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
Australia’s Accelerating Core Inflation Cools Rate Cut Bets
Bloomberg - 1/28/2015 2:13:26 AM
(Bloomberg) -- Australia’s core consumer prices accelerated last quarter ... deflationary threat from sluggish growth and sliding oil prices, while inflation remains below the Fed’s target rate in the U.S. But here in Australia inflation is holding ...
Australian core inflation eases interest rate cut pressure
Business Recorder - 1/28/2015 6:38:17 AM
SYDNEY: A pick-up in core consumer prices in Australia has reduced the likelihood of a near-term interest rate cut, even as official statistics showed Wednesday that plunging oil prices slowed inflation in the last three months of 2014. The Consumer Price ...
Australia core inflation surprisingly high, curbs rate bets
Economic Times - 1/28/2015 4:36:36 AM
Ironically, the jump could make the central bank keener to cut rates since it has been campaigning for months for a lower currency to help cushion the ... Neither did inflation seem an insurmountable bar in Australia. The headline consumer prices (CPI ...
'Two Percent Inflation' and The Fed's Current Mandate
GoldSeek - 1/28/2015 8:42:58 PM
It’s interesting to note that the idea of a 2% inflation rate was ... only make a country poorer while war profiteers benefit. 12. Bits of paper with ink on them or computer entries are not money – gold is. 13. Higher consumer prices per se have ...
Low Oil Prices Are Good for Consumers but Weigh on Interest Rates
The Street - 1/28/2015 9:11:36 PM
However, the big question she asked is, "how does cheaper oil flow through the entire world ... crude prices lowered "real interest rates," she said, explaining that the large decline has weighed on inflation. More importantly, rates in other countries ...
Fed stays 'patient' on rates while noting improving economy
U-T San Diego - 1/28/2015 8:35:48 PM
The Fed signaled in a statement after its latest policy meeting that no rate increase is imminent despite the economic gains. A key reason is that inflation ... consumer spending and higher household purchasing power fueled by lower energy prices.
Why Venezuela Is The 'Most Miserable' Country In The World, Again
The Business Insider - 1/23/2015 5:06:59 PM
Venezuela is the most miserable country ... MacroeconomicsVenezuela's consumer price index. What makes them similar, though, is that both are plagued with the same main problem, according to Cato: consumer price inflation. Venezuela's inflation rate ...
Singapore surprises with rate cut
bangkokpost.com - 1/28/2015 6:45:27 AM
SINGAPORE – The central bank here unexpectedly eased monetary policy, sending the Singapore dollar to its weakest since 2010 as the country joined global policy makers in shoring up growth amid dwindling inflation ... Singapore's consumer prices fell ...
Fed is expected to remain ‘patient’ about a first rate hike
Washington Post - 1/28/2015 3:03:32 AM
Yet inflation has dipped further below the Fed’s target rate, thanks to plunging oil prices and a surging ... driven up by strengthening U.S. economic growth. The plunge in world oil prices, which have fallen 60 percent since June, has contributed ...
Turkey forecasts inflation at 45-year low
MENAFN - 1/27/2015 10:17:12 PM
pushed down by falling oil prices and the country's tight monetary policy. Central bank governor Erdem Basci said at a press conference that the inflation rate was forecast to end this year at 5.5 percent, within a range of 4.1 percent and 6.9 percent.
Canada's inflation rate drops to 1.5% on cheaper gasoline
CBC - 1/23/2015 1:53:43 PM
Canada's annual inflation ... annual consumer price index (CPI) rate would have increased to 2.3 per cent. Consumer prices rose in seven of the survey's eight major categories, with only transportation declining. Gasoline prices across the country are ...
Singapore eases monetary policy amid dwindling inflation
The National - 1/28/2015 7:28:24 AM
The European Central Bank announced quantitative easing plans this month while Canada, Denmark and India cut interest rates. More may come - the Bank of Japan chief said the country ... oil prices have curbed inflation, it said. Singapore’s consumer ...
Fed stays 'patient' on rate hike; notes ultra-low inflation
Greenwich Time - 1/28/2015 7:52:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve reiterated Wednesday that it will be "patient" in raising rates ... inflation is too low, consumer spending — and economic growth — can slow as people delay purchases on the assumption that the same or lower ...
No relief: Despite a 30% drop in sales, home prices will remain unaffordable in 2015-16
Firstpost - 1/28/2015 10:13:02 AM
Even an expected pick up in the country’s economic growth ... will depend on “not only a positive change in consumer expectations of economic growth, job and income prospects but also lower property prices”. On the other hand, even though the demand ...
UPDATE 1-Canada inflation rate drops to 9-month low as gas cost sinks
Reuters - 1/23/2015 8:31:35 AM
The annualized rate ... its inflation target and economic growth. A 16.6 percent drop in gasoline prices was the main reason for a slower yearly rise in overall inflation to December. Prices increased in seven of the eight major components in the consumer ...