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
Brazil’s Inflation Rate Grew More Than Expected in January
Wall Street Journal - 2/5/2016 8:51:34 PM
SÃO PAULO—Brazil’s consumer-price index increased ... With continued pressure from inflation, the central bank is currently keeping its benchmark Selic interest rate at an elevated level of 14.25% a year, despite the country’s deep economic recession.
Draghi Boxed In by Unforgiving World Dragging Down Inflation
Bloomberg - 2/8/2016 2:18:29 AM
In addition to global restraints, the euro area is contending with domestic issues, including high levels of debt in some countries ... price stability mandate, the challenge is to push inflation back up to its goal of just under 2 percent. While the rate ...
Ask The Times: Consumer Price Index
The Times - 2/7/2016 5:07:18 PM
Q. The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a Consumer Price Index as a measure of the rate of inflation in the country. What does the CPI consist of? A. The Consumer Price Index is what the Bureau of Labor Statistics calls a ...
Inflation up, exports down
Today's Zaman - 2/5/2016 2:25:02 PM
The Consumer Price Index ... January and yearly inflation reached 9.6 percent, ranking Turkey among the top high-inflation countries. As for exports, they declined by 14.4 percent compared to January 2015. The yearly CPI increase rate was 7.2 percent ...
Global stocks unsettled after US Fed holds rates
farandulife.com - 2/7/2016 10:00:47 PM
The US Federal Reserve has kept interest rates unchanged and says it is "closely monitoring" global ... forecast consumer prices to rise 1.4 percent this year, lower than a 1.7 percent on-year increase predicted earlier and its inflation target for 2016 ...
The world's most miserable economies
Yahoo News - 2/5/2016 12:48:59 AM
Thanks to off-the-charts inflation ... country the runaway top spot on the 2015 misery index. Also read: Top 10 worst economies in the world With no end in sight for Venezuela's economic woes — estimates in Bloomberg surveys predict consumer price ...
GCC inflation less than 2 percent, except Kuwait – Seminar addresses lifting subsidies
Kuwait Times - 2/7/2016 7:44:47 PM
KUWAIT: Inflation rates in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries over the past ten months of 2015 were less than 2 percent except in Kuwait, a recent report shows. The GCC Statistical Center recently issued a report about the GCC Consumer Price Index ...
GLOBAL ECONOMY WEEKAHEAD-U.S. retail sales and Yellen testimony in focus
CNBC - 2/7/2016 11:19:32 PM
The country ... consumer confidence in the world's largest economy, as will U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony to the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. Oil prices have tumbled 70 percent since mid-2014, driving down ...
Cheap oil is creating windfalls for consumers, but also killing jobs and shaking up global governments
ABQJournal - 2/7/2016 8:39:03 AM
China’s economy grew by 6.9 percent in 2015, the country’s slowest rate in 25 years, raising concerns about global economic strength ... their belts after splurging on consumer goods from Asia when commodity prices soared. In Japan, consumers are ...
China data may put cat among global central bank doves
Reuters - 2/5/2016 10:14:29 AM
China, a major commodities consumer ... in the world's second-largest economy, while U.S. retail sales figures will give clues on the state of consumer confidence there. Oil prices have tumbled 70 percent since mid-2014, driving down inflation and adding ...
BOE keeps rate in unanimous vote as inflation view cut
CountingPips - 2/4/2016 3:37:48 PM
The Bank of England (BOE) left its benchmark Bank Rate ... global environment and sustained financial market turbulence, BOE Governor Mark Carney said in his prepared statement. In its latest inflation report, the BOE cut its forecast for consumer price ...
Stable food prices, cheaper oil, transport costs Inflation eases to 1.3% in Jan
Philstar - 2/6/2016 11:53:31 AM
The January inflation rate fell ... From a global perspective, Esguerra said the government must prepare for potential negative impacts on the economies of oil-producing countries, given the expectation of a prolonged period of low oil prices.
Global stocks in retreat as oil prices slip once again
Washington Post - 2/8/2016 7:54:55 AM
In addition, yields on bonds for Europe’s most-indebted countries are rising, while the rate on Germany ... on concern that global production cuts are insufficient to counter faltering demand in China, the world’s biggest consumer.
Global Daily: US job growth tapers off in January
Big News Network - 2/8/2016 4:34:29 AM
The country ... the slowest rate of expansion since 2009 but ahead of expectations. Momentum picked up in the fourth quarter, boosted by a 7.3 percent (y/y) rise in public spending. Latin America and the Caribbean Consumer price inflation in accelerated ...
Shut Up About the Inflation Rate
THE SLANT - 4/16/2014 2:06:02 PM
An extremely low interest rate can signal that investors have no faith in a country ... consumer prices sound like a blessing that holds down household costs. But when tepid inflation is associated with small wage gains, excess business capacity and soft ...