Business  /  Published 12.12.19

Retail inflation rises to 5.54% in November

Retail inflation rose significantly to over three-year high of 5.54 per cent in November, mainly on account of higher food prices.The inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 4.62 per cent in...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 15.12.18

Garg for lower debt burden

Economic affairs secretary Subhash Chandra Garg on Saturday flagged the concern of public debt and the need to cut it over the next five years for fiscal prudence.“Whether you look at fiscal deficit...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 14.12.18

Wholesale inflation at 3-month low

Wholesale price inflation dipped to a three-month low of 4.64 per cent in November because of lower prices of vegetables and petrol products. The wholesale price index (WPI)-based inflation was 5.28 p...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 12.12.18

RBI chief’s ‘open mind’

Shaktikanta Das, who assumed office on Wednesday as the 25th RBI governor, has said he will uphold the autonomy of the central bank but added that he intends to carry out consultations on contentious ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 12.02.19

Factory itch in price comfort

India’s industrial growth remained subdued in December — bad news for the incumbent government facing polls this year — even as retail inflation offered some comfort at 2.05 per cent for January...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 14.11.19

RBI seen to cut rates

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is widely expected to cut the policy repo rate by up to 50 basis points again in the current cycle even as retail inflation breached the medium-term target of 4 per cen...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

Business  /  Published 13.11.19

Inflation vaults 4% threshold

Retail inflation in October jumped to a 16-month high of 4.62 per cent, breaching the RBI’s medium target of 4 per cent inflation, triggering the need for an immediate rate cut by the apex bank in i...
By Our Bureau & Agencies in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 13.11.19

Retail inflation jumps to 4.62% in October

Retail price based consumer inflation spiked to 16-month high of 4.62 per cent in October on costlier food items, reducing the headroom for a rate cut by the RBI in its monetary policy due next month....
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 10.02.20

Some sparks from RBI

In its sixth bimonthly monetary policy announcement, the Reserve Bank of India has kept its policy rates unchanged. This was only to be expected because the cuts in 2019 have contributed to higher inf...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 04.02.20

Eyes wide shut

We have received the government’s view of the economy in the past week, which is understandably rosy. It did not mention another view, which was made public just before Washington closed down for Ch...
By Ashok V. Desai in


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