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Inflation target News
Lower food prices have a flip side, reforms a must, report finds
Sun, Jun 11, 2017
The forecast of normal monsoon this year is good news for food inflation, but low prices have their own "dangers" in the form of rural distress without agricultural reforms, says a report.
GDP growth rate at 2 year low; RBI's action in next policy will be keenly watched
Thu, Jun 01, 2017
India's GDP data for Q4FY17 dropped to a two year low. Now the next trigger would be RBI's action on Indian economy during second monetary policy meet.
Retail Inflation rises at 3.81% in March 2017
Wed, Apr 12, 2017
RBI expected headline CPI inflation to undershoot the target of 5% for Q4 of 2016-17 in view of the sub-4 per cent readings for January and February. For 2017-18, inflation is projected to average 4.5% in the first half of the year and 5% in the second half.
RBI Monetary Policy: Status-quo likely but outlook will be key
Wed, Apr 05, 2017
A poll was carried out by Zee Business revealed that 80% of the analysts believed RBI to not cut interest rates while the rest saw 0.25% reduction.
RBI's Monetary Policy Committee unanimously agree to focus on 4% inflation target
Wed, Feb 22, 2017
The Reserve Bank of India`s (RBI) six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Wednesday cited concerns about inflation in holding rates in February, with three of them specifying the need to shift the policy stance to "neutral" from "accommodative".
China to target around 6.5% economic growth in 2017: Sources
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
China will lower its 2017 economic growth target to around 6.5% from last year`s 6.5-7%, policy sources said, reinforcing a policy shift from supporting growth to pushing reforms to contain debt and housing risks.
RBI may cut repo rate by 25 basis points in February: HSBC report
Fri, Jan 13, 2017
With uncertanity over implementation of GST, rising crude oil prices and the challenging 4% CPI in medium term, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) may cut repo rate for the final time by a 25 basis points (bps) in the February policy, says a report.
Japan logs ninth monthly price fall in November
Tue, Dec 27, 2016
Japan`s consumer prices fell for the ninth straight month in November, official data showed on Tuesday, while household spending declined and unemployment ticked up.
Japan household spending falls again in October
Tue, Nov 29, 2016
Spending among Japanese households fell for an eighth successive month in October despite the unemployment rate sitting at a 21-year low, government data showed on Tuesday.
S&P retains India's rating at 'BBB-', rules out upgrade for 2 years
Wed, Nov 02, 2016
Dashing the government's hope of improved credit rating, S&P on Wednesday retained India's rating at 'BBB-' with a stable outlook and ruled out any upgrade in two years, citing weak public finances.
Bank of Japan pushes back inflation timeline by one year
Tue, Nov 01, 2016
Japan`s central bank on Tuesday pushed back its timeline for reaching a high-profile inflation target, in the latest acknowledgement that Tokyo's war on deflation is falling way below expectations.
Will 4% inflation target change with Urjit Patel as RBI governor?
Tue, Aug 23, 2016
The analysts at CARE Ratings in a report dated August 22, said there will be no change in the policies with the new Governor taking over.
Wholesale and retail inflation are drawing close to each other again?
Wed, Aug 17, 2016
Definitional differences are due to composition of the commodities and also due to types of prices used in compilation.
RBI should continue with Rajan's policies on inflation: Moody's
Mon, Aug 15, 2016
Governor Raghuram Rajan's policy of tight leash on inflation has showed results and the Reserve Bank should continue with similar policies and communication going forward, Moody's Investors Service has said.
PM Narendra Modi backs new CPI target in Independence Day speech
Mon, Aug 15, 2016
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his backing to a new inflation target in a major speech on Monday, saying his government had brought down consumer price growth from double digits under the last government.
Retail inflation crosses 6%; at near two-year peak
Fri, Aug 12, 2016
Retail inflation in India, or consumer price index (CPI), has risen to its 23-month peak and stood at 6.07%in July.
WATCH: Top 5 stories of this evening; From Govt setting inflation target at 4% to fall in oil prices on oversupply concerns
Fri, Aug 05, 2016
Zee Business brings you the most important stories of the day that will help you shape your market strategies and keep you informed with the latest developments. Top five stories of this evening: 1. Govt pegs inflation target at 4% for 5 years
Govt sets inflation target at 4% for five years
Fri, Aug 05, 2016
These figures are important because a GST regime is likely to lead to a rise in inflation.