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Costlier food pushes WPI to 12-month high

Though the pace of deflation has been weakening since last four months, high food prices continue to remain a cause of concern.

No proof required: Why inflation fell

The RBI should screen each contender for the MPC with a simple question — how do you explain the past determinants, and the future trend, of inflation in India?


Monetary policy framework to be flexible on inflation

The Centre and the RBI are working on the contours of the MPC that would be responsible for deciding on policy rates required to keep inflation under control.

Diverging CPI, WPI: The inflation conundrum

In the last eight months, while CPI (retail inflation) has consistently moved upwards, the WPI (headline inflation) has dramatically contracted.

Retail inflation hits 8-month high, up 5.4% on rise in pulse prices

The government will release on Tuesday the data on wholesale price inflation, which had stayed in the negative zone for seven consecutive months.

‘Knee-jerk’ import of pulses not advisable, say market experts

The current landed price of imported Australian chana works out to Rs 4,700 per quintal, which is way above the minimum support price (MSP) of Rs 3,175 payable to farmers in India


RBI, lenders huffing & puffing over lowering of interest rates

While the gross NPA percentage crossed 5 per cent for PSU banks, for private banks it was marginally up at 2.1 per cent.

A cut in time

Low rates will help. But sustainable higher growth requires the government to debottleneck sectors and push through pending reforms.

PSU-led investment push may falter on strained banking sector

Inflated role ascribed to private sector investment; Weak PSB financials to restrict fund flow.

High fiscal deficit, inflation cap rating upgrade: Moody's

Despite positive growth figures achieved by the economy in the first quarter, rating agency Moody’s today said high fiscal deficit and sticky inflation limit chances of an upward revision in the country’s sovereign ratings. “We forecast fiscal (deficit), inflation and infrastructure metrics to remain weaker than the median for similarly rated peers. “While stronger growth […]