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      Inflation Turns Negative in January: WPI Inflation at (-)0.39%

      Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 Amritesh no responses

      Wholesale Price Index (WPI) for the month of January, 2015 has turned negative as compared to 0.11% in the previous month. The last time WPI had touched such low level was in June, 2009 when it stood at (-)0.4%. The forecast was for inflation to be around 0.40% for the month of January, 2015. The WPI for the month of November has also been revised to (-)0.17% from 0%.The food inflation however  rose to 8% in the month of January. Food prices were primarily pushed up by vegetables — inflation for vegetables stood at 19.74 per cent in January, compared with -4.78 per cent in December and (-)28.38 per cent in November. Within this category, prices of potatoes rose 2.11…

      Inflation Rises Marginally in December: WPI INFLATION at 0.11%

      Friday, January 16th, 2015 Amritesh no responses

      Wholesale Price Index (WPI) for the month of December,2014 has rose marginally for the first time in 7 months to 0.11% after being flat in the previous month. Although the rise is lower considering projected rise was around 0.5%. The food inflation rose to -4.78% in the month of December. On year to year basis the Food Inflation has rose by 5.2%. Fuel and Power prices too declined by 7.8% during the same period. The fall in Crude prices below $45 per barrel has helped India. Wholesale Inflation takes into account the prices paid by the manufacturers on the goods imported and used as inputs. The main reason behind the WPI going down is lowering of the Crude prices in…

      Inflation Falls Flat: WPI Inflation at 0%

      Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 Amritesh no responses

      Wholesale Price Index (WPI) for the month of November has gone flat at 0 %    as against 1.77 % in October, 2014. Stable rupee and lower commodity price in the global market has led to the decline as per the Economist. The food price index, fuel and power price index contracted 3.50% and 4.91% in the month of November. Wholesale Inflation takes into account the prices paid by the manufacturers on the goods imported and used as inputs. The main reason behind the WPI going down is lowering of the Crude prices in the International Market and the Dollar/Rupee stability seen over a period of time. The further depletion in prices of Gold is another plus for the economy as…

      Inflation on The Low: WPI Inflation shrinks to 1.77% (Five year Low)

      Saturday, November 15th, 2014 Amritesh no responses

      Wholesale Price Index (WPI) for the month of October has shrunk to 1.77% against 2.38 % in September. It is the lowest since September, 2009 when WPI stood at 1.8%. Stable rupee and lower commodity price in the global market has led to the decline as per the Economist. The food price index, fuel and power price index contracted to 2.70% and 0.43% in the month of October. Wholesale Inflation takes into account the prices paid by the manufacturers on the goods imported and used as inputs. The main reason behind the WPI going down is lowering of the Crude prices in the International Market and the Dollar/Rupee stability seen over a period of time. The further depletion in prices of…

      Five Year Low: WPI September INFLATION shrinks to 2.38%

      Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 Amritesh no responses

      Wholesale Price Index (WPI) for the month of September has shrunk to 2.38% against 3.74% in August(5 year low then). It is the lowest since October,2009 when WPI stood at 1.8%. Stable rupee and lower commodity price in the global market has led to the decline as per the Economist. The food price index, fuel and power price index contracted to 3.52% and 1.33% in the month of September. Wholesale Inflation takes into account the prices paid by the manufacturers on the goods imported and used as inputs. The main reason behind the WPI going down is lowering of the Crude prices in the International Market and the Dollar/Rupee stability seen over a period of time. The prices of Gold…

      Five Year Low: WPI Inflation shrinks to 3.74%

      Monday, September 15th, 2014 Amritesh no responses

      Wholesale Price Index (WPI) for the month of August shrunk to 3.74% against 5.19% in July. It is the lowest since October,2009 when WPI stood at 1.8%. Stable rupee and lower commodity price in the global market has led to the decline as per the Economist. The food price index, fuel and power price index contracted to 5.15% and 4.54% in the month of August. Wholesale Inflation takes into account the prices paid by the manufacturers on the goods imported and used as inputs. Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 7.8% in the month of August. With the expected Crude prices going down and prices of essential food prices remaining in check it can be expected that CPI will go…

      Budget 2014: Reforms A Priority Or Populism

      Sunday, September 14th, 2014 Amritesh no responses

      The Budget 2014 was one of the most anticipated and hyped budget in the recent past. A new Government at the Centre backed by a strong mandate raised the hopes of the people belonging to different section of the society. It was also a very challenging task for the government as it had to tackle many issues upfront and also deliver on the expectation of the people. It had to check the continuous slide in the GDP over the past few Quarters as well as control the fiscal deficit. Plan and formulate strategies to bring reforms and growth to the forefront and at the same time reduce burden on the common people. GDP Growth in Last Few Quarters GDP YoY…

      Emerging Market Funds

      Sunday, May 11th, 2014 Amritesh no responses

      “EMERGING MARKETS”: What do they mean???Emerging Market Funds or also known as Global Funds are Mutual Funds that have features similar to Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s). But Emerging Market Funds means a lot more than that in real terms. These are special type of Mutual Fund scheme which allocate their investments in the Developing Countries. The term “Emerging Market” is given to the countries whose economy is still in the developing stage and there is ample scope to usher the funds for development in these areas which offer better return as compared to developed economy. The objective of this Fund is to allocate assets in the developing countries which offer better and faster prospect of growth. The fund is used…

      India And Global Economy

      Thursday, February 20th, 2014 Amritesh no responses

      Over the last 5 yearsOver the years we have witnessed a slowdown in the Indian Economy characterized by low GDP, charges of corruption and lack of reforms. The global economy too has not fared well either. The scars of 2008 recession can still be seen in the market coupled with lack of reform measures. Moreover the post 2008 era was marked with controversies and allegations against the Government. We have also witnessed the Rupee hitting the all time low of 68.82/dollar last August. The US Federal Reserve tapering bond buying program has also hit the emerging markets very hard. Major reform bills could not be tabled in the Assembly for much of the time. Inflation and Lack of employment generation…