Consumer price inflation at 9.75 pct - govt
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's annual consumer price inflation rose in October to 9.75 percent, government data showed on Monday.
India's retail inflation is the highest among the BRICS group of emerging economies - Brazil, Russia, China, and South Africa - and is way above what the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) calls its comfort level.
Food prices for consumers stood at to 11.43 percent in October from 11.6 percent in September. (Reporting by Anurag Kotoky; Writing by Arup Roychoudhury; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel)
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Government officials painted an upbeat picture for the economy on Thursday as it struggles to emerge from the longest spell of sub-par growth in decades and promised to tighten up risk management at the country's dominant state banks. Full Article