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
G-20 Inflation Eased Again in January
The Wall Street Journal - 3/4/2014 6:57:25 AM
The rise in consumer prices slowed across the world's largest economies for a second straight month in January, driven by falling inflation rates in several large developing economies. The low level of inflation will worry central bankers in ...
G-20 inflation rate slows again
Market Watch - 3/4/2014 6:35:57 AM
The rise in consumer prices slowed across the world's largest economies for a second ... Cooperation and Development said Tuesday the annual rate of inflation in its 34 developed-country members rose to 1.7% from 1.6% in December, while in ...
Tepid Growth in China Consumer Prices Could Worry Investors
New York Times - 3/9/2014 7:48:45 AM
BEIJING — China’s consumer prices rose at their slowest rate in 13 months in February, as pork prices fell by the most in more than a year, data showed Sunday, a sign that slowing growth poses a bigger risk to the country’s economy than ...
China's inflation rate eases to 2 pct in February
Businessweek - 3/9/2014 3:09:35 AM
BEIJING (AP) — China's inflation rate eased in February to 2 percent ... Disney Bets $1 Billion on Technology to Track Theme-Park Visitors No Faith. No Country. No Marriage. Still, Millennials Are Optimistic Boeing Has a New 787 Dreamliner ...
China inflation falls to 2.0% year-on-year in February
Channel News Asia - 3/9/2014 3:38:13 AM
BEIJING: China's inflation rate dropped to 2.0 per cent year-on-year in February, down from 2.5 per cent in January, the government said Sunday. The consumer price index (CPI) figure announced by the National Bureau of Statistics matched the median ...
Deflation fears as China inflation drops to 2.0%
Channel News Asia - 3/9/2014 6:51:29 AM
Economists from ANZ bank wrote in an analysis that PPI had been negative for two years and "the risk of deflation is rising in the near term". Falling prices are seen as potentially bad by economists as they encourage consumers to put off spending and ...
World News: Israel Captures Arms Ship; More Venezuela Protests; China Inflation Rate Slows
WTVY - 3/9/2014 5:18:26 AM
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelans are again filling downtown streets in protest while the government celebrates a diplomatic victory in the Organization of American States. Late Friday in Washington, the body voted to approve a declaration that ...
Bank of Canada Seen Renewing Inflation Worry Despite Price Pop
Wall Street Journal - 3/4/2014 1:52:36 PM
Three expect increases in the first quarter of 2015, three predict the second quarter ... against the U.S dollar since October. The Bank of Canada has said stronger demand from the U.S., Canada’s biggest export market, and the weaker Canadian ...
Economic stability must include price stability, growth: FM P Chidambaram
The Economic Times - 3/6/2014 11:58:41 PM
"The sovereign has the right to set the (inflation) target, and then the central bank has the mandate ... the RBI would focus primarily on bringing down consumer prices at the exclusion of growth, even though Rajan has repeatedly said he does ...
Philippine Feb inflation eases, gives central bank room to hold rates
Business Recorder - 3/5/2014 5:30:20 AM
MANILA: Inflation in the Philippines unexpectedly slowed for the first time in six months in February, giving the central bank room to keep interest rates at a record low at its policy meeting this month. The consumer price index rose 4.1 percent in ...
China's inflation moderates in Feb.
Xinhua News Agency - 3/9/2014 10:33:24 AM
The growth rate was down from 2.5 percent in the previous month and appeared to be the lowest level since February 2013, according to figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). The slowed CPI increase, in line with market expectations ...
Britons increasingly see rate rise but lower their inflation forecasts - BOE
7 News Yahoo - 3/7/2014 9:45:40 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - Britons' expectations for an interest rate hike over the next year are on the rise even as their inflation forecasts have fallen ... Britain's economy staged a faster-than-expected rebound last year, forcing the Bank in February to ...
UPDATE 1-Indian government to set up inflation target, RBI to implement - finmin
Thomson Reuters - 3/7/2014 4:52:10 AM
The comment by Chidambaram come after a Reserve Bank of India panel in January proposed moving to an inflation target of 4 percent in three years, with a 2 percent band on either side when setting monetary policy, sharply below current levels.
Government to set up inflation target, RBI to implement - Chidambaram
Reuters Group PLC - 3/7/2014 11:33:02 AM
The comment by Chidambaram comes after a RBI panel in January proposed moving to an inflation target of 4 percent in three years, with a 2 percent band on either side when setting monetary policy, sharply below current levels. The recommendation ...
BSP execs fear power crunch may fuel inflation
Inquirer - 3/7/2014 4:19:22 PM
Maintenance shutdowns, either scheduled or unscheduled, of major power plants may lead to a shortage of electricity supply in the country and may, in turn, fuel the rate of rise in consumer prices this ... sources of possible inflation pressures in the ...