Opinion  /  Published 22.09.21

Pinced hard: Rising inflation

The rate of increase in the prices of goods and services is usually measured in terms of statistically-refined measures, with different weights attached to different goods according to their relative ...
By The Editorial Board

Business  /  Published 15.09.21

WPI inflation up 11.39% in August

The wholesale price inflation marginally rose to 11.39 per cent in August from the previous month’s 11.16 per cent because of an increase in the cost of fuel and manufactured items, government d...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 14.09.21

Retail prices cool down

Subdued prices of food items such as vegetables pulled down retail inflation for the third month in a row to 5.3 per cent in August, which is within the RBI’s comfort zone. While the Consumer P...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 28.08.21

Fed hints at early taper

The Federal Reserve will start dialing back its ultra-low-rate policies this year as long as hiring continues to improve, chair Jerome Powell said Friday, signaling the beginning of the end of the Fed...
By AP in Washington

India  /  Published 20.08.21

Left to govt: Don’t follow US blindly

The CPM and the CPI have asked the Centre to “work closely with major regional powers” on Afghanistan and desist from “blindly following the US”. “Major regional powers&...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta


Business  /  Published 17.08.21

'Inflation to be within target'

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said she expects inflation to remain in the prescribed range during the current fiscal and the government is regularly monitoring the price movement of es...
By PTI, Our Bureau in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 17.08.21

WPI eases in July

The wholesale price-based inflation softened for the second straight month to 11.16 per cent in July on cheaper food items even as the prices of manufactured goods and crude oil rose. Inflation in cr...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 13.08.21

Inflation at 3-month low

Retail inflation tumbled to a three-month low of 5.59 per cent in July as food prices softened and was back within the Reserve Bank’s tolerance level after staying above the upper band of 4...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 12.08.21

Retail inflation eases to 5.59 per cent in July

Retail inflation eased to 5.59 per cent in July mainly due to softening food prices, according to official data released on Thursday. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) based inflation was 6.26 per cent ...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 07.08.21

Freeze on rates to ignite demand

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Friday kept interest rates unchanged at a record low as it chose to support economic revival despite raising its forecast for inflation. The six-member Monetary Pol...
By Our Bureau in Mumbai


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