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
Sturzenegger, Prat-Gay at odds over inflation policy
Buenos Aires Herald - 8/31/2016 3:30:20 AM
Next year’s goal will be a consumer price index below 17 percent, he said. “The world has defeated the inflation rate because the central banks ... said— the third following an overhaul of the country’s economic statistics. Prices had risen 3.1 ...
Fed’s Fischer Says Negative Rates Seem to Work in Today’s World
Bloomberg - 8/30/2016 12:28:23 PM
Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said negative interest rates seem to be working in other countries ... prices -- which they try to hold near 2 percent -- and full employment to justify their second interest-rate increase since the global ...
Why a Spike in Inflation Could Hurt Your Ability to Save for Retirement
incomeclub.co - 8/31/2016 6:22:07 AM
One of the primary responsibilities of the Federal Reserve is deciding how much currency to supply the market in order to keep inflation at a minimum. Despite a low official inflation rate as measured by CPI (Consumer Price Index), real inflation is much ...
What explains the unexpected inflation?
The Hindu Business Line - 8/29/2016 4:11:28 PM
However, this can at best explain only a small part of the overall consumer price inflation rate, since ‘fuel and light’ carry ... 2016 was just 2 per cent below normal over the country as a whole. This was in excess of the long period average or ...
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
‘GST rate above 18% could stoke inflation’
The Hindu - 8/30/2016 11:12:38 PM
They said higher rates could fuel price gains ... standard rate that would check inflation as well as evasion while ensuring compliance. “For industry, which seeks to be competitive in the global marketplace, a standard rate of 18 per cent will be ...
Argentine inflation expected at under 1% in August
customstoday.com.pk - 8/30/2016 3:48:49 PM
LONDON: Argentina’s inflation rate is expected to be ... of the year,” the minister said. The country has been hammered by stagflation, as wage increases have generally not kept up with fast-rising consumer prices. The malaise has sparked protests ...
Brazil poised to leave rates steady as inflation remains high
Reuters - 8/31/2016 12:52:51 AM
All of the 39 economists polled by Reuters last week said the bank's monetary policy committee, known as Copom, would maintain its benchmark Selic rate ... inflation has remained stuck at around 9 percent as a surge in food prices offset a sharp drop in ...
Japan's jobless rate lowest since 1995
dw.com - 8/30/2016 3:48:49 PM
Still, the country faces tough challenges in the form of lackluster economic growth and stubbornly low inflation. Japan's unemployment rate declined to 3.0 percent ... It also predicted Japan's consumer price index would inch up just 0.1 percent for ...
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.
Slowing German inflation puts pressure on ECB
Metro International - 8/30/2016 2:37:14 PM
BERLIN (Reuters) - German annual inflation ... European countries (HICP), were up by 0.3 percent on the year after rising by 0.4 percent in July, the Federal Statistics Office said. This was below a Reuters consensus forecast for consumer prices to rise ...
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 ...
The Inflation Interest Rate Paradox: Why You Must Continuously Invest
financialsamurai.com - 8/27/2016 9:43:08 PM
The government likes to tell us there is little-to-no inflation. They point to the Consumer Price Index ... “Interest rates will only rise if the Demand for money rises. Demand for money rises when there is an acceleration in the global economy.
Autos boost consumer spending as inflation remains tame
MSN - 8/29/2016 1:34:00 PM
When adjusted for inflation, consumer ... prices, which are boosting household wealth, are also supporting consumption. Fed Chair Janet Yellen told a gathering of global central bankers on Friday that she believed the case for raising interest rates ...
U.S. job market optimism lifts consumer confidence to 11-month high
foreigndesknews.com - 8/30/2016 1:58:27 AM
While other data on Tuesday showed a moderation in house prices ... persistently low inflation. Most economists expect another rate hike in December. "We advise Fed officials to throw their caution to the wind just like the American consumer is.