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  • Food Inflation

    Retail inflation jumps to 5.39% in Apr on high food prices

    New Delhi: Retail inflation soared to 5.39 per cent in April on higher food prices, reversing a downward trend seen in recent months. The annual rate of price rise, based on consumer price index, in the previous month stood at 4.83 per cent, the lowest in six months. In April 2015, the rate of price rise was at 4.87 per cent.

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    Retail inflation for industrial workers eased to 5.53% in Feb

    New Delhi: Retail inflation for industrial workers eased to 5.53 per cent in February compared to 5.91 per cent in January due to softening of price of food items. “The year-on-year inflation measured in terms of Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) stood at 5.53 per cent in February, 2016 compared to 5.91 per cent for the previous month and 6.3 per cent in the corresponding month of the previous year,” a

  • Retail inflation likely to be 4.5-5 pc in 2016-17: Survey

    New Delhi: The government expects retail inflation to ease to 4.5-5 per cent in 2016-17 fiscal mainly due to continued downward pressure on global commodity prices and prospects of a normal monsoon.

  • Inflation Down

    RBI expects retail inflation to ease to 5% by March 2017

    Mumbai: Normal monsoon and subdued oil prices are expected to bring down retail inflation to around 5 per cent by the end of next fiscal, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said today. He also listed a number issues, including implementation of the Pay Commission’s recommendations for central government employees and movement in global commodity prices, which could build up inflationary pressures.

  • RBI

    Uptick in retail inflation warrants vigilance: RBI

    Mumbai: Uptick in retail inflation in the last two months, especially in non-food items, warrants vigilance, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan said today. “While oil prices, barring geopolitical shocks, are expected to remain benign for a few quarters more, the uptick of CPI (Consumer Price Index) inflation excluding food and fuel for two months in succession warrants vigilance,” he said in the 5th bi-monthly monetary policy review for 2015-16.

  • Sensex

    Lame results, inflation trends subdue markets; Sensex down 67 points

    Mumbai: Firming up of food inflation, disappointing quarterly results and weak global cues subdued investor sentiments and led to a barometer index of the Indian equities shedding 67 points or 0.25 percent on Wednesday. Initially, both the Indian bellwether indices were impacted by negative macro data coming out of China. The cascading effect of negative Asian markets soon subdued sentiments here.

  • IIP surges 6.4 percent in August; retail inflation in upward trend

    New Delhi: Industrial output surged 6.4 percent (YOY) in August, giving the highest since October 2012. As per the data released on Monday, the numbers exceeded the analyst expectations by providing a robust data pointer to a rebounding economy.

  • Food Inflation

    Retail inflation rises to 4.41% in Sep on dearer food items

    New Delhi: Retail inflation rose to 4.41 per cent in September due to costlier food items in general and beverages and pulses in particular. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) based inflation in August stood at 3.74 per cent on cheaper vegetables, fruits and protein rich items, government data showed today. The government revised upwards the August retail inflation to 3.74 per cent from the earlier estimate of 3.66 per cent.

  • Inflation Down

    Twin cheer: India’s retail inflation down, factory output up 

    New Delhi: In a twin-cheer for stakeholders, India’s annual retail inflation rate fell significantly to 3.78 percent in July, even as factory output, that has bee stuttering for some months, rose slightly to 3.8 percent in June, official data showed on Wednesday. The annual retail inflation and month-on-month factory output were at 5.4 percent in June and 2.7 percent in May, respectively.

  • Inflation Down

    CPI inflation to average 5.6% this fiscal: DBS

    New Delhi: Retail inflation in India is likely to average around 5.6 per cent this year, down from 6.1 per cent in financial year 2014-15, says a DBS report. According to the global financial services firm, inflation has eased significantly over the past year, but a sub-par monsoon and fading base effects from earlier falls in commodity prices would prevent further disinflation.

  • Inflation to remain within RBI’s indicative trajectory: FICCI

    New Delhi: FICCI president Dr. Jyotsna Suri has said that inflation is expected to remain range bound and within the Reserve Bank of India’s indicative trajectory this fiscal year. Dr. Suri said the wholesale price index based inflation rate remained unchanged at (-) 2.4 percent in June 2015.

  • 10-year benchmark government bond up on rate cut hope

    Mumbai :  The 10-year benchmark government security rose 31 paise on Monday on hopes that Reserve Bank may reduce repo rate in the coming June policy after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said he expects RBI to cut rate, and also as the retail inflation eased in April.

  • Inflation slips, factory output slows; rate cut hope brightens

    New Delhi : Retail inflation eased to four-month low of 4.87 per cent in April while industrial output slowed to a five-month low of 2.1 per cent in March, raising hopes for an interest rate cut by the RBI.

  • Retail inflation eases to 4-month low at 4.87% in April

    New Delhi: Retail inflation in April softened further and fell to a four-month low of 4.87 per cent as prices of food items, vegetables and fruits turned cheaper. The retail inflation measured on the basis of Consumer Price Index (CPI) was revised upwards to 5.25 per cent from 5.17 per cent in March 2015. Fall in food inflation was mainly driven by fruits, vegetables, milk and related products.

  • Inflation Down

    Retail inflation may soften to 5-5.5% in FY16

    New Delhi: Retail inflation is likely to soften to 5-5.5 per cent in 2015-16 as benign oil prices, weak global demand and increased agricultural supplies would help keep prices within limits, says the Economic Survey, reports PTI. “Consumer price inflation (CPI) which is likely to print at 6.5 per cent for 2014-15 is likely to decline further. Our estimate for 2015-16 is for CPI inflation to be in 5.0-5.5 per cent range and for

  • Sensex rises 127pts to 1-wk high ahead of retail inflation,IIP

    Mumbai: The benchmark Sensex today extended its gains for the third straight session, rising 127 points to end at one-week high on fag-end buying in capital goods, FMCG and IT shares ahead of retail inflation and IIP data releases.

  • Retail inflation slips to new low of 4.38 pc in November

    New Delhi: Cheaper food items helped retail inflation drop to a fresh low of 4.38 per cent in November — the fifth consecutive month of decline — a development that can strengthen the case for interest rate cut by the RBI.

  • Retail inflation drops to 5.5 pc

    NEW DELHI: Helped by softening prices of food items, retail inflation declined to 5.52 per cent in October, the lowest since the new series of data was introduced in January 2012. This is the fourth consecutive month of decline in the Consumer Price Index based inflation or retail inflation which had fallen to 6.46 per cent in the previous month. The overall food inflation measured on CPI came down to 5.59 per

  • Retail inflation slows to 5.52 percent in October

    New Delhi: India’s consumer price index-based inflation slowed to 5.52 percent during October 2014 from 10.17 percent during the corresponding month last year, government data showed Wednesday.

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    Inflation down to 6.46 %

    MUMBAI: Retail inflation declined for a second straight month in September: Lower prices should cheer Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He won the strongest electoral mandate in 30 years in May on promises to control inflation and pull India’s economy out of the longest slowdown since 1980s. However, the RBI is unlikely to cut interest rates anytime soon. The RBI sent a strong signal last month that it would hold off cutting interest