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
What Is Inflation? Is It Overstated? Then Why Has It Been So Low For So Long?
Seeking Alpha - 8/23/2016 12:43:51 PM
Mild inflation (2% or so) is desirable but higher one (3% or more) must be watched. Hyperinflation ruins every country ... general price index is most convenient, [but] no single widely accepted measure exists… [T]he rate of change in the consumer ...
Brazil inflation seen steady in mid-August on high food prices
Metro International - 8/22/2016 9:06:06 PM
Consumer prices ... been to keep interest rates at their highest in a decade, at 14.25 percent, even as the country struggles with its most severe recession in probably more than a century. "A hiccup in food prices has pressured inflation in the last ...
Malawi’s inflation continue to rise
malawi24.com - 8/23/2016 5:27:11 AM
The country’s rate of inflation made a familiar movement in July as it jumped to 23.5 percent from 22.6 percent in June as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), the National Statistical Office (NSO) says. Inflation is calculated using CPI – which ...
Malawi: Food Prices Push Malawi Inflation Rate to 23.5 Percent
AllAfrica - 8/22/2016 9:53:14 AM
Malawi inflation rate rose tp 323.5 percent in july 2015, a 0.9 percentage points from the previous month's of 22.6 percent, according to the National Statistical Office (NSO) in Zomba has said. The rise of inflation -as measured by the Consumer Prices ...
Top 10 Countries by Inflation Rate Consumer Prices
Jagran Josh - 9/21/2011 11:55:54 PM
Following is the list of Top 10 Countries by Inflation Rate (Consumer Prices) as per CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) latest fact report. S.No. Country Inflation Rate (Consumer Price) in Percentage 1 Syria 59.1 2 Venezuela 56.2 3 Iran 42.3 4 Malawi 26.9
Risks Linger as Global Hunt for Yield Pumps Up Stocks That Act Like Bonds
The Wall Street Journal Blogs - 8/22/2016 5:17:03 PM
Companies in sectors that usually provide reliable, and even rising dividends have seen their share prices driven ... In the case of consumer staples giants in the developed world, that explanation is less likely. But low interest rates makes those stocks ...
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.
Singapore’s CPI drops again in July, MAS expects inflation to rise in coming months
econotimes.com - 8/23/2016 5:55:49 AM
Singapore’s consumer price index inflation dropped for the 21st consecutive month in July. On a year-on-year basis, the nation’s inflation came in at -0.7 percent in the month, the same rate recorded ... markets and subdued global demand conditions.
Consumer Inflation Views in Three Countries
frbsf.org - 11/25/2013 4:47:17 PM
But U.S., British, and Japanese consumers expect inflation to be higher. Data suggest that consumers in these countries ... the level of oil prices, not the rate of change as economic theory would suggest. These two characteristics of consumer inflation ...
Turkey cuts rates again despite ratings worries
Business Recorder - 8/23/2016 6:05:58 PM
"The adverse impact of domestic developments in mid-July on market indicators has been largely reversed due to improved global ... interest rates." Consumer prices rose 8.79 percent year-on-year in July, up from 7.64 percent in June, meaning inflation ...
Global Inflation Accelerated in January, OECD Says
The Wall Street Journal - 3/2/2016 11:16:43 AM
Global inflation rates picked up for a fourth straight ... Even without a period of falling consumer prices, policy makers fear low inflation rates are hindering the economic recovery. When inflation is low, companies, households and even governments ...
Shut Up About the Inflation Rate
THE SLANT - 4/16/2014 1:08:46 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 ...
10 countries with highest inflation rate
Rediff India Abroad - 4/5/2011 10:48:29 AM
The entire world - from a rich nation like the United States to one of the poorest countries ... consumer price index saw an increase of 15.46 percent in December from a year earlier. Although government has been trying to bring down the inflation rate ...
Explainer: why some economists think the RBA should drop its inflation target
THE CONVERSATION - 8/22/2016 9:20:25 PM
The RBA determines the general level of interest rates that ... to include asset prices as well as the prices of goods and services in its inflation target. And finally, if a nominal GDP target is such a good idea, then why is no country doing it?
Eleven Countries with Soaring Inflation
Yahoo Finance - 9/6/2013 10:51:11 AM
A high inflation rate jeopardizes a country's ... year increases in consumer prices. We reviewed figures on output, unemployment, trade, budgets and interest rates, also from the Economist. Population data are from the CIA’s World Factbook.