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India’s inflation soars to 7.55 percent in August (Lead)


September 14th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Driven by a sharp increase in food prices, inflation rose to 7.55 percent in August from 6.87 percent in July, government data showed Friday.The more-than-expected ... Read more...

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China’s inflation accelerates (Lead)


September 9th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 9 (IANS) China's consumer price index (CPI), a key gauge of inflation, rose 2 percent year-on-year in August, accelerating from a 1.8 percent growth in July, the National ... Read more...

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World must remain vigilant against food price hikes: UN


September 7th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 7 (IANS) The UN has reported that global food prices remained steady in August, but warned that the international community should continue to be vigilant and seek ... Read more...

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Now, food prices to take toll on Britons


August 28th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) British families, already facing difficult times due to a financial crunch, may have to further cope with much harsher times as they would have to spend ... Read more...

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Policy reform, cuts in government spending required: RBI


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, August 23 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India said Thursday that lower interest rates alone would not help put the economy on the growth track, and the government needs ... Read more...

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China’s Consumer Price Index eases


August 9th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 9 (IANS) China's Consumer Price Index (CPI), a key gauge of inflation, grew to 1.8 percent year on year in July, the slowest pace since February 2010, the ... Read more...

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Deficient monsoon to put pressure on growth: CII


July 29th, 2012 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Deficient monsoon is likely to worsen macro-economic situation and put further pressure on economic growth, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said."Not only will there ... Read more...

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China’s inflation to ease


July 29th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) China's inflation rate is likely to fall below 2 percent in July, a media report said Sunday.The consumer price index (CPI), a key gauge of inflation, ... Read more...

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US consumer confidence slips


July 28th, 2012 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 28 (IANS) The US consumer confidence continued to decline in July after hitting a 4.5-year high in May, as the job growth is slowing and food prices are ... Read more...

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Japan’s core consumer prices slip a bit


July 27th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 27 (IANS) Japan's core consumer prices slipped 0.2 percent year-on-year in June, marking the second straight month of fall, the government said Friday.The key consumer price index (CPI) ... Read more...

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Inflation eases to 7.25 percent; food prices remain high (Lead)


July 16th, 2012 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India's headline inflation fell to a five-month low of 7.25 percent in June as compared to 7.55 percent in the previous month, but general food ... Read more...

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Inflation eases, but food prices surge


July 16th, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) India's headline inflation fell to 7.25 percent in June from 7.55 percent in the previous month, putting pressure on the Reserve Bank of India to ... Read more...

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Opposition heat on Chidambaram over ice cream remark (Lead)


July 11th, 2012 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Under fire for remarks allegedly mocking the urban middle class on rising prices, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said he had made a "matter-of-fact" ... Read more...

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Chidambaram says he did not mock middle class on price rise


July 11th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Under fire for remarks allegedly mocking the urban middle class on rising prices, Home Minister P. Chidambaram Wednesday said he had made a "matter-of-fact" ... Read more...

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China’s inflation eases to 29-month low (Lead)


July 9th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) China's Consumer Price Index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, has eased to a 29-month low driven by falling food prices, leaving the government ample room ... Read more...

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China’s inflation eases


July 9th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) China's Consumer Price Index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, grew 2.2 percent year-on-year in June, the slowest pace since January 2010, the National Bureau of ... Read more...

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Inflation to remain between 6.5-7.5 percent: Mukherjee (Lead)


June 14th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Thursday said he is "confident" that the headline inflation will remain between 6.5-7.5 percent in 2012-13, even as the government ... Read more...

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Inflation rises to 7.55 percent, food prices surge


June 14th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) India's inflation moved up to 7.55 percent in May as compared to 7.23 percent in the previous month, mainly driven by a sharp increase in ... Read more...

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China’s consumer price index growth eases


June 9th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 9 (IANS) China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, slowed to 3.0 percent year-on-year in May, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Saturday.It marked ... Read more...

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Global food prices drop


June 8th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 8 (IANS) Global food prices dropped sharply in May, the Food and Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Food Price Index showed. The index, which measures the monthly change in international ... Read more...

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Retail inflation surges to 10.36 percent in April


May 18th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) India's inflation based on retail prices surged 10.36 percent in April as compared to 9.38 percent in the previous month due to a sharp increase ... Read more...

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Inflation rises to 7.23 percent; food prices surge (Lead)


May 14th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) India's inflation moved up to 7.23 percent in April as compared to 6.89 percent in the previous month, mainly driven by a sharp increase ... Read more...

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China’s inflation eases (Lead)


May 11th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) China's inflation eased slightly in April as warm weather led to a drop in food prices, building up confidence that the government's annual targets set for ... Read more...

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Global food prices drop, but remain relatively high: UN


May 4th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 4 (IANS) The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has reported that global food prices have dropped three points from March to April of this year, yet still ... Read more...

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Pawar again criticises Maharashtra governor


April 29th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), April 29 (IANS) Union Agricultural Minister Sharad Pawar Sunday renewed his criticism of Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan for not doing enough for the drought-prone areas in the ... Read more...

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Food prices rise on costlier oil: World Bank


April 26th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Global food prices rose by eight percent in the first three months of 2012 due to higher oil prices, adverse weather and strong demand in Asia, ... Read more...

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Indian constitution among models to be inspired by: Tunisian minister (Lead)


April 24th, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Tunisia wants to learn from India's experience of pluralistic democracy and looks at the Indian constitution as one of the models to be inspired ... Read more...

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We don’t seek to export democracy in Middle East: Tunisian foreign minister


April 24th, 2012 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) As a country where the Arab Spring began, Tunisia is not keen to "export" it to the region but cannot help if neighbours take it ... Read more...

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Consumer price inflation rises to 9.47 percent


April 18th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Inflation based on consumer prices rose to 9.47 percent in March as compared to 8.83 percent in the previous month, led by sharp increase in ... Read more...

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Rate cut will stimulate growth: Montek


April 17th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 17 (IANS) Reduction of 50 basis points in repurchase (repo) rate by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) would stimulate growth and put the economy back on rail, ... Read more...

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India’s growth pegged at 7.3 percent, inflation at 6.5 percent


April 17th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) India's central bank has projected the country's economic growth at 7.3 percent this fiscal, even as it has assessed the inflation rate to rule at around ... Read more...

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South Korea’s economic growth to slow in 2012: ADB


April 13th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, April 13 (IANS) South Korea's economic growth was expected to slow to 3.4 percent this year as economic downturn in advanced nations may hamper the country's exports, which account ... Read more...

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China farm produce prices fall


April 11th, 2012 - 5:00 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 11 (IANS) The prices of China's farm produce fell for a third straight week on increased supplies, the commerce ministry said Tuesday.The wholesale price of 18 types of ... Read more...

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China’s inflation rebounds (Lead)


April 9th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) China's inflation rebounded slightly in March after logging an extremely low growth in February, backing lingering uncertainty regarding the country's ability to contain price rises.China's consumer ... Read more...

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China’s consumer price index expands


April 9th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 9 (IANS) China's consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, expanded 3.6 percent year-on-year in March, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Monday.The growth rebounds ... Read more...

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