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WPI Inflation Rises To 5.13 Per Cent On Costlier Fuel, Hardening Food Prices

According to the government data released today, food articles witnessed hardening of prices with deflation at 0.21 per cent September as against 4.04 per cent in August. Inflation in 'fuel and power' basket in September was 16.65 per cent

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RBI Maintains Status Quo; Warns Volatile Oil Prices Pose Risk To Inflation

Keeping its policy rates unchanged in its bi-monthly monetary policy today, the RBI has warned of volatile oil prices, tightening global financial conditions posing substantial risks to growth and inflation

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"There is a very high chance of rate hike in this policy. Key to watch is whether they settle for 25 bps or 50 bps.", Lakshmi Iyer, CIO (Debt) & Head – Products, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Ltd

As RBI’s six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) headed by Governor Urjit Patel has begun its three-day deliberations from yesterday, all eyes are on whether the key policy rates would be increased or not. Strongly guided by the persistent inflationary pressures, unabated rupee fall, widening Current Account Deficit (CAD), sky-rocketing crude oil prices and dim global cues, the central bank’s task is well cut out. In an exclusive interview with Manali Jaggi of BW Businessworld, Iyer opines on the factors the RBI can weigh while deciding on the rates it is going to announce tomorrow. Edited exercepts:-

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