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
Eurozone Inflation Subdued as Unemployment Rises
Wall Street Journal - 7/31/2015 10:38:12 AM
After a long, steady decline in the inflation rate, consumer prices first fell below their year-ago levels ... the most recent month for which figures from that country are available. Write to Paul Hannon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Eurozone inflation, jobless rates unchanged
Channel News Asia - 7/31/2015 11:42:37 AM
Consumer prices rose 0.2 per cent in July, the Eurostat statistics agency said, the same rate ... Global Insight. Archer said weak energy prices will continue to put pressure on the data but the ECB "will take a fair degree of comfort" from the core ...
EU inflation, jobless rates unchanged
Sky News - 7/30/2015 11:53:57 PM
Inflation in the 19-nation eurozone was unchanged in July while the jobless rate for June was also flat, suggesting the economy maintained only modest growth, official data shows. Consumer prices rose 0.2 per cent in July, the same rate as the previous ...
From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price hikes
Denver Post - 8/1/2015 7:02:16 AM
The price increases remain modest. And in many cases, they're canceled out by price declines for other items that are keeping overall inflation historically low. Yet the stepped-up price tags for a range of consumer ... at an annual rate in the past ...
Key for Investors: Understanding Inflation and Its Implications
Market Realist - 7/31/2015 12:25:34 PM
Inflation represents a rise in the general price level in a country or region. The higher the inflation, the lower the quantum of a particular good that can be purchased compared to the past. In the investment world ... have a higher rate of consumption ...
QE Fails In Japan: Inflation Nonexistent, Consumer Spending Drops, More Ease Coming
Howe Street - 8/1/2015 2:37:25 AM
The BoJ’s balance sheet — a rough proxy for the amount of money it has created and dumped into the economy — soared at a rate that dwarfs ... the central bank’s effort to spur inflation.Consumer prices excluding fresh food rose 0.1 percent from ...
Unemployment, inflation stable in 19-nation eurozone
The Garden Island - 7/31/2015 2:31:26 AM
The ECB this year launched a massive monetary stimulus program to bring up inflation, but it is expected to take months for the rate to rise significantly, particularly since a drop in oil prices is still weighing on the overall level of consumer prices.
Euro zone inflation and unemployment rates unchanged
MENAFN - 8/1/2015 7:52:22 AM
Consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in July the Eurostat statistics agency said the same rate ... Global Insight. Archer said weak energy prices will continue to put pressure on the data but the ECB 'will take a fair degree of comfort' from the core inflation ...
UPDATE 1-Euro zone inflation stable at 0.2 percent, still far off ECB target
Reuters - 7/31/2015 10:45:22 AM
The European Union's statistics office Eurostat said on Friday that consumer prices in the 19 countries ... but inflation is still far below the European Central Bank's target of just under 2 percent. The ECB has interest rates close to zero and this ...
Oil prices fall on OPEC comments; investors await US wage data
Financial Express - 8/1/2015 10:22:42 AM
Oil prices fell in Asian trade on Friday as concern over global oversupply intensified ... Reserve will raise interest rates in September. “Prices will be range-bound between now and the release of wage and wage inflation data,” Le Brun said.
Russia's central bank cuts key interest rate
Beaumont Enterprise - 7/31/2015 12:39:53 PM
Higher interest rates ... the inflation further because consumer spending has been declining. Russian businesses complained of a lending squeeze, brought by sanctions against Russian banks as well as prohibitively high interest rates inside the country.
July Report: Inflation at 0.1% and Unemployment at 6.4% in Germany
Yahoo Finance - 7/31/2015 5:54:51 PM
In June, the inflation fell from 0.7% in May to 0.1% in June. It is now stable at that level in July. On a month-over-month basis, Germany recorded a 0.30% rise in the EU harmonized CPI (consumer price index). Unemployment rate steady at 6.4% in Germany ...
Eurozone inflation stable at 0.2%, still far off ECB target
Times of Malta - 7/31/2015 11:59:56 PM
The EU’s statistics office Eurostat said yesterday that consumer prices in the 19 countries ... but inflation is still far below the European Central Bank’s target of just under two per cent. The ECB has interest rates close to zero and this year ...
Slash the policy rates
The Times of India Blogs - 7/31/2015 9:58:14 PM
Over the last couple of years RBI has re-established its credentials as an inflation ... consumer inflation and setting transparent targets for its level – as well as judicious use of the policy interest rate have brought consumer price inflation below ...
Russia's central bank cuts rates
Reuters - 7/31/2015 3:53:10 PM
Russia's central bank cut its key interest rate by ... to reignite inflation. The rouble, which had already been down over 1 percent before the central bank decision, fell further after the cut. In its statement, the bank said consumer price inflation ...