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
Eurozone inflation, jobless rates unchanged
Yahoo News - 7/31/2015 11:21:09 AM
Consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in July, the Eurostat statistics agency said, the same rate ... Global Insight. Archer said weak energy prices will continue to put pressure on the data but the ECB "will take a fair degree of comfort" from the core ...
Eurozone Inflation Stable At 0.2%; Jobless Rate Lowest Since 2012
Realtime Business News - 7/31/2015 8:15:02 AM
Eurozone inflation remained stable in July and the unemployment rate ... prices has increased the risk that the Eurozone could briefly dip back into deflation, IHS Global Insight Economist Howard Archer said. But it still seems probable that consumer ...
Russia Cuts Interest Rates for Fifth Time This Year
Wall Street Journal - 7/31/2015 2:05:47 PM
“The economic situation in Russia will further depend on the dynamics of world energy prices ... lending rates to revive the country’s economy this year. “The Bank of Russia will further decide on its key rate depending on the balance of inflation ...
Euro zone inflation stable at 0.2 percent, still far off ECB target
Business Recorder - 7/31/2015 12:18:25 PM
The European Union's statistics office Eurostat said on Friday that consumer prices in the 19 countries ... but inflation is still far below the European Central Bank's target of just under 2 percent. The ECB has interest rates close to zero and this ...
Russia's central bank cuts key interest rate
The Bismarck Tribune - 7/31/2015 9:05:09 AM
Higher interest rates ... the inflation further because consumer spending has been declining. Russian businesses complained of a lending squeeze, brought by sanctions against Russian banks as well as prohibitively high interest rates inside the country.
QE Fails In Japan: Inflation Nonexistent, Consumer Spending Drops, More Ease Coming
Safe Haven - 7/31/2015 9:08:08 PM
The BoJ's balance sheet -- a rough proxy for the amount of money it has created and dumped into the economy -- soared at a rate that dwarfs ... challenging the central bank's effort to spur inflation. Consumer prices excluding fresh food rose 0.1 percent ...
Time for another RBI rate-cut: There is no fear of inflation, and growth is very weak
Financial Express - 7/31/2015 8:25:11 PM
And while RBI should not be heavily focussed on food inflation—since it can do little to control it through interest rates—with the monsoon position looking better as compared to the time when the Met had forecast a 12% shortfall, food prices could ...
Key for Investors: Understanding Inflation and Its Implications
Market Realist - 7/31/2015 12:25:34 PM
Inflation represents a rise in the general price level in a country or region. The higher the inflation, the lower the quantum of a particular good that can be purchased compared to the past. In the investment world ... have a higher rate of consumption ...
Unemployment, inflation stable in 19-nation eurozone
The Ledger Independent - 7/31/2015 8:36:31 AM
The ECB this year launched a massive monetary stimulus program to bring up inflation, but it is expected to take months for the rate to rise significantly, particularly since a drop in oil prices is still weighing on the overall level of consumer prices.
Russia cuts key rate to 11% amid weak ruble, oil prices
United Press International - 7/31/2015 11:56:56 AM
In a statement, the bank said it took the decision "taking into account that the balance of risk shifts toward the considerable economy cooling despite a slight increase in inflation risks." CBR cut the key interest rate from 11.5 percent to 11.0 percent ...
Grand Central: Labor Data is at the Top of The Fed’s Rate Hike Dashboard
The Wall Street Journal - 7/31/2015 9:05:09 AM
This column examines the claim using data for 36 countries ... its inflation forecast for 2015 on Thursday, retaining its projection for next year on the assumption the impact of the currency’s depreciation will be offset by a slowdown in food prices. ”
Russia's central bank cuts rates
Reuters - 7/31/2015 4:14:38 PM
Russia's central bank cut its key interest rate by ... to reignite inflation. The rouble, which had already been down over 1 percent before the central bank decision, fell further after the cut. In its statement, the bank said consumer price inflation ...
Russia cuts rate 50 bps, GDP may shrink above forecast
CountingPips - 7/31/2015 1:08:31 PM
Russia’s consumer price inflation rate rose slightly to 15.8 percent as of July 27 from ... The economic situation in Russia will further depend on the dynamics of world energy prices and the economy’s ability to adapt to external shocks.
UAE petrol prices start riding high
Euronews - 7/31/2015 4:14:38 PM
The UAE has become the first Gulf country ... and make the price of petrol and diesel variable in line with average global prices. Until now both have been subsidised by the government, and fuel in the UAE has been paid for at a flat rate despite the ...
GLOBAL MARKETS-Commodities, China stocks lick wounds after brutal July
Reuters - 7/31/2015 12:18:25 PM
LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) - Commodities and China investors waved a relieved goodbye to July on Friday following a brutal sell-off that has revived fears about the global ... inflation data bettered some conservative market expectations. Consumer prices ...