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.

Oil price of up to $60 will not hurt fiscal maths: Jayant Sinha

Oil price of up to $60 will not hurt fiscal maths: Jayant Sinha

As crude oil price hit an 11-month high of USD 50 per barrel, the government today said its fiscal maths and inflation calculations will not be impacted if the commodity stays below the USD 60 mark.

Inflation to moderate in second half of FY17: StanChart

Inflation to moderate in second half of FY17: StanChart

The headline inflation rose to 5.4 percent in April, dashing hopes of a rate cut by the RBI. The RBI is targeting to get it down to 5 percent by early 2017.

WPI inflation turns positive after 17 months; 0.34% in April

WPI inflation turns positive after 17 months; 0.34% in April

The April Wholesale Price Index-based inflation stood at 0.34 percent higher than minus 0.85 percent in March.

 

Food inflation up even as WPI remains in negative zone for 17th month in a row

Food inflation up even as WPI remains in negative zone for 17th month in a row

Food inflation stood at 3.73 percent in March compared with 3.35 percent in February, showed official data released today.
 

As inflation eases, industry raises pitch for rate cut

ndia's annual retail inflation eased to 5.18 percent in February from 5.69 percent in the month before even as the 12-month wholesale inflation was in the negative for the 16th straight month, official data showed on Monday.

Inflation down in February; raises hope for interest rate cut

Inflation down in February; raises hope for interest rate cut

Retail inflation eased in February as food prices rose at a slower pace, while Wholesale Price Index stayed in negative territory for the 16th month, raising expectations of interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank next month.

Inflation negative for 16th month, falls to (-)0.91% in February

Inflation negative for 16th month, falls to (-)0.91% in February

Subdued prices of certain food items and petroleum products kept the WPI (Wholesale Price Index) inflation at (-)0.91 percent in February as against (-)2.17 percent a year ago. It was (-)0.9 percent in January.

 

India Inc reiterates rate cut demand as inflation remains -ve

With inflation remaining in the negative zone in January, India Inc has again pressed for a rate cut by the Reserve Bank, highlighting the need to revive demand and boost investments.

Inflation stays negative for 15 straight month; slips to (-)0.9% in January

Inflation stays negative for 15 straight month; slips to (-)0.9% in January

This is the 15th straight month since November 2014 that deflationary pressure persisted and wholesale inflation has remained in the negative zone.

 

WPI inflation at (-)0.73% in December, food prices harden

WPI inflation at (-)0.73% in December, food prices harden

For the 14th month in a row, wholesale prices fell in December but the rate of decline at 0.73 percent was the slowest in last one year as food prices shot up, indicating return of inflationary pressures ahead of RBI's monetary policy review.

India's WPI inflation remains negative for 14th straight month in December

India's WPI inflation remains negative for 14th straight month in December

Food prices last month, however, gained 8.17 percent year-on-year, compared with a provisional 5.20 percent gain in November.

Wholesale inflation to be in range of -1.10% to -0.90% in Dec: Report

Inflationary pressures are likely to see an uptrend largely due to the deficit monsoon and weakening of rupee, while WPI is expected to be in the range of (-)1.10 percent to (-) 0.90 percent in December, a Dun and Bradstreet report says.

Lower inflation result of reforms, global oil prices: FinMin

Lower inflation result of reforms, global oil prices: FinMin

WPI-based inflation has come down from 6.0 percent in 2013-14 to 2.0 percent in 2014-15. The wholesale inflation has been in the negative zone since November 2014 and stood at -3.8 percent in October 2015.

Retail inflation at 14-month high of 5.41%; food prices spike

Retail inflation at 14-month high of 5.41%; food prices spike

Retail inflation rose for the 4th-month in a row in November, accelerating to 14-month high of 5.41 percent on sharp pickup in food prices, posing a challenge to further easing of monetary policy by the Reserve Bank.

WPI inflation edges up at (-)3.81% in October on high prices of pulses

WPI inflation edges up at (-)3.81% in October on high prices of pulses

On the back of higher prices of pulses, vegetables and onion, WPI inflation for the month of October edged up to (-)3.81 percent as against (-)4.54 in September.

WPI inflation at (-)4.54%; pulses, onion continue to sting

WPI inflation at (-)4.54%; pulses, onion continue to sting

The Wholesale Price Index-based inflation came in at (-)4.95 percent in August. It has been in the negative zone since November. In September last year, inflation was 2.38 percent.

Banks still have elbowroom to lower rates, says India Inc

Banks still have elbowroom to lower rates, says India Inc

As WPI inflation rate edged up to (-)4.54 percent in September, India Inc Wednesday said there is scope for banks to slash interest rates further and the green shoots of economic recovery are "visible".

WPI inflation marginally up at (-)4.54% in September

WPI inflation marginally up at (-)4.54% in September

Inflation in food articles inched up to 0.69 percent in September, from (-)1.13 percent in August.

WPI, retail inflation touch new lows bolstering rate cut hopes

WPI, retail inflation touch new lows bolstering rate cut hopes

Consumer price inflation eased to 3.66 percent in August from 3.69 percent, while wholesale prices tumbled for a tenth straight month to minus 4.95 percent compared with a provisional (-) 4.05 percent in July.