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
US Consumer Prices Rose 0.1 Percent in September
ABC News - 10/22/2014 8:27:21 AM
U.S. consumer ... overall and core prices are up 1.7 percent. The increases are well below the 2 percent target for inflation set by the Federal Reserve. The modest inflationary pressures have allowed the central bank to keep interest rates at record ...
Australia third quarter inflation cools, gives RBA room to hold rates at record low
Reuters - 10/21/2014 9:57:25 PM
Official figures released on Wednesday by the Bureau of Statistics showed the RBA's favored "trimmed mean" measure of the consumer price ... Underpinning inflation were price increases for fruit, home purchase costs and property rates, official figures ...
Soft Australian inflation supports low interest rates
Business Recorder - 10/22/2014 4:38:17 AM
SYDNEY, Oct 22, 2014 (AFP) - Australian consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in the three months to September, official figures showed Wednesday, as the annual rate of inflation eased after the removal of a controversial carbon tax. The increase in the ...
Low inflation set to crimp rate rises
Stuff - 10/23/2014 7:21:44 AM
Annual inflation ... with some countries like Italy facing falling prices. But prices in New Zealand are at the bottom end of the Reserve Bank's target zone of 1 per cent to 3 per cent, rather than falling. Economists had expected an annual rate of about ...
AUD/USD Exchange Rate Firms as Inflation Rises More Than Forecast
audnews.com.au - 10/22/2014 8:27:21 AM
Official data released earlier showed that Australia’s rate of Consumer Price Inflation (CPI ... Dollar could soften further later in the session if the latest inflation data out of the country comes in below economist expectations.
Consumer, core prices inch up
PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW - 10/22/2014 11:57:56 PM
WASHINGTON — Consumer ... and core prices are up 1.7 percent. The increases are well below the 2 percent target for inflation set by the Federal Reserve. The modest inflationary pressures have allowed the central bank to keep interest rates at record ...
Carbon tax repeal eases consumer price rises
7 News Yahoo - 10/22/2014 1:17:51 AM
Overall, consumer prices rose 0.5 per cent in the quarter and 2.3 per cent for the year to the end of September, down from the annual inflation rate of 3 per cent recorded in the June reading. Economist forecasts had centred on a quarterly rise of 0.4 per ...
No fear of deflation: Indian consumers respond to softer oil, food prices
Reuters - 10/22/2014 12:56:23 AM
The oil rout has strengthened the outlook for the country's current account and fiscal balances, auguring well for the rupee at a time when speculation about U.S. interest rates ... if crude prices recover. Consumer and wholesale price inflation dropped ...
Fed Can Keep Rates Low Thanks to Inflation Data
marketpulse.com - 10/22/2014 11:29:18 PM
The consumer-price index climbed 0.1 percent ... also among those keeping a lid on charges. With inflation falling short of the Fed’s goal, policy makers need not rush to raise rates even as the world’s largest economy shows no sign of succumbing ...
Inflation Figures Sending Mixed Messages
Guardian LV - 10/23/2014 2:49:44 AM
With a variety of news outlets reporting on inflation figures for the month of September, activity in certain consumer price sectors seems to send a ... still reports the overall rate of inflation remaining under its stated target of 2 percent.
Show me the money : RBI is targeting inflation at the cost of growth
The Times of India Blogs - 10/21/2014 6:34:00 AM
But on August 5, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan surprised the country by announcing ... on the back of declining world commodity prices. Crisil’s core rate of inflation is therefore higher, but only by 0.2%. So why has the consumer price inflation rate ...
These Inflation Numbers Might Shock You
Daily Wealth - 10/22/2014 11:54:57 AM
Remember, a long-term comfortable level of inflation is about 2%. But there are a few ways to measure it. The most popular measure is the core Consumer Price Index (CPI), which ... Consumers won't be rocked by high interest rates. P.S. Did you know ...
Poloz May Stay Neutral With Canada Inflation on Target
Bloomberg - 10/22/2014 3:55:20 AM
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz has all the ammunition he needs to keep a neutral stance on interest rates as he balances the risks to inflation ... prices. Recent indicators have suggested weakness. Statistics Canada reports have shown the country ...
The Great Inflation Lie
dailyreckoning.com.au - 10/22/2014 5:28:24 AM
Bullard is worried about too little inflation. Instead of going up 2% a year — by the official tally — consumer prices ... Would that be price stability? Of course not. Price stability increases as the inflation rate approaches zero, not the other ...
Australia Q3 inflation cools, gives RBA room to hold rates at record low
CNBC - 10/22/2014 1:39:20 AM
Australia's consumer prices cooled in the third quarter with a key gauge of underlying inflation back comfortably in the middle of the Reserve Bank's 2-3 percent target band, giving the central bank room to hold interest rates low for longer. Official ...