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
Former RBI governor C Rangarajan seeks rate cut, says India fit to face global tumult
Economic Times - 9/4/2015 3:58:47 AM
"Right now CPI (consumer price index) inflation is below 4 per cent, which is below the target rate. I personally think unless there is something dramatic happening in the world economy ... on India than in the other countries, he said.
Inflation, the Fed, and the Big Picture
PROJECT SYNDICATE - 9/4/2015 11:01:07 AM
The share of countries recording outright deflation in consumer prices (the green line ... even eight years after the onset of the global financial crisis. For this group, the median inflation rate is 0.2% – the lowest since 1933. The only advanced ...
Inflation eases in August
Dhaka Tribune - 9/3/2015 10:43:49 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 ...
Economy added 173K jobs in August; unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent
Washington Post - 9/4/2015 8:45:07 AM
The U.S. economy added 173,000 jobs last month, new government data showed Friday morning, as companies maintained their steady pace of hiring at a time of surging global volatility. The unemployment rate fell ... slow to rise. Consumer prices have held ...
As global uncertainty grows, ECB chief Draghi says more stimulus possible for eurozone
US News and World Report - 9/3/2015 5:43:10 PM
Market volatility, concern over a looming U.S. interest rate increase and a drop in oil prices have spawned uncertainty over the global economy ... The stimulus is intended to help get consumer price inflation back toward the ECB's target of just below ...
Uganda: Inflation Declines As Food Prices Fall
AllAfrica - 9/4/2015 7:40:41 AM
Kampala — A reduction in annual food inflation of 1.8 per cent has helped Uganda to register a decline in its prices of foodstuff. Uganda Bureau of Statistics (Ubos) said in its latest Consumer Price ... caused by the exchange rate depreciation, which ...
World's major central banks are struggling to reach 2 pct. inflation target
brandonsun.com - 9/3/2015 11:05:17 PM
WASHINGTON - Is 2 per cent inflation too ... They argue that a rate increase that takes effect before clear evidence of rising prices could choke off consumer and business spending and potentially income growth. "When the world economy is fragile, you ...
Forget inflation, deflation theories: It's time to assess impact of early withdrawal of monsoon on prices
Firstpost - 9/4/2015 1:17:07 PM
Debate has now been triggered on the issue of deflation in the country ... to the consumer. Therefore none of the major components of the CPI display a negative tendency. An explanation here is that a decline in price is due to the fall in global commodity ...
The Latest: ECB's Draghi says inflation target must stand
Beaumont Enterprise - 9/3/2015 2:15:35 PM
The stimulus is intended to help get consumer price ... 2 percent. Inflation is now only 0.2 percent, a sign of weak demand and a slower than expected global economy. 1:45 p.m. The European Central Bank has left its benchmark interest rate unchanged ...
Central banks falling short of 2 pct. inflation target
TheSacramento Bee - 9/4/2015 5:10:22 AM
Is 2 percent inflation too high ... They argue that a rate increase that takes effect before clear evidence of rising prices could choke off consumer and business spending and potentially income growth. "When the world economy is fragile, you end up ...
Inflation slows on tepid demand
The Daily Star - 9/3/2015 8:27:48 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 ...
Central banks falling short of 2 percent inflation target
The Boston Globe - 9/3/2015 11:33:55 PM
Market volatility, concern over a looming US interest rate increase, and a drop in oil prices have spawned uncertainty about the global ... inflation and growth forecasts for the eurozone. Draghi said the ECB can add to its $1.2 trillion program if the 19 ...
ECB flags beefed up QE as growth, inflation outlook fades
Reuters - 9/3/2015 4:10:06 PM
The ECB, which left interest rates ... price in new policy steps from the bank. "The words chosen by the ECB suggest that it would not hesitate to raise the size of its asset purchases and prolong them beyond September 2016 if the outlook for growth and ...
Global markets, S&P 500 edge upward before U.S. jobs data; euro eases on ECB outlook
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - 9/4/2015 4:13:06 AM
Global ... rate outlook caused stock investors to trim gains in late trade. The U.S. central bank, which meets on Sept. 16-17, has said it will raise rates when it sees a sustained economic recovery. While the U.S. labor market has strengthened, inflation ...
China poses threat to global growth, IMF warns
BBC - 9/4/2015 12:52:40 AM
China's slowdown appears to have bigger repercussions for other countries than had been expected, the IMF said. The troubles in China have sent the prices of commodities ... the impact on global growth if the US Federal Reserve raises rates later this ...