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
Draghi Boxed In by Unforgiving World Dragging Down Inflation
Bloomberg - 2/8/2016 2:18:29 AM
In addition to global restraints, the euro area is contending with domestic issues, including high levels of debt in some countries ... price stability mandate, the challenge is to push inflation back up to its goal of just under 2 percent. While the rate ...
Bangladesh inflation eases slightly to 6.07pc in January
Business Recorder - 2/9/2016 12:32:54 PM
DHAKA: Bangladesh's annual inflation eased slightly in January as food prices rose at a slower pace, the planning minister said on Tuesday. Consumer prices in January ... to 8.74 percent from 7.05 percent. World food prices fell to near a seven-year ...
Ask The Times: Consumer Price Index
The Times - 2/7/2016 5:07:18 PM
Q. The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a Consumer Price Index as a measure of the rate of inflation in the country. What does the CPI consist of? A. The Consumer Price Index is what the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls a ...
BSP expected to keep policy rates unchanged
Inquirer - 2/7/2016 4:45:49 PM
Oil-rich Iran has returned to the global oil market following the lifting of international sanctions, further weighing down crude prices. By the second half of 2016, the economist expects the country’s inflation rate to “normalize” to levels within ...
GCC inflation less than 2 percent, except Kuwait – Seminar addresses lifting subsidies
Kuwait Times - 2/7/2016 7:44:47 PM
KUWAIT: Inflation rates in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries over the past ten months of 2015 were less than 2 percent except in Kuwait, a recent report shows. The GCC Statistical Center recently issued a report about the GCC Consumer Price Index ...
Cheap oil is creating windfalls for consumers, but also killing jobs and shaking up global governments
ABQJournal - 2/7/2016 8:39:03 AM
China’s economy grew by 6.9 percent in 2015, the country’s slowest rate in 25 years, raising concerns about global economic strength ... their belts after splurging on consumer goods from Asia when commodity prices soared. In Japan, consumers are ...
Brazil inflation hits 12-year high
Economic Times - 2/5/2016 11:07:35 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil's inflation rate rose to a 12-year high, officials said Friday, as the world's seventh-largest economy continued to struggle through a protracted recession. Driven by rising food prices ... strong growth the country posted in ...
Why 75% drop in global oil prices isn't reaching you
Rediff India Abroad - 2/7/2016 10:12:07 AM
So, why are you not seeing evidence of this price-cut at your local petrol and diesel station? The answer: As global crude prices reach a 11 ... on cost of transportation of goods and thus consumer inflation has been demonstrated by research from ...
Consumer inflation expectations fall to new low in Fed survey
North Jersey - 2/8/2016 11:29:40 AM
Declines in oil prices and global stock markets since the beginning of the year have increased concerns about the outlook for the U.S. economy. New York Fed President William Dudley flagged the downward trend in consumer inflation expectations as a ...
Global stocks in retreat as oil prices slip once again
Washington Post - 2/8/2016 7:54:55 AM
In addition, yields on bonds for Europe’s most-indebted countries are rising, while the rate on Germany ... on concern that global production cuts are insufficient to counter faltering demand in China, the world’s biggest consumer.
The global economy’s New Abnormal
Live Mint - 2/7/2016 7:01:50 PM
So, what exactly is it that makes today’s global economy abnormal? First, potential growth in developed and emerging countries ... inflation, a sharp rise in long-term interest rates, a collapse in the value of the US dollar, a spike in the price of ...
GLOBAL ECONOMY WEEKAHEAD-U.S. retail sales and Yellen testimony in focus
CNBC - 2/7/2016 11:19:32 PM
The country ... consumer confidence in the world's largest economy, as will U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony to the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. Oil prices have tumbled 70 percent since mid-2014, driving down ...
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.
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.