Dec CPI Inflation Beats Expectations at 5%; Opens Door for RBI to Cut Rates

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Consumer Price Inflation for the month of Dec came in at 5 per cent as against most opinion polls which predicted CPI Inflation at around 5.2 per cent.

Dec CPI Inflation Beats Expectations at 5%; Opens Door for RBI to Cut Rates
The CPI inflation was up from the previous month. Rural inflation came in at 4.71 per cent as against 4.09 per cent (month-on-month).

The lower than expected inflation now raises fresh prospects of the RBI cutting interest rates going forward. 

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Story first published: Monday, January 12, 2015, 17:52 [IST]
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