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US consumer inflation accelerates to 3.5% in March, dashing hopes of a rate cut

Federal Reserve may be wary of an early interest rate after spike in inflation figures

Gas prices are seen at a gas station in Riverwoods, Ill., Monday, April 1, 2024. On Wednesday, April 10, 2024, the Labor Department issues its report on inflation at the consumer level in March. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)(AP)
Published on Apr 10, 2024 06:32 PM IST

Both dovish and hawkish

RBI has maintained its stance on policy rate citing food inflation. But tying policy to food prices may force economy to sacrifice growth

The current growth momentum of the economy has given some policy buffer to RBI in keeping interest rates high and (potentially) erring on the side of caution.(PTI Photo)
Published on Apr 05, 2024 11:49 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

What do rising gas prices mean for the future of US inflation?

Surging gasoline prices and potential impacts on US inflation take center stage.

Will February’s gas price surge propel US inflation even higher?(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)(AP)
Published on Mar 12, 2024 11:15 AM IST

US consumer inflation falls to 3.1pc in January, but less than expected

The closely watched CPI rose 3.1 percent from a year ago last month, down from 3.4 percent in December, the US Department of Labor said on Tuesday

U.S. President Joe Biden (REUTERS)
Published on Feb 13, 2024 10:55 PM IST

India’s FY24 economic outlook bright, strong but global headwinds remain: FinMin

While domestic macro fundamentals are strong and improving, downside risks arise from global headwinds and uncertainties in weather conditions

Union ministry of finance. (File photo/Mint.)
Published on Oct 23, 2023 07:15 PM IST
ByRajeev Jayaswal

Retail inflation slows to a three-month low of 5.02%

Food and beverage inflation rose 6.3% in September, the slowest pace in a quarter, compared to a rise of 9.19% in August

Since food commodities have been the main driver of prices, much will depend on output of key summer-sown commodities, such as rice and pulses (HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 12, 2023 06:26 PM IST

Food cost spoils inflation spread

Govt may want to keep grain prices under check. But hawkish monetary intervention from RBI could be counterproductive

the Consumer Price Index (CPI), grew at 6.8% in August (REUTERS)
Published on Sep 14, 2023 10:09 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

August retail inflation 6.83% as veg prices ease, cereals up

The moderation in retail inflation in August was primarily driven by a (relative) easing of vegetable prices, with vegetable inflation falling from 37% to 26.1%

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Published on Sep 12, 2023 11:56 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Runaway prices cast a long political shadow

Government is likely to extend free food grains and LPG subsidies due to high inflation and upcoming elections.

 The reported extension of food and LPG subsidies should be seen in this light (Representative Photo)
Published on Aug 17, 2023 09:55 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Cause and Effect | Climate crisis drives surge in food prices

Climate extremes intensify inflation risks and the Global South faces disproportionate impact. Here's why

A person at a vegetable market in Budapest. Credit: AFP
Published on Aug 17, 2023 10:21 AM IST
ByTannu Jain

High food prices may be the new normal

The spike in inflation, which will be painful for the poor, is a result of the climate crisis, making it difficult to control through monetary policy

High food inflation is more painful for the poor((REUTERS FILE PHOTO))
Published on Aug 15, 2023 09:15 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

India should brace for a food inflation spike

India's benchmark inflation is expected to breach the 6% threshold in July, driven by a spike in food prices, particularly tomatoes and onions.

In July, tomatoes have played a big role, continuing to sell at very high prices (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 09, 2023 10:40 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Wholesale inflation falls 4.18%, an 8-yr low, amid a spurt in retail prices

Torrential rains in two-thirds of the country have triggered widespread flooding in several states, hindering movement of farm and manufactured goods

Wholesale inflation in food articles climbed 1.32%, against a rise of 1.51% in the previous month. (AFP file image)
Updated on Jul 14, 2023 05:43 PM IST

Twin concerns lurk in the inflation print

The govt has implemented anti-inflation measures with mixed results, and with key assembly polls, it will be important to monitor their stance on price controls

It is to be noted here that retail inflation had also dropped sharply to 4.59 per cent in December, mainly due to declining food prices.(MINT_PRINT)
Published on Jul 13, 2023 10:12 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Inflation rises to 4.81% but factory output surprises positively with 5.2% growth

The latest number positively surprised analysts since it turned out marginally higher than the Bloomberg forecast of 5%

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Updated on Jul 13, 2023 12:51 AM IST

Retail inflation eases to over 2-year low at 4.25% in May

Inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 4.7 per cent in April and 7.04 per cent in May 2022.

