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
Inflation slows down to 1.7%, lowest since 2003
The Express Tribune - 9/3/2015 12:46:41 AM
Inflation measured by the Consumer Price ... Owing to the plunge in global commodity prices, rigidity in the exchange rate and heavy domestic taxation, the country’s exports have been consistency falling for the last many months. According to one school ...
Global inflation could derail Fed's plan to bring rates back to normal
Investment News - 9/2/2015 4:18:27 PM
Around the same time, inflation rates ... and more consumer-led economy. The Thomson Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index, a broad commodity index, peaked at 350 in 2012. One year later, commodity prices fell by 14%. This was the first leg of the global ...
Inflation eases in August
Dhaka Tribune - 9/2/2015 7:46:03 PM
“Decline in rice prices in domestic market and cheaper fuel prices in the global market drive down inflation rate,” said Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal while briefing the reporters on monthly consumer ... helped reduce the country’s inflation ...
Deflation or inflation? Arvind Subramanian is more right than Raghuram Rajan on this
Firstpost - 9/3/2015 7:49:02 AM
The problem is that the consumer price index (CPI) is still showing 3.8 percent inflation ... the world environment is still trending weak. China, Europe and Japan are printing money to keep deflation away, and the US may still chicken out of a rate ...
Poland holds rate, inflation may take hit from slowdown
CountingPips - 9/2/2015 7:03:06 PM
Poland’s central bank left its benchmark reference rate ... in the global markets. Amidst moderate global economic activity and low commodity prices, price growth in many countries remains very low. In the United States and the euro area, inflation ...
Japan won't hit inflation goal even by early 2018: BoJ board member
The Hindu Business Line - 9/3/2015 8:03:21 AM
Japan is unlikely to see inflation hit the central bank's two percent target over the next 2-1/2 years, Bank of Japan board member Takahide Kiuchi said, warning that China's slowdown has become a huge risk to global ... cent price target. "Consumer inflation
Low inflation back in focus at ECB policy meeting
Economic Times - 9/3/2015 7:41:52 AM
The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday insisted that global central banks must ensure that monetary conditions remain "accommodative to prevent real interest rates from rising ... remains very unlikely, consumer price inflation still looks set ...
BOJ's Kiuchi warns Japan won't hit inflation goal even by early 2018
Reuters - 9/3/2015 6:58:55 AM
The former market economist said inflation has been dampened by weak consumer confidence ... that it was difficult to hit the price target unless the BOJ's efforts were accompanied by structural reforms to boost the country's productivity.
Inflation slows on tepid demand
The Daily Star - 9/2/2015 6:48:47 PM
lead economist of the World Bank in Dhaka. “This is good news because non-food inflation had risen in July before falling in August. “Weaker domestic demand following the Eid festival, stable international commodity prices and nominal exchange rate ...
Despite China, for the Fed and BoE, an interest rate raise still on the table
MercoPress - 9/2/2015 8:26:00 AM
United States inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates ... country to move inflation higher. “There are profound secular and cyclical disinflationary forces at work in the ...
Price discovery, the natural rate of interest and the price of money
Money Week - 9/2/2015 12:50:52 PM
Let me acknowledge that the financial world ... on valid price signals. For your savings, there’s a far more destructive point to make about lower interest rates. While the central bank is fixated on credit growth, inflation, and consumer spending ...
Basic food prices has gone up by eight per cent
The Daily Express - 9/3/2015 8:03:21 AM
Nearly 200,000 prices ... country. The Office has linked falls in food and non-alcoholic drink prices to current low levels of inflation – in July, the CPI was just 0.1 per cent. And it says the new data should not be directly compared with the rate ...
Who wins when global currencies tumble?
CNN Money - 9/2/2015 4:25:37 PM
Yet, a lower currency value is something that some countries actually want ... The currencies fell in value along with the drop in commodities prices. Add to that the potential Fed rate hike, and global investors are reluctant to move out of dollars ...
ECB to cut inflation forecast but keep powder dry
Reuters - 9/2/2015 9:54:53 PM
The bank is expected to leave interest rates unchanged and ... programme in March to boost consumer prices after a short bout of deflation. But nearly all key price drivers have been working against its efforts to bring inflation, now running at 0.2 ...
UPDATE 1-Brazil poised to end interest rate hikes as economy sinks
CNBC - 9/2/2015 1:26:39 PM
BRASILIA, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Brazil is likely to halt one of the world's most ... yields on interest rate futures suggest. To keep inflation expectations in check the bank has warned that it will act decisively to prevent consumer price growth from ...