Retail Inflation Touches an Almost 6-Year Peak Apex at 7.59% in January
Retail inflation in January rose to 7.59%, an almost six-year high. The present figures are marginally over December’s 7.35% and the most elevated since May 2014. CPI rural inflation has ascended to 7.73% from 7.23% in December. January core inflation is at 4.8% from 3.7% in December.
The Reserve Bank of India has kept its repo rate unaltered at 5.15% in its February MPC meet, regardless of reducing progress, and overhauled up its inflation projections, considering it would run somewhere in the range of 5.0% and 5.4% in the principal half of the up and coming monetary year.
The RBI, which cut interest rates by a combined 135 basis points a year ago, is currently expected to remain on hold until in the not so distant future, putting the onus on the government to help the hailing economy.