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
Brazil’s Inflation Rate Grew More Than Expected in January
Wall Street Journal - 2/5/2016 8:51:34 PM
SÃO PAULO—Brazil’s consumer-price index increased more than expected in January, putting more pressure on the country’s central bank as it struggles to control inflation. Brazil’s consumer-price index, the IPCA, rose 1.27% in January, compared ...
Stable food prices, cheaper oil, transport costs Inflation eases to 1.3% in Jan
Philstar - 2/6/2016 11:53:31 AM
The January inflation rate fell ... From a global perspective, Esguerra said the government must prepare for potential negative impacts on the economies of oil-producing countries, given the expectation of a prolonged period of low oil prices.
Inflation up, exports down
Today's Zaman - 2/5/2016 2:25:02 PM
The Consumer Price Index ... January and yearly inflation reached 9.6 percent, ranking Turkey among the top high-inflation countries. As for exports, they declined by 14.4 percent compared to January 2015. The yearly CPI increase rate was 7.2 percent ...
Brazil's Inflation Rate Grew More Than Expected
NASDAQ - 2/5/2016 7:08:22 AM
SÃ O PAULO—Brazil's consumer-price index increased ... With continued pressure from inflation, the central bank is currently keeping its benchmark Selic interest rate at an elevated level of 14.25% a year, despite the country's deep economic recession.
The world's most miserable economies
Yahoo News - 2/5/2016 12:48:59 AM
Thanks to off-the-charts inflation ... country the runaway top spot on the 2015 misery index. Also read: Top 10 worst economies in the world With no end in sight for Venezuela's economic woes — estimates in Bloomberg surveys predict consumer price ...
China data may put cat among global central bank doves
Reuters - 2/5/2016 10:14:29 AM
China, a major commodities consumer ... in the world's second-largest economy, while U.S. retail sales figures will give clues on the state of consumer confidence there. Oil prices have tumbled 70 percent since mid-2014, driving down inflation and adding ...
Why 75% drop in global oil prices isn’t reaching you
India Infoline Ltd - 2/6/2016 9:44:40 AM
India imports more than 80% of its fuel requirement, which means declining global prices should ... The direct effect of oil prices on cost of transportation of goods and thus consumer inflation has been demonstrated by research from Integrated Research ...
Price controls fuel illegal trade in Venezuela
Al JAZEERA - 2/5/2016 8:37:15 PM
The Venezuelan trade ministry says it is being corrected in the latest attempt to bring down one of the highest inflation rates in the world. But price controls have only ... Unfortunately, the only loser is the consumer." Inside Story - Has the Bolivarian ...
Bank of England votes unanimously to hold rates
CNBC - 2/4/2016 12:38:50 PM
The MPC now expects the Consumer Price Index ... The market implied rate is now for the bank rate to reach 1.1 percent by the first quarter of 2019. "Low inflation, recent weakening of wage growth, growing concerns about the global economy and the Brexit ...
CORRECTED-Yield curve moves flash global recession warning signs
Reuters - 2/5/2016 2:17:52 PM
Longer-dated yields on a country's bonds should normally be higher than short-dated ones because investors demand a higher rate of compensation ... and inflation expectations around the developed world are sinking thanks to low oil prices and the number ...
GLOBAL ECONOMY WEEKAHEAD-China data may put cat among global central bank doves
Inside Fidelity - 2/5/2016 3:07:59 PM
LONDON, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Global markets ... and commodities prices reeling, eroding inflation and making central banks increasingly dovish - a trend that could continue with more weak economic data. China, a major commodities consumer and focus of much ...
Namibia Doing Better Than Most Countries - Kalili
AllAfrica - 2/4/2016 2:47:41 PM
Despite the fact that many analysts have predicted a gloomy year for economic growth coupled with rising inflation and interest rates ... than most countries, even when faced with drought, as growth at home slowed down to 4 percent in a global economy ...
Guess what; South Africa is the third most miserable economy in the world
The South African - 2/5/2016 10:50:17 AM
According to Bloomberg’s 2016 global Misery Index ... The Misery Index looks at a country’s unemployment rate and consumer inflation levels when determining and overall ‘misery score’, in terms of projected growth. While Bloomberg focuses solely ...
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 ...
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.