Consumer price index Current Affairs, GK & News

Consumer price index  Current Affairs, GK & News

Emerging economies more vulnerable to big oil price moves: Nomura report

The Japanese financial services major Nomura has analysed the impact of the twin drone attacks which targeted Abqaiq, the site of the largest oil processing plant run by the Saudi state oil company, Aramco, and the Khurais oilfield. The attacks wiped out more than half of Saudi Arabia’s crude supply. The attack has surged the ..

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CPI-M releases Manifesto for Lok Sabha elections

The CPI-M has proposed a stoppage of mass surveillance which promises to enforce the farmers right to sell their produce at a Minimum Support Price, which is at least 50 per cent higher than the total cost of production. The minimum wage is not to be less than Rs 18,000 per month. This will prevent ..

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Retail inflation increases to 2.57% in February 2019

The Central Statistical Office (CSO) has released the data of Inflation for the month of February 2019. The data shows that: Retail inflation was at a four-month high of 2.57 per cent in February 2019 due to costlier food articles. The retail inflation was highest since October 2018 when it stood at 3.38 per cent. ..

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Producer Price Index (PPI): RBI proposes for PPI to measure inflation

The Governor of RBI, D. Subbarao has mooted for a Producer Price Index (PPI) to measure the average change over time in the sale prices of domestic goods and services. Currently, it uses Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Wholesale Price Index (WPI) to aid in measuring inflation. But WPI does not capture price movements of ..

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