from MacroScope:

Surprise monetary policy moves may become new norm in India

April 14, 2015

File photo of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan during a news conference in Mumbai

For all the measures India's central bank has taken to increase transparency in policy making, predicting rate moves by Governor Raghuram Rajan is still difficult.

from Expert Zone:

The future of inflation

November 13, 2014

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from Expert Zone:

Targeting inflation at 4 percent

October 13, 2014

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley seems to have finally taken the responsibility of targeting inflation as it is a sensitive political issue and could not be left to the discretion of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). With CPI as the anchor, the target will be 4 percent measured annually (+/-2 percent).

from Expert Zone:

Why inflation is so persistent

August 25, 2014

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Inflation has been high for nearly four years and has not responded to the policies of the Reserve Bank of India or the central government. This is because the kind of inflation that we have is of an unusual variety and cannot be checked by conventional means.

from Expert Zone:

Why the RBI raised interest rates

January 29, 2014

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The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) raised interest rates at its review on Jan 28. The justification usually given for doing so is inflation.

from Expert Zone:

Which inflation should the RBI target?

November 25, 2013

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining price and financial stability, and it has used interest rate and money supply to pursue this objective with unwavering determination. Yet, inflation has survived with matching persistence.

from Global Investing:

Chinese inflation – unreported retail

July 9, 2013

China's inflation print for June at 2.7 percent, a four-month high, was higher than forecast, but part of the picture could be obfuscated by a lack of accounting for the ever-growing online retail sector.

from George Chen:

China is still waiting for inflation to peak

By George Chen
August 31, 2011

By George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

How time flies. It's already the end of August and speculations naturally arise about what China's inflation reading will be for this month.

from The Great Debate UK:

Little chance of a rate hike until at least Q3

January 23, 2010

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from Breakingviews:

China gets growth and a nasty dilemma

January 21, 2010

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao once said 2009 would be China’s toughest economic period in fifty years. He wasn’t thinking ahead. In 2010, policymakers face a seemingly impossible mission – continuing 2009’s growth of 8.7 percent while curbing resurgent inflation. December’s figures show the government is already behind the curve.