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The falling rate of inflation

The last few months have witnessed a major drop in the rate of inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index. According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, it was…

Dip in the rate of inflation

There has been a visible and welcome slowdown in the rate of inflation in February 2024. The year-to-year rate of inflation has come down from 28.3% in January to 23.1%…

Dip in the rate of inflation

There is finally some good news on the rate of inflation. The month of June has witnessed a big dip in the rate of inflation in the CPI of 8.6…

Policy rate and inflation

In the 1970s, economists believed that inflation was primarily caused by ‘monetarism’, which is too much money chasing too few goods. They contended that the only way to control inflation…

Understatement of the rate of inflation

The rate of inflation, as measured by Consumer Price Index (CPI) with the base year of 2015-16, has been rising and then falling in 2019-20. It was 8.0 percent in…

Europe less at risk of inflation and rate fears

Investors are watching inflation carefully, worried that a boiling over of prices will ruin the expected strong pandemic recovery although analysts believe Europe faces much less of a risk than…

Dip in the rate of inflation

The year 2020-21 has been an eventful year. The first attack of Covid-19 ebbed by early July 2020 but was followed by two successive attacks. The third attack reached a…