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
Fed Preps Careful Path for Rate Hike
Wall Street Journal - 7/30/2015 3:25:43 PM
WASHINGTON—Federal Reserve officials face a conflict as they plan to start raising interest rates later this year: There has been a lot of progress in their goal for U.S. job growth, but little in their objective of modestly rising consumer prices.
German inflation stays very low in July, state data suggests
Reuters - 7/30/2015 10:17:55 AM
In North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), the federal state that tends to act as a bellwether for the national inflation rate ... consumer prices in Europe's largest economy held steady at 0.1 percent when harmonised to compare with other European countries.
Fed pleased with labor market gains but inflation remains 'soft' distant from 2% target
MercoPress - 7/30/2015 8:59:10 AM
voted unanimously Wednesday to leave interest rates unchanged. The economy continues to grow at a “moderate” clip, but the consumer price index edged up just 0.1% in 12 months and inflation remains below 2% target “The labor market continued to ...
Gold prices may plunge to Rs 20,500 level: India Ratings
Financial Express - 7/30/2015 10:17:55 AM
Gold prices in the country may even dip ... the rating agency said domestic rates may decline and range between Rs 20,500-Rs 24,000 per 10 grams if the US Fed hikes interest rates, as widely expected. It also added global prices of the precious metal ...
Grand Central: Labor Data is at the Top of The Fed’s Rate Hike Dashboard
The Wall Street Journal - 7/30/2015 11:15:11 AM
This column examines the claim using data for 36 countries ... its inflation forecast for 2015 on Thursday, retaining its projection for next year on the assumption the impact of the currency’s depreciation will be offset by a slowdown in food prices. ”
Rate cuts hinge on inflation's downward curve: BB
The Daily Star - 7/30/2015 6:03:12 PM
Core inflation, which counts non-food and non-fuel inflation, is on the rise: it rose from 6.08 percent in January to 6.74 percent in June. Non-food and non-fuel core consumer price index ... at lower interest rates. The World Bank will contribute $ ...
Gold Futures Slip On Weak Global Cues
goodreturns.in - 7/30/2015 9:20:39 AM
The Federal Reserve said that it will hike interest rates when it will see some further improvement in the labor market and is reasonably confident that inflation will be ... day low of Rs 24,565. Gold prices in the country may even dip to Rs 20,500 ...
Goods prices weigh on German CPI in July
IFA Magazine - 7/30/2015 3:04:15 PM
(ShareCast News) – Consumer prices in Germany slipped slightly lower in July dragged lower by prices for goods. The country’s consumer price index ... Both the readings for the monthly and annual rates of change were as expected by economists.
U.S. inflation, housing data bolster rate hike argument
Win 98.5 - 7/17/2015 8:38:48 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose for a fifth straight month in June as the cost of gasoline and a range of other goods increased, further signs of firming inflation that strengthen the case for an interest rate hike this year. Other data on ...
Bad loans are a drag on rate cut
Live Mint - 7/30/2015 6:53:18 PM
However, Brazil has raised interest rates by 650 basis points (bps) since 2013, of which 200 bps are this year alone. Its policy rate of 13.75% is among the highest in the world ... an uptick in food prices, and hence, consumer inflation.
Inflation Went Down Due To Fuel
7 Newsbelize - 7/30/2015 4:48:38 AM
Rating the 7 towns and 2 cities in the country, the SIB says that Dangriga was the only municipality to record an increase in consumer prices with an inflation rate of 1.9 percent, meaning it became more expensive to live there, in the last 12 months.
As expected, no rate hike by US Fed
The Rakyat Post - 7/30/2015 9:06:20 AM
The statement noted that the job market, housing and consumer ... typically raised rates when it perceives a need to prevent inflation from getting out of control. Part of the slowdown in inflation, though, reflects a plunge in oil prices over the past ...
The sad story behind the world's cheapest Big Mac
The Week Magazine - 7/30/2015 10:10:45 AM
The plummeting Big Mac price in dollars shows just how loco Venezuela's economic implosion is. The country's inflation rate is the highest in the world. Along with food shortages and one of the world's worst violent crime waves, the monetary disarray has ...
S. Korea's inflation under downward pressure on temporary, structural factors
上海日报 - 7/30/2015 5:45:54 AM
The country's headline inflation moved around 3 percent in 2000s, but the rate declined to about 2 percent from 2011 to 2012, according to the BOK estimates. Consumer prices rose 0.5 percent in the first half of this year on a yearly basis, after advancing ...
UAE fuel price deregulation to have ‘one-off’ impact on inflation – Stan Chart
gulfbusiness.com - 7/30/2015 7:18:57 AM
“The rationalisation of energy subsidies will likely have a one-off impact on inflation rates, reflecting the ... that the deregulation of fuel prices will not adversely affect the prices of consumer goods in the country. The ministry said it will ...