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Tissue paper, cucumber, gas among 199 new items in WPI basket

The government on Friday released the new series of the WPI with change in base year to 2011-12 from 2004-05 and after rejigging the items in the basket for making the index more reflective.

China producer prices in first rise for over 4 years

The price of goods at the factory gate rose in China for the first time in more than four years in September, officials said Friday, in a positive sign for demand in the world`s second-largest economy.

China consumer inflation rises to 1.5% in April

Consumer inflation in China rose to 1.5 percent in April, authorities said Saturday, but came in below market forecasts and analysts called for more action to avoid deflation in the world`s second-largest economy.

US wholesale prices go up

The Producer Price Index (PPI), which measures price changes at factory gates, rose 0.8 percent last month on seasonally adjusted basis, reported Xinhua.

China's producer price index falls

China's producer price index (PPI), a barometer of future consumer inflation, fell 2.6 percent year on year in April, the National Bureau of Statistics said Thursday.

Subbarao pitches for producer price index for inflation

Reserve Bank Governor D Subbarao on Tuesday proposed a producers price index saying that the present structure of measuring inflation does not capture the price movement of services and is a hybrid of rate quotes.