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Inflation

India’s retail inflation static at 3.28% in September

India’s retail inflation static at 3.28% in September

India’s annual retail inflation remained static in September with a marginal drop in the food prices, official data showed on Thursday. According to the data furnished by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, September’s consumer price index (CPI) inflation remained static at 3.28% as compared to August. On a sequential basis, the country’s Consumer [...]

October 13, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on India’s retail inflation static at 3.28% in September

India’s July WPI inflation quickens to 1.88%

India’s July WPI inflation quickens to 1.88%

India’s wholesale price inflation rate picked up in July after easing for four straight months, with food prices back on the rise. The wholesale price index rose 1.88% in July from a year earlier, compared with an increase of 0.63% in July 2016, government data showed on Monday. The rise compares with a 1.3% increase forecast [...]

August 16, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on India’s July WPI inflation quickens to 1.88%

UK wage growth after inflation almost disappears in three months to February

UK wage growth after inflation almost disappears in three months to February

British pay growth after accounting for inflation almost disappeared completely in the three months to February, the clearest evidence yet that households are feeling the strain of rising prices as Brexit negotiations begin. Workers’ total earnings including bonuses rose by an annual 2.3 percent in the three months to February, unchanged from the previous period, [...]

April 12, 2017 Loknath Das Business Comments Off on UK wage growth after inflation almost disappears in three months to February

RBI to cut rates in early 2017, aided by tame inflation: Reuters poll

RBI to cut rates in early 2017, aided by tame inflation: Reuters poll

The Reserve Bank of India is expected to take advantage of expectations that inflation will remain low in the near-term and cut interest rates again early next year with an aim to boost already-solid growth a little bit more, a Reuters poll found. New RBI Governor Urjit Patel and his six-member Monetary Policy Committee used [...]

October 18, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on RBI to cut rates in early 2017, aided by tame inflation: Reuters poll

Monetary policy committee eyed growth concerns; took solace in low inflation – minutes

Monetary policy committee eyed growth concerns; took solace in low inflation – minutes

The minutes of the Indian central bank’s maiden monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting, released on Tuesday, showed that broad concerns over economic growth and relief from the pullback in inflation, spurred the bank’s recent rate cut decision. The minutes from the 2-day meeting on October 3-4, which saw all six MPC members voting for a [...]

October 18, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Monetary policy committee eyed growth concerns; took solace in low inflation – minutes

Preview: Indian inflation likely cooled in August on weaker food prices

Preview: Indian inflation likely cooled in August on weaker food prices

Lower food prices likely cooled India’s inflation rate in August, a Reuters poll showed, but probably not by enough to give the central bank scope to ease monetary policy again anytime soon.Official data on the consumer price index is due to be released at 1200 GMT on Monday. The median forecast from the Reuters poll [...]

September 9, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Preview: Indian inflation likely cooled in August on weaker food prices

Weak,eurozone,inflation,raises,prospect,of,ECB,action,-,business,live

Weak,eurozone,inflation,raises,prospect,of,ECB,action,-,business,live

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August 31, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Weak,eurozone,inflation,raises,prospect,of,ECB,action,-,business,live

Weak eurozone inflation raises prospect of ECB action – business live

Weak eurozone inflation raises prospect of ECB action – business live

Florian Hense, economist at Berbenberg, says low eurozone inflation of 0.2% in August is concerning for the European Central Bank: August, just like the first seven months, does not provide much evidence for a material shift in price dynamics. This remains an ongoing source of concern for the ECB. But whether today’s numbers cause headache [...]

August 31, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Weak eurozone inflation raises prospect of ECB action – business live

The big news: Rahul Gandhi, Arun Jaitley spar in Parliament over inflation, and 9 other top stories

The big news: Rahul Gandhi, Arun Jaitley spar in Parliament over inflation, and 9 other top stories

A look at the headlines right now: ‘Har har Modi’ is now ‘Arhar Modi’: Rahul Gandhi criticises BJP for price rise: The Congress leader blamed corruption in the Centre for the shortage of pulses and said the prime minister had forgotten his promises to fight inflation. Security forces may have spared Burhan Wani had they [...]

July 29, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on The big news: Rahul Gandhi, Arun Jaitley spar in Parliament over inflation, and 9 other top stories

Show me how inflation is low: Rajan on ‘dialogues’ by critics

Show me how inflation is low: Rajan on ‘dialogues’ by critics

Taking his critics head on, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan has challenged them to show how inflation is “very low” before accusing him of “being behind the curve” in his focus on containing price rise than on growth and debunked such criticism as mere ‘dialogues’.   Rajan, who has often been seen [...]

July 17, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Show me how inflation is low: Rajan on ‘dialogues’ by critics

Inflation negative for 17th month; at (-)0.85% in March

Inflation negative for 17th month; at (-)0.85% in March

Continuing the deflationary trend for 17th month, WPI inflation was at (-)0.85 per cent in March but may inch up gradually in the coming months on growing pressure on food and vegetable prices. The Wholesale Price Index-based inflation rate in March was marginally higher at (-)0.91 per cent in February. In March last year, it [...]

April 18, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Inflation negative for 17th month; at (-)0.85% in March