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  • Global food prices have snapped back above March levels Sep 04, 2020 11:47 AM IST

    Global food prices have snapped back above March levels

    A V-shaped recovery in global food prices is taking shape. Domestic food inflation is also giving it company

  • Chart of the Day: Global food prices move up further in July Aug 07, 2020 11:22 AM IST

    Chart of the Day: Global food prices move up further in July

    The FAO Food Price Index rose for the second successive month and domestic food inflation remains elevated.

  • Editor's Take | Macro Matters: CPI inflation spikes, while IIP shrinks Feb 13, 2020 02:54 PM IST

    Editor's Take | Macro Matters: CPI inflation spikes, while IIP shrinks

    Moneycontrol’s Deputy Executive Editor Ravi Krishnan tells Shraddha Sharma that inflation is getting broad-based, which is a serious cause of concern for economic growth.

  • Chart of the day | Global food prices at a 5-year high Jan 10, 2020 12:05 PM IST

    Chart of the day | Global food prices at a 5-year high

    A sharp increase in global food inflation makes it a new factor to watch out for in 2020

  • Falling employment, low wages and food inflation - the rural economy is in pain Dec 23, 2019 01:02 PM IST

    Falling employment, low wages and food inflation - the rural economy is in pain

    With priorities of the government changing, the agriculture sector is unlikely to see any major initiatives and reforms

  • RBI is right to worry; global food prices up 9.5% | Inflation watch Dec 06, 2019 10:24 AM IST

    RBI is right to worry; global food prices up 9.5% | Inflation watch

    The FAO price index spiked in November, a sign that it’s not just India but the world that’s seeing food prices increase

  • RBI Monetary Policy: Inflation to be comfortable despite high food prices, crude risk Oct 04, 2019 12:22 PM IST

    RBI Monetary Policy: Inflation to be comfortable despite high food prices, crude risk

    Inflation expectations of households have risen somewhat. However, given the weak domestic demand, and lower input costs, inflation in CPI excluding food and fuel is likely to remain moderate

  • Macro Matters | Needed: A package for agriculture Aug 28, 2019 08:34 AM IST

    Macro Matters | Needed: A package for agriculture

    Agri reforms so far have led to a situation of oversupply, extremely low levels of food inflation and dramatic protests by farmers who have dumped their surplus produce rather than sell them for a pittance.

  • Economic Survey 2019: India successfully slayed inflation monster in past 5 years Jul 04, 2019 01:40 PM IST

    Economic Survey 2019: India successfully slayed inflation monster in past 5 years

    The Economic Survey said that headline CPI stood at 2.9 percent in April 2019, compared to 4.6 percent in April 2018. Food inflation based on Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI) fell as low as 0.1 percent during the financial year 2018-19

  • Editor's Take | RBI cuts repo rate by 25 bps to 6%, keeps CRR unchanged Apr 04, 2019 04:52 PM IST

    Editor's Take | RBI cuts repo rate by 25 bps to 6%, keeps CRR unchanged

    Vaibhavi Khanwalkar gets in conversation with Moneycotrol's Deputy Executive Editor, Ravi Krishnan to find out the possible implications of the rate cut.

  • Comment | Global food prices staying up is a risk to RBI’s benign inflation outlook Feb 07, 2019 05:36 PM IST

    Comment | Global food prices staying up is a risk to RBI’s benign inflation outlook

    The FAO's food price index rose in January, taking it back to its September levels. Rising food prices could mean good news for the farm economy but is a problem for policymakers if inflation takes root

  • 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.

  • No reason to see inflation exceeding 5% near-term: Experts Nov 15, 2016 06:58 PM IST

    No reason to see inflation exceeding 5% near-term: Experts

    Reacting to CPI inflation data, top economists say it is much in line with expectation and they see no reason for the numbers to exceed 5 percent as had been cautioned by the Reserve Bank.

