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
China central bank warns of unstable inflation outlook, low prices | Reuters
Firstpost - 5/27/2015 7:19:06 PM
BEIJING China's central bank warned of deflationary pressure in the world's second-largest economy on Wednesday as it forecast subdued consumer prices ... government's 2015 inflation target of 3 percent. The central bank, which has cut interest rates ...
IMF Lifts Philippine Inflation Outlook, Maintains Growth Forecast
Realtime Business News - 5/27/2015 5:00:06 AM
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) increased consumer price inflation outlook for the Philippines for this ... Meanwhile, sluggish trading partner growth and real exchange rate appreciation could soften net exports, the report said.
Indonesia wants lower inflation to boost competitiveness
Net India 123 - 5/27/2015 12:16:46 PM
Bank Indonesia Governor Agus Martowardojo told an official meeting on the country's high costs that the central bank aims to bring down the inflation rate to between ... reported deflation in April, with consumer prices down by 1 percent and 0.5 percent ...
People's Bank of China warns of unstable inflation outlook, low prices
Economic Times - 5/27/2015 12:31:05 PM
BEIJING: China's central bank warned of deflationary pressure in the world's second-largest economy on Wednesday as it forecast subdued consumer prices ... government's 2015 inflation target of 3 percent. The central bank, which has cut interest rates ...
Iran raises oil prices by 40% to boost revenue
customstoday.com.pk - 5/28/2015 3:40:11 AM
TEHRAN: Iran has raised fuel prices by 40 percent and scrapped ... An interim nuclear accord with world powers, though, has helped stabilize the currency and reduce the annual inflation rate to about 14 percent in the month ending May 20.
Enough food stocks to contain inflation even if monsoon weak’
freepressjournal.in - 5/27/2015 9:32:07 AM
At present, the price situation is much better with Consumer Price Index (CPI ... to keep its currency competitive in view of aggressive rate cut policy of China and other countries. “Inflation…is going to be lower than the RBI’s target.
Singapore still 3rd in world competitiveness ranking: Study
Channel News Asia - 5/28/2015 1:17:01 AM
SINGAPORE: Despite weaknesses in areas such as cost of living and immigration laws pertaining to employment of foreign labour, Singapore maintained its third position in an annual world ... “prices” indicator, which looked at consumer price inflation ...
Dubai's inflation expected to slow down further
Gulf News - 5/27/2015 12:02:27 PM
“From now on, inflation is in a declining trend. Consumers will be spending less from their pockets,” Eke told Gulf News. According to the official figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics, the UAE’s consumer price index (CPI), a measure ...
Kganyago’s Rate Resolve Seen Unmoved by South African Slowdown
Bloomberg - 5/27/2015 11:40:58 AM
The five-year breakeven rate, which measures expectations for consumer-price growth, climbed 19 basis points since the start of May, to 6.51 percent. The inflation outlook has deteriorated to “uncomfortable levels” and one of the main risks is the ...
German consumer confidence hits 13.5-year high
Business Recorder - 5/27/2015 2:04:08 PM
"Very strong domestic demand in Germany and the low rate of inflation ... dampen consumer spending in Germany," it said. Sentiment in Europe's top economy is currently buoyant, as a weaker euro and falling oil prices provide a boost to the country's ...
Grand Central: Fed Confronts an Economy Plagued by Mismeasurement
The Wall Street Journal - 5/27/2015 2:36:56 AM
Inflation statistics ... discouraging. The consumer price index, released by the Labor Department Friday, showed some signs of pickup. Meantime the jobless rate, at 5.4% in April, continues to fall and hiring continues. In a world where there is much ...
Indonesias Oil Policies Assisted by Falling Prices
MENAFN - 5/27/2015 5:07:16 AM
Protests have revolved around expected increases in the cost of living given the ensuing price increases. Inflation ... around the world.First and foremost, our products are about people. Our relationships with primary sources in numerous countries around ...
South Africa: Pensions Beat Take-Home Salaries in Inflation Stakes
AllAfrica - 5/27/2015 1:28:21 PM
Last month, take-home salaries increased by 5.9%, beating inflation by 1.4% ... New wage settlements and the implementation of other "consumer price index plus" agreements will help lift the rate of consumer spend towards the middle of the year.
Survey says: Home prices keep rising
Merced Sun-Star - 5/26/2015 5:11:26 PM
Translation: People aren’t earning much more, yet home prices are rising faster than the rate of inflation in much of the country. The top five states in annual appreciation during the first quarter on the FHFA index were Colorado, Nevada, Florida ...
Malaysia April Inflation Within Expectations, Central Bank Says
NASDAQ - 5/27/2015 3:12:44 AM
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Malaysia's central bank chief said Wednesday the higher rate of inflation for April was within its expectations and that it is likely stay around 2% for the rest of the year. The consumer-price index--the country's main gauge of ...