2022 to be a difficult year on higher commodity prices: Nestle India chief

Nestle India chief Suresh Narayanan on Monday said that 2022 will likely be a “difficult year” as commodity prices are expected to rise and result in the spectre of food inflation for the manufacturers. The leading FMCG player, well known for household brand names like Maggi and Milkybar, is anticipating an escalation in the prices … Read more

A macro hedge fund investing chief expects a 42% correction in the S&P 500 to play out within a year. He lays out 5 ‘substantial risks’ lurking in the market – and the best way to position for the…

One of Wall Street’s most bearish analysts turned exceedingly bullish two weeks ago. Wells Fargo’s Christopher Harvey upgraded his bearish S&P 500 price target of 3,850, which he set in late 2020, to 4,825, representing an increase of 6.7% from the S&P’s current level of around 4,525. Harvey joins a number of strategists upgrading their … Read more

Companies fight to protect margins as inflation reaches tipping point

Indian companies are running out of room to absorb rising raw material costs, which could force the central bank to unwind stimulus faster-than-expected and threaten a stock market rally that has earned billions for investors. Companies from the Indian unit of Unilever Plc to Tata Motors Ltd., the owner of the iconic Jaguar Land Rover, … Read more

Warren Buffett called inflation a ‘gigantic corporate tapeworm.’ Here’s the investor’s warning about rising prices.

Warren Buffett said costs were rising fast during Berkshire Hathaway’s recent meeting. Buffett has called inflation a “gigantic corporate tapeworm” for investors and businesses. Asset-light companies that can raise prices and scale easily often weather inflation best. See more stories on Insider’s business page. Warren Buffett said he was seeing “very substantial inflation” and homebuilding … Read more

Retail inflation at 16-month low, factory output up 1%

Retail inflation slowed to a 16-month low in January on the back of cooling of some food items, while industrial output growth clawed back into positive territory in December, bringing some cheer for an economy battling a record slump due to the impact of the deadly pandemic. Data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) … Read more