consumer Food Price Inflation (CFPI) was 1.89 per cent in January, data by the National Statistical Office showed.

  • Why inflation drop may not trigger a rate cut Jan 13, 2021 07:21 PM IST

    Why inflation drop may not trigger a rate cut

  • Does a sharp fall in December CPI inflation mean rate cut is imminent? Jan 12, 2021 08:20 PM IST

    Does a sharp fall in December CPI inflation mean rate cut is imminent?

    High inflation has been a worry for MPC. But, any immediate change in the MPC’s monetary stance looks unlikely

  • Chart of the Day | Good news on inflation Dec 15, 2020 11:14 AM IST

    Chart of the Day | Good news on inflation

    The wholesale price index bears out the PMI data on firms starting to pass on input price hikes, with the highest month-on-month increase in the manufactured products index in years

  • DAILY VOICE | MPC could cut repo rate by 25 bps & reverse Repo by 35 bps: Aditi Nayar Aug 05, 2020 08:25 AM IST

    DAILY VOICE | MPC could cut repo rate by 25 bps & reverse Repo by 35 bps: Aditi Nayar

    With liquidity remaining in substantial surplus, we expect the banking system to rapidly transmit additional rate cuts, thereby supporting the case for front-loading of policy easing

  • Markets | Is the bond market going crazy? Jul 17, 2019 01:19 PM IST

    Markets | Is the bond market going crazy?

    The fall in g-sec yields is understandable because investors are assuming further rate cuts. However, one can still not be sure if these cuts will deliver higher investment when the broader economic environment is not yet conducive.

  • Opinion | Monetary transmission: Trapped in the middle Jan 11, 2019 01:46 PM IST

    Opinion | Monetary transmission: Trapped in the middle

    Bond issuers benefit while bank borrowers face sharp rise in funding costs.

  • Editor's Take | CPI inflation cools to 3.31%; Core inflation above 6% Nov 13, 2018 02:47 PM IST

    Editor's Take | CPI inflation cools to 3.31%; Core inflation above 6%

    Sakshi Batra is in conversation with Gaurav Choudhury, Deputy Executive Editor, Moneycontrol to find out if a lower headline retail inflation number is actually good news.

  • Editor's Take | Double trouble as inflation surges, industrial output slows Oct 15, 2018 07:13 PM IST

    Editor's Take | Double trouble as inflation surges, industrial output slows

    Sakshi Batra gets in conversation with Moneycontrol Deputy Executive Editor, Gaurav Choudhury, to find out what impact will CPI and WPI have on the economy.

  • HRA hike under 7th pay commission impacted CPI by 35 bps: Study Apr 25, 2018 04:40 PM IST

    HRA hike under 7th pay commission impacted CPI by 35 bps: Study

    "Ex-post analysis of CPI shows that the 7th CPC"s HRA increase pushed up headline inflation prints gradually from July 2017, with a peak impact of about 35 basis points (bps)," said the research paper titled 'Impact of Increase in House Rent Allowance on CPI Inflation'.

  • 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.

  • GST, commodity prices likely to push inflation higher: Crisil Mar 14, 2017 08:47 PM IST

    GST, commodity prices likely to push inflation higher: Crisil

    On an average, the CPI inflation will be at 4.5 percent in 2017, said Indranil Pan, Chief Economist at IDFC Bank. He sees CPI inflation cross 4 percent in March.

  • 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.

  • Patel keeps markets guessing; assures path to inflation, growth Feb 17, 2017 08:26 PM IST

    Patel keeps markets guessing; assures path to inflation, growth

    In a rare interview and his first since he became RBI Governor, Patel on Friday opened up on the latest monetary policy decision and the factors that will curate the future interest rates.

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