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Retail inflation at 19-month low in January; December industrial growth subdued

Retail inflation in January is the lowest since June 2017 when it had touched 1.46 per cent. Consumer Food Price Index (CFPI) inflation stood at (-)2.17 per cent in January as against (-)2.65 per cent in December.

Retail inflation falls to 9-month low of 4.17% as vegetable and fruit prices dip

Based on Consumer Price Index (CPI), inflation for June has also been revised downwards to 4.92 per cent from the earlier estimate of 5 per cent, as per the Central Statistics Office (CSO) data released today.


Food costs moderate in Jan: CPI inflation at 2-month low; IIP growth slows to 7.1 per cent

Inflation rate for ‘food and beverages’ moderated to 4.58 per cent in January from 4.85 per cent in the previous month, while that for 'pan, tobacco and intoxicants' eased to 7.58 per cent in January.

RBI ups inflation projection to 4.2-4.6 per cent during second half

"Taking into account these factors, inflation is expected to rise from its current level and range between 4.2-4.6 per cent in the second half of this year, including the house rent allowance by the Centre," said the policy statement issued by RBI.

RBI to leave rates unchanged in FY18: Nomura

Despite inflation moderating sharply in April, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to leave policy rate unchanged as a "premature action at this stage risks disruptive policy reversals later and the loss of credibility".

Window to ease key rates likely in second half of 2016: DBS

Rainfall strength and impact on food supplies will be a key influence on the September quarter trends.


Improving economy: Retail inflation hits 6-month low, IIP rises after a quarter

Economists expect the RBI’s policy stance to remain accommodative in June.

Make the cut

Negative WPI inflation is indicative of slack economic activity. RBI must take note.


CPI inflation for December, 2014 was also revised to 4.28 per cent on the new base year as against the earlier reading of 5 per cent with 2010 as base year.

2015 cut foretold: 200 basis points

Most forecasts of repo rate cuts needed in India this year seem to be out of sync with the underlying trend of inflation and growth in India and the world.