Central bank projects India’s economic growth at 10.5% next FY

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) projected the country’s economic growth rate at 10.5% for the next financial year starting April 1, predicting a rebound following a year of contraction in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The central bank had estimated the economic growth during the current financial year at -7.5%. India was the […]

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Retail inflation benign in November; WPI inflation at 9-month high of 1.55%

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The prices of household items remained moderate in the month of November 2020. Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation, also known as retail inflation, decreased from 7.61 per cent in October to 6.93 per cent in November, according to the Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation. The rise in food prices also moderated from 11 per […]

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India’s central bank keeps key rate unchanged amid optimism about economic recovery

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The Reserve Bank of India on Friday decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 4% while pledging to keep its accommodative monetary stance unchanged for as long as necessary to cope with covid’s impact. The reverse repo rate was also kept at the the current leve of 3.35%. It noted that tbe global economy […]

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India’s central bank estimates GDP to contract by 8.6% in Q2; enters recession for first time

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India’s GDP is likely to contract by 8.6 per cent for the July-September period, which means India will enter into a recession for the first time in history in the first half of this fiscal with two successive quarters of negative growth due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as per an RBI official reported by the Press Trust […]

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India’s high food inflation rate may start to ease in coming weeks

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Despite two successive record seasonal harvests, food inflation in India remains stubbornly high, prompting the government to announce this week that it will be soon importing certain vegetables. While the inflation rate is expected to ease in coming weeks, prices are unlikely to fall drastically any time soon. Retail inflation rose to 7.3% in September — […]

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