India's CPI Retail inflation to 4.59 Percent in December 2020

 India's CPI Retail inflation to 4.59 Percent in December 2020 The Retail inflation is also known as the Consumer Price Index, ended lower than the market expectation in December Last year 2020. It is noteworthy that the RBI has a short term target of 2 to 6 Percent on Retail Inflation. The CPI Retail inflation has been out of control for the past several months, far beyond the Central bank's target. With Bank interest rates falling, the CPI inflation rate had caused some apprehension. But it ended unexpectedly in December 2020 at 4.59 Percent. Earlier it was 6.93 Percent in the month of November 2020. The above December inflation is said to be the lowest rate seen in the last 15 months. This is due to the low prices on Food items. The Food inflation which was 9.50 Percent earlier is now 3.41 Percent in December. Inflation in Pan, Tobacco and intoxicants were only slightly higher at 10.74 Percent. It was 3.21 Percent from 3.19 Percent for the Housing segment on Retail Inflation

Small Savings Scheme interest rates for the period - January to March 2021

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Should you buy SBI Life Insurance ? - Stock Fundamental Analysis

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What is your Margin of Safety - Personal Finance Lessons

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India's Direct to Home(DTH) Service - Market View

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India's unemployment rate is rising again - CMIE

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India's Retail Inflation to 6.93 Percent - CPI November 2020

 India's Retail Inflation to 6.93 Percent - CPI November 2020   India's inflation rate has been rising in the current Financial year 2020-21. The CPI(Consumer price index) Retail inflation, which stood at 5..84 Percent in the month of March 2020 and then peaked at 7.6 Percent in October 2020. The said 7.61 Percent rate was said to be the highest in Six years. According to the RBI's Inflation policy, the retail price inflation target has been set between 2-6 Percent in the short term. However, the Inflation for November 2020 stood at 6.93 Percent. For the eight consecutive months, the country's retail inflation rate has been rising above the Central bank's Target. The said CPI inflation is high due to significant increases in the price of Food, Housing, Tobacco, Footwear and Clothing. Food and beverages were accounted for 46 Percent of the Total under Consumer Price Index list. Dairy products at 6.61 Percent, Cereals and products contributed with 9.67 Percent and Veg