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Consumer Price Index

A consumer price index (CPI) is a measure estimating the average price of consumer goods and services purchased by households. A consumer price index measures a price change for a constant market basket of goods and services from one period to the next within the same area (city, region, or nation). It is a price index determined by measuring the price of a standard group of goods meant to represent the typical market basket of a typical urban consumer.

Headlines Around the Web

Consumer price index released

Dec 21 - The Times of India

At 10%, retail inflation bad news for govt

Nov 13 - The Times of India

WPI, CPI divergence seen in food inflation

Sep 17 - The Times of India

New index is too narrow: Subbarao

Aug 31 - The Times of India

Inflation tipped at 1.1pc - driven by food, rates

Oct 15, 2012 - New Zealand Herald

Inflation rate cools to 1.3%

Aug 17, 2012 - CBC

U.S. consumer prices rise modestly in March

Apr 13, 2012 - Financial Post

Articles About Consumer Price Index

Australian Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday 4/11/14

By Comsec

After two straight days of gains and almost reaching a six-year high earlier this week, local stocks are falling for the third time in five sessions. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) is down 0.9 per cent, with almost all sectors in the red. (Apr 11)

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A worker cleans the stairs of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) building in Kolkata December 18, 2013.
RBI Leaves Rates on Hold; Election, Monsoon in Focus

By Reuters

With elections looming and an uncertain economic growth outlook, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) left interest rates on hold on Tuesday, as expected, and indicated it will keep rates steady in the near term if inflation eases towards the bank's targeted level. (Apr 02)

MORE TOPICS: HSBC, MANUFACTURING, GDP, ELECTIONS, INDIA, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo is pictured outside its head office in Mumbai January 11, 2011.
RBI Likely to Keep Policy Rate Unchanged, Voice Caution

By Reuters

The Reserve Bank of India is expected to keep its policy interest rate unchanged on Tuesday after retail inflation, which has become its preferred price gauge, eased to a 25-month low in February. (Apr 01)

MORE TOPICS: BARCLAYS, HSBC, RETAIL, ELECTIONS, INDIA, MANAGEMENT

Manufacturers Post Fastest Growth in a Year in Feb
Manufacturers Post Fastest Growth in a Year in Feb

By Reuters

Indian manufacturing activity and new orders showed their strongest growth in a year in February, according to a survey released on Monday that suggested that the worst is over for Indian factories struggling through an economic slowdown. (Mar 04)

MORE TOPICS: IMF, HSBC, MANUFACTURING, INDIA, RBI

Japan economy
Japan Factory Output Jumps Ahead of Tax Hike, Outlook Murky

By Reuters

Japan's factory output rose in January at the fastest pace in more than two years and core inflation hovered near a five-year high, comforting signs for an economy expected to take a hit from a sales tax hike scheduled for April. (Feb 28)

MORE TOPICS: JAPAN, INVESTMENT

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan (Photo: Reuters)
Rajan Says Inflation Views Aligned with Government - TV

By Reuters

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan said the government and the central bank shared similar views on inflation management, while reiterating a call for the U.S. Federal Reserve to be more sensitive to emerging economies. (Feb 25)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, INDIA, MANAGEMENT, RBI, EMERGING MARKETS

G-20 BRICs
Global Markets Overview – 2/24/14

By IG Markets

Global growth remains below trend as seen in the projections for the US, Japan and Australia; this has been the first G-20 meeting since the GFC that has seen growth as the key theme rather than austerity and blame for the GFC over the past six years. (Feb 24)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, FACEBOOK, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA, ARGENTINA, INDIA

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo is pictured outside its head office in Mumbai January 11, 2011.
RBI will Need to keep Raising Policy Interest Rate - IMF

By Reuters

The Reserve Bank of India will need to continue raising its policy interest rate given the sticky nature of inflation, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. (Feb 21)

MORE TOPICS: IMF, INDIA, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, RBI

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan (Photo: Reuters)
Consumer Inflation to Ease in Next Two Months: Raghuram Rajan

By Reuters

India's consumer inflation should ease in the next two months, and will fall to 8 percent by the end of the year, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan said in an interview with TV news channel CNN-IBN on Thursday. (Jan 31)

MORE TOPICS: RETAIL, INDIA, RBI

Reserve Bank of India
RBI Raises Repo Rate, Further Near-term Hike Unlikely

By Reuters

The Reserve Bank of India unexpectedly raised its policy interest rate on Tuesday by 25 basis points but said that if consumer price inflation eases as projected it does not foresee further near-term tightening. (Jan 28)

MORE TOPICS: INDIA, RBI