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 Still Standing Pat on Interest Rates
US News and World Report - 7/29/2015 7:37:27 PM
The country's monetary policy master only has three more opportunities to boost rates this year ... responsibilities is to oversee domestic price inflation, which has been largely sluggish in recent years. But consumer prices jumped 0.3 percent in June ...
China’s Thumb on Fed Rate-Rise Scale
Wall Street Journal - 7/29/2015 8:27:33 PM
There may be just one thing standing between the Federal Reserve and higher rates: China ... September is very much a live meeting. Inflation is nowhere close to 2% now. The Fed’s preferred measure of consumer prices was up just 0.2% in May from a ...
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.
July inflation seen falling below 1%
Philstar - 7/29/2015 4:38:29 PM
MANILA, Philippines - The rate of increase in consumer prices is expected to fall below one ... Beltran said the low inflation environment will help the country cut poverty incidence in line with achieving one of its millennium development goals of ...
Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains
The World - 7/29/2015 11:09:12 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 ...
US consumer prices: From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes
Financial Express - 7/29/2015 1:53:51 PM
The price increases remain modest. And in many cases, they’re canceled out by price declines for other items that are keeping overall inflation historically low. Yet the stepped-up price tags for a range of consumer ... raise interest rates from record ...
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 ...
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 ...
Gold prices may dip to Rs 20,500 per ten grams
Zee News - 7/29/2015 12:20:47 PM
New Delhi: Gold prices in the country may even ... 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 ...
Federal Reserve Doesn’t Raise Rates, Pointing to Disappointing Business Investment and Net Exports
The Motley Fool - 7/29/2015 7:15:58 PM
against price stability, namely an annual inflation rate of 2%. As you can see in the chart above, the issue right now concerns inflation, which continues to flirt with the 0% threshold, below which consumer prices contract and debt burdens become more ...
Oil prices to scupper Fed rate debate?
Forex Street - 7/29/2015 3:12:35 PM
With inflation expected to fall further thanks to the recent deterioration in oil prices, a September hike seems unlikely. The current disinflationary environment and Janet Yellen's latest focus on consumer ... a relatively stable country which has the ...
India's two-speed inflation strains country's indebted companies
The Economic Times - 7/9/2015 5:27:51 AM
MUMBAI: Indian firms battling towering debts are calling for more interest rate cuts as they worry the central bank is tying monetary policy too much to consumer inflation and ignoring the longest streak of wholesale price falls on record. Reserve Bank of ...
Global Perspective: Stability & Confidence
Rousseau Automotive Communication - 7/29/2015 3:26:54 PM
Consumer confidence drives the auto industry – sales continue to rise as prices stabilize. The global auto industry is continuing ... due to high interest rates, rising inflation, and a deteriorating job market. Auto sales in China are still doing ...
Fed is likely to delay 1st rate hike in 9 years a bit longer
TheSacramento Bee - 7/29/2015 1:03:44 PM
“The recent volatility in the global economy ... Fed has 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 year ...
Stocks up...Fed appears on track to raise rate by year's end...US currency redesign responses
MYNorthwest.com - 7/29/2015 6:25:52 PM
Fed policymakers wrapped up their two-day meeting saying they want to see further economic gains and higher inflation before raising interest rates ... drop in Chinese stock prices. She also expressed optimism for the 19 countries that use the euro ...