Inflation data will be factored in RBI policy: Subbarao

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will take into account the recent increase in inflation while formulating the policy later this month, Governor D. Subbarao said Monday.

"Of course, we will take into account the inflation numbers," Subbarao told reporters after meeting Finance Minister P. Chidambaram at his North Block office here.

According to data released by the commerce ministry here, wholesale price based inflation snapped fourth months of easing trend and increased to 4.86 percent in June as compared to 4.7 percent in the previous month.

Asked whether the increase in inflation would prevent RBI from cutting rates, Subbarao said: "I have no comment."

The RBI is scheduled to announce policy review July 30.

Subbarao said he discussed with the finance minister the issues concerning the forthcoming meeting of the G20.

"I have come to discuss the G20 issues with the finance minister," Subbarao said.

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