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Feb 13, 2020
Retail inflation accelerates to 7.59% in January; economists, bankers say RBI to be in hold mode in AprilThe sharp spike in food inflation has led January CPI to breach a six-year high of 7.59 percent compared to 7.35 percent seen in December
Jan 14, 2020
CPI inflation at over 5-year high: RBI likely to be cautious before next rate cut; has a tough task ahead to balance growth, rising pricesWith retail inflation for December at 7.35 percent, the central bank will be in a cautious mode before considering further rate cuts in policy despite a slowing economy
Jan 09, 2020
Retail inflation probably breached RBI target in December; rising onion prices contributed to surge: ReportLast month, onion prices—an important food in households—soared tenfold, contributing to a surge in food inflation that has picked up steadily since March
Dec 12, 2019
IIP contracts for 3rd straight month: With nosediving growth and high inflation, is economy entering a 'stagflation' phase?The latest inflation numbers prove the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) got its assessment right in the last policy when the panel chose to hold rates despite expectations of a rate cut.
Oct 03, 2019
MPC will definitely go for a rate cut, but will it turn around slowing investment cycle and spur demand?The MPC is officially supposed to target CPI inflation which remains in the comfort zone of 3-3.2 percent which is less than the 4 percent benchmark
May 14, 2019
Falling growth versus persisting inflation risks: What will win the heart of rate-setting panel this June?The April retail inflation data, coupled with not-so-encouraging growth figures released so far, are compelling reasons for the Monetary Policy committee (MPC) to press the rate cut button on 6 June
Mar 08, 2019
Inflation likely picked up in February, but well below RBI target due to modest rise in food, fuel prices, finds surveyAn overwhelming majority of economists polled predicted inflation would average below 3 percent, with forecasts ranging from 2.15 percent to 3.20 percent.
Feb 13, 2019
Retail inflation, IIP growth bring good news for govt, but there may not be immediate rate cutsThe lower inflation rate is even below what the RBI had projected and even today it looks like that the rate will not cross 3 percent this year.
Dec 10, 2018
Inflation eased in November to 16-month low on decline in food, fuel prices: Reuters pollWith energy and food prices, which account for a major chunk of India’s consumer price index basket, falling sharply, the trend of relatively stable inflation over the past two years is expected to continue.
Nov 13, 2018
October CPI at 3.31% and September IIP at 4.5%: Inflation numbers come as breath of fresh air, show economy is on right track for nowTwo things stand out in the CPI inflation number. The first is that the food items basket is responsible for this low number. The other concern which will definitely be the focus for the RBI is core inflation which is now above 6 percent.