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
A Long-Term Look at Inflation
investing.com - 10/23/2014 7:46:12 PM
The Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released this yesterday puts the September year-over-year inflation rate at 1.66%, off the May 19-month high of 2.13%. It is well below the 3.87% average since the end of the Second World War and 29 ...
Gold Losing to Dollar as Global Haven With Low Inflation
Bloomberg - 10/23/2014 11:28:07 PM
Consumer prices will rise 2.1 percent next year, the IMF said in an Oct. 8 report. That has Fed officials worried about prices remaining too low. They expressed concern that below-target inflation could ... of rising interest rates, he said.
Malawi ranked 8th poorest in Africa, World’s fastest growing consumer
Nyasa Times - 10/23/2014 8:00:31 PM
“In the short term, consumer market growth in Malawi will be supported by the country’s improved economic performance (which will help to raise incomes) and slowing consumer price inflation (which ... which rates countries by at least one measure.
Low soy prices put inflation-racked Argentina in a bind
Reuters - 10/24/2014 3:20:10 PM
Farmers have been piling up their 2013/14 soybeans this year as a hedge against high inflation and the wobbly local peso . While they have been holding onto their crops at the highest rate ever, world and local soy prices ... the country's more than ...
Specter of no-inflation world looms over Fed's return to normal
Win 98.5 - 10/24/2014 1:01:10 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After months of focus on slack in U.S. labor markets, the Federal Reserve faces a new challenge: the possibility that weak inflation ... prices around the world. What if they don't? That would put the Fed in a bind - with rates ...
The world’s biggest economic problem
The Economist online - 10/23/2014 11:10:48 AM
Prices are falling in eight European countries. The zone’s overall inflation rate has slipped to 0.3% and may well go into outright decline next year. A region that makes up almost a fifth of world output is marching towards stagnation and deflation.
What transpired at RBI’s rate advisors’ meet: Rajan proved he is his own man, yet again
Firstbiz. - 10/24/2014 8:32:08 AM
Majority of the members of a technical advisory committee (TAC) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), which met six days prior to the 30 September monetary policy review meeting voted in favour of a rate ... headline consumer price index inflation (CPI ...
Turkey’s Central Bank Holds Interest Rates For Second Consecutive Month
The Wall Street Journal - 10/23/2014 1:05:20 PM
The Monetary Policy Committee kept the benchmark one-week repo rate unchanged ... it rein in consumer-price increases. “Easing the monetary policy will be a risky move for the central bank of Turkey in this volatile environment. The Inflation outlook ...
No fear of deflation: Indian consumers respond to softer oil, food prices
Dhaka Tribune - 10/24/2014 5:11:42 AM
In China, a short hop across the Himalayas, slumping consumer demand has sparked fears of deflation as it wrestles with flagging global economic growth. But in India, where inflation has dropped to multi-year lows, softer fuel and food prices are allowing ...
World Business Quick Take
The Taipei Times - 10/23/2014 3:49:59 PM
Consumer confidence ... fell and food prices remained flat. That put annual inflation at 1 percent, the bottom end of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s 1 percent to 3 percent target range, giving the central bank leeway to keep rates on hold in the ...
You're Enjoying Low Gas Prices, But Is It Really A Good Sign?
North Country Public Radio - 10/23/2014 8:50:38 PM
All around the country, gasoline prices have been falling for weeks, down to an average of about $3 a gallon. Those lower prices are helping restrain inflation across the board. On Wednesday, the Labor Department said its consumer price index barely inched ...
Chris Redfern: Sterling shines on the world stage
fruitnet.com - 10/24/2014 11:38:15 AM
400+ delegates from 40 countries. Focus on Peru ... The theme in the coming week is inflation, with consumer price index data from Euroland, Britain, the United States and Canada. In the eurozone's case it will be a question of whether inflation is ...
"Strong and balanced public finance affirmatively differentiates Turkey from other countries," the minister said
worldbulletin.net - 10/24/2014 6:08:58 AM
"Strong and balanced public finance affirmatively differentiates Turkey from other countries ... The growth rate of Turkey's GDP is expected to be about four percent in 2015, while the Consumer Price Index -a measure of inflation -- will reach 6.3 ...
The Week in Review: Stocks Rally as Home Price Growth Accelerates, U.S. Unemployment Claims Fall
Economy Watch - 10/24/2014 11:45:25 AM
Nationwide, home prices rose 0.5% month-over-month in August, an acceleration from July’s growth rate ... inflation have remained constrained as the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced a 1.7% increase to Social Security benefits on weak growth in the ...
Velocity of Money Slowdown Means No Inflation? - NOT
NASDAQ - 10/24/2014 2:12:45 AM
Pundits are now coming out of the closets claiming they KNEW the extraordinary steps (such as quantitative easing) was not going to cause cause inflation ... showing consumer income is now growing faster than expenditures growth - but with the rate of ...