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
Must-know: Is gold an effective hedge against inflation?
Yahoo Finance - 9/23/2014 12:57:58 PM
Must-know: Understanding gold price drivers (Part 3 of 12) (Continued from Part 2) What is an inflation hedge? Inflation is generally measured by changes in the Consumer Price ... It’s effective in countries where inflation rates are high and the ...
Singapore's inflation dips to 0.9% in August on lower car costs
Asiaone Business - 9/23/2014 10:13:20 AM
SINGAPORE - Lower car prices were once again the main reason behind a dip in the rate of inflation last month. Singapore's consumer price index ticked ... in most of Singapore's key import source countries is expected to be contained.
Will Canada Price Spike Lead to Rate Rethink?
The Wall Street Journal - 9/19/2014 2:35:46 PM
A spike in Canada’s core inflation ... with softer prices in the U.S., underscoring the effects of a weaker domestic dollar and possibly turning up the heat on the country’s central bank to move toward a rate hike. Canada’s core consumer price ...
Eurozone Inflation in Surprise Fall to 0.7 Percent
Sudan Vision - 9/23/2014 6:27:15 PM
Figures released Monday by the Eurostat statistics agency showed consumer prices ... country has a rate of 2 percent or more. A spokeswoman for the statistics agency said the main reason for the revision was lower data from Germany, which has an annual ...
Consumer Price Index and the Inflation Rate
The Motley Fool - 3/1/2014 3:43:32 PM
Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the Consumer Price Index ... U.S. Inflation Rate data by YCharts. While inflation hasn't been much of an issue in the U.S. in the past decade, in other parts of the world it is a major issue.
Double-Digit Inflation Pushes Belarus to Scrap 50-Ruble Note
The Moscow Times - 9/22/2014 12:01:53 PM
The inflation rate in Belarus is one of the highest of any former Soviet Union countries. Consumer prices rose 17.9 percent in the first eight months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, according to figures published by the Belarussian National ...
Interest rates, inflation to hold
The Taipei Times - 9/22/2014 3:50:57 PM
The central bank said in the report that the consumer price index (CPI) was relatively stable and rose at a slower pace than the world’s ... rise in headline inflation, the bank’s tone reflected a higher possibility that policy rates may remain on ...
Rising Inflation Sees Brazil’s Economic Growth Slow to a Crawl
nearshoreamericas.com - 9/23/2014 1:48:05 PM
Hosting this year’s FIFA World Cup and the ... Rising fuel prices, which seem to be the primary cause of the sudden rise in consumer prices, are a particular matter of concern in Brazil. Inflation is a sensitive issue because hyperinflation held ...
Ghana aims for single-digit inflation
cajnewsafrica.com - 9/22/2014 1:20:38 PM
The Bank of Ghana (BoG) Second Deputy Governor, Mollison Narh, said the central bank had projected the country would record a single digit inflation rate by the second half of 2015, subject to world market price of oil and stability in the exchange rate.
'Fuel price rises won't spur inflation'
THE NATION - 9/22/2014 5:16:51 PM
Bank of Thailand Governor Prasarn Trairatvorakul says the government's energy-reform plan, in which it changed fuel prices to reflect the real cost, will have a minimal impact on inflation ... volatility rate. "Central banks around the world have warned ...
How oil-rich Venezuela became one of the world's worst-run economies
Minneapolis Star Tribune - 9/22/2014 7:37:02 AM
It has world’s highest inflation rate; residents barter for supplies. A big oil producer unable to pay its bills during a protracted oil-price boom is a rare beast ... assessing the country as “vulnerable and dependent on favorable business, financial ...
World Cup to kick up prices in inflation-weary Brazil
Reuters - 4/21/2014 7:12:05 AM
Those three areas account for about a tenth of the weighting of Brazil's benchmark IPCA consumer price gauge. That could spell trouble for President Dilma Rousseff as the inflation rate ... countries tend to see rising prices when they host the World Cup.
10 countries with highest inflation rate
Rediff India Abroad - 4/5/2011 5:19:12 AM
With prices of commodities ... experiencing the full impact of inflation. The entire world - from a rich nation like the United States to one of the poorest countries, Congo - is trying to bring soaring inflation rates under control.
Consumer Inflation Views in Three Countries
econintersect.com - 11/26/2013 2:27:06 AM
But U.S., British, and Japanese consumers expect inflation to be higher. Data suggest that consumers in these countries ... the level of oil prices, not the rate of change as economic theory would suggest. These two characteristics of consumer inflation ...
WORLD INFLATION WOES
New York Times - 3/28/1981 11:53:19 PM
As in the developed world, a strong dependence on oil imports and a growing industrial base tend to exacerbate inflation. Among developing countries, the Asian group fared the best as consumer prices rose at a 14.5 percent annual rate. Prices among five ...