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Mamata blames centre, forward trading for price rise


July 2nd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday blamed the union government's policy of allowing forward trading in agricultural commodities as one of the reasons behind ... Read more...

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Corporate America seeks a bold India budget


March 14th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) Presenting corporate America's wish list for the Indian budget, a leading US-India trade association wants India to press forward with bold economic reforms to make it ... Read more...

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Inflation will come down to 6-7 percent by March: Mukherjee


February 1st, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The overall inflation will be around 6-7 percent by March while economic growth in the current financial year will be around 7 percent, Finance ... Read more...

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Food inflation dips to six-year low, relief for consumer (Second Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) There was year-end relief for the common man as India's annual food inflation dropped to a near six-year low of 0.42 percent for the ... Read more...

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Food inflation dips to 0.42 percent; WPI may fall to 6 percent: Pranab (Lead)


December 29th, 2011 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) India's annual food inflation dropped to a near six-year low of 0.42 percent for the week ended Dec 17 due to a sharp decline ... Read more...

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RBI hints at more monetary action to curb inflation


November 22nd, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor D. Subbarao Tuesday did not rule out further monetary action to curb inflation.He said monetary steps may be warranted in ... Read more...

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Higher food prices push inflation to 9.73 percent


November 14th, 2011 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) A rise in prices of food articles, notably lentils, rice, milk, condiments, fruits and vegetables marginally pushed India's annual rate of inflation to 9.73 ... Read more...

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Price rise causing food insecurity: UAE minister


October 15th, 2011 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Oct 15 (IANS/WAM) Soaring food prices have significantly contributed to the world's food insecurity, said Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd, UAE environment and water minister.The price rise will hamper international ... Read more...

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India faces climate change, hunger risks: Report


October 10th, 2011 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) India has been placed seventh in the list of 21 developing countries for its vulnerability in being able to feed its people and grow food, ... Read more...

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UN food agencies warn high food prices to continue


October 10th, 2011 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 10 (IANS) Food price volatility featuring high prices is likely to continue and possibly increase, making poor farmers, consumers and countries more vulnerable to poverty and food insecurity, ... Read more...

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Food inflation drops to 8.84 percent


September 22nd, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) India's food inflation dropped to 8.84 percent for the week ended Sep 10 as compared to 9.47 percent in the previous week as rise in ... Read more...

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Indian exporters urged to diversify into new markets


September 21st, 2011 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian exporters should try to diversify into new markets as another economic crisis is looming large in the US and Europe, an official said Wednesday."Start looking ... Read more...

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Pakistanis hungry as steep hike in food prices


September 12th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 12 (IANS) Food prices have shot up in Pakistan by a whopping 74 percent in past three years, leading to an increase in hunger in the country, the ... Read more...

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Trying to rein in food inflation: Pranab


July 17th, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) Holding low production of foodgrain responsible for rising prices, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday said the central government is trying to rein in the ... Read more...

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Raise grain output, invest in research, says PM


July 16th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India needs to increase its foodgrain production, improve crop yields by increasing spending on research and improving quality of education in agricultural universities if ... Read more...

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ADB concerned about food price hike, inflation


June 30th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is concerned about food price hike and inflation not only in India but in the whole of Asia, a top executive ... Read more...

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Volatile crude prices a challenge for inflation-hit India: Pranab


May 5th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, May 5 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said that recent volatility in global prices of crude and food items was a challenge for India, which was already ... Read more...

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IMF warns of overheating in emerging economies


April 19th, 2011 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) While growth is expected to remain robust in G-20 emerging economies, including India, inflationary pressures are building, and there are signs of overheating in many economies, ... Read more...

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High prices of food, fuel threatening the poor: World Bank


April 14th, 2011 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) Volatile food and fuel prices are threatening the world's poor, World Bank President Robert Zoellick said Thursday.Time should not be wasted in taking measures to tackle ... Read more...

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Below 7 percent inflation forecast in April


April 8th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 8 (IANS) Chief Economic Advisor Kaushik Basu has forecast a below seven percent overall inflation for India in April and said the figure will go down to five ... Read more...

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Budget will fuel inflation: Yashwant Sinha


March 5th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Former union finance minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha Saturday said budget 2011-12 will have an inflationary effect instead of controlling ... Read more...

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India budget will spur investment: US chamber


March 1st, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 1 (IANS) A leading US trade association has praised India's budget, saying it sets forth clear parameters that will spur and sustain greater investment in the country's ... Read more...

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Sharp rise in food prices cause of concern: Mukherjee


February 25th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said that a sharp price in food price inflation has been a major cause of concern of economy during 2010-11.Presenting ... Read more...

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Waive octroi, local taxes to curb inflation: PM


February 4th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said rising prices presented a strong case for waiving octroi and other local taxes as inflation was posing a "serious threat" ... Read more...

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Inflation poses serious threat to growth momentum: Manmohan Singh


February 4th, 2011 - 2:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, on Friday said India's high inflation posed a "serious threat" to the country's growth momentum, and was driven by supply-side ... Read more...

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Weekly food inflation may come down by 1 percent: Basu


September 13th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) The government's chief economic advisor, Kaushik Basu, expects the weekly food inflation data due on Thursday would show a drop of one percent. Food inflation was 11.47 percent for ... Read more...

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Inflation will ease but India missing targets: PM (Roundup)


July 24th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Hoping for a good rainfall in the current monsoon season, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said it will help ease the inflation rate to 6 percent ... Read more...

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Inflation will ease, country falling short of plan targets: PM (Lead)


July 24th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said a good monsoon this year will help overall inflation ease to 6 percent by the year-end, a figure more optimistic ... Read more...

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Targets not met, but current plan growth better than ever: PM


July 24th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday said though the country had fallen short of targets under the current five year plan, the overall projected average growth of ... Read more...

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Wheat grains ruined in Punjab due to official apathy


July 20th, 2010 - 9:07 pm ICT by ANI
By Karan KapoorMullanpur / Rajkot (Punjab), July 20 (ANI): Hundreds of tonnes of wheat have been ruined in Mullanpur and Raikot towns of Punjab due to official neglect after a recent downpour. ... Read more...

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RBI to come out with a report on food inflation


May 11th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, May 11 (ANI): Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Deputy Governor Subir Gokarn said the bank would come out with a report on food inflation in a few weeks time.Talking to reporters ... Read more...

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RBI to publish report on food inflation


May 10th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) The Reserve bank of India (RBI) will come out with a report on food inflation in a few weeks time, deputy governor of the central bank Subir Gokarn ... Read more...

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India on track to meet poverty reduction goal: World Bank


April 23rd, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 23 (IANS) The global economic crisis has slowed the pace of poverty reduction in developing countries but the number of poor in India is falling, says a new ... Read more...

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Top BJP leaders to address anti-price rise rally


April 20th, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders will address the anti-price rise rally at Ram Lila ground in the national capital Wednesday. The rally will culminate in a ... Read more...

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LPG cylinder gets dearer by Rs. 40 in Delhi (Lead)


March 22nd, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday announced increase in the price of LPG cylinders by Rs.40 each, a move that many Delhiites will find hard to digest in the ... Read more...

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