Indian inflation

WPI inflation rises sharply to 1.88% in July

The government data released on Monday showed that prices of food articles went up by 2.15 percent in July on a yearly basis. In June, the prices had contracted by 3.47 percent.

Aug 14, 2017, 23:23 PM IST

Bullish on G-Secs; see inflation dip, stable rates: StanChart

"If our inflation expectations are met, we believe the RBI is unlikely to hike the repo rate at its 28 January policy meeting," StanChart said in a report.

Jan 06, 2014, 18:00 PM IST

Inflation a hurdle for easy money policy: RBI

The report said a modest improvement in growth is envisaged in the second half of the current fiscal on the back of good monsoon which has boosted the prospects of summer crops and higher exports.

Dec 30, 2013, 14:31 PM IST

'Centre must indemnify states on rice, wheat to trim inflation'

"States like Punjab, Haryana and Andhra Pradesh are imposing heavy tax on rice and wheat procured by state agencies or Food Corporation of India (FCI) which are prohibitively expensive for common public," Assocham Secretary General D S Rawat said.

Nov 20, 2013, 19:51 PM IST

Drop in inflation can pave way for rate cut: India Inc

Industry chamber Ficci asked the RBI to consider a rate cut and persuade banks to pass on benefits to borrowers.

Jun 14, 2013, 21:02 PM IST

Shift in food habit in rural areas fuelling inflation: RBI

Subbarao said here the poor segments of the population are seeing an increase in income, leading to shift in their dietary habits. People are shifting from cereals to protein and eating more of egg, meat, milk, vegetables, pulses and fruits and "that's causing food inflation".

Apr 06, 2013, 21:42 PM IST

Food inflation a credit negative for India: Moody's

While Fitch and Standard and Poor's have downgraded their outlook on India to "negative" from "stable", Moody's Investors Service has assigned a "stable" outlook.

Mar 18, 2013, 17:18 PM IST

'Rural wage hike pushing inflation, posing challenge for RBI'

"Near 20 percent annual increase in the wage inflation in rural areas is building up price pressures on food articles like cereals, rice and wheat, and is posing a big challenge for the Reserve Bank which is being called upon to cut the policy interest rates on Tuesday," industry body Assocham said.

Mar 17, 2013, 13:09 PM IST

Cooling inflation gives some leeway to RBI: Morgan Stanley

The wholesale price index-based inflation was at 6.62 percent in January, against 7.18 percent in December. The rate of price rise was 7.24 percent in the same month a year ago.

Mar 11, 2013, 21:25 PM IST

'Inflation should come to 3-5% for low interest regime'

"Inflation has been at a very high level and unless we bring down inflation to 3-5 percent, we cannot have a low interest regime," Indian Overseas Bank Chairman and Managing Director M Narendra said during an event here.

Feb 17, 2013, 12:15 PM IST

At 7.2 % inflation is still high: Subbarao

"If you take the macroeconomic context today, you find that growth has moderated, inflation has come off the peak, but even at 7 plus percent, it is still high," he said while addressing the convocation of the RBI-promoted Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research here.

Feb 11, 2013, 18:22 PM IST

Reduced US Fed easing likely to help India: BofA Merrill Lynch

The minutes of the Fed's December meeting, however, revealed some "worries" about continued quantitative easing.

Jan 06, 2013, 10:52 AM IST

Rising wages offsetting inflation pinch: Gokarn

To tame inflation, the Reserve Bank since March 2010 has announced 13 consecutive rate hikes. However, inflation is still above the RBI's 5 percent comfort levels.

Dec 09, 2012, 16:24 PM IST

Bringing down inflation will check gold import: Rangarajan

"It is always true that whenever inflation remains high, then there will be a lot more investments in land and also in gold. That is why, I think, we should act very quickly to bring the inflation down," Rangarajan said here.

Nov 24, 2012, 19:43 PM IST

RBI must enter forex mkt to support Re,curb inflation: BoA-ML

On imported inflation, it said a 10 percent fall in the rupee translates itself into a 100 bps rise in inflation.

Nov 18, 2012, 22:04 PM IST

Lower inflation not enough for a Dec move by RBI: Barclays

Inflation on Wednesday declined marginally to 7.45 percent in October, from 7.81 percent in September, despite the fuel price increases in mid-September, which were not fully reflected in the previous month's inflation number.

Nov 14, 2012, 18:04 PM IST

Subbarao defends policy stance, warns of 8% inflation

"If we see that inflation is likely to be coming down even in the January-March quarter, we may take some action in January. But I cannot say anything beyond that," Subbarao said, adding "at its peak, inflation will go up to beyond 8 percent".

Oct 30, 2012, 20:53 PM IST

Inflation should be controlled: Rangarajan

The economy is passing through a "critical situation" of slow growth and high inflation, which has to be rectified, Prime Minister's Economic Advisor C Rangarajan said Monday.

Oct 08, 2012, 20:39 PM IST

Inflation still at unacceptable levels: Subbarao

Rising prices, he said, had affected one and all and that it was one of the bank's priorities to contain it.

Sep 25, 2012, 19:56 PM IST

RBI unlikely to cut rates as inflation risk soars

In view of high inflation and deficient monsoon rainfall, the Reserve Bank may find it difficult to cut the key lending rate to boost the economy as is being demanded by the industry.

Jul 30, 2012, 14:40 PM IST