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
Consumer prices post biggest drop in six years
Market Watch - 12/17/2014 8:46:50 AM
Core prices are viewed as a better gauge of long-term trends in consumer inflation. The pace of inflation over the past 12 months fell to 1.3% in November and is down sharply from 2.1% just five months ago. The growth in the core rate of inflation edged ...
Eight countries that win and lose big from oil plunge
USA Today - 12/16/2014 12:51:24 PM
Falling oil prices almost certainly mean more economic hardship in a country where there are chronic shortages of basic consumer products, such as toilet paper, and the inflation rate is over 50%, among the world's highest. Japan, which relies heavily on ...
Are signals for a rate cut slowly turning green all over?
IN - 12/17/2014 10:08:34 PM
With the Consumer Prices Index (CPI ... the possibility of raising rates, but it’s some time in the distant future. It may hold its hand if the rest of the world is reflating to keep growth hopes afloat. India is the lone country (barring a few smaller ...
Euro zone bond yields dip as inflation cools U.S. rate hike worries
Reuters - 12/17/2014 12:07:16 PM
LONDON, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Euro zone bond yields dipped near record lows on Tuesday after U.S. inflation recorded ... on keeping interest rates near zero from its policy statement due at 1900 GMT. But hints that weak consumer prices might strike some ...
US consumer prices fall on gasoline, eyes on Fed
Business Recorder - 12/17/2014 8:56:59 PM
WASHINGTON: US consumer ... term interest rate near zero since December 2008. The Labor Department report also showed average weekly earnings, adjusted for inflation, in November recorded their biggest gain in six years. Gasoline prices fell 6.6 percent ...
Oil Is Dragging Down Prices Faster Than Official Price Index Can Capture
The Wall Street Journal - 12/17/2014 11:45:48 AM
Consumer prices around the world are ... on Jan. 16. Inflation is being closely monitored by Federal Reserve officials as they study the health of the economy and debate whether to prepare markets for an increase in interest rates in mid-2015.
Hungary Central Bank Holds Main Rate as Consumer Prices Decline
Bloomberg - 12/16/2014 12:58:34 PM
Hungary’s central bank left its benchmark interest rate at a record low for a fifth month, in line with its guidance for steady borrowing costs until the end of 2015, after a decline in consumer ... Countries will refrain from cutting output even if ...
Britain boost as inflation declines to 12-year low
Gulf Daily News - 12/17/2014 2:27:27 AM
under no pressure to raise interest rates soon. Reflecting a slide in global oil prices that has pushed down inflation around the world, and raised concerns about deflation in some countries, the consumer price index (CPI) rose by an annual 1.0 per cent in ...
Low inflation calls for policy rate cut
Deccan Herald - 12/16/2014 7:32:16 PM
The country may be headed for a more benign inflation regime if the recent behaviour of the prices is an indicator. Both the indices – the Consumer Price Index (CPI ... a much more remarkable slide. The rate for November was zero, dramatically dropping ...
Europe's struggle for inflation intensifies
The Australian - 12/17/2014 9:39:56 PM
The bloc's statistics agency on Wednesday confirmed that consumer prices in the 18 countries that share the euro were ... In October, the annual rates of inflation were 0.4 per cent and 0.5 per cent, respectively. In both the eurozone and the EU, that ...
Gross Backs Krugman View Of Fed In World Of Low Inflation
Financial Advisor Magazine - 12/17/2014 3:06:14 PM
For the first time in at least 55 years, not one advanced economy will see consumer prices growing more than 4 percent this year. Even as recently as 2011, a quarter of rich nations recorded a rate ... world economy out there, we don’t see any inflation.”
US consumer prices fall in November
News.com.au - 12/18/2014 12:46:03 AM
PLUNGING fuel costs caused US consumer prices to drop in ... Reserve's 2 per cent inflation target. This gives Fed officials who end their policy meeting on Wednesday afternoon significant leeway to keep a key interest rate at near zero, which helps ...
UK inflation tumbles to 12-year low in November, says ONS
moneyexpert.com - 12/16/2014 4:26:09 PM
In the wake of falling oil prices, CPI growth in the UK has dropped to 1%, potentially further delaying a rise in interest rates, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Inflation as measured according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI ...
UK inflation down at 1 percent, lowest in 12 years
Businessweek - 12/16/2014 4:26:09 PM
LONDON (AP) — Consumer price inflation in the U.K. fell to a ... be a brave MPC member who would be ready to start voting for rate hikes while the governor is simultaneously explaining why inflation is so far below target," said James Ashley, chief ...
Sliding oil sends British inflation to 12-year low
MENAFN - 12/16/2014 1:48:40 PM
(MENAFN - AFP) Britain's annual inflation rate slid to a 12-year low of 1.0 percent in November, driven down by tumbling oil prices, official data showed Tuesday. The 12-month Consumer Price ... developed and developing countries? Just take a look at