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
Mixed data from Japan as inflation flat, jobless rate falls
Stamford Advocate - 1/30/2015 2:11:03 AM
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's industrial output edged higher in December, suggesting the world's third ... However, inflation moderated to 2.5 percent from a year earlier, compared with 2.7 percent in November. The core consumer price index, excluding food ...
Why South Africa, Sudan, Egypt Are Africa’s ‘Most Miserable Countries’
Ventures - 1/29/2015 3:33:58 PM
VENTURES AFRICA – South Africa, Sudan, and Egypt are the top three most miserable African countries in the world, according to the recently ... owes its presence on the list to consumer prices. The inflation rate in Sudan increased to 25.7 percent ...
German inflation turns negative for first time since 2009
Reuters - 1/29/2015 2:00:55 PM
Preliminary data on Thursday showed consumer prices ... euro zone rate could slip to -0.6 percent. He added that the ECB could significantly increase the volume of government debt it buys per month in the second half of the year because inflation and ...
GLOBAL MARKETS-Fed rate outlook weighs on stocks, lifts dollar
Reuters - 1/29/2015 8:24:28 AM
LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - European stocks slipped and the dollar strengthened on Thursday after the Federal Reserve took an upbeat view of the world's largest ... preliminary January inflation data from Germany showed consumer prices falling 0.5 percent ...
India’s Central Bank Will Likely Leave Rates Steady, Economists Say
Wall Street Journal - 1/29/2015 9:36:03 AM
and has cut the country’s inflation more than the RBI expected. When Mr. Rajan switched the central bank’s focus to the consumer-price inflation rate and set a clear goal of getting that rate to 8% by the end of last year, prices were rising at a pace ...
S.Africa's central bank maintains repo rate
cnbcafrica.com - 1/29/2015 2:29:33 PM
“The year-on-year inflation rate as measured by the consumer price index (CPI ... citing geopolitical tensions in some countries, deflation in some parts of the world and the impact of crude prices, among others. “The global economic growth outlook ...
South Africa keeps interest rate at 5.75pc
Business Recorder - 1/29/2015 4:16:55 PM
JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's central bank left its benchmark interest rate unchanged at 5.75 percent on Thursday after the global drop in oil prices helped ease inflation. The decision was expected by economists following a decline in consumer inflation in ...
Tangled Tale Of Rate Hikes And Inflation Expectations
investing.com - 1/29/2015 11:52:04 AM
But there’s a glitch: consumer expectations ... is that market-based inflation forecasts suffer from a global perspective on pricing pressure. Because the US dollar is the world’s reserve currency, Treasury prices aren’t solely a reflection of ...
Falling Prices: the Downside
ABC Newspapers - 1/29/2015 10:26:10 AM
Falling prices are a good thing for the cash-strapped American consumer ... inflation rate above 3%. (Note: If you’re trying to improve your economy, increasing taxes is not a good way to do it, even if it you need to boost your inflation rate ...
Fed sees strengthening economy but stays ’patient’ on rates
The Sun Chronicle - 1/29/2015 9:21:44 AM
Yet the Fed will be “patient” in raising interest rates from ... U.S. prices rose just 1.2 percent in the 12 months that ended in November, according to the Fed’s preferred gauge of inflation. When inflation is too low, consumer spending — and ...
'Two Percent Inflation' and The Fed's Current Mandate
Safe Haven - 1/29/2015 3:05:20 PM
It's interesting to note that the idea of a 2% inflation rate was ... Wars 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 ...
World economy to expand due to strength of U.S. economy
Yahoo Finance - 1/29/2015 1:53:45 PM
The sharp drop in gasoline prices to below $2 per gallon in many parts of the U.S. is the equivalent of a massive tax cut for Americans. This factor combined with a dropping unemployment rate and rising wages will help boost consumer spending in 2015.
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 ...
Report: KSA is the 'most miserable' GCC country
Construction Week Online - 1/30/2015 1:49:35 AM
The list of 108 countries has been ranked based on a number of factors which include national inflation rates, lending rates ... That is some way behind Venezuela, in first, where consumer prices in the country are a key factor in the nation’s calculatio ...
A Tangled Tale Of Rate Hikes & Inflation Expectations
istock Analyst - 1/29/2015 10:04:41 AM
The Federal Reserve continues to signal that it will start raising interest rates ... market-based inflation forecasts suffer from a global perspective on pricing pressure. Because the US dollar is the world's reserve currency, Treasury prices aren't ...