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
Japan inflation stalls in February
Business Recorder - 3/27/2015 4:53:43 AM
TOKYO: Japanese inflation stalled in February with a key measure of prices ... plunge in oil rates and tepid consumer spending. The dismal figures come after Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda acknowledged this month that dragging the country out of ...
Japan core consumer inflation grinds to halt, keeps Bank of Japan pressured
Yahoo News - 3/27/2015 12:43:10 AM
"Core consumer prices ... The cooling in inflation, if it persists, will hamper BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's battle to eradicate the deflationary mindset that had led to nearly two decades of stagnation. Adding to the gloom for the world's third-largest ...
UAE's inflation edges down from near 6-year highs
Arabian Business - 3/26/2015 10:34:19 PM
The UAE's inflation rate edged down from ... which account for over 39 percent of consumer expenses, jumped 7.4 percent from a year earlier in February and rose 0.2 percent from the previous month. Food and beverage prices, which account for nearly 14 ...
Trade Deficit, Salary Rises Set to Push Up Consumer Prices: Economists
The Irrawaddy Publishing Group - 3/26/2015 12:25:52 PM
RANGOON — Economists have warned that Burma’s inflation rate is set to continue its rise, with a dramatic increase in government salaries and a looming trade deficit threatening to eclipse the country ... “Basic commodity prices will be increased ...
Japan’s Zero Inflation a Setback for Abenomics
Wall Street Journal - 3/27/2015 3:42:08 AM
TOKYO—The core gauge of Japanese consumer prices ... The index excludes fresh food prices and effects of a tax increase. The price data underscores the ongoing difficulties Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces in pulling the world’s third-largest economy ...
BSP sees March inflation at between 2.1-2.9%
Inquirer - 3/26/2015 4:14:56 PM
Consumer prices were seen to have remained stable in March as fuel stayed cheap and amid cuts in power and taxi rates ... in the country, were also resolved earlier this year. The BSP adjusts its monetary policy settings based on its inflation projections.
Japan's consumer prices up 2.0 pct in February
Xinhua News Agency - 3/27/2015 1:04:39 AM
The tax hike has pushed the inflation rate up about 2 percentage points, according to the central bank. TOKYO, March 27 (Xinhua) -- The Japanese Internal Affairs Ministry said on Friday that the country's consumer prices rose 2. 0 percent in February year ...
Japan's inflation rate slides to zero in February jeopardizing BOJ's reflation target
上海日报 - 3/27/2015 4:17:55 AM
TOKYO, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Japan's annual core consumer inflation rate slid to zero in February ... The core CPI for Tokyo's 23 wards, largely seen as precursor of prices across the country and the central bank's most important leading indicator, rose ...
A Long-Term Look At Inflation
investing.com - 3/25/2015 5:24:43 AM
The Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released this morning puts the year-over-year inflation rate at -0.03%. It is substantially below the 3.85% average since the end of the Second World War and its 10-year moving average, now at 2.25%.
Grand Central: New Signs of an Inflation Cycle Turning
The Wall Street Journal - 3/25/2015 11:15:28 AM
Fed’s Evans: Central Bank Shouldn’t Raise Rates This Year. Overly weak inflation and a lack of evidence ... and tackle the problem at one of the country’s largest lenders. - A pickup in consumer prices and higher demand for new homes point to ...
Russia''s Weekly Consumer Inflation Steady for Fourth Consecutive Week
NASDAQ - 3/25/2015 9:13:47 AM
MOSCOW--Russia's consumer inflation rate was 0.2% for the fourth consecutive week in the week to March 23, data from the Federal Statistics Service, or RosStat, showed Wednesday. RosStat said consumer prices rose ... imports from countries that have ...
S. Korea's inflation to hit record-low in 2015
MENAFN - 3/26/2015 6:45:15 PM
The lower inflation expectations indicate that consumers could delay consumption on expectations that consumer prices fall further, boosting concerns over deflation. The BOK lowered the interest rate from ... mission in the Gulf country killing the pilot ...
We can live with zero inflation: The two per cent target must not be set in stone
CITY A.M. - 3/27/2015 1:40:26 AM
Unemployment in Japan is currently 3.6 per cent, and the jobless rate is even lower in Switzerland, where inflation has averaged just 0.6 per cent over the past 20 years. Within the EU, countries experiencing the biggest falls in prices recently – Poland ...
Bank of Canada governor defends surprise interest rate cut
The Star - 3/26/2015 6:59:34 PM
He continued by saying bouts of increased volatility should be expected as the world emerges ... Since the rate cut, Poloz said inflation has declined as the bank expected. He also said financial conditions have eased and crude prices have stabilized ...
Too much optimism on inflation targeting is misplaced
Rediff India Abroad - 3/26/2015 3:43:19 AM
Inflation targeting, as a policy, has been adopted by 28 countries -- both industrially developed and developing economies -- across the world. The success rates are varied. The level of price volatility has been found lower in many countries which adopted ...