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Charts: Core Inflation Rises to Two Year High in Jan 2017

The RBI was right in worrying about core (“non-food, non-fuel”) inflation. The worry is that this number is rising, and it’s come about as ...

Inflation at a One Year Low, But Core Inflation Is Rising

Consumer Price Inflation for September 2016 came in at a low 4.31%. This shows in the index with the major fall being in food inflation (which is just 4.1%) ...

Inflation Surprise With Drop To 5%, Veggies Save The Month

Consumer Price Inflation for August 2016 was a surprise – a low 5.05%! This is due to flattening food inflation and a higher base last year. The biggest ...

Good News: Pulses See 34% Growth in Sowing, Prices Likely to Cool Down

We’ve seen prices of dals soaring to over Rs. 200 per kg. And the only way to solve that problem is to produce more dal – or lentils, which are ...

Inflation Crosses 6%, Trajectory Looks Dangerous Despite A Good Monsoon

Rain or no rain, food prices only seem to be going up. In July High food prices took inflation to more than 6%, the highest in nearly two years. This also ...

Macronomics: There Are Many Reasons to Cut Rates, But 3 Solid Reasons Not To

Raghuram Rajan's last monetary policy statement as governor comes tomorrow, and the big question is: Will he go out with a bang, by cutting ...

Charts: The "Real" Nifty After Inflation Is Struggling To Beat Its 2007 High

You have inflation and you have investments. You want your investments to beat inflation. We have a special thing at Capital Mind which we do once in a while ...

Inflation Stretches to 5.77% in June 2016 as Food Prices Spike

Inflation seems to be going up yet again, as it hits a 5.77% level in June. This is the highest level of inflation since September 2014. Remember the crude oil ...

Inflation Jumps to 5.39% in April, Core Inflation Goes Back To Dangerous Territory

India’s inflation for April 2016 sprung a surprise: it went up to 5.39% as a surprise.  The worry really is food inflation. Housing inflation goes up in ...

Charts: Inflation in Jan 2016 at 5.7%, Highest Since Sep 2014

In what is a strange negative macro situation, inflation’s bumped back up in January to 5.69%. This is the highest number since Sep 2014.   ...