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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Effective food management a key to control prices: India Ratings Jun 17, 2016 05:31 PM IST

    Effective food management a key to control prices: India Ratings

    This government has managed to keep the cereals prices under check and it would require similar strategies to keep a tab on pulses and vegetables if the monsoon fails to be plentiful, says Devendra Pant, the chief economist at India Ratings.

  • Wholesale prices drop for 12th straight month in October Nov 16, 2015 12:53 PM IST

    Wholesale prices drop for 12th straight month in October

    The fall was almost in line with the forecast made by economists in a Reuters poll of 3.83 percent. In September, the index fell a provisional 4.54 percent.

  • All eyes on Aug 4 RBI policy meet: Is another rate cut due? Aug 03, 2015 03:25 PM IST

    All eyes on Aug 4 RBI policy meet: Is another rate cut due?

    Amid all the poll data, what will The Governor of Reserve Bank of India, Raghuram Rajan, do on the 4th of August in his Monetary Policy? It will be a non-event, according to a CNBC-TV18 poll. This is what the governor may not do on Tuesday.

  • Rate cut likely on or before June 2 policy review: Experts May 13, 2015 08:33 PM IST

    Rate cut likely on or before June 2 policy review: Experts

    According to analysts, the mix of slowing inflation and weaker-than-expected growth are indicating that a policy rate cut is on the anvil. While a rate cut on or before June 2 is most likely, beyond that, room for additional rate cuts depend on structural reforms that the government undertakes.

  • Nov WPI falls to zero from 1.77% in Oct Dec 15, 2014 11:55 AM IST

    Nov WPI falls to zero from 1.77% in Oct

    As per the data released by government on Monday, food inflation fell by 0.39 percent month on month with vegetables contributing the maximum. Year on year the vegetable prices have fallen 30 percent. Manufacturing products inflation fell to 2.04 percent from 2.43 percent month-on-month.

  • October WPI hits multi-year low of 1.77% Nov 14, 2014 11:48 AM IST

    October WPI hits multi-year low of 1.77%

    While food inflation during the month hit its lowest level since January 2012, fuel inflation has been lowest since October 2009.

  • Be sensitive to emerging market climate: Rajan to Fed & Co Feb 24, 2014 02:24 PM IST

    Be sensitive to emerging market climate: Rajan to Fed & Co

    In an exclusive interview to CNBC, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan said global central banks need to recognise the spillover effects their monetary polices have on emerging markets. On the issue of inflation, which both the government and RBI continue to grapple with, Rajan said setting a target was the responsibility of the government.

  • Jan WPI inflation falls to 8-month low of 5.05% Feb 14, 2014 12:24 PM IST

    Jan WPI inflation falls to 8-month low of 5.05%

    Fall in WPI inflation in January is clearly driven by fall in food and vegetable prices, whereas the core inflation moved up to 3 percent.

  • Oct CPI seen at 10%; core sector growth to boost Sept IIP Nov 12, 2013 09:34 AM IST

    Oct CPI seen at 10%; core sector growth to boost Sept IIP

    September IIP data is expected to be the positive at 3.5 percent according to the poll, but quite a few analysts are expecting 4 percent.

  • Rajan meets FM ahead of second quarter policy review Oct 24, 2013 04:05 PM IST

    Rajan meets FM ahead of second quarter policy review

    High inflation offers Rajan limited scope to cut key rates as demanded by industry to spur growth. Rising food prices, especially of onion and other vegetables, pushed up September inflation to 7-month high of 6.46 percent.

  • Mkt fundamentals not better than before; bet on OMCs: HSBC May 17, 2013 10:25 AM IST

    Mkt fundamentals not better than before; bet on OMCs: HSBC

    Tushar Pradhan, CIO, HSBC AMC believes that global fund flows are the main reason for the rally in Indian market and expects India to be on investors‘ radar if global fund flows continue.

  • IIP weakness to persist unless revive capex revived: RBS Sep 12, 2012 10:15 AM IST

    IIP weakness to persist unless revive capex revived: RBS

    A very fragile economy and a much bleaker outlook, has shaken investor's confidence, due to government's inaction. Experts feel that inflation, industrial output data and RBI's action is unlikely to uplift sentiments.

  • Inflation numbers good news for long run: Pronab Sen Aug 14, 2012 01:35 PM IST

    Inflation numbers good news for long run: Pronab Sen

    India's wholesale price index (WPI) rose to a lower than expected 6.87% driven mainly by higher food prices. Pronab Sen, Advisor at the Planning Commission said he is feeling a lot better with the inflation rates and terms it as good news.

  • Budget Expectations: Budget to fix supply-side problems, says HSBC Mar 14, 2012 10:44 AM IST

    Budget Expectations: Budget to fix supply-side problems, says HSBC

    In an interview with CNBC-TV18, Leif Eskesen, chief economist, India & Asean, HSBC Global Research, said, he expects the Whole Price Index (WPI) to be at 6.8% and forecasts a marginal decline in core inflation.

  • Non-basmati export to tame food price rise:  Kohinoor Foods Oct 13, 2011 02:33 PM IST

    Non-basmati export to tame food price rise: Kohinoor Foods

    Gurnam Arora, joint managing director of Kohinoor Foods, in an interview to CNBC-TV18, said that the government’s approval on non-basmati exports have put a cap on rising food prices.

  • Food prices to moderate after festive season, says FM Sep 08, 2011 03:25 PM IST

    Food prices to moderate after festive season, says FM

    With food inflation falling to a single-digit for the week ended August 27, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today expressed hope that it would moderate further after the end of the festive season, though high prices of non-food items continue to be an area of concern.

  • Feb inflation may drop to 7.77% versus 8.23% in Jan Mar 14, 2011 09:53 AM IST

    Feb inflation may drop to 7.77% versus 8.23% in Jan

    The February inflation numbers are expected to come out today and this time around it will be lower than what they reported in the month of January because of lower food inflation numbers. Food inflation numbers are at a three-month low at less than 10%.

  • Expect 100 bps rate hike over 12 months: Deutsche Bank Mar 09, 2011 01:59 PM IST

    Expect 100 bps rate hike over 12 months: Deutsche Bank

    Michael Spencer, chief economist at Deutche Bank tells CNBC-TV18 that tensions in West Asia have pushed crude oil prices to elevated levels. He also says he expects India’s apex bank, the Reserve Bank of India to hike rates by a 100 bps over the next 12 months.

  • 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.

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