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
Here’s the Short Worldwide History of Inflation and Deflation
The Wall Street Journal - 11/25/2014 2:20:44 PM
Consumer prices are heading lower across much of the world. And that’s been ... A number of arguments are made for why inflation was so rampant during the 1970s. There was the ending of the Bretton Woods fixed exchange rate regime at the start of that ...
Why inflation differs between young and mature economies
Market Realist - 11/25/2014 12:26:12 PM
A rise in a country or ... to the interest rate, can support your investment when inflation is favorable. India doesn’t have a Producer Price Index (or PPI). Instead, it uses the Wholesale Price Index (or WPI) and the Consumer Price Index (or CPI).
Indonesian inflation expected to rise to 7.7-8.1 pct this year
Xinhua News Agency - 11/26/2014 9:33:13 AM
JAKARTA, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia's central bank governor Agus Martowardojo said here Wednesday that the country's consumer price ... Soon after the fuel price hikes, the central bank raised its lending facility rate by 50 basis points to 8 percent.
Dubai inflation highest in five years
MENAFN - 11/26/2014 8:14:29 AM
(MENAFN - The Arabian Post) Dubai's inflation rate advanced to the highest level in more than five years, after prices in the housing index rose the most since at least January 2009. Consumer prices ... of six Arabian Gulf countries, Jordan and Morocco ...
Consumer confidence improves in November: ANZ report
Economic Times - 11/25/2014 6:16:57 PM
MUMBAI: After being in the dumps, consumer confidence in the country ... "Only lower inflation will improve consumer confidence," she added. Apart from standard macro-economic developments, the Index also factors in currency, gold price, equity markets ...
World stocks mixed, U.S. undermined by weak consumer data
4 Traders - 11/25/2014 4:15:16 PM
"It was a nice U.S. opening to new highs and then you ended up with consumer ... to boost prices. Falling prices have helped energy-importing countries but are proving counterproductive to nations like Japan, which is seeking to boost inflation and bust ...
S. Korea faces pressure to cut record-low rate further
People's Daily Online - 11/26/2014 4:14:05 PM
The country ... interest rate, adjusted for inflation, is even higher than the one during the 2008 global financial crisis, urging the BOK to cut rates further to prevent the Japanese-style deflation from happening in South Korea. Consumer prices rose ...
RBI's rate cut: Risks and benefits to the Indian economy
Rediff India Abroad - 11/26/2014 3:20:59 AM
Sliding producer prices are pushing up the real, or inflation-adjusted, value of China's alarmingly large corporate debt burden. Lower rates will give borrowers ... investment from around the world. He wants to turn the country into a manufacturing hub.
Thailand to freeze prices of many goods for 6 months
worldbulletin.net - 11/25/2014 9:34:24 AM
Thailand's Commerce Ministry said on Friday that prices of many consumer ... fertiliser. Inflation in Thailand accelerated in May to a 14-month high of 2.62 percent from a year earlier due to higher food and energy prices, with the core rate, which ...
China won't consider more rate cuts or easing until fourth quarter data out: official
Reuters - 11/25/2014 8:44:18 AM
Reuters reported that the ... 7 percent - a rate not seen since the global financial crisis. Producer prices, charged at the factory gate, have been falling for almost three years, piling pressure on manufacturers, and consumer inflation is also weak.
The time has come to cut interest rates
The Hindu Business Line - 11/25/2014 4:15:16 PM
There is hope that the central bank’s target for January 2015 and 2016 of consumer inflation being 8 per cent and 6 per cent, respectively, may be realised. Inflation, based on the Consumer Price ... pushed the country’s economic growth rate to a ...
The Three Countries With The Highest Inflation
Forbes - 5/9/2014 7:43:49 PM
Elevated inflation can be harmful to a country’s economy. Moreover, as prices rise, if wages don’t keep ... In this article, we’ll discuss the three countries with the world’s highest inflation rate. We’ll also include a brief, but important ...
Australian Dollar to New Zealand Dollar (AUD/NZD) Exchange Rate Stronger on NZ Inflation
audnews.com.au - 11/24/2014 3:19:11 PM
After the Reserve Bank of New Zealand 2-Year Inflation Expectation ticked ... The Australian Dollar to New Zealand Dollar exchange rate is currently trending in the region of 1.0956. Yesterday… After iron ore prices declined for the fifth consecutive ...
Exclusive - India central bank under pressure to cut rates as growth slips
7 News Yahoo - 11/25/2014 1:37:47 PM
HISTORY OF INFLATION Rajan, who made no reference to policy rates at a speaking engagement on Tuesday in Gujarat, has resisted calls to cut the RBI's 8 percent repo rate , even though consumer ... a country long plagued by double-digit price rises that ...
India under pressure to cut rates
Fin24 - 11/25/2014 1:30:38 PM
History of inflation Rajan, who made no reference to policy rates at a speaking engagement on Tuesday in Gujarat, has resisted calls to cut the RBI's 8% repo rate, even though consumer ... to India, a country long plagued by double-digit price rises ...