WPI inflation at (-)0.73% in December, food prices harden
WPI inflation at (-)0.73% in December, food prices harden

For the 14th month in a row, wholesale prices fell in December but the rate of decline at 0.73 percent was the slowest in last one year as food prices shot up, indicating return of inflationary pressures ahead of RBI's monetary policy review.

Cooling inflation to fuel calls for lower interest rates
Cooling inflation to fuel calls for lower interest rates

With price pressures at record lows, expectations are building that the RBI will lower borrowing costs by at least 25 basis points (bps) at its next policy review on September 29, after three cuts earlier this year.

Onion prices at near two-year highs on weak monsoon rains

The price of onions, a staple that has sparked protests in the past and toppled state governments, has jumped to its highest in nearly two years and could fuel food inflation as scant rain delays plantings.

Food inflation not much correlated with monsoon: Study

Monsoon behaviour is not much related to higher prices of food items and inflation is expected to remain subdued this year despite good or bad monsoon, PHD Chamber said in the study.

More rate cuts unlikely this year, reforms the key: HSBC
More rate cuts unlikely this year, reforms the key: HSBC

The central bank is not likely to go for further easing this year as weak rains may have a tangible impact on food inflation and could directly impact rural household consumption, an HSBC report has said.

Retail inflation up at 5.01% in May against 4.87% in April

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) based inflation for May stood at 5.01 percent as against 4.87 percent in April.

Is govt prepared to tackle food inflation due to deficient rains?-Part 2

India’s Meteorological Department has forecast a second consecutive year of weak rainfall. How will the govt cope up with deficient rains and handle Inflation?

Is govt prepared to tackle food inflation due to deficient rains?

India’s Meteorological Department has forecast a second consecutive year of weak rainfall. How will the govt cope up with deficient rains and handle Inflation?

'Prudent to hold repo rate as upside risks to inflation exist'

It might be prudent to hold the policy rate steady for the time being as upside risks to food inflation still persists.

India confident on inflation even with sub-par monsoon: Sinha

India will be able to manage potential inflationary pressures if forecasts of sub-par monsoon rains this summer are borne out, junior finance minister Jayant Sinha told Reuters in an interview.

Inflation can't be tamed; spiral effect should be: Rajan

Tasked with a tough job to rein in inflation, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Friday said food prices can't be controlled from the central bank and therefore it is looking to "ward off" spiral inflationary effect.

Vigilance needed on food inflation: RBI on unseasonal rains

RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Sunday said the government and the central bank need to be more vigilant about the food price situation against the backdrop of unseasonal rains damaging some crops.

WPI inflation dips to -2.06% in February

The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly Wholesale Price Index (WPI), dipped to (-)2.06 percent for the month of February compared to (-)0.39 percent in January.

Inflation at record low due to decisive measures: President

President Pranab Mukherjee today said inflation has fallen to a record low due to a number of decisive steps taken by the government and the economy is again on a high growth trajectory.

Food inflation still a concern: D&B

Notwithstanding deflation in wholesale prices, food inflation remains "a concern" and could rise further, says a Dun & Bradstreet report.

Agri output hits new high in 2014; repeat performance unlikely

While output may fall for foodgrains and some other crops, there are also fears that prices of farm items could decline in 2015 on global cues and affect farmers' income.

Inflation hits zero level, lowest in over 5-years

Declining prices of vegetables and fuel items pulled down the inflation to zero level in November, the lowest in about five and half years, exerting pressure on RBI to cut rates to boost growth.

WPI inflation at 5.5-year low, falls to 0% in November

Inflation measured by the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) dropped to zero percent in November compared to 1.77 percent in previous month.

Retail inflation slips to new low of 4.38% in November

Cheaper food items helped retail inflation drop to a fresh low of 4.38 percent 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 5.52% in Oct

The overall food inflation measured on CPI came down to 5.59 percent in October as against 7.67 percent in the previous month.