Definition: This entry furnishes the annual percent change in consumer prices compared with the previous year's consumer prices.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Inflation rate (consumer prices) map
Inflation stalls in Japan due to plunging oil prices
malaysiasun.com - 3/28/2015 4:09:34 AM
The Bank of Japan has pledged to achieve a 2 percent target inflation rate and promised to double the country's monetary base with aggressive stimulus measures 80 trillion yen a year • The government said Friday the core consumer-price index hit 0 ...
US economy grew at unchanged 2.2 percent rate in Q4 (+video)
The Christian Science Monitor - 3/27/2015 4:56:42 PM
The economy had surged at a 5 percent rate in the third quarter. In the final look at fourth quarter GDP, consumer spending was more ... The report also showed that inflation was well under control. A price measure tied to GDP rose just 0.1 percent ...
Mark Carney: Next BoE interest rate move will be up
International Business Times - 3/28/2015 9:31:42 AM
that the next move in interest rates is going ... Statistics reported the Consumer Price Index shrank by 0.3% in the month from January – taking it to its lowest since records began in 1988. The data suggested that inflation was unchanged in the 12 ...
Pakistan Cuts Key Rate to Lowest in 13 Years as Inflation Slows
Bloomberg - 3/21/2015 3:37:55 PM
(Bloomberg) -- Pakistan cut its benchmark interest rate to the lowest in almost 13 years as a decline in global oil prices helped slow inflation ... the World Economic Forum in Davos in January as fuel shortages left motorists stranded across the country.
US economy grew at 2.2 percent rate in fourth quarter
Connecticut Post - 3/27/2015 1:50:35 PM
The economy had surged at a 5 percent rate in the third quarter. In the final look at fourth quarter GDP, consumer spending was more ... The report also showed that inflation was well under control. A price measure tied to GDP rose just 0.1 percent in ...
CHART OF THE DAY: Here Are The Inflation Rates For Every Major Economy In The World
The Business Insider - 1/22/2014 2:55:33 PM
For some context here's a chart of current inflation rates around the world ... the prices of imported goods, both input raw materials and consumer goods, go up. Emerging markets’ current high inflation rates will likely limit emerging market countries ...
Inflation at Five-Year Lows in Developed Economies
Wall Street Journal - 2/3/2015 11:03:11 AM
Inflation ... 90% of world economic output—the annual rate of inflation rose to 2.5% from 2.4% in November. Inflation rates picked up in Russia, Indonesia and India. After many months of concern about the accuracy of its data on consumer prices, the ...
Janet Yellen says U.S. Fed rate hikes may start this year if economy continues improving
Financial Post - 3/27/2015 9:57:21 PM
Some of the weakness in inflation “likely reflects continuing slack” in labour markets. Despite disappointing retail-sales data, she said consumer spending ... raising the policy rate. The Fed’s preferred gauge of price pressures increased 0.2% ...
Eleven Countries with Soaring Inflation
24/7 Wall ST - 9/6/2013 6:40:39 AM
A high inflation rate jeopardizes a country ... year increases in consumer prices. We reviewed figures on output, unemployment, trade, budgets and interest rates, also from the Economist. Population data are from the CIA’s World Factbook.
In Country Where Beer Was Once the Currency, a New Crisis Builds
Yahoo Finance - 3/27/2015 2:26:22 PM
More from Bloomberg.com: Stocks in U.S. Fluctuate as Oil Halts Rally The selloff -- while in part just a reflection of the dollar’s broader rally against currencies across the world ... to lower oil prices that risks reducing the country’s trade ...
Gold Extends Rally on Lower Dollar and Rate Speculation
Fore Minute - 3/27/2015 7:19:52 PM
Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen Had earlier last week given the strongest indication yet that the Federal Reserve was in no hurry to raise the lending rates ... growth in the country’s consumer price index. While greater inflation would spur ...
Venezuela, Argentina Among World's Most Miserable Countries
The Latin Post - 2/11/2015 3:11:24 PM
The 2014 World Misery Index placed Venezuela at the top of the list for the most miserable countries ... inflation, unemployment and lending rates and increased gross domestic product per capita. Argentina is second on the list for its consumer prices ...
Yellen: A rate increase may be warranted later this year
Knoxville News Sentinel - 3/27/2015 9:50:11 PM
Inflation recently has fallen further below the Fed's 2 percent target for annual price increases. On Monday, Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said in a speech in New York that he expected the central bank to start raising rates sometime this year.
US economic growth rate unrevised at 2.2 percent in Q4
the Augusta Chronicle - 3/27/2015 10:25:59 PM
Stronger growth is expected for the rest of the year, thanks to a recovering job market that should boost consumer spending ... economy actually shrank at an annual rate of 2.1 percent in the first quarter as the country was hit by a series of severe ...
Fall in Eurozone Prices Inflames Fears of Deflation
New York Times - 1/30/2015 10:10:40 AM
FRANKFURT — Consumer prices in the 19-country eurozone fell in January for a second ... What alarmed some economists, though, was a low in the eurozone’s so-called core inflation rate, which does not count things like energy, food, alcohol and tobacco ...