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, 2014See also: Inflation rate (consumer prices) map
Japan consumer inflation tepid, spending down in June
France 24 - 7/31/2015 12:15:26 AM
Japanese inflation ... the brakes on consumer spending. Economists have been convinced that the Bank of Japan will almost certainly be forced to expand its already huge monetary easing scheme to jack up prices and stoke growth in the world's third largest ...
Japan's inflation edges up as households shut their wallets
Money Control - 7/31/2015 5:51:52 AM
The Bank of Japan's (BOJ) efforts to reach its 2 percent inflation target didn't get much of a boost from the latest data, with the country's core consumer ... global strategist at Nikko Asset Management, told CNBC. While Japan's residential property price ...
Egypt holds rate as commodities counter inflation risks
CountingPips - 7/30/2015 11:03:51 PM
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE), which has maintained rates since a surprise rate cut in January, also repeated that risks to the global economy ... mainly due to a drop in prices of fresh vegetables. Core consumer price inflation was largely steady ...
Spring rebound for US economy sets stage for Fed rate hike
Yahoo News - 7/30/2015 8:55:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy isn't moving at warp speed, but it looks like it will be strong enough to handle an expected interest rate increase later this year. Fueled by solid consumer ... on the inflation front. A price measure tied to GDP ...
SBP-IBA survey: Expectations of low inflation coming to an end
The Express Tribune - 7/31/2015 2:38:36 AM
The July edition of the bi-monthly SBP-IBA Consumer ... the average inflation of 8.63% recorded in 2013-14. Low inflation reinforced consumers’ expectations of lower-than-usual inflation following September 2014 amidst falling global oil prices.
U.S. inflation, housing data bolster rate hike argument
Win 98.5 - 7/17/2015 8:38:48 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose for a fifth straight month in June as the cost of gasoline and a range of other goods increased, further signs of firming inflation that strengthen the case for an interest rate hike this year. Other data on ...
Consumer prices down for 8th month
AsiaOne - 7/24/2015 12:23:44 AM
Singapore consumer ... due to higher global oil prices and as the effects of the budgetary measures dissipate, they said. MAS had said on Tuesday that Singapore is not facing deflation despite the extended period of negative inflation rates.
Oil prices fall on OPEC comments; investors await US wage data
Financial Express - 7/31/2015 7:46:24 AM
Oil prices fell in Asian trade on Friday as concern over global oversupply intensified ... Reserve will raise interest rates in September. “Prices will be range-bound between now and the release of wage and wage inflation data,” Le Brun said.
India's two-speed inflation strains country's indebted companies
The Economic Times - 7/9/2015 5:27:51 AM
MUMBAI: Indian firms battling towering debts are calling for more interest rate cuts as they worry the central bank is tying monetary policy too much to consumer inflation and ignoring the longest streak of wholesale price falls on record. Reserve Bank of ...
Sterling bucks dollar bull trend with help from UK rate outlook
Business Recorder - 7/30/2015 7:07:37 PM
But some market strategists reckon that behind closed doors it is concerned that if it were to raise rates first, the already-strong pound would appreciate further, hurting exporters and pushing down consumer prices ... head of global markets research.
Bad loans are a drag on rate cut
Live Mint - 7/30/2015 6:53:18 PM
However, Brazil has raised interest rates by 650 basis points (bps) since 2013, of which 200 bps are this year alone. Its policy rate of 13.75% is among the highest in the world ... an uptick in food prices, and hence, consumer inflation.
Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.98 percent
Yahoo Finance - 7/30/2015 3:04:15 PM
As in recent weeks, mortgage rates followed the yield on the key 10-year Treasury note, which fell. Bond yields for Treasurys were pushed lower by a rise in bond prices, as investors sought safety in U.S. Treasury bonds amid steep declines in global stock ...
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 ...
Yellen’s Gradual Rates Path Backed by Bond-Market Inflation View
Bloomberg - 7/22/2015 2:06:19 AM
Janet Yellen’s emphasis on a gradual path to higher U.S. interest rates is being ... amid signs a global supply surplus will be prolonged as Iran bids to restore output after its nuclear accord. Annual U.S. consumer-price inflation has been at 0.1 ...
Fall in Eurozone Prices Inflames Fears of Deflation
New York Times - 1/30/2015 10:03:30 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 ...