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
Inflation is down & crude prices have fallen sharply, but the economy is not out of woods. Why?
The Economic Times - 10/19/2014 10:03:58 AM
With both retail and wholesale prices dropping sharply in the recent months, anticipation is higher than ever of that long-awaited event — a cut in interest rates by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Consumer price inflation ... of the world are taken ...
Singapore Sept core inflation rate seen unchanged vs August
Business Recorder - 10/20/2014 6:28:02 AM
SINGAPORE: Singapore's annual core consumer inflation probably ... Some economists said that a recent rise in prices of car permits, which drivers must bid for to own a vehicle, could give the headline inflation rate a slight lift in September.
Fading inflation good for consumers but hints at lurking threats
Market Watch - 10/19/2014 11:58:30 AM
Slower global growth has crimped demand for fuel even as a surge in domestic extraction puts the U.S. on the verge of overtaking Saudi Arabia as the world ... home prices added to the upward tilt. As a result, the 12-month rate of consumer inflation ...
Inflation fueled in October
The Rakyat Post - 10/20/2014 4:33:30 AM
Affin Hwang Capital said similarly, food prices, which account for about 30.3% of the total consumer price index ... However, moving into 2015, the country’s headline inflation rate is expected to increase further to a range of between 4-5%, due to ...
RBI, Rajan on right track: Kill inflation monster first
Firstpost - 10/18/2014 11:34:02 PM
Repo rate is the interest ... in parts of the country have damaged crops, and this is likely to push up prices again. The RBI also thinks that the fall in food prices may be temporary. “Retail inflation measured by the consumer price index (CPI ...
Affin Research Expects Inflation Rate To Increase 3.3 Per Cent In October
Bernama - 10/20/2014 3:57:43 AM
Affin Hwang Capital said similarly, food prices, which account for about 30.3 per cent of the total consumer price index ... However, moving into 2015, the country's headline inflation rate is expected to increase further to a range of between 4.0-5.0 ...
Inflation slips slightly in September
Leader Post - 10/17/2014 8:36:16 PM
The inflation rate had been up 2.1 per cent in the months of August and in July, according to the federal agency’s consumer price index ... most notably the slump in world oil prices, the Bank of Canada is likely to remain very much neutral with regard ...
Show Me The Money : RBI is targeting inflation at the cost of growth
The Times of India Blogs - 10/20/2014 6:09:33 PM
But on August 5, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan surprised the country by announcing ... on the back of declining world commodity prices. Crisil’s core rate of inflation is therefore higher, but only by 0.2%. So why has the consumer price inflation rate ...
Philippine inflation hits peak of 4.9 percent
MENAFN - 10/18/2014 6:59:02 AM
(MENAFN) According to the Filipino central bank, the ... In September, inflation eased to 4.4 percent due to lower increases of food prices and housing and utility rates, while in August and July it hit 4.9 percent when consumer prices soared to a 33 ...
No BSP action on interest rates seen this week
Inquirer - 10/20/2014 4:36:29 PM
Interest rates will likely be kept steady this week as the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) uses the leeway given by stabilizing consumer prices to further cement the country’s real ... since April of this year as inflation crept up from last year ...
China inflation slows to near five-year low
Punch - 10/18/2014 9:03:43 PM
Inflation in China eased to a near five-year low in September, adding to further evidence of a slowdown in the world’s second largest economy. As reported by BBC, the consumer price index rose ... The slowing inflation rate could be a result of good ...
How to gain from falling crude prices
Economic Times - 10/20/2014 4:12:02 AM
We tell you how you can profit from this trend, both as a consumer and as an investor. A caveat Falling crude prices have already ... moderation in inflation. That will provide room for the monetary authorities to cut rates when they deem fit, benefiting ...
Is world economy heading for the great deflation?
Pakistan Observer - 10/20/2014 4:04:52 AM
The risk of such a scenario occurring is rising as crude oil prices tumbled last week and major equity markets witnessed a significant correction. If these trends continue and unless governments around the world ... 0.3 percent inflation rate registered ...
World economy stares at Great Deflation: QNB
The Peninsula - 10/18/2014 8:49:24 PM
While lower energy prices would imply smaller current account and fiscal surpluses, the country would continue to have substantial ... will most likely turn the preliminary 0.3 percent inflation rate registered in September 2014 into negative territory.
The Three Countries With The Highest Inflation
Forbes - 5/9/2014 9:09:43 PM
Elevated inflation can be harmful to a country’s economy. Moreover, as prices rise, if wages don’t keep ... In this article, we’ll discuss the three countries with the world’s highest inflation rate. We’ll also include a brief, but important ...