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RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan Defends Inflation Record, Urges Independence

The Reserve Bank of India's outgoing governor, Raghuram Rajan, on Tuesday staunchly defended his record in curbing inflation and cleaning up bad debt at banks, and he called on the government to protect the central bank's independence

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India Needs To Be Careful With Inflation Targeting, Says Former RBI Chief Subbarao

India should avoid fixating on an inflation target given the need to ensure economic growth and financial stability, former central bank governor Duvvuri Subbarao warned on Tuesday

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RBI To Cut Rates By 25 Bps On August 9 If Rains Damp Pulse Price

The Reserve Bank of India is expected to cut key interest rates by 25 basis points in its policy review meet on August 9, if good rains damp pulse price inflation, says a Bank of America Merrill Lynch report

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New RBI Governor Will Face Stubborn Old Foe: Rural Inflation

Retail inflation in rural areas has consistently outpaced urban areas in the past 18 months, hitting 6.20 per cent in June, well above 5.26 per cent in cities such as Mumbai

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India Growth To Remain Solid, Only One Rate Cut Likely: Economists

One of the key economic reforms promised by the Narendra Modi-led government is a goods and services tax, which is expected to pass in the current session of Parliament

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Chidambaram, Pranab Put Pressure Over Interest Rates, Claims Ex-RBI Chief Subbarao

In scathing comments on his bosses in North Block, former RBI governor Duvvuri Subbarao has alleged that ex-finance ministers P Chidambaram and Pranab Mukherjee interfered in the functioning of the central bank, especially on setting interest rates, and the differences even led to two of his deputies not getting extensions

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High Retail Inflation Diminishes India's Rate Cut Hopes

India's annual consumer price inflation edged up to 5.77 per cent in June, mainly driven by higher food prices

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India's June Retail Inflation Expected To Remain High

India's headline inflation probably stayed near a two-year high in June even as industrial production in May likely contracted, increasing the odds that the central bank will keep interest rates on hold next month

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RBI May Cut Rate In August Despite High June Inflation: BofA-ML

June CPI inflation may climb to 6.2 per cent, but despite this Reserve Bank is expected to cut key policy rate by 25 basis points on August 9, with monsoon set to douse agflation

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India Factory Growth At 3-month High In June On Strong Demand

Indian manufacturing activity edged up to a three-month high in June, driven by stronger demand, but firms barely raised prices, a private survey showed, leaving the door open for another rate cut by the central bank this year

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Fed Keeps Interest Rates Unchanged, Signals Fewer Future Hikes

The US Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday and signalled it still planned to raise rates twice in 2016, though it said slower economic growth would crimp the pace of monetary policy tightening in future years

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Inflation, Interest Rates And Common Sense

India's wholesale prices rose a faster-than-expected 0.79% in May from a year earlier, mainly driven by higher food prices. Sutanu Guru takes another look at the vexatious issue of food price inflation

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May Retail Inflation Hits Near Two-years High On Surging Food Prices

India's annual consumer price inflation edged up for the second straight month to 5.76 per cent in May, driven by higher prices of food and fuel products

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RBI Retains Retail Inflation Target At 5 Per Cent With Upward Bias

The central bank maintains its GDP growth forecast at 7.6 per cent for the current fiscal year; conditions for growth seen improving

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Sensex Remains In Green Despite RBI Status Quo

Brokers said RBI's decision to keep key interest rate unchanged was largely in line with investor expectations and did not have much immediate positive impact

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