  • Food prices help ease October retail inflation to 4.20% Nov 15, 2016 05:51 PM IST

    Food prices help ease October retail inflation to 4.20%

    The previous low of 3.74 percent was recorded in August last year. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) based inflation was 4.39 percent in September this year, an upward revision from previous official record of 4.31 percent.

  • Wholesale prices rise 3.39% year-on-year in October Nov 15, 2016 12:57 PM IST

    Wholesale prices rise 3.39% year-on-year in October

    Wholesale prices of pulses, a common source of protein for most Indians, grew 21.80 percent in October compared with 23.99 percent in September.

  • Over 25 bps rate cut a possibility in next 6-9 months: Citi Sep 14, 2016 09:09 AM IST

    Over 25 bps rate cut a possibility in next 6-9 months: Citi

    Sharp fall in consumer price index gives the central bank an opportunity to weigh in a more than 25 bps rate cut in the next 6-9 months depending on global cues, Badrinivas NC, Country Treasurer and Head of Local Markets Treasury at Citi India told CNBC-TV18.

  • July IIP seen at 1.37% and Aug CPI at 5.13%: Poll Sep 09, 2016 08:25 AM IST

    July IIP seen at 1.37% and Aug CPI at 5.13%: Poll

    CNBC-TV18 poll pegs July Index of Industrial Production (IIP) at around 1.37 percent compared to 2.1 percent for the earlier month.

  • GST rate on processed foods should be low or zero: CII Aug 24, 2016 03:52 PM IST

    GST rate on processed foods should be low or zero: CII

    There should be a parity in taxes between processed and unprocessed food products, otherwise the very benefit of processed foods will not reach the consumers because of the price difference, it said.

  • 'Food prices may cool on kharif sowing; rate cut unlikely' Aug 16, 2016 04:00 PM IST

    'Food prices may cool on kharif sowing; rate cut unlikely'

    Wholesale inflation soared to a 23-month high of 3.55 percent in July as vegetables, pulses and sugar turned costlier.

  • Food inflation may harden Jul CPI to 6.03%, Jun IIP seen at 2% Aug 12, 2016 08:53 AM IST

    Food inflation may harden Jul CPI to 6.03%, Jun IIP seen at 2%

    Data on wholesale prices suggests inflation in vegetables and fruits had risen in July, along with sugar uptrend. On IIP, there are estimates of broad-based growth and particularly strength in manufacturing taking the index to 7-8-month highs.

  • Higher MSP to boost pulses production,check food inflation:Das Jul 07, 2016 03:18 PM IST

    Higher MSP to boost pulses production,check food inflation:Das

    Higher minimum support price (MSP) will increase the availability of pulses and help contain food inflation, Finance Ministry said on July 7

  • Better monsoon to reduce price pressure in pulses: Study Jun 28, 2016 07:44 PM IST

    Better monsoon to reduce price pressure in pulses: Study

    With pulses inflation high at 34 percent, a better monsoon would reduce price pressure in lentils and in turn food inflation, a latest report has said

  • Govt steps in to check food inflation largely through imports Jun 15, 2016 04:43 PM IST

    Govt steps in to check food inflation largely through imports

    Measures include import of pulses from Myanmar and releasing more pulses from buffer stock in to the open market, reports CNBC-TV18's Rituparna Bhuyan.

  • Jaitley to review food price situation on June 15 Jun 14, 2016 09:00 PM IST

    Jaitley to review food price situation on June 15

    Concerned over food inflation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will review the situation on June 15 and discuss steps to keep prices of essential commodities, including pulses, in check

  • Ensure proper supplies to contain food inflation: India Inc Jun 14, 2016 05:10 PM IST

    Ensure proper supplies to contain food inflation: India Inc

    As WPI inflation inched up to 0.79 percent in May, India Inc called for better supply-side management to rein in the higher vegetable prices, with experts anticipating a surge in food inflation going ahead

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