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 in Developed Economies Halved in January, OECD Says
Wall Street Journal - 3/3/2015 12:03:02 PM
The annual rate of inflation across the world’s developed economies more than halved in January, reaching its lowest level since the recession that followed the global financial crisis. While consumer prices rose at a faster pace in a small number of ...
The wait for Consumer Price Inflation, and possible currency collapse
Commodity Online - 3/3/2015 3:52:06 PM
Here’s another reader’s original and inspired perspective on the short term effects of consumer price inflation and how it differs from ... long run as determined by their calculated exchange rates for goods and services. This value usually lags ...
South Korean: economy may fall amid low headline inflation
Spy Ghana - 3/3/2015 11:20:05 AM
Concerns that the South Korean economy may fall into deflation escalated as recent economic indicators indicated a stagnant economy amid low headline inflation. The country’s consumer price inflation ... to cut interest rates further.
Brazil’s shock therapy against inflation
Reuters - 3/3/2015 2:40:31 PM
Brazil’s central bank’s two-day policy meeting kicks off later on Tuesday with all bets placed on a fourth straight interest rate ... consumer prices in recent years. Taken together, these are by far the most aggressive initiatives against inflation ...
South Korean inflation hits 15-year low
freemalaysiatoday.com - 3/3/2015 5:18:00 PM
SEOUL: South Korea’s inflation hit its lowest level in more than 15 years in February owing to slumping oil prices, state data showed on Tuesday, fuelling concerns about deflation in the country. Consumer ... to cut interest rates — already at more ...
Indian government, central bank set inflation targets
Business Recorder - 3/3/2015 12:45:59 PM
The RBI cut interest rates by 25 basis points to 7.75 percent in January, the first reduction in 20 months, after inflation eased, helped by lower fuel prices. India's consumer inflation rose to 5.11 percent year-on-year in January, up slightly from 5.0 ...
Turkey inflation rate increases from 7.24% to 7.55% in February
customstoday.com.pk - 3/3/2015 11:05:46 AM
ANKARA: Turkey inflation rate increased from 7.24 percent to 7.55 percent in February, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) announced. The consumer price ... years of 2016 and 2017. The country’s domestic producer price index also increased by ...
China’s Interest Rate Cuts In The Context Of Its PMIs, GDP And CPI
International Business Times - 3/1/2015 10:46:40 AM
In an effort to reverse a slowdown in the world’s No. 2 economy, the People’s Bank of China cut its primary interest rates for the second time ... based on NBS reporting on changes in the country’s consumer price index, or CPI. Therefore, neither ...
Negative interest rates could crush European bank profits — just look at what's happening in Sweden
The Business Insider - 3/3/2015 5:29:20 AM
Last month, Sweden’s Riksbank, the ... (Sweden's consumer prices have fallen 0.2% in January compared to a year earlier following a 0.3% drop in December.) The chart below shows Swedish inflation (purple line) versus the Riksbank's key interest rate ...
After 2 decades, RBI, PM Narendra Modi govt agree to historic change in policy, set inflation target of 4 per cent
Financial Express - 3/3/2015 9:18:24 AM
The RBI’s governor will determine the country’s key interest rates ... Consumer prices rose an annual 5.11 percent compared with a 4.28 percent gain in December, according to data issued on February that changed the base year for measuring inflation ...
Core sector grows just 1.8% but FM should not bank on RBI rate cut for growth
Firstpost - 3/3/2015 1:43:15 PM
A sliding inflation and plummeting manufacturing growth, logically add strength to this demand. Stage looks indeed set for another round of rate cut with inflation continuing its southward journey. The consumer price ... that the country’s manufacturing ...
South Africa, Ukraine top list of the most miserable economies in the world
biznews.com - 3/3/2015 9:54:11 AM
unemployment rate + change in the consumer price index = misery.) In Ukraine’s case, war will exact greater economic casualties. Tension with Russia-backed rebels will prolong joblessness in the eastern-European nation, and inflation won’t offer much ...
Govt changes rule to make RBI more accountable; Governor will have to explain failure if inflation targets are not met
Economic Times - 3/3/2015 4:53:32 AM
Chances are it could even be put in the public domain, as is done in other countries ... rates, any move by the central bank to raise rates even when the inflation is within the agreed range may not go down well with the government. The consumer price ...
Low-inflation regime to end soon
BusinessMirror. - 3/3/2015 1:28:56 PM
The period of slowing inflation when the rate of change ... this year. The price data on February should be released on Thursday, March 5, in accordance with the country’s commitments to such global data crunchers as the World Bank and the International ...
UK inflation rate falls to record low of 0.3% in January
BBC - 2/17/2015 12:55:26 PM
The rate of UK ... around this country, and low inflation, and that is a good mix for the country right now." Labour's shadow Treasury minister Cathy Jamieson said: "Inflation is falling around the world because global oil prices have plummeted.