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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.

Rate cuts unlikely before March next: Bofa-ML

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 15:14

US brokerage Bank of America-Merrill Lynch on Tuesday said its sees the first rate cut this fiscal only in March next as inflation is expected to fall only by December end on a decline in commodity prices driven by the US Fed tapering.

Costlier food items push inflation higher at 5.7% in March

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 13:27

The inflation in the food items, based on the wholesale price index (WPI), shot up by 9.9 percent in March as against 8.12 percent in the previous month.

March WPI inflation rises to 3-month high of 5.7%

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 12:16

The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at 5.7 percent for the month of March as compared to 4.68 percent for the previous month.

El Nino may have a bearing on inflation: RBI

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 14:37

Wholesale price-based inflation eased to a nine-month low of 4.68 percent in February.

Lower CAD limits India's exposure to global shocks: Moody's

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 16:06

Fall in high Current Account Deficit (CAD) limits India's vulnerability to global financial market volatility although elevated inflation still poses risks, says rating agency Moody's.

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.

WPI inflation at 9-month low, eases to 4.68% in February

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 12:19

Inflation based on the wholesale price index (WPI) slowed to 4.68 percent in February from 5.05 percent in January, data released by commerce and industry on Friday showed.

Retail inflation to fall to 8.2% in Feb: Credit Suisse

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 19:07

Leading foreign brokerage Credit Suisse has said it expects retail inflation to fall further to 8.2 percent in February from 8.8 percent in the previous month, but warned that core inflation may remain elevated.

India Inc presses for rate cut by RBI post lower inflation nos

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 17:29

The drop in January inflation has prompted India Inc to press the Reserve Bank to ease interest rates to perk up investment sentiment and kick start growth.

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.

'48% of Indian households expect economy to worsen in 2014'

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 19:15

Nearly half of Indian households expect the economy to worsen this year and more than three-fourths fear that prices of groceries, fuel and other household items will go up in next 12 months, a report says.