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Inflation
Business  /  Published 22.08.20

G-Sec yields harden

Yields on the benchmark 10-year bond on Friday breached the 6 per cent mark as elevated retail inflation led to concerns that the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will continue with its pause on interest r...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 21.08.20

RBI scouts for escape hatch for economy

The Reserve Bank of India’s policymakers are grappling with a stark dilemma. If they do not cut interest rates, it may be hard to kickstart a moribund economy. But inflation is ruling at 6.93 p...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 14.08.20

Retail inflation simmers at 6.93% in July

India’s retail inflation rose to 6.93 per cent  in July on higher food prices, remaining above the RBI’s medium-term target for the 10th straight month, according to government data r...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 12.08.20

Food prices drive up inflation to 6.93%

India’s retail inflation edged up slightly in July due to higher food prices, remaining firmly above the RBI’s medium-term target of 4 per cent for a 10th straight month, a Reuters poll sh...
By Reuters in Bangalore

Business  /  Published 07.08.20

Inflation: RBI sees threat

The RBI has cut the repo rate by a cumulative 115 basis points this year on top of a 135-basis-point-reduction last year. Das said the MPC chose to hit the pause button to allow commercial banks to pl...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

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Business  /  Published 28.07.20

Viral Acharya slams RBI funding of govt deficit

Viral Acharya, the former deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has warned against the central bank monetising the government’s budget deficit, citing risks to inflation and extern...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 17.07.20

Real debt down after decades

Debt in real terms in the hands of individuals and entities other than the government and financial companies fell in the fourth quarter of 2019-20 — the first contraction  in at least two ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.20

Rosy lens: state of the economy

The governor of the Reserve Bank of India has claimed that the Indian economy is coming back to normalcy after the easing of the lockdown. The prime minister had also claimed a few days earlier that g...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 14.07.20

WPI inflation falls 1.81 per cent in June, but food prices rise

The wholesale price-based inflation declined 1.81 per cent in June due to decline in prices of fuel and power, even as food articles remained expensive. The rate of deflation in May was 3.21 per cent...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 14.07.20

June retail inflation rises to 6.09%

Retail inflation rose to 6.09 per cent in June — higher than the 6 per cent upper margin mandated by the RBI. However, economists feel the central bank could still ease rates because of concerns...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai


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