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
Abenomics is floundering as Japanese inflation disappears
The Business Insider - 3/27/2015 3:42:08 AM
Japan's inflation rate, stripping out the effect of volatile items and tax changes, is now back to zero. That's according to figures out overnight. The consumer price index (CPI ... doesn't look so bad. The country's Trade Union Confederation is projecting ...
Japan's core consumer inflation slides to zero
Market Watch - 3/26/2015 9:37:03 PM
It was the lowest level since May 2013 for the consumer price index ... to meet its inflation target, the Kuroda BOJ can boast success on other fronts. It has been effective in steering financial markets, pushing down Japanese interest rates and weakening ...
Japan inflation stalls in February
Business Recorder - 3/27/2015 9:40:02 AM
TOKYO: Japanese inflation stalled in February with a key measure of prices ... plunge in oil rates and tepid consumer spending. The dismal figures come after Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda acknowledged this month that dragging the country out of ...
UAE's inflation edges down from near 6-year highs
Arabian Business - 3/27/2015 2:23:23 AM
The UAE's inflation rate edged down from ... which account for over 39 percent of consumer expenses, jumped 7.4 percent from a year earlier in February and rose 0.2 percent from the previous month. Food and beverage prices, which account for nearly 14 ...
Alternate Price Gauge Says Japan May Have Inflation After All
The Wall Street Journal - 3/27/2015 8:28:27 AM
Japan’s official inflation gauge shows the country on the verge of slipping ... In comparison, the government’s core consumer price index, which excludes fresh food, has shown the rate of inflation slipping over the past year and reaching zero in ...
US economy grew at unchanged 2.2 percent rate in Q4 (+video)
The Christian Science Monitor - 3/27/2015 4:56:42 PM
The economy had surged at a 5 percent rate in the third quarter. In the final look at fourth quarter GDP, consumer spending was more ... The report also showed that inflation was well under control. A price measure tied to GDP rose just 0.1 percent ...
Japan core consumer inflation grinds to halt, keeps BOJ pressured
Yahoo Finance - 3/27/2015 12:50:20 AM
"Core consumer prices ... The cooling in inflation, if it persists, will hamper BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's battle to eradicate the deflationary mindset that had led to nearly two decades of stagnation. Adding to the gloom for the world's third-largest ...
Japan core consumer inflation grinds to halt, keeps Bank of Japan pressured
7 News Yahoo - 3/27/2015 12:50:20 AM
the soft inflation data will keep it under pressure to expand monetary stimulus to jump-start price growth toward its 2 percent target. Stripping out the effect of last year's sales tax hike, the core consumer price index was flat from a year ago ...
This country just joined Britain in the "noflation" club
CITY A.M. - 3/27/2015 9:04:15 AM
Core consumer inflation in Japan stalled ... in a bid to prop up future inflation expectations. Earlier this week falling global oil prices pushed Britain's inflation rate to zero for the first time since the 1960s, However, this was widely applauded ...
Crude shock: Deeper crisis in Yemen could mean your loan rates won't fall as expected
Firstpost - 3/27/2015 10:51:37 AM
Yemen isn’t an oil producer but it is a strategic supply route for oil imports for many countries ... factor in delayed rate cuts from the RBI and banks would limit their lending rate cuts to small margins. The consumer price inflation (new series ...
Janet Yellen says U.S. Fed rate hikes may start this year if economy continues improving
Financial Post - 3/27/2015 9:28:43 PM
Some of the weakness in inflation “likely reflects continuing slack” in labour markets. Despite disappointing retail-sales data, she said consumer spending ... raising the policy rate. The Fed’s preferred gauge of price pressures increased 0.2% ...
Japan's inflation rate slides to zero in February jeopardizing BOJ's reflation target
上海日报 - 3/27/2015 4:17:55 AM
TOKYO, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Japan's annual core consumer inflation rate slid to zero in February ... The core CPI for Tokyo's 23 wards, largely seen as precursor of prices across the country and the central bank's most important leading indicator, rose ...
Japan's consumer prices up 2.0 pct in February
Xinhua News Agency - 3/27/2015 1:04:39 AM
The tax hike has pushed the inflation rate up about 2 percentage points, according to the central bank. TOKYO, March 27 (Xinhua) -- The Japanese Internal Affairs Ministry said on Friday that the country's consumer prices rose 2. 0 percent in February year ...
Crude shock: A deeper crisis in Yemen could mean your loan rates won't fall as expected
IN - 3/27/2015 8:21:18 AM
... will naturally factor in delayed rate cuts from the RBI and banks would limit their lending rate cuts to small margins.The consumer price inflation (new series with 2012 as base) has already shown an upward trend in the recent months increasing from 3 ...
FNB CEO warns of possible rate hike
sabc.co.za - 3/27/2015 7:59:49 AM
This comes after Reserve Bank left the repo rate ... trend in consumer inflation can no longer be sustained. "The downward trend in CPI is forecast to be reversed in the coming months, following the severe drought in maize producing countries.