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RBI to cut rates by 0.25% on Aug 9 if rains damp pulse price

RBI to cut rates by 0.25% on Aug 9 if rains damp pulse price

The Reserve Bank is expected to cut key interest rates by 25 basis points in its policy review meet on August 9, if good rains damp pulse price inflation, says a Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA-ML) report.

Expect 0.5% cut in policy rate by March: Morgan Stanley

Expect 0.5% cut in policy rate by March: Morgan Stanley

Inflation in India is expected to fall to 4.5 percent by next March, giving the Reserve Bank space to cut key policy rates by 50 basis points in the current fiscal, says a Morgan Stanley report.

Rural inflation is higher than urban: Crisil

Rural inflation is higher than urban: Crisil

Rating agency Crisil on Monday said while urban inflation fell from 9 percent to 5.3 per cent, rural inflation declined from 10.1 per cent to 6.2 per cent in the last one year.

 

Show me how inflation is low: Raghuram Rajan on 'dialogues' by critics

Show me how inflation is low: Raghuram Rajan on 'dialogues' by critics

Taking his critics head-on, Rajan has challenged them to show how inflation is "very low" before accusing him of "being behind the curve" in his focus on containing price rise than on growth and debunked such criticism as mere 'dialogues'.

CPI inflation rises to 22-month high of 5.8% in June

CPI inflation rises to 22-month high of 5.8% in June

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Retail inflation hits 22-month high of 5.77% in June, IIP growth subdued

Retail inflation hits 22-month high of 5.77% in June, IIP growth subdued

Showing feeble signs of recovery, industrial production grew by 1.2 percent in May, but retail inflation touched a 22-month high of 5.77 percent in June, squeezing headroom for a rate cut by Reserve Bank.

RBI may cut rate in Aug despite high June inflation: BofA-ML

RBI may cut rate in Aug despite high June inflation: BofA-ML

June CPI inflation may climb to 6.2 percent, but despite this Reserve Bank is expected to cut key policy rate by 25 basis points on August 9, with monsoon set to douse agflation, says a report.

Normal monsoon key to India's continuing recovery: Standard Chartered

A normal monsoon is critical to India's continuing recovery, as a rise in agricultural growth could add 30-45 bps to GDP growth, says a Standard Chartered report.

'UK to face inflation, recession risks due to Brexit'

'UK to face inflation, recession risks due to Brexit'

Britain will face two key challenges, inflation and recession, after Britons voted to leave the European Union, or Brexit, European Central Bank Governing Council member Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Sunday.

Eurozone inflation back to positive, Brexit worries weigh

Eurozone inflation back to positive, Brexit worries weigh

Eurozone inflation left negative territory in June, statistics showed Thursday, but economic uncertainty from Brexit sparked concerns that damaging deflation could return to Europe.

''Disappointment'' over Pay Commission due to Centre's inability to rein in inflation: JD (U)

''Disappointment'' over Pay Commission due to Centre's inability to rein in inflation: JD (U)

The Janata Dal (United) says that the people are unhappy with the increase in salaries and pension recommended by the commission because the government has failed to rein in inflation.

7th Pay Commission: Demand to push growth; modest risk to inflation

7th Pay Commission: Demand to push growth; modest risk to inflation

Implementation of the much- awaited pay hike for over 1 crore central government employees and pensioners will be a positive for the economy as it will push up consumption although its impact on inflation is likely to be moderate, economists say.

Shiv Sena asks PM Narendra Modi if yoga will relieve pain of inflation

Shiv Sena, which is part of the BJP-led governments in Maharashtra and at the Centre, has been critical of BJP and the Modi government following a strain in their ties.

Raghuram Rajan says NPAs, not higher rates, behind low credit growth

Raghuram Rajan says NPAs, not higher rates, behind low credit growth

Taking on critics of his monetary policy, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday blamed the record low credit growth to the stress in public sector banks and not due to high interest rates.

Cong to protest week-long protest in Gujarat against Centre's failure to control price rise

Cong to protest week-long protest in Gujarat against Centre's failure to control price rise

The Congress party is all set to launch a week-long protest across Gujarat against Centre's failure to rein in the rise in prices of essential commodities.

'Most names doing rounds to replace Rajan are inflation doves'

'Most names doing rounds to replace Rajan are inflation doves'

In what is likely to appease the pro-growth lobby, Japanese brokerage Nomura has opined that most names being considered to fill the post of RBI Governor have a neutral-to-dovish stance on fighting inflation, unlike the incumbent Raghuram Rajan whose hawkishness is well known.

Raghuram Rajan hits back at critics; says they can't have both low inflation and low rates

Raghuram Rajan hits back at critics; says they can't have both low inflation and low rates

In his first public appearance since announcing he will step down as the end of his tenure in September, Rajan on Monday defended his record in fighting inflation.

Govt studies option of growing pulses in African nations

Govt studies option of growing pulses in African nations

Government is exploring the feasibility of contract farming of pulses in African countries -- Mozambique, Tanzania and Malawi -- as it looks for a long-term solution to domestic shortage and high prices.

Ensure proper supplies to contain food inflation: India Inc

Ensure proper supplies to contain food inflation: India Inc

As WPI inflation inched up to 0.79 percent in May, India Inc called for better supply-side management to rein in the higher vegetable prices, with experts anticipating a surge in food inflation going ahead.