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  • When it comes to food security, climate change is the real challenge for South Asia Sep 06, 2021 12:33 PM IST

    When it comes to food security, climate change is the real challenge for South Asia

    Science alone can provide the answer to challenges posed by increasing possibility of droughts, excessive rains in a short period, higher temperatures, rising sea levels and shorter monsoons. Any government concerned with food security should be according highest priority to tackling climate change 

  • Exclusive | Govt defends record wholesale price rise, says states also to be blamed for soaring fuel prices Jun 15, 2021 01:42 PM IST

    Exclusive | Govt defends record wholesale price rise, says states also to be blamed for soaring fuel prices

    With wholesale inflation hitting a record 12.9 percent in May, and fuel prices continuing to soar, the Centre is now shifting the blame to states, high global commodity prices and a low base effect.

  • Rising global food prices have a silver lining for India Mar 03, 2021 08:34 AM IST

    Rising global food prices have a silver lining for India

    High prices can improve realisations. India can also step up exports of food grains and reduce the inventories in the domestic market

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Why did consumer price inflation spike in July? Aug 14, 2020 09:53 AM IST

    Why did consumer price inflation spike in July?

    India now has one of the highest inflation rates in the world

  • WPI inflation falls 1.81% in June, but food prices rise Jul 14, 2020 01:15 PM IST

    WPI inflation falls 1.81% in June, but food prices rise

    Inflation in food articles during June stood at 2.04 percent, as against 1.13 percent in May. In fuel and power basket, deflation stood at 13.60 percent in June, against 19.83 percent in the previous month.

  • WPI inflation falls 3.21% in May, but food prices rise Jun 15, 2020 12:47 PM IST

    WPI inflation falls 3.21% in May, but food prices rise

    "The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at (-) 3.21 percent (provisional) for May 2020 as compared to 2.79 percent during the corresponding month of the previous year," the commerce and industry ministry said in a statement.

  • March retail inflation eases to 5.91% Apr 13, 2020 05:44 PM IST

    March retail inflation eases to 5.91%

    In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on March 27 cut the repo rate by 75 basis points to 4.40 percent versus 5.15 percent earlier

  • Editor's Take | December CPI at over 5-year high: How this impacts economy Jan 14, 2020 07:57 PM IST

    Editor's Take | December CPI at over 5-year high: How this impacts economy

    Moneycontrol's Shraddha Sharma talks to Deputy Executive Editor Ravi Krishnan to find out the implications of a spike in the consumer price index.

  • Retail inflation jumps to 7.35% in December as food prices soar Jan 13, 2020 05:42 PM IST

    Retail inflation jumps to 7.35% in December as food prices soar

    Vegetables inflation for December stood at 60.5 percent against 36 percent in November.

  • Managing Macro | Continuing low inflation is not guaranteed May 14, 2019 10:11 AM IST

    Managing Macro | Continuing low inflation is not guaranteed

    Aside from food inflation, there are other structural issues that can affect inflation outcomes in near to medium term.

  • Macro Management | Did the RBI miss a chance to cut rates significantly? May 10, 2019 07:47 AM IST

    Macro Management | Did the RBI miss a chance to cut rates significantly?

    It is important to note that the core inflation is still above the 5 percent mark and a significant demand boost would have pushed it up further.

  • Wholesale inflation increases to 2.93% in February Mar 14, 2019 12:08 PM IST

    Wholesale inflation increases to 2.93% in February

    Overall food inflation rate also edged closer to 5 percent. It was 4.28 in February this year compared to 2.34 percent in the previous month and 0.95 percent in the same of last year.

  • World food prices fall for third straight month in April May 04, 2017 02:46 PM IST

    World food prices fall for third straight month in April

    The Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) food price index has been falling for five years due to ample supply, a slowing global economy and a strong U.S. dollar.

  • RBI's next inflation expectations survey in March Feb 27, 2017 07:24 PM IST

    RBI's next inflation expectations survey in March

    The central bank on Monday announced the launch of the latest 'Inflation Expectations Survey of Households' across 18 cities aimed at capturing subjective assessments on price movements.

  • British inflation hits two-and-half-year high Feb 15, 2017 09:54 AM IST

    British inflation hits two-and-half-year high

    The 12-month inflation rate hit 1.8 percent last month compared with 1.6 percent in December, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a statement.

  • WPI inflation spikes to 5.25% in January, fuel prices rise Feb 14, 2017 12:26 PM IST

    WPI inflation spikes to 5.25% in January, fuel prices rise

    In January 2016, the print was (-)1.07 percent. The last comparable high level of WPI was witnessed in July 2014 at 5.41 percent. As per Commerce Ministry data, inflation in the 'fuel and power' basket more than doubled to 18.14 percent in January, up from 8.65 percent in the previous month.

  • WPI inflation rises to 3.39% in December, but food prices cool Jan 16, 2017 12:15 PM IST

    WPI inflation rises to 3.39% in December, but food prices cool

    The data compared with a 3.50 percent annual rise forecast by economists in a Reuters poll. In November, prices rose a provisional 3.15 percent.

  • CPI inflation to remain below 5% in first half of 2017: HSBC Dec 15, 2016 01:04 PM IST

    CPI inflation to remain below 5% in first half of 2017: HSBC

    According to the global financial services major, food prices have remained low over the first 10 days of December and it is getting increasingly likely that the RBI will meet its '5 percent by March' CPI target comfortably.

  • Manufacturing activity cools in November on cash crunch: PMI Dec 01, 2016 10:42 AM IST

    Manufacturing activity cools in November on cash crunch: PMI

    The Nikkei/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 52.3 in November from October's 54.4, its biggest month-on-month decline since March 2013.

  • CPI inflation to moderate to around 4% in Nov: Nomura Nov 22, 2016 06:26 PM IST

    CPI inflation to moderate to around 4% in Nov: Nomura

    "We currently expect CPI inflation to moderate to around 4.0 per cent y-o-y in November from 4.2 per cent in October," Nomura said in a research note.

  • Expert take: How to bring food prices under control Oct 14, 2016 06:54 PM IST

    Expert take: How to bring food prices under control

    Watch the interview of Abhijit Sen, Professor, JNU and Ramesh Chand, Member, NITI Aayog with Manisha Gupta on CNBC-TV18, in which they shared their outlook on overcoming various challenges to bring down and keep food prices under control.

  • Inflation seen cooling to one-year low in Sept: Reuters poll Oct 12, 2016 10:51 AM IST

    Inflation seen cooling to one-year low in Sept: Reuters poll

    The recently formed Reserve Bank of India Monetary Policy Committee, under new Governor Urjit Patel, cut rates by 25 basis points to 6.25 percent in a surprise move earlier this month, after inflation hit a five-month low in August.

  • High retail inflation diminishes India's rate cut hopes Jul 13, 2016 12:02 PM IST

    High retail inflation diminishes India's rate cut hopes

    Consumer prices rose 5.77 percent on an annual basis last month - the fastest pace since August 2014. This compared with a 5.73 percent increase predicted by economists in a Reuters poll and a 5.76 percent gain in May.

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