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
Global Inflation Stays Low Despite Stimulus
Wall Street Journal - 7/2/2015 10:58:17 AM
The annual rate of inflation ... around the world since late last year has yet to achieve its main goal—minimizing the risk of a slide into deflation. Even without such a period of falling consumer prices, policy makers believe low inflation rates ...
Turkey's annual inflation rate falls to 2-year low
Market Watch - 7/3/2015 9:16:52 AM
ISTANBUL--Turkey's annual inflation rate fell to a two-year low in June but remained well above the central bank's medium-term target, indicating the bank has little room to loosen monetary policy to boost growth. Consumer price inflation eased to 7.2% in ...
Barclays Pegs FY16 Average Inflation in India at 5%
NDTV - 7/3/2015 12:51:37 PM
adding that the average Consumer Price Index-based inflation for this fiscal year is likely to be 5 per cent. "Although India's headline inflation remains manageable, risks around food inflation persist," the global financial services major said in a ...
Sri Lanka inflation slows to 0.1% in June
customstoday.com.pk - 7/3/2015 3:04:39 AM
On a year-on-year (yoy) basis, contribution to inflation by food commodities has increased by 1.83 percent. However the sustainability of low inflation largely depends on world crude oil prices ... country’s future monetary policy and the interest rate ...
China announces they will be setting new gold price by end of year
Pakistan Defence - 7/3/2015 10:35:37 AM
US won't be able to suppress the price of gold to support the dollar ... as supply of dollars is not absorbed by the world. This will increase inflation in the US and force the US to increase interest rates. By increasing interest rates, it will make ...
UPDATE 1-Euro zone inflation softens in June on energy dip
Reuters - 6/30/2015 9:41:54 AM
The European Union's statistics office Eurostat said on Tuesday that consumer prices in the 19 countries sharing the euro rose ... aiming to lift inflation towards its target rate of just under 2 percent. QE is intended to last until September 2016.
Brazil Housing Prices Rise Much Less Than Inflation in 1st Half 2015
NASDAQ - 7/3/2015 7:29:30 AM
SAO PAULO--House prices in Brazil rose much less than inflation in the first half of the year, as the country's poor economic performance damaged consumer confidence ... Brazil inflation increased at a projected rate of 6.10% in the first half.
Eurozone inflation rate dips but still remains positive
Philstar - 6/30/2015 9:01:57 PM
BRUSSELS - Official figures show that inflation across the 19-country eurozone eased in the ... due to a 5.1 percent drop in energy prices. Still, this is the third month in a row that the inflation rate has not been negative. Earlier this year, when ...
Inflation picks up in Indonesia during Muslim holy month
The Daily Star - 7/1/2015 6:37:36 PM
Inflation rose ... year and allowed petrol prices to float on the global market. The rise in inflation presents a dilemma for Bank Indonesia, the country's central bank. Some economists are urging policymakers to cut the main rate from 7.50 percent to ...
Developed-Country Inflation Hits Fresh Low, OECD Says
The Wall Street Journal - 6/2/2015 10:36:35 AM
The annual rate ... that global inflation may have resumed its 2014 decline will alarm central bankers, many of whom have launched fresh stimulus measures over recent months in an effort to prevent or reverse outright declines in consumer prices.
Best Forecasters of World’s Worst Currency Predicting More Pain
Bloomberg - 7/3/2015 3:50:35 PM
While the currency has recovered from a 2015 low of 3.2919 per U.S. dollar on March 19, above-target inflation is sapping consumer and business ... “The rise in prices and lack of productivity growth argue that exchange-rate overvaluation persists ...
Here's what the world's big economies will do through 2016
businessinsider.com.au - 7/4/2015 11:53:10 AM
According to the report, the US should continue its slowing rebound leading to a Fed rate hike in September, while continued low oil prices ... total, global GDP growth is expected to reach 3.1% in 2015, down from 3.3% in 2014. Global consumer inflation ...
Making sense of the real exchange rate of the rupee
Rediff India Abroad - 7/2/2015 3:34:28 AM
it is exactly like Consumer Price Index (CPI). NEER of the Indian rupee is thus the weighted average of the ratios of exchange rate of the rupee expressed as one rupee in terms of a numeraire (SDR) and one unit of select countries’ currencies also ...
Sweden cuts key interest rate to record low -0.35pc
Business Recorder - 7/2/2015 6:07:46 PM
The Riksbank said its expansionary policy was having the desired effect, with inflation, excluding mortgage rates, ticking in at 1.0 percent in May and expected to be close to 2.0 percent by the end of the year. However, consumer prices were far from the 2 ...
UPDATE 2-Swedish c.bank makes surprise rate cut with wary eye on strong crown
Reuters - 7/2/2015 10:29:39 AM
Strong crown a threat to inflation ... unchanged rates. There are also worries that low inflation is playing into lower wage expectations ahead of huge wage round negotiations starting this year in the heavily unionised country. Consumer prices rose ...