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  • High inflationary pressure a key concern: RBI panel Feb 22, 2011 07:59 PM IST

    High inflationary pressure a key concern: RBI panel

    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has released the minutes of the technical panel meet that was scheduled to discuss the January monetary policy.

  • Food prices at dangerous levels, Zoellick warns Feb 16, 2011 08:18 AM IST

    Food prices at dangerous levels, Zoellick warns

    World Bank chief Robert Zoellick on Tuesday said global food prices have reached dangerous levels that could complicate fragile political and social conditions in the Middle East, and warned that their impact also bears watching across Central Asia.

  • Rising food prices increasing poverty: World Bank Feb 15, 2011 10:49 PM IST

    Rising food prices increasing poverty: World Bank

    Rising food prices increasing poverty - World Bank

  • India's economic growth to slow down to 8.1% in FY12: HSBC Feb 09, 2011 05:29 PM IST

    India's economic growth to slow down to 8.1% in FY12: HSBC

    Expressing concern over inflation which he saw remaining above comfort-level, Eskesen said that a lot of focus has been given to supply-side factors but there is a need to look at the demand-side as well, with demand-driven pressures being felt on food prices in H2 2010.

  • Uptick in food prices part of fluctuations: Mukherjee Feb 03, 2011 06:59 PM IST

    Uptick in food prices part of fluctuations: Mukherjee

    A pick up in food inflation in the latest data is part of inflationary fluctuations, the finance minister said on Thursday, in a further attempt to calm market jitters over soaring food prices.

  • World food prices seen at record high in January Feb 03, 2011 08:36 AM IST

    World food prices seen at record high in January

    Surging food prices are on Thursday expected to push the United Nations' food price index to a record high in January for a second straight month, further above the levels which prompted food riots in 2007/2008.

  • If govt, pvt sector work as one can get inflation down: HUL Feb 02, 2011 10:02 AM IST

    If govt, pvt sector work as one can get inflation down: HUL

    CNBC-TV18’s Menaka Doshi caught up with Harish Manwani, President-Asia & Africa of HUL in Davos and got his views on what the short-term implications of high food prices could be and how it could be tackled in the long-run.

  • Food inflation a threat for recovery: World Bank official Jan 27, 2011 02:49 PM IST

    Food inflation a threat for recovery: World Bank official

    Higher food prices pose a major threat to the global economy and social stability but policymakers must not over-regulate commodity markets, a senior World Bank official said on Thursday.

  • FAO wants price curbs, warns of food crisis: Report Jan 25, 2011 12:22 PM IST

    FAO wants price curbs, warns of food crisis: Report

    Rules are needed to curb speculation in surging commodity prices as the world heads towards a food crisis that threatens political instability, the head of the UN's food agency said.

  • Tight monetary policy needed: Rangarajan Jan 25, 2011 11:00 AM IST

    Tight monetary policy needed: Rangarajan

    India needs tight monetary policy to prevent food prices from spilling over to the broader economy, a top economic adviser said in a newspaper interview, ahead of a widely expected rate hike on Tuesday.

  • McDonald's likely to raise prices in 2011 Jan 25, 2011 08:24 AM IST

    McDonald's likely to raise prices in 2011

    McDonald's Corp plans to raise prices this year to help offset an expected rise in its grocery bill for the 10 commodities that account for around 75% of its food preparation costs.

  • Food inflation puts squeeze on RBI Jan 19, 2011 04:22 PM IST

    Food inflation puts squeeze on RBI

    Last year, lentils and sugar pushed up food prices in India. Now the surging cost of onions, tomatoes and edible oils is driving broader inflation.

  • Govt announces series of measures to battle food inflation Jan 13, 2011 08:21 PM IST

    Govt announces series of measures to battle food inflation

    The government will review import and export of all essential commodities, the government said in a statement on Thursday, in its bid to tame spiralling food prices that have fuelled rapid inflation.

  • South Korea central bank unexpectedly lifts interest rate Jan 13, 2011 08:24 AM IST

    South Korea central bank unexpectedly lifts interest rate

    South Korea's central bank surprised markets on Thursday by raising interest rates to contain inflationary pressures, as record food prices and volatile commodities prices threaten an escalation in inflation.

  • South Korea joins global action to boost food supply Jan 11, 2011 07:22 PM IST

    South Korea joins global action to boost food supply

    South Korea unveiled steps on Tuesday to combat the threat of rising food prices, joining a flurry of activity as policymakers grow increasingly worried that inflation could derail a global recovery.

  • India may delay sugar exports to curb inflation Jan 08, 2011 10:29 AM IST

    India may delay sugar exports to curb inflation

    Unrestricted exports of 500,000 tonnes of sugar from India may be delayed, trade and industry sources said on Friday.

  • G20 to tackle food prices as countries reassure consumers Jan 07, 2011 06:57 PM IST

    G20 to tackle food prices as countries reassure consumers

    The Group of 20 leading economies will discuss ways to tackle soaring food prices that are stoking fears of a repeat of the 2008 food crisis, as some Asian countries sought to reassure nervous consumers on Friday.

  • Asia scrambles to contain food inflation Jan 07, 2011 04:08 PM IST

    Asia scrambles to contain food inflation

    Record high food prices are moving to the top of policymaker agendas, driven by fears it could stoke inflation, protectionism and unrest and dent consumer demand in key emerging economies.

  • G20 must act to stabilise food prices: World Bank Jan 06, 2011 10:17 AM IST

    G20 must act to stabilise food prices: World Bank

    Free markets rather than protectionist policies are the solution to volatile food prices and the G20 should take steps to prioritise the provision of food for the poor, World Bank President Robert Zoellick said.

  • Key political risks to watch in India Jan 03, 2011 10:15 AM IST

    Key political risks to watch in India

    The government faces the prospect of accelerating inflation from higher food prices, even as it considers lifting diesel prices, and it will walk a thin line as it balances political and economic objectives.

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