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  • RBI to hold rates as inflation rises, even in recession: Reuters poll Sep 25, 2020 04:58 PM IST

    RBI to hold rates as inflation rises, even in recession: Reuters poll

    The central bank held its main repo rate at 4.0 percent at its meeting last month and said it would keep policy accommodative to support an economy which nosedived 23.9 percent last quarter, the weakest performance on record.

  • RBI discussion paper suggests 'sticky' food prices may be key to deciding policy rates Sep 23, 2020 07:28 PM IST

    RBI discussion paper suggests 'sticky' food prices may be key to deciding policy rates

    The jump in retail inflation, especially that in food prices, has forced the rate-setting panel to take a cautious approach to interest rate policy. It has stayed above the RBI's targeted levels for five months, and most recently stood at 6.7 percent in August.

  • 3-Point Analysis | Why is consumer price inflation so high while economic growth is so low? Sep 15, 2020 09:18 PM IST

    3-Point Analysis | Why is consumer price inflation so high while economic growth is so low?

    The retail inflation has been remaining above 6 percent, the upper band set by the RBI, for nine consecutive months. Why is the inflation high despite sluggish demand ? Moneycontrol's Sakshi Batra does a 3-Point Analysis.

  • Analysis | With CPI inflation at 6.7% in August, CEA Subramanian has got his 'expectation' wrong; MPC has a big dilemma ahead Sep 15, 2020 01:43 PM IST

    Analysis | With CPI inflation at 6.7% in August, CEA Subramanian has got his 'expectation' wrong; MPC has a big dilemma ahead

    As the August print shows, the CEA’s “expectation” has clearly gone wrong on the course of retail inflation.

  • 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.

  • August WPI rises to 0.16% as food items, manufactured goods get costlier Sep 14, 2020 01:10 PM IST

    August WPI rises to 0.16% as food items, manufactured goods get costlier

    WPI August Food Index increased to 153.3 from 152.0 in July

  • India August inflation seen above RBI's target range: Poll Sep 10, 2020 09:46 AM IST

    India August inflation seen above RBI's target range: Poll

    While the government has eased lockdown restrictions to revive the economy, supply distortions remain due to coronavirus cases rising domestically at the fastest pace in the world.

  • How is inflation faring in the lockdown, why should it matter and other annoying questions answered Sep 08, 2020 10:12 AM IST

    How is inflation faring in the lockdown, why should it matter and other annoying questions answered

    While identifying the change in consumption seems like an arduous and impossible task, availability of improved technology for better quality data collection and new digital software for surveying could be the secret weapon we are currently missing.

  • Telecom, IT, pharma among 9 sectors that could be leaders of tomorrow: Deepak Jasani Sep 04, 2020 10:52 AM IST

    Telecom, IT, pharma among 9 sectors that could be leaders of tomorrow: Deepak Jasani

    Our preferred sectors are the ones that are least impacted by the COVID pandemic and can lead the upside going forward, says Deepak Jasani of HDFC Securities.

  • Explained: What the hell are WPI and CPI, what causes price level changes and other annoying questions about inflation answered Sep 01, 2020 12:10 PM IST

    Explained: What the hell are WPI and CPI, what causes price level changes and other annoying questions about inflation answered

    In the short-run, inflation can be triggered by excessive demand. If everyone suddenly wants hand sanitisers, the price of hand sanitisers will certainly go up, mainly, because it takes time to produce these goods in line with this new higher demand.

  • Heads up! Cautious RBI governor Shaktikanta Das warns of a correction, and he is not alone Aug 24, 2020 02:18 PM IST

    Heads up! Cautious RBI governor Shaktikanta Das warns of a correction, and he is not alone

    For momentum investors/traders these are good time to make quick bucks in stocks, for contra investors/ traders these are good times to sell and yet for those who are conservative may want to wait and watch.

  • Should MPC be fixated only on inflation or tolerate it for larger good of economy? Aug 21, 2020 01:56 PM IST

    Should MPC be fixated only on inflation or tolerate it for larger good of economy?

    The MPC would do well to follow its dharma of supporting the economy in these troubled times by continuing to maintain an accommodative policy even as inflation stays above its tolerance band

  • RBI MPC minutes point out chances of a prolonged pause; Is the rate cut season over? Aug 20, 2020 08:08 PM IST

    RBI MPC minutes point out chances of a prolonged pause; Is the rate cut season over?

    MPC’s dilemma will worsen if inflation spikes further forcing it to take a relook at the course of the monetary policy ahead.

  • Retail inflation for farm, rural workers drops in July Aug 20, 2020 04:32 PM IST

    Retail inflation for farm, rural workers drops in July

    The all-India consumer price index numbers for agricultural labourers and rural labourers (base:1986-87=100) for the month of July 2020 increased by 3 and 4 points to stand at 1,021 and 1,028 points, respectively, the statement said.

  • How deep could be the Q1 contraction? Aug 17, 2020 03:04 PM IST

    How deep could be the Q1 contraction?

    Corporate performance and GST revenue trends suggest GDP decline could be unexpectedly severe

  • 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

  • Chart of the Day | RBI survey shows rise in inflation expectations Aug 07, 2020 08:58 AM IST

    Chart of the Day | RBI survey shows rise in inflation expectations

    Perhaps one of the factors that held back the RBI from cutting rates is the rise in inflation expectations

  • RBI Monetary Policy: MPC warns of elevated headline inflation in Q2 FY21 Aug 06, 2020 03:13 PM IST

    RBI Monetary Policy: MPC warns of elevated headline inflation in Q2 FY21

    In the last two consecutive quarters (January - March of FY 2019-20 and April - June of FY 2020-21), the average consumer price index-based inflation breached 6 per cent. The MPC need to target inflation to keep it within 4 per cent, within a band of +/- 2 per cent

  • RBI Monetary Policy: MPC expects headline inflation to remain elevated in Q2 2021 Aug 06, 2020 12:18 PM IST

    RBI Monetary Policy: MPC expects headline inflation to remain elevated in Q2 2021

    Reserve Bank of India’s Monetary Policy Committee kept the repo rate unchanged at 4 percent and maintained the stance as accommodative.

  • Chart of the Day | India’s real yields on 10-year government bonds are among the lowest in the world Aug 05, 2020 08:50 AM IST

    Chart of the Day | India’s real yields on 10-year government bonds are among the lowest in the world

    The case for a further reduction in the policy rate seems weak at present

  • Invest your retirement corpus to get safe income and beat inflation Jul 21, 2020 09:21 AM IST

    Invest your retirement corpus to get safe income and beat inflation

    You must also strive to nurture and insulate it against shocks

  • Gold: Safe haven asset or inflation hedge! Jul 21, 2020 08:11 AM IST

    Gold: Safe haven asset or inflation hedge!

    Gold seems to rally sharply even in the backdrop of weakness in the US Dollar. This counter intuitive move in gold prices is about investors viewing gold as an inflation hedge more than safe haven asset now

  • Doubts blur post-unlock recovery amid whiff of inflation Jul 17, 2020 12:47 PM IST

    Doubts blur post-unlock recovery amid whiff of inflation

    The levelling off recovery on reopening calls for concerted containment efforts, and policy clarification

  • Inflationary fires or deflationary ice? Jul 15, 2020 08:45 AM IST

    Inflationary fires or deflationary ice?

    After the pandemic, the short run will probably see a deflationary bust. Will it be followed by rampant inflation?

  • 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.

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