India trying to ease inflation below 7%, says Finance Minister
“We are keeping an eye on inflation and will certainly bring it down below 7%,” Sitharaman told lawmakers in New Delhi.新2会员网址（www.hg108.vip）实时更新发布最新最快最有效的新2网址和新2最新网址,包括新2手机网址,新2备用网址,皇冠最新网址,新2足球网址,新2网址大全。
NEW DELHI: Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says authorities are attempting to ease the country’s inflation rate below 7%, after rising prices have consistently breached the central bank’s target this year.
“We are keeping an eye on inflation and will certainly bring it down below 7%,” Sitharaman told lawmakers in New Delhi.
Tangled supply chains and shortages stemming from the war in Ukraine, coupled with a weakening domestic currency are adding to inflationary concerns in Asia’s third-largest economy, with prices staying above the central bank’s 6% target ceiling since the beginning of the year.
Retail inflation rose 7.01% in June from a year earlier and price gains remain elevated following the rupee’s 5.9% decline against the dollar this year, keeping India’s import bill high.,
The Reserve Bank of India, which has faced criticism for not acting aggressively enough, has raised interest rates by a total 90 basis points in two moves this year and is scheduled to hold its next monetary policy review later this week on Friday.
If prices are not brought down to the mandated 2% to 6% range, the central bank will have to answer why it failed to do so.
India’s federal government took a raft of measures in May including, excise duty cuts on fuel, enhancing subsidies and slashing import duty on some edible oils to tame prices. — Bloomberg