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
Inflation slows down to 1.7%, lowest since 2003
The Express Tribune - 9/3/2015 12:46:41 AM
Inflation measured by the Consumer Price ... Owing to the plunge in global commodity prices, rigidity in the exchange rate and heavy domestic taxation, the country’s exports have been consistency falling for the last many months. According to one school ...
Global inflation could derail Fed's plan to bring rates back to normal
Investment News - 9/2/2015 4:18:27 PM
Around the same time, inflation rates ... and more consumer-led economy. The Thomson Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index, a broad commodity index, peaked at 350 in 2012. One year later, commodity prices fell by 14%. This was the first leg of the global ...
Inflation eases in August
Dhaka Tribune - 9/2/2015 7:46:03 PM
“Decline in rice prices in domestic market and cheaper fuel prices in the global market drive down inflation rate,” said Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal while briefing the reporters on monthly consumer ... helped reduce the country’s inflation ...
Poland holds rate, inflation may take hit from slowdown
CountingPips - 9/2/2015 7:03:06 PM
Poland’s central bank left its benchmark reference rate ... in the global markets. Amidst moderate global economic activity and low commodity prices, price growth in many countries remains very low. In the United States and the euro area, inflation ...
China, tumbling commodity prices threaten world economy: IMF
Economic Times - 9/3/2015 3:09:51 AM
WASHINGTON: China's slowdown, volatile financial markets and tumbling raw-materials prices have ... risk of raising rates prematurely _ and damaging the U.S. and global economies _ outweighed the risk of waiting too long and allowing inflation to creep ...
UPDATE 1-BOJ's Kiuchi warns Japan won't hit inflation goal for another 2-1/2 yrs
Reuters - 9/3/2015 3:09:51 AM
AOMORI, Japan, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Japan is unlikely to see inflation hit the central bank's 2 percent target over the next 2-1/2 years as consumer ... price target unless the BOJ's monetary efforts were accompanied by structural reforms to boost the ...
Inflation slows on tepid demand
The Daily Star - 9/2/2015 6:48:47 PM
lead economist of the World Bank in Dhaka. “This is good news because non-food inflation had risen in July before falling in August. “Weaker domestic demand following the Eid festival, stable international commodity prices and nominal exchange rate ...
Despite China, for the Fed and BoE, an interest rate raise still on the table
MercoPress - 9/2/2015 8:26:00 AM
United States inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates ... country to move inflation higher. “There are profound secular and cyclical disinflationary forces at work in the ...
Price discovery, the natural rate of interest and the price of money
Money Week - 9/2/2015 12:50:52 PM
Let me acknowledge that the financial world ... on valid price signals. For your savings, there’s a far more destructive point to make about lower interest rates. While the central bank is fixated on credit growth, inflation, and consumer spending ...
Who wins when global currencies tumble?
CNN Money - 9/2/2015 4:25:37 PM
Yet, a lower currency value is something that some countries actually want ... The currencies fell in value along with the drop in commodities prices. Add to that the potential Fed rate hike, and global investors are reluctant to move out of dollars ...
Global stocks rise as China fears ease; oil rebounds
Reuters - 9/2/2015 9:33:25 PM
The news steadied global ... inflation subdued for now. The combination of more demand for workers and worries about Chinese economic growth underscores the challenge faced by the Fed at its upcoming meeting, when it may decide to raise interest rates ...
UPDATE 1-Brazil poised to end interest rate hikes as economy sinks
CNBC - 9/2/2015 1:26:39 PM
BRASILIA, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Brazil is likely to halt one of the world's most ... yields on interest rate futures suggest. To keep inflation expectations in check the bank has warned that it will act decisively to prevent consumer price growth from ...
Low inflation back in focus at ECB policy meeting
themalaymailonline.com - 9/3/2015 3:24:10 AM
But euro-area inflation ... for the 19 countries that share the euro today and central bank watchers expect the projections to be downgraded noticeably. “While we still think that sustained deflation remains very unlikely, consumer price inflation ...
Frazier Allen: Equity markets stumble in August on global worries
Clarksville Online - 9/2/2015 2:09:36 PM
On paper, global equities ... the American consumer but less so for energy companies. Still, as energy prices stabilize, inflation should move somewhat higher, and Federal Reserve policymakers will begin to raise short-term interest rates ahead of that.
UPDATE 1-Bangladesh inflation cools in August, could climb again
Reuters - 9/2/2015 10:20:32 AM
Bangladesh's annual inflation eased last month after picking up for two months in a row, the country's planning minister said on Wednesday, but it could rise again with an increase in electricity and gas prices. The rise in consumer prices edged down in ...