Food Inflation and Pulse Inflation

Inflation in pulses has fallen sharply to -4.8 per cent during April-October 2013, down steeply from 23.0 per cent in the same period a year ago. At a time when food inflation is high and rising, declining prices of pulses render huge benefit to Indian households where pulses form a dominant
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Outlook: Fiscal 2017

Indeed, 2016 has begun on an ominous note. Both the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have pared their global growth outlook for the year amid increasing signs of debility in the emerging markets. And once again, China has emerged as the epicenter of global risk and
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Monetary Policy Review

As expected, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday (February 2) kept the repo rate unchanged at 6.75% with the Union Budget on the anvil and while awaiting more data on the inflation trajectory. Since its last policy-rate cut, some room for monetary easing has opened up as global growth
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RBI Monetary Policy Preview

After a cumulative 125 basis points cut in the repo rate by RBI during past 12 months, market participants are now bracing for a pause. Slowing economic conditions definitely demands further fall in the interest rates but growing concerns over fiscal prudence and rise in food inflation is pouring
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Indian Economy-Fiscal Deficit

The fiscal deficit (FD) for 9MFY16 has reached `4.9trn, which is 88% of the full year target (`5.6trn). Tax collections have remained buoyant led by indirect taxes. Expenditures have been mainly on roads and railways, plan revenue spending trending down. While
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