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
Federal Reserve policy meet: Bill Gross backs Paul Krugman's view on inflation
Economic Times - 12/18/2014 11:58:55 AM
For the first time in at least 55 years, not one advanced economy will see consumer prices growing more than 4 per cent 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."
World Watch: News Digest
Wall Street Journal - 12/17/2014 9:04:08 PM
The bloc’s statistics agency confirmed that consumer prices in the 18 countries that share the euro were just 0.3% higher than in November 2013, while they were 0.4% higher in the EU as a whole. In October, the annual rates of inflation were 0.4% and 0.5 ...
Grand Central: Yellen Playbook Puts Slack Over Oil Price Declines
The Wall Street Journal - 12/18/2014 11:08:49 AM
President Vladimir Putin sought to reassure Russians on Thursday that the country’s economic ... BASIS POINTS -U.S. consumer prices fell in November at the steepest rate in almost six years, a sign that inflation is heading lower due to sliding oil ...
Indian economy stares at deflation as inflation hits zero in November
Live Mint - 12/18/2014 3:45:00 AM
Though the central bank now focuses solely on retail inflation, a 0% WPI inflation will add to the clamour for an interest rate cut to spur consumer demand ... the Petroleum Exporting Countries to cut supply has led crude oil prices to plummet to a five ...
Euro zone bond yields dip as inflation cools U.S. rate hike worries
Yahoo Finance - 12/17/2014 5:07:55 PM
Market inflation ... rates. Uncertainty remains as to whether the U.S. Federal Reserve will drop its "considerable time" pledge on keeping interest rates near zero from its policy statement due at 1900 GMT. But hints that weak consumer prices might strike ...
Are signals for a rate cut slowly turning green all over?
IN - 12/17/2014 5:22:14 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 ...
US consumer prices fall unexpected 0.3pc in November
Business Recorder - 12/17/2014 2:30:26 PM
WASHINGTON: US consumer ... prices gained 0.2 percent in the month, shelter and transportation services both rose 0.3 percent, and medical care services increased 0.4 percent. The slowdown in inflation eases pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise ...
Deflation Warning Sounds as 2-Year Break-Even Rates Go Negative
Businessweek - 12/18/2014 6:39:47 PM
One of the justifications for the Fed to raise rates for the first time since 2006 is to keep consumer price increases from getting out of control. “The global landscape is a world with reduced growth expectations and reduced inflation expectations ...
Fed Sets Stage for Rate Hikes in 2015
Wall Street Journal - 12/18/2014 12:31:44 AM
The Federal Reserve took a delicate step toward raising short-term interest rates in 2015 ... The most obvious is the path of inflation. Tumbling oil prices are pushing down consumer price inflation. The Labor Department reported Wednesday, hours before ...
Brazil’s Goal Is 4.5% Inflation in December 2016, Tombini Says
Bloomberg - 12/17/2014 1:47:29 PM
Brazilian policy makers expect to bring inflation to the center of the government-set target range in December 2016, as fiscal tightening will help monetary policy, central bank President Alexandre Tombini said. Annual consumer price increases have run ...
Fed to be 'patient' about a rate hike; stocks soar
Keloland - 12/17/2014 6:12:20 PM
That price drop is reducing inflation further below the Fed's 2 percent target, which could heighten the pressure to delay a rate hike until inflation rebounds. On Wednesday, the government said consumer prices rose just 1.3 percent in November compared ...
Global Economic Effects of Plummeting Oil prices: UK inflation slows; Russia faces economic turmoil
moneyexpert.com - 12/17/2014 4:53:36 PM
As oil prices have ... up interest rates to a staggering 17% overnight, following a previous raise to 10.5% (from 9.5%). The Rouble saw 25% inflation just over Tuesday as a result of the general economic maelstrom which the troubled world power is caught ...
Gift for shoppers as prices at a new low
MENAFN - 12/17/2014 5:43:42 PM
"This is a welcome early Christmas present to millions of families across the country." The 1% figure was much lower than expected by City forecasters and compares with 1.3% in the previous month. Inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index has not ...
Russia’s rouble partly recovers as consumers spend on inflation fears
The Sofia Globe - 12/18/2014 6:58:17 AM
Consumers in Moscow have been on a spending spree, on fears of price hikes, after a massive interest rate increase failed to stop the ruble ... “There are a lot of stocks which were brought into the country at different currency levels.
The Three Countries With The Highest Inflation
Forbes - 5/9/2014 7:43:49 PM
Elevated inflation can be harmful to a country’s economy. Moreover, as prices rise, if wages don’t keep ... In this article, we’ll discuss the three countries with the world’s highest inflation rate. We’ll also include a brief, but important ...