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India better prepared to deal with Iraq crisis fallout: Rajan

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 13:44

With the Iraq crisis threatening to spur oil prices higher and push inflation up, the Reserve Bank on Tuesday said the country has enough foreign exchange reserves and is better prepared to deal with any fallout.

Inflation not easing soon; rate hike likely by Dec: Analysts

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 19:54

Governor Raghuram Rajan, while leaving all key rates unchanged, reduced the statutory liquidity ratio (SLR) by 0.5 percent to 22.5 percent, thereby injecting about Rs 40,000 crore into the financial system. Analysts described the RBI actions as "dovish".

WPI inflation eases to 2-month low of 5.2% in April

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 12:46

Inflation based on the wholesale price index (WPI) in April slowed to a two-month low of 5.2 percent, helped by a moderation in food and fuel costs, government data showed on Thursday.

'RBI may not ease rates till Jan 2015'

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 19:20

The Reserve Bank is unlikely to ease rates till early 2015 as the possibility of a below-average monsoon will make it difficult to contain inflation at the targeted 8 percent by next January, rating agency Icra said.

Poor rains may wash out 50-75 bps from GDP growth: BofA-ML

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 20:09

A below-normal monsoon can bring down India's GDP growth by 0.50-0.75 percent this financial year, forcing the Reserve Bank to delay rate cuts to 2015, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch (BofA-ML) said Friday.

RBI may eventually tighten rates to tame inflation: HSBC

Last Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014, 16:26

The Reserve Bank of India is likely to remain in wait-and-watch mode now, but will eventually need to tighten policy rates to contain upside risks to inflation, an HSBC report said.

Retail, wholesale inflation rises in March; dashes hopes for rate-cut

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 20:31

While wholesale inflation in March rose to a three-month high of 5.7 percent, retail inflation inched up to 8.31 percent after softening for three straight months since December.

Morgan Stanley sees RBI holding rates on Apr 1, CPI rising

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 20:35

Foreign brokerage Morgan Stanley today said it expects retail inflation to rise to 8.5 percent in near term and cool off to 6.5 percent by December.

Easing food prices pull down inflation to 9-month low of 4.68%

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 13:36

Inflation based on movement in the Wholesale Price Index (WPI) came down to 4.68 percent in February, from 7.28 percent a year ago.

Economy more stable today; new bank licences in a few weeks

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 13:46

Seeking to paint a rosy picture, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said the fiscal and current account deficits are under control and the economy is more stable than it was 18 months ago.

Rajan blames high food prices on frequent MSP hikes

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 22:43

Attributing high food inflation to rising rural wages and administered food prices, Reserve Bank Governor Rahguram Rajan Wednesday called for slower pace of increase in minimum support prices of foodgrains.

Inflation eases to 8-month low of 5.05%; vegetables cheaper

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 13:57

Wholesale inflation eased to a seven-month low of 5.05 percent in January, on decline in the rate of price rise in food articles, mainly vegetables.