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Retail price growth in Metro Manila hit a near 14-year high in October amid surging basic commodity prices fueled by a second-round base effect of domestic inflation, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Friday. Retail price growth in the National Capital Region, as reported in the general retail price index (GRPI), grew by 6% […]
Rating agency ICRA on Tuesday revised its growth estimates for the Indian road logistics sector to 11-13 per cent for the current fiscal against the previous estimate of 7-9 per cent. The rating agency said the growth is supported by a strong demand environment, coupled with the continuation of firm freight rates, also supported by the base effect to an extent, given that FY22 had a weak first quarter due to the second wave of COVID-19. Get more Companies News and Business News on Zee Business.
Inflation fell to 64.3% in December, below November’s 84.4%. The reading was driven by a high base effect and came amid a broad-based moderation in price increases. That said, the trend pointed up, with annual average inflation coming in at 72.3% in December (November: 70.4%). Meanwhile, core inflation fell to 51.9% in December, from November’s 68.9%. Finally, consumer prices
The Index of Industrial Production reverted to a stronger-than-anticipated YoY growth of 7.1% in November 2022 (our expectation: up 3.5%), as compared to the contraction of 4.2% in October 2022, led by a reversal of the base effect related to an early festive season. Given this, the print should be interpreted with caution; average growth in the IIP remained muted during October-November 2022, at 1.3% YoY, lower than 1.7% seen in Q2 FY23.
Tata Motors, Kia India and Hyundai are expecting sales momentum to continue this year as well after witnessing robust growth in dispatches to dealers in the last year while pressure remains of a high base effect, inflation and higher interest costs. Tata Motors, which crossed five lakh cumulative wholesale mark in 2022, is hopeful of robust performance this year on the back of new launches as well as better traction for its internal combustion engine models, electric vehicles and CNG trims.t
GDP decreased 0.9% on an annual basis in Q4 (Q3: +4.0% year on year). Q4's reading was the weakest since Q3 2009, and confounded market expectations for an expansion. The reading brought the expansion for 2022 as a whole to 2.4%, a marked slowdown from 2021’s 6.5% growth. Household spending growth fell to 2.9% in Q4 (Q3: +7.0% yoy), amid a far less favorable base effect.