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  • Inflation to affect margins in first quarter: Godrej Consumer Products May 19, 2022 09:54 PM IST

    Inflation to affect margins in first quarter: Godrej Consumer Products

    Godrej Consumer Products expects inflation to moderate only in the second half of the year much like most other FMCG companies.

  • We will not go for more than 5% price hike this year: Amit Jatia of Westlife Development May 19, 2022 05:09 PM IST

    We will not go for more than 5% price hike this year: Amit Jatia of Westlife Development

    Westlife Development, the master franchisee of McDonald’s in the South and West of India, had taken a 2 percent hike in October last year.

  • Inflation is not what used to be. Temporary tax cuts may be needed to tame it May 19, 2022 03:57 PM IST

    Inflation is not what used to be. Temporary tax cuts may be needed to tame it

    A rationalisation of taxes in a host of manufactured products can bring down prices quickly, and also help shift the terms of trade favouring farmers who have been paying a higher price for goods that they buy than the price they get for goods that they produce 

  • Wholesale price increases can threaten growth recovery, say economists May 19, 2022 02:37 PM IST

    Wholesale price increases can threaten growth recovery, say economists

    With prices rising steadily, consumers and small business owners will face the heat as consumption is scaled down, impacting growth

  • Markets melt as global selloff and central bank hawks scare investors May 19, 2022 09:55 AM IST

    Markets melt as global selloff and central bank hawks scare investors

    Other factors hammering stocks include continued selling by foreign institutional investors, inflation and downgrades

  • Bounceback in markets could last till month-end: Mark Matthews of Bank Julius Baer May 18, 2022 08:36 PM IST

    Bounceback in markets could last till month-end: Mark Matthews of Bank Julius Baer

    To protect a portfolio from inflation, he suggested commodity producers with a high dividend yield.

  • Rising inflationary concerns dominated MPC’s latest off-cycle meeting, minutes show May 18, 2022 05:08 PM IST

    Rising inflationary concerns dominated MPC’s latest off-cycle meeting, minutes show

    The MPC, in a surprise move on May 4, had hiked the repo rate by 40 basis points to 4.40 percent and increased the cash reserve ratio by 50 basis points amid concerns over high inflation.

  • The hunt for Goldilocks: Central banks search for neutral rates May 18, 2022 01:20 PM IST

    The hunt for Goldilocks: Central banks search for neutral rates

    The tricky part: Policymakers get it wrong and let inflation jump out of control by keeping rates too low, or trigger a brutal recession by increasing too much

  • Inflation, unemployment making new records under 'failed' governance of Centre: Sachin Pilot May 18, 2022 01:07 PM IST

    Inflation, unemployment making new records under 'failed' governance of Centre: Sachin Pilot

    The wholesale price-based inflation soared to a record high of 15.08 per cent in April mainly on account of spiralling prices of food, fuel and other commodities.

  • Need to re-estimate India's threshold inflation of 6% as output gap closes, says RBI's Michael Patra May 18, 2022 12:22 PM IST

    Need to re-estimate India's threshold inflation of 6% as output gap closes, says RBI's Michael Patra

    While calling for a re-assessment of the threshold inflation rate, an article co-authored by the RBI deputy governor did not indicate whether this new estimate could be higher or lower than 6 percent.

  • S&P cuts FY23 India growth forecast to 7.3% on rising inflation, Russia-Ukraine war May 18, 2022 11:38 AM IST

    S&P cuts FY23 India growth forecast to 7.3% on rising inflation, Russia-Ukraine war

    In its Global Macro Update to Growth Forecasts, S&P said inflation remaining higher for long is a worry, which requires central banks to raise rates more than what is currently priced in, risking a harder landing, including a larger hit to output and employment.

  • India’s inflation heat : As prices skyrocket, poor households face a double whammy, cut spending May 18, 2022 08:19 AM IST

    India’s inflation heat : As prices skyrocket, poor households face a double whammy, cut spending

    Expensive food and fuel have burnt a deep hole in the pockets of consumers; the poor have been particularly badly hit 

  • Fed to keep hiking rates until it controls inflation: Jerome Powell May 18, 2022 06:41 AM IST

    Fed to keep hiking rates until it controls inflation: Jerome Powell

    The Fed's increases in its benchmark short-term rate typically lead, in turn, to higher borrowing costs for consumers and businesses, including for mortgages, auto loans and credit cards. The economy usually slows as a result.

