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
Consumer prices in December 2015 Curaçao – Prices stable compared to November; Inflation in 2015 was -0.5 percent
Curacao Chronicle - 2/12/2016 2:49:32 AM
WILLEMSTAD – The consumer ... to other countries. A high inflation may also lead to an increase in interest rates, which lack investment. Deflation is the opposite of inflation. A slight inflation can boost to the economy, as lower prices encourage ...
Poll: Bank of Japan's negative interest rates unlikely to help meet 2 percent inflation goal
Economic Times - 2/12/2016 10:41:59 AM
The BOJ unexpectedly cut a benchmark interest rate below zero in January, stunning investors with another bold move to stimulate the economy as volatile global ... percent. Inflation, however, is expected to remain tepid. The core consumer price index ...
Argentina leader meets with unions over salaries, inflation
CNBC - 2/11/2016 9:27:24 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine president Mauricio Macri is meeting with powerful union leaders to discuss their growing demands for salary hikes amid one of the world's highest inflation rates ... pressure on consumer prices and increased ...
Yellen: Too early to determine impact of global developments
US News and World Report - 2/11/2016 8:30:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen cautioned Thursday that global ... inflation rise at a rate of 2 percent annually. For nearly four years, the Fed has fallen well short of that target, in part because of sinking energy prices and ...
Global shares, bond yields plunge on fears for banks and global growth
Yahoo News - 2/11/2016 10:46:09 PM
The S&P financial stock index <.SPSY> ended down about 3.0 also on concern that low economic growth and negative interest rates in some countries is undermining bank profitability. MSCI's all-country world ... and low inflation. U.S. crude prices fell ...
Yellen says no negative interest rates in store for US
Firstpost - 2/11/2016 10:03:12 PM
and given the weakness of inflation and the global economy, said the Fed was studying the issues involved "to be prepared." "I was surprised it was possible to move rates as negative as some countries have done," she said in a Senate hearing. Earlier ...
Commodity Prices To Stabilize But Remain Low Through 2017: World Bank
The Guardian - Nigeria - 2/11/2016 11:00:28 PM
SUNDAY: Global growth ... has put pressure on inflation. The rise in inflation in turn, has prompted the central bank to hike interest rates which is going to put pressure on activities. In Nigeria, response to the decline in the price of oil has also ...
BSP plays it safe by holding interest rates steady anew
BusinessMirror. - 2/11/2016 3:43:49 PM
Guinigundo traced the more moderate inflation outlook to sharply lower price of oil in the world markets, the more recent reduction in domestic transport rates and below-target ... in other regions of the country and proposal for downward adjustments ...
BoJ’s negative interest rates unlikely to help meet 2pc inflation goal
Business Recorder - 2/12/2016 5:41:20 AM
The BoJ unexpectedly cut a benchmark interest rate below zero in January, stunning investors with another bold move to stimulate the economy as volatile global ... percent. Inflation, however, is expected to remain tepid. The core consumer price index ...
Shares, Bond Yields Plunge on Fears for Banks and Global Growth
NDTV - 2/12/2016 8:04:30 AM
The S&P financial stock index ended down about 3.0 also on concern that low economic growth and negative interest rates in some countries is undermining bank profitability. MSCI's all-country world ... and low inflation. U.S. crude prices fell, hitting ...
Sweden cuts key interest rate further below zero
Townhall.com - 2/11/2016 12:16:13 PM
He pointed to a further drop in oil prices, turmoil in global markets and Japan's decision last week to cut one of its key rates into ... is little sign that inflation will pick up any time soon, while surveys of business and consumer inflation ...
Consumer Price Index and the Inflation Rate
The Motley Fool - 3/1/2014 3:43:32 PM
While it may not be the best measure of the inflation rate, the consumer price index is tied to ... in other parts of the world it is a major issue. Venezuela is a prime example: The value of the country's currency is spiraling downward.
Shut Up About the Inflation Rate
THE SLANT - 4/16/2014 2:06:02 PM
An extremely low interest rate can signal that investors have no faith in a country ... consumer prices sound like a blessing that holds down household costs. But when tepid inflation is associated with small wage gains, excess business capacity and soft ...
Inflation near 10 percent threatens growth, deputy PM says
Today's Zaman - 2/11/2016 2:53:42 PM
Inflation ... due to the fall in global oil prices. Turkey paid $17.1 billion less on oil imports in 2015 ($37.8 billion) than in 2014 ($54.9 billion), Thursday's data revealed. Turkey's central bank also said on Thursday the country's CAD in December ...