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
Inflation stalls in Japan due to plunging oil prices
malaysiasun.com - 3/28/2015 4:09:34 AM
The Bank of Japan has pledged to achieve a 2 percent target inflation rate and promised to double the country's monetary base with aggressive stimulus measures 80 trillion yen a year • The government said Friday the core consumer-price index hit 0 ...
Dead and buried – but how soon will inflation rise again?
Daily Telegraph - 3/29/2015 10:59:24 PM
The root causes of this lie beyond the policy-makers’ world. Real interest rates will return to normal, and thereby push up nominal rates even if inflation ... because of high oil prices; b) the rapid growth of the super-saving countries, led by China ...
Dawn - 3/30/2015 1:44:02 AM
It is classified as an upper middle income economy by the World Bank. However, the declining trend in oil prices globally, affecting its revenues and the economy and the country’s GDP ... Statistics Committee, the inflation rate in January-February ...
Japan’s Zero Inflation a Setback for Abenomics
Wall Street Journal - 3/25/2015 11:54:15 PM
TOKYO—The core gauge of Japanese consumer prices was flat from a year earlier in ... tool for injecting money into the economy, with interest rates already at zero—and a concrete inflation target that had been shunned by his predecessors.
Iceland's consumer prices up 1.02 percent
MENAFN - 3/28/2015 10:43:17 AM
Iceland's consumer price index (CPI) increased by 1.02 percent to mid-March compared to a month earlier, Xinhua reported. Over the last three months, the CPI has increased by 1.0 percent, equivalent to an annual inflation rate of 3.9 percent, data revealed ...
US economy grew at unchanged 2.2 percent rate in Q4 (+video)
The Christian Science Monitor - 3/26/2015 11:53:04 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 inflation stalls in February
The Peninsula - 3/28/2015 10:31:57 PM
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 ...
Forex Market: EUR/GBP daily trading forecast
binarytribune.com - 3/30/2015 6:44:41 AM
If so, this would be the ninth straight month of negative harmonized inflation. The final value of the consumer confidence indexConsumer Confidence Index. A monthly survey conducted by TNS - the ... picture of the price change in the country, while ...
Japan nears deflation as consumer prices stop rising
Citi FM Online - 3/28/2015 11:19:04 AM
Annual core consumer inflation in Japan, the world’s third-largest economy, stopped rising for the first time in nearly two years in February. The core consumer price index (CPI ... The unemployment rate, however, fell to 3.5% in the same time period ...
The politics of statistics: inflation
Business Recorder - 3/30/2015 12:10:59 AM
The crux of the criticism was as follows: (i) inconsistencies in consumer price index (CPI) basket has serious implications on inflation and poverty estimates; (ii) CPI rates are inconsistent ... or local authorities. In a country where even those products ...
Crude shock: Deeper crisis in Yemen could mean your loan rates won't fall as expected
Firstpost - 3/28/2015 10:36:07 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 ...
Experts Fear World May Be Headed for Yet Another Financial Crisis
News Max - 3/29/2015 5:34:17 AM
Some of the concern stems from the soaring dollar, plunging oil prices and the Federal Reserve's preparation to raise interest rates ... by developing countries soared 40 percent to $17.3 billion in 2013, according to World Bank data.
Pakistan Cuts Key Rate to Lowest in 13 Years as Inflation Slows
Bloomberg - 3/21/2015 3:37:55 PM
(Bloomberg) -- Pakistan cut its benchmark interest rate to the lowest in almost 13 years as a decline in global oil prices helped slow inflation ... the World Economic Forum in Davos in January as fuel shortages left motorists stranded across the country.
Five things you may have missed over the weekend from the world of business
The Boston Globe - 3/30/2015 4:00:03 AM
The unemployment rate, now 5.5 percent, is expected to fall to 5.1 percent in 2016. Gross domestic product is expected to grow 3.1 percent in 2015, unchanged from the December forecast. Inflation, as measured by the consumer price index, is expected to ...
Janet Yellen Rallies USD While Diary and Ore Prices Weigh Down Commodity Currencies
FX Empire - 3/30/2015 5:18:47 AM
The world’s biggest ... figures showed that inflation stalled in February, weighed by a plunge in oil rates and weak consumer spending, after Japan limped out of a brief recession in the last quarter of 2014.The dismal price figures come after Bank ...