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  • CPI inflation in August cools further to 5.30% Sep 13, 2021 05:40 PM IST

    CPI inflation in August cools further to 5.30%

    Consumer Food Price Inflation (CFPI) for August stood at 3.11 percent compared to 3.96 percent in July.

  • RBI Monetary policy: CPI inflation pegged at 5.7% for FY 2022 Aug 06, 2021 10:29 AM IST

    RBI Monetary policy: CPI inflation pegged at 5.7% for FY 2022

    Inflation is expected to be at 5.9 percent in Q2, 5.3 percent in Q3 and 5.8 percent in Q4 FY22, the RBI has said

  • CPI writes to finance minister opposing government proposal to privatise nationalised banks Jul 17, 2021 07:17 PM IST

    CPI writes to finance minister opposing government proposal to privatise nationalised banks

    In his letter, D Raja said the finance minister had mentioned in her budget speech that the government has proposed to privatise two nationalised banks.

  • Several worry lines showing up in inflation numbers Jun 24, 2021 12:43 PM IST

    Several worry lines showing up in inflation numbers

    Rural inflation in May this year outpaced urban. There has been a sharp spike in inflation of protein-based products, and oil. Plentiful rains this summer is crucial not only to contain food prices but also to ensure to steady farm incomes in villages pummeled by the pandemic

  • How COVID-19, citizenship protests delayed crucial survey that will improve inflation data Jun 21, 2021 11:38 AM IST

    How COVID-19, citizenship protests delayed crucial survey that will improve inflation data

    Last year, some villages stopped surveyors thinking they were working on the Citizenship Amendment Act, and then the pandemic and the lockdowns came in the way, delaying the survey which is expected to improve the calculation of inflation.

  • Explained | The rise in retail and wholesale inflation: Why it is a matter of concern Jun 15, 2021 09:33 PM IST

    Explained | The rise in retail and wholesale inflation: Why it is a matter of concern

    At a time when the economy is reeling from the effects of a deadly wave of COVID-19, income levels have dropped and regional lockdowns have contributed to unemployment, a rise in inflation is the last thing the government wants to deal with.

  • Retail inflation for May at 6.30%, highest in six months Jun 14, 2021 05:36 PM IST

    Retail inflation for May at 6.30%, highest in six months

    CPI uptick showed that the impact of local COVID-19 lockdowns in May was more severe than expected, said economists. However, given the Monetary Policy Committee's inclination to support growth, a status quo on monetary policy is expected

  • EXPLAINED | The relationship between Monsoon and Inflation Jun 02, 2021 09:07 AM IST

    EXPLAINED | The relationship between Monsoon and Inflation

    The south-west monsoon hits Kerala on June 3, the first normal rainfall in three years after two above-average monsoon rains in the last two years. It is welcome news for an economy dented by a second 'wave' of COVID-19 cases

  • WPI to remain high in coming months but no fear of stagflation, say analysts May 18, 2021 07:21 PM IST

    WPI to remain high in coming months but no fear of stagflation, say analysts

    “WPI will remain elevated in the months to come for two reasons: rising global commodity prices and low base effect. This may sound good for corporates who could be regaining some purchasing power,” said Madan Sabnavis, Chief Economist with Care Ratings.

  • Wall Street drops as strong inflation data fuels rate hike bets May 12, 2021 11:16 PM IST

    Wall Street drops as strong inflation data fuels rate hike bets

    The Labor Department's data showed U.S. consumer prices increased by the most in nearly 12 years in April as booming demand amid a reopening economy pushed against supply constraints. In the 12 months through April, the CPI shot up 4.2%, from a low base last year.

  • March CPI inflation at 5.52%, up from February's 5.03% Apr 12, 2021 05:36 PM IST

    March CPI inflation at 5.52%, up from February's 5.03%

    The combined food price inflation rose to 4.94 percent in March, as compared to 3.87 percent in February.

  • Rising inflation, falling IIP worst combination; will it force RBI to change stance? Mar 15, 2021 10:39 AM IST

    Rising inflation, falling IIP worst combination; will it force RBI to change stance?

    Retail inflation prints may remain high for the next few months due to high commodity prices.