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Published on Jun 12, 2023 05:48 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

Retail inflation at 18-month low of 4.7%

Cooling consumer prices will give RBI more room to go slow on rate hikes.The central bank has raised its key lending rate by 250 basis points since May 2022

Retail inflation: Within the food basket, vegetable prices declined 6.5%, compared to a fall of 8.51% in the previous month. (PTI File Photo)
Updated on May 12, 2023 06:47 PM IST

Property prices to increase as Noida hikes land allotment rates

Property consultant said with the hike in the allotment rate by the authority the consumer will have to cough up more money

The updated rates will affect property costs throughout the city. (Photo for representation)
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 12:20 AM IST

RBI says collective impact of its inflation-checking measures is still unfolding

RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, along with the five other members of the Monetary Policy Committee, voted for a pause in rate hike earlier this month.

Shaktikanta Das, governor of the Reserve Bank of India(REUTERS)
Published on Apr 20, 2023 07:47 PM IST

Unpacking inflation in India, its recent history

Inflation fell continuously under the first Modi government, has been rising since then and is expected to fall again

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Updated on Apr 20, 2023 01:12 PM IST

What inflation data suggests

Going ahead, inflation should dip. But whether RBI should pivot to backing growth will depend on the crisis in advanced nations, and monsoon

The extent of this crisis will depend on two key factors, one external and one internal. (Mint)
Published on Apr 13, 2023 06:55 PM IST
ByHT Editorial

Opening bell: Sensex in red at 60,287; Nifty trades at 17,789

IT counters took a beating in the morning trade which resulted in weak trend in the benchmark indices.

Market updates today: People walk past an electronic signage displayed at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) building.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 10:21 AM IST

What does data tell us about spike in milk prices?

When read with wholesale inflation for dairy products, there seems to be a close connection between rise in fodder and dairy product inflation

For representational purposes only. (Thinkstock Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 10:24 AM IST

Don’t hit pause in the battle to contain inflation

The MPC’s decision to pause the rate hike cycle should not distract it from its objective of restoring price stability in the economy

Achieving the inflation target will require the Reserve Bank of India to focus on exerting downward pressure on domestic inflation, especially now that high core inflation has become entrenched in the system (Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 08:59 PM IST
ByRajeswari Sengupta

Retail inflation climbs to 3-month high of 6.52% in January

Retail inflation figures: The inflation rate based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 5.72 per cent December and 6.01 per cent in January 2022.

Retail inflation rose to 6.52 pc in January.
Published on Feb 13, 2023 05:40 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Singh Rahul Sunilkumar

October consumer inflation at 6.77%, down from 7.41% last month, says govt data

The National Statistical Office, which comes under the ministry of statistics and programme implementation released the CPI data and CFPI data for rural, urban and combined.

The October consumer (provisional) inflation stands at 6.77%, down from 7.41% last month, according to govt data.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 14, 2022 06:32 PM IST
By | Edited by Aryan Prakash

Number theory: Four charts which explain inflation and its economic impact

The four charts explain in detail the larger macroeconomic takeaway from the July data for both Consumer Price Index a(CPI) and Wholesale Price Index (WPI).

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Updated on Aug 17, 2022 02:40 PM IST

Tomatoes prices soar in Bengaluru compared to other metros. Here's why

Bengaluru is one of the metropolitan cities where tomatoes are the costliest as there is a short supply in the market after the scorching summer heat caused a major drop in yield.

Independent vegetable shops are now pricing tomatoes at around Rs. 90 a kilogram in the Karnataka capital. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo) (Image for representation only)(AP)
Published on Jun 02, 2022 05:39 PM IST
ByYamini C S | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

CPI inflation races past 6%

The latest numbers have taken the benchmark inflation rate above the 6% upper limit of RBI’s tolerance band, the first time this has happened since June 2021.

Food inflation, which accounts for 39% of the CPI basket has increased from 0.68% in September 2021 to reach 5.43% in January .(Livemint)
Published on Feb 15, 2022 07:35 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Industrial growth slows in Nov, retail inflation surges in Dec

Retail inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), grew at 5.6% in the month of December 2021.

The latest IIP reading is also a sharp fall from the October 2021 growth of 4%.(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 13, 2022 05:00 AM IST
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