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
Tepid Growth in China Consumer Prices Could Worry Investors
New York Times - 3/9/2014 7:48:45 AM
Some analysts say that with inflation clearly not a threat, China will have room to loosen policies to bolster the economy if it needs to. “Low inflation could be good news for markets, as monetary tightening is definitely not justified ...
China inflation tame, room for policy easing
CNBC - 3/9/2014 5:11:17 AM
China's consumer prices rose at their slowest rate in 13 months in February as pork prices fell by their most in over a year, a sign that slowing growth rather than rising prices poses a bigger risk to the world's ... at least with inflation clearly ...
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 ...
Deflation fears as China inflation drops to 2.0%
Channel News Asia - 3/9/2014 7:27:17 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 on Sunday, prompting economists to warn that the risk of deflation was rising. The consumer price index (CPI) figure ...
China's inflation moderates in Feb.
新华网 - 3/9/2014 12:27:56 PM
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Inflation targeting will be challenge for the new Government
NITI Central - 3/5/2014 9:48:02 AM
While this would make policymaking more predictable and less prone to Government pressure, this also means that rates would stay high for longer as the CPI inflation ... While Consumer Price Index (CPI) is the benchmark in most countries ...
ECB leaves rates unchanged despite low inflation
Market Watch - 3/6/2014 7:59:28 AM
Most analysts had expected the ECB to keep rates stable in March, after a euro-zone report last week showed that much of the weakness in the February inflation was a result of falling energy prices, which dropped 2.2% from January. Consumer ...
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 ... sooner if inflation pressures are bigger than expected or wages rise faster than anticipated. But the economy is still 1.4 percent below its 2008 peak and consumer prices are just ...
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 ...
10 countries with highest inflation rate
Rediff - 4/5/2011 5:19:12 AM
With prices of commodities ... experiencing the full impact of inflation. The entire world - from a rich nation like the United States to one of the poorest countries, Congo - is trying to bring soaring inflation rates under control.
Consumer Price Index and the Inflation Rate
The Motley Fool - 3/1/2014 3:43:32 PM
Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the Consumer Price ... inflation hasn't been much of an issue in the U.S. in the past decade, in other parts of the world it is a major issue. Venezuela is a prime example: The value of the country's ...
Consumer Inflation Views in Three Countries
frbsf.org - 11/25/2013 4:47:17 PM
But U.S., British, and Japanese consumers expect inflation to be higher. Data suggest that consumers in these countries ... the level of oil prices, not the rate of change as economic theory would suggest. These two characteristics of consumer inflation ...