  • Smallcaps outperform again; 18 BSE-500 stocks rise 10-30% Mar 13, 2021 02:49 PM IST

    Smallcaps outperform again; 18 BSE-500 stocks rise 10-30%

    As the Nifty formed a bearish hammer with a lower high formation on the weekly chart, it is advisable to reduce weak long positions at resistance levels, say experts.

  • Industrial production returns to contraction in January, retail inflation at 3-month high in February Mar 12, 2021 08:16 PM IST

    Industrial production returns to contraction in January, retail inflation at 3-month high in February

    The dual economic challenge continues in 2021 as a fragile manufacturing sector drags down industrial production in January while the ripple effect of higher fuel prices continues to raise inflation in February.

  • Inflation Analysis: Retail prices fell sharply in December. Here’s what happened Jan 15, 2021 12:02 PM IST

    Inflation Analysis: Retail prices fell sharply in December. Here’s what happened

    Kitchen staples cooled retail inflation in December, but pulses played spoilsport.

  • Why did inflation cool so much in December? Jan 14, 2021 10:25 AM IST

    Why did inflation cool so much in December?

  • Retail inflation sees remarkable decline in December, can RBI think of cutting rates further? Jan 13, 2021 08:21 AM IST

    Retail inflation sees remarkable decline in December, can RBI think of cutting rates further?

    The Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI) or the inflation in the food basket eased to 3.41 percent in the month of December, down from 9.50 percent in November.

  • Inflation cooldown comes as a surprise; industrial output disappoints Jan 12, 2021 08:36 PM IST

    Inflation cooldown comes as a surprise; industrial output disappoints

    While retail inflation for December came down to within the Reserve Bank of India’s medium-term inflation target after eight months, industrial production in November contracted after two months of expansion.

  • India November retail inflation at 6.93% versus 7.61% in October Dec 14, 2020 05:33 PM IST

    India November retail inflation at 6.93% versus 7.61% in October

    The inflation data puts monetary policy committee in a difficult situation, with inflation breaching 6 percent three consecutive quarters, growth being low and India entering recession (two consecutive quarters of negative growth)

  • Analysis | Why MPC must bat for growth Dec 11, 2020 07:28 PM IST

    Analysis | Why MPC must bat for growth

    RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das has given a clear signal to the markets that there is a possibility of more growth-supportive measures going ahead. He emphasised the part that the central bank is willing to do whatever necessary to make sure enough liquidity is available in the market, using all instruments at its disposal.

  • Bihar elections: Yogi Adityanath terms CPI, CPI (M-L) 'new corona'; accuses RJD, Congress of siding with naxals Oct 21, 2020 05:31 PM IST

    Bihar elections: Yogi Adityanath terms CPI, CPI (M-L) 'new corona'; accuses RJD, Congress of siding with naxals

    There can be no greater misfortune in Indian politics than the RJD-Congress's support to those who are raising slogans in premier institutes of India, with intention of breaking the country into pieces, said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in rally in Bihar

  • September inflation print surprises; will it cripple RBI's ability to keep rates low? Oct 13, 2020 09:26 AM IST

    September inflation print surprises; will it cripple RBI's ability to keep rates low?

    While the number was expected to be on the higher side, it was not expected to jump to this level, analysts said.

  • India's retail inflation stood at 6.69% in August Sep 14, 2020 05:41 PM IST

    India's retail inflation stood at 6.69% in August

    Inflation in the vegetables basket stood at 11.41 percent in August as against 11.29 percent in July.

  • India's retail inflation stood at 6.93% in July Aug 13, 2020 05:35 PM IST

    India's retail inflation stood at 6.93% in July

    The combined food price inflation (CFPI) for July stood at 9.62 percent, against 8.72 percent a month ago.

  • What should investors do on Tuesday? Will RBI cut rates post CPI data? Jul 13, 2020 09:06 PM IST

    What should investors do on Tuesday? Will RBI cut rates post CPI data?

    The Nifty appears to have witnessed profit booking from its intraday high of 10,894, after opening gap up, as it tested its 200-day simple moving average whose value is placed at 10,885 levels

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