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
Euro zone inflation edges up to dim chance of new ECB action
Yahoo News - 10/31/2014 10:04:03 AM
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Inflation in the 18 countries sharing the euro edged up slightly in ... A first estimate on Friday from the European Union's statistics office showed consumer prices in the euro zone rose by 0.4 percent in October, in line with market ...
Kenya's overall inflation rate declines to 6.43 pct in October
Xinhua News Agency - 10/31/2014 9:52:43 PM
The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) said the Consumer Price ... the world's largest geothermal plant in mid October. The 140-megawatt (MW) Olkaria IV geothermal power project is expected to bring down the cost of electricity in the country ...
Deflation, not inflation, the new risk for economy
Economic Times - 10/31/2014 11:22:48 AM
In reality, the threat these days comes from inflation that is too low, or even from deflation. Many of the world's economic problems ... the damage of that policy, but consumer price indexes in several eurozone countries are indicating deflation has ...
Euro inflation creeps up, ECB still under pressure
USA Today - 10/31/2014 1:03:01 PM
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro in October ... While the overall inflation figure rose modestly, the core rate, which excludes volatile food and energy prices, fell to 0.7% from 0.8%.
Eurozone inflation edges up to 0.4%
Kenya Broadcasting Corporation - 10/31/2014 3:19:01 PM
The eurozone’s unemployment rate remained unchanged ... described the pick-up in inflation as a “small crumb of comfort”. “Nevertheless, October marked the 13th successive month that eurozone consumer price inflation has been less than 1% and ...
Russia Hikes Interest Rates as Sanctions Slam Economy
Yahoo Finance - 10/31/2014 9:16:56 PM
At the beginning of the financial crisis, in December 2008, the Fed lowered rates ... country’s economy can expect more troubles in the months ahead. “Continuing high growth of consumer price[s] will result in [a] persistent increase in inflation ...
Weak Consumer Spending And Falling Oil Prices Push Eurozone Inflation To 5-Year Low
Seeking Alpha - 10/20/2014 6:20:52 AM
Inflation in the euro area is down to its lowest number in five years. The annual rate of consumer price ... growing signs of falling prices in the periphery, and inflation also remains worryingly weak in the core countries. Inflation in September was ...
UPDATE 2-Mexico central bank flags social unrest risks, holds key interest rate steady
Reuters - 10/31/2014 11:29:57 AM
Deeper peso losses could fan inflation through higher import prices. Emerging market assets around the world have suffered as investors speculate that higher U.S. interest rates will reverse a tide of investment that flowed into developing countries in ...
Mexico central bank holds rate, flags risk from social unrest
Business Recorder - 10/31/2014 3:26:10 PM
MEXICO CITY: Mexico's central bank kept interest rates on hold on Friday and argued that a recent spike in inflation would quickly fade next year while flagging the risk that social unrest in the country ... that could lower consumer price pressures ...
Russia Raises Rate More Than Expected to 9.5% on Ruble
Businessweek - 10/31/2014 10:39:51 AM
Russia’s central bank increased its benchmark interest rate more than forecast by economists ... in August resulted in further acceleration in consumer-price growth.” The central bank juggled faster inflation and sluggish economic growth before ...
Bank of Mexico Keeps Overnight Rate Unchanged At 3.0%
Wall Street Journal - 10/31/2014 3:47:39 PM
MEXICO CITY—The Bank of Mexico left interest rates unchanged Friday ... year expansion between 2% and 2.8%. The inflation outlook remains unchanged, the bank said, reiterating that it expects the consumer-price index to end this year around 4% and ...
Economy-boosting steps taken by the world's central banks, at a glance
Fox Business - 10/31/2014 5:27:52 PM
It's been a busy week for some of the world's major central ... in an effort to control inflation. The central bank's inflation target is 4.5 percent, but data showed that consumer prices in September rose at an annual rate of 6.75 percent.
Eurozone inflation creeps up to 0.4 percent
Toledo Blade - 10/31/2014 10:11:13 AM
FRANKFURT, Germany — Inflation crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro in October ... a crippling downward price spiral. The fall in the core inflation rate is likely to add to those concerns. The core rate, which is closely monitored ...
US consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September
The Tampa Tribune - 10/31/2014 12:55:51 PM
The small rise in income and the decline in spending resulted in a slight increase of the saving rate ... 2007-2009 downturn. Inflation as measured by a gauge tied to consumer spending edged up a slight 0.1 percent in September, with prices up just ...
Russian ruble back on downside trend, despite rate hike
en.itar-tass.com - 10/31/2014 4:37:45 PM
The Russian Central Bank announced on Friday it had raised its key one-week repo rate to 9.5% from 8% amid accelerating inflation ... considerably in September-October: world oil prices slumped and some Western countries tightened their sanctions against ...