Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022

Inflation / Price Rise

Wholesale Inflation Eases For First Time In Four Months In December To 13.56%

Jan 14, 2022 Press Trust of India

WPI inflation has remained in double digits for the ninth consecutive month beginning April. Inflation in November was 14.23 per cent, while in December 2020 it was 1.95 per cent.

US Inflation Soared 7% In Past Year, The Most Since 1982

Jan 12, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Americans have ramped up spending amid shortages of workers and raw materials that have squeezed supply chains.

Consumer Durables Prices to Surge 5-10% By March

Companies including Panasonic, LG, Haier have already reviewed prices upwards, while other makers such as Sony, Hitachi, Godrej Appliances may take a call by the end of this quarter.

Consumer, Wholesale Inflation – What They Mean For Investors

Dec 14, 2021 Ajay Garg

Once growth recovers, inflation will become the focus. With domestic inflation risk on the upside, along with the overhang of global interest rates going up, domestic interest rates are likely to increase.

CPI Inflation Rises To 4.91% In November, Rise Continues For Second Consecutive Month

CPI Inflation continued to rise for the second consecutive month, reversing a three-months of ease which started in July.

23 November, 2021

Govt Trying To Divert Attention From Real Issues Like Price Rise: Congress

Outlook Web Desk

The Congress on Tuesday accused the BJP government of trying to divert the country's attention from real problems like price rise faced by common people to non-issues of caste and religion.

20 November, 2021

Congress To Celebrate 'Kisan Vijay Diwas' Nationwide On Saturday

All India Congress Committee General Secretary, K.C. Venugopal wrote a letter to all state governments on Friday, saying that after withdrawal of the three Union farm laws, 'Kisan Vijay Diwas' will be celebrated by the party across the country on Saturday.

19 November, 2021

Pressure On Fed’s Powell Is Rising As Inflation Worsens

Associated Press (AP)

While some economists and Fed officials have been suggesting the regulator move faster to rein in ultra-low-rate policies, other policymakers have favoured a more patient approach to interest rates.

19 November, 2021

Prices Of Pulses Substantially Stabilised Due To Pre-Emptive Measures

Outlook Web Desk

"Stability in the retail prices of pulses has been achieved on account of pre-emptive and proactive measures taken by the government such as taking import of tur, urad and moong from 'restricted to free category' with effect from May 15, in order to ensure smooth and seamless imports," the Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution said in a release.

12 November, 2021

Retail Inflation Rise to 4.48 Per Cent In October Reversing Three Months Of Ease

Outlook Business Team

Retail Inflation was on an easing trajectory from July-September after being above the RBI-mandated threshold of 6 per cent owing to the disruption caused by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

02 November, 2021

Inflation Is Diwali Gift To India By Modi Govt: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

Outlook Web Desk

Rajasthan Chied Minister Ashok Gehlot pointed at the rising inflation in the country and took a dig at the Modi Government for 'gifting' it to the Indians on Diwali.


21 October, 2021

Asian Paints' Profit Falls 28.2 Per Cent In Q2 As Inflation Headwinds Spike Raw Material Prices

Outlook Business Team

In its quarterly results revealed on Thursday, the company said that it would be considering increasing the prices of its products in order to mitigate the impact of persistently high inflation.

20 October, 2021

Rupee Climbs 47 Paise To Close At Nearly Two-Week High Of 74.88 Against Dollar

Outlook Business Team

The local currency opened at 75.10 against the dollar compared to Tuesday's close at 75.35 against the greenback. The rupee oscillated between 74.83 to 75.13 against the dollar during trade today. The currency market was closed on Tuesday on account of ‘Id-E-Milad’.

12 October, 2021

Retail Inflation Eases To 4.35 Per Cent In September 2021

Outlook Business Team

This compares to a cooling-off to 5.3 per cent recorded in August this year. The calm in inflation figures came after several months wherein the inflation levels had breached the threshold 6 per cent mark mandated by the RBI.

30 September, 2021

Iranians Grapple For Essentials Amid Soaring Inflation

Associated Press (AP)

With US sanctions still strangling the economy, record-breaking inflation has hit ordinary Iranians where it hurts most.

30 September, 2021

Long Wait For Prosperity: A Close Look At India's Shrinking Middle Class

Neeraj Thakur

Beneath the glossy sheen of an up-and-coming economy - the dreams and aspirations of many an Indian have been diminished over the decade. Several, just forced to barely survive.

29 September, 2021

Shattered Dreams: A Close Look At India's Missing Middle Class

Neeraj Thakur

Beneath the glossy sheen of an up and coming economy - the dreams and aspirations of many an Indian have been diminished over the decade. Several, just forced to barely survive.


17 September, 2021

Inflation On Cooling Trajectory: RBI Bulletin

Outlook Business Team

RBI's September 2021 bulletin said inflation outcome for August 2021 "vindicated" the Monetary Policy Committee's suggestion for treating the May price shock as transitory

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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