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TD Securities analysts note that India’s  CPI inflation rose to an 8-month high in June, but it remains below the mid-point of the RBI’s target band while core CPI continues to ease.

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“Adverse seasonal factors as will an increase in domestic fuel prices due to higher taxes will likely contribute to a further increase in headline CPI this month. We expect CPI to rise to a rate of 3.24% y/y (market 3.08%), with the upside capped by favourable base effects. Meanwhile core CPI could edge even lower, providing further comfort to the RBI.”