  • Walmart Q1 profit dragged down as inflation takes a bite May 18, 2022 06:38 AM IST

    Walmart Q1 profit dragged down as inflation takes a bite

    The company also on Tuesday cut its full-year earnings forecast, sending shares down more than 8% in morning trading.

  • British brokerage says wheat export ban "marginally positive" for India inflation May 17, 2022 07:14 PM IST

    British brokerage says wheat export ban "marginally positive" for India inflation

    Mumbai, May 17 The ban on wheat exports is only "marginally positive" for the domestic inflation outlook, a British brokerage said on Tuesday. ..

  • CII President Sanjiv Bajaj on economy, govt reforms, GDP target and more May 17, 2022 06:55 PM IST

    CII President Sanjiv Bajaj on economy, govt reforms, GDP target and more

    New CII President Sanjiv Bajaj spoke to Moneycontrol at length about the trade body's 10-point growth agenda.

  • RBI bulletin | Improving infrastructure, taming inflation key to growth May 17, 2022 06:07 PM IST

    RBI bulletin | Improving infrastructure, taming inflation key to growth

    In order to achieve a higher growth path on a sustainable basis, private investment needs to be encouraged through higher capital expenditure by the government, the RBI said.

  • MC Exclusive | Growth forecast range reasonable despite monetary tightening, says CEA Nageswaran May 17, 2022 01:29 PM IST

    MC Exclusive | Growth forecast range reasonable despite monetary tightening, says CEA Nageswaran

    The question of whether monetary tightening will set back the recovery or not will have to be evaluated empirically based on the evolution of the economy, CEA Nageswaran has said

  • WPI inflation rises further to 15.08% in April from 14.55% a month back May 17, 2022 12:05 PM IST

    WPI inflation rises further to 15.08% in April from 14.55% a month back

    The rise in wholesale inflation in April beyond the 15 percent-mark comes after data released on May 12 showed the more closely-tracked headline retail inflation rate jumped to 7.79 percent last month – the highest since May 2014.

  • Jeff Bezos and Joe Biden spar over corporate taxes and inflation May 17, 2022 06:23 AM IST

    Jeff Bezos and Joe Biden spar over corporate taxes and inflation

    The White House quickly retorted Monday that Bezos opposes an economic agenda for the middle class. And then Bezos fired back, arguing that the Biden administration would have made inflation worse if its $3.5 trillion economic and social spending bill, known as Build Back Better, had made it into law.

  • RBI may hike rates by 75 bps by August, say SBI economists May 16, 2022 04:49 PM IST

    RBI may hike rates by 75 bps by August, say SBI economists

    The economists said they did a study of the Russian invasion's impact on inflation, which revealed that 59 per cent of the jump in prices is due to geopolitical events.

  • Jeff Bezos hits out at Joe Biden again: 'Misdirection doesn't help the country' May 16, 2022 01:05 PM IST

    Jeff Bezos hits out at Joe Biden again: 'Misdirection doesn't help the country'

    Hours ago, Jeff Bezos had criticised US President Joe Biden over his remark on controlling inflation in the country by taxing "the wealthiest corporations".

  • 26 states, UTs faced 6%-plus CPI inflation in April May 16, 2022 11:22 AM IST

    26 states, UTs faced 6%-plus CPI inflation in April

    India's headline retail inflation came in at a near-eight-year high in April and the numbers at the state level reveal some worrying trends

  • FMCG: Smaller packs, value brands in focus as consumers battle higher prices May 16, 2022 11:17 AM IST

    FMCG: Smaller packs, value brands in focus as consumers battle higher prices

    Companies such as Dabur India, HUL and Asian Paints have indicated that consumers are buying cheaper and smaller packs across product categories as inflation quickens

  • How have markets performed during times of unforgiving inflation? May 16, 2022 09:11 AM IST

    How have markets performed during times of unforgiving inflation?

    In two of the last four instances of correction in the Nifty, inflation was on a downtrend. On the other hand, inflation was also on a downtrend in two of the last three instances of upswings in the Nifty

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