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India's June retail inflation accelerates to 5.0 percent

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's retail inflation rate accelerated to a five-month high of 5.0 percent in June, government data showed on Thursday, driven by higher fuel prices and a depreciating rupee.Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast June's annual increase in the consumer price index at 5.30 percent, compared with May's 4.87 percent.The forecasts for June ranged from 4.60 percent to 6.00 percent.June was the eighth straight month in which inflation was higher than the central bank's medium-term target of 4 percent.The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) last month raised its benchmark interest ...

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 17:45 IST
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