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 - 9/2/2015 3:25:21 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 ...
Eurozone inflation steady at 0.2 percent in August
France 24 - 8/31/2015 11:13:01 AM
Inflation in the 19-country eurozone was unchanged at 0.2 percent in August, official data showed Monday, slightly higher than analysts expected. The consumer price rise rate is still well ... at research group IHS Global Insight. "Nevertheless, the ...
Turmoil in China, weak inflation may open door for more stimulus from European Central Bank
FOX News - 9/1/2015 7:01:18 AM
It is aimed at raising a rate of inflation that is so ... confidence — combining business and consumer outlooks — ticked up slightly in August for the eurozone. But it increased in only 11 of the 19 euro countries. In seven of them, it fell, including ...
Eurozone Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2012
Realtime Business News - 9/1/2015 9:02:59 AM
Eurozone unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped in July to its lowest level in three-and-a-half years, adding to hopes that consumer spending would support growth amid low inflation ... to 17.532 million in July. IHS Global Insight Economist Howard ...
Eurozone inflation stable at low annual rate of 0.2 per cent in August
Edmonton Journal - 8/30/2015 11:52:59 PM
The inflation figures remains far below the European Central Bank's aim for an annual rate of just under 2 per cent. A prolonged period of low inflation or, worse, an outright drop in consumer prices ... relative to other countries. The ECB has vowed ...
UPDATE 1-Bangladesh inflation cools in August, could climb again
Reuters - 9/2/2015 10:20:32 AM
Bangladesh's annual inflation eased last month after picking up for two months in a row, the country's planning minister said on Wednesday, but it could rise again with an increase in electricity and gas prices. The rise in consumer prices edged down in ...
World stocks fall after Fed suggests September rate hike possible
The Florida Times-Union Jacksonville - 8/31/2015 3:59:21 PM
BEIJING — Global stocks mostly fell on Monday after ... In Europe, official figures showed the annual inflation rate remained at a weak 0.2 percent in the 19-country eurozone. The figure was broadly expected but underlines the challenges facing the ...
Three strikes on inflation spur calls for overhaul of ‘Abenomics’
Japan Times - 9/1/2015 11:26:09 AM
“We are entering a difficult phase of balancing the BOJ’s inflation target, Japan’s second sales tax hike and sustaining global economic growth. A delay could prompt a ratings downgrade.” Consumer prices excluding fresh food were unchanged in July ...
The Case For A Rate Hike Relies On Forecasts Of Firmer Inflation
istock Analyst - 9/1/2015 10:07:24 AM
Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer over the weekend laid out the rationale for raising US interest rates in the near ... the key unknown is inflation. The next major release on this front is the August report on consumer prices, scheduled for the morning ...
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 ...
Global stock markets begin September with more losses
The Guardian - 9/1/2015 9:56:05 PM
Europe follows Wall Street and Asia in sell-offs amid worries over Chinese slowdown and looming US interest rate rise ... updates Oil prices have been buffeted by the prospect of waning demand from China, the world’s biggest energy consumer.
Weak growth may force India’s central bank to reconsider inflation focus
Reuters - 9/1/2015 5:45:32 PM
Governor Raghuram Rajan even started his term a couple of years back by raising interest rates ... now. Consumer inflation was a record low 3.78 percent in July, weaker than the lowest forecast in a Reuters poll. The global slump in commodity prices ...
August's 0.2% inflation nudges eurozone toward stimulus
Arkansas Online - 9/1/2015 3:05:04 AM
The inflation figures remain far below the European Central Bank's aim for an annual rate of just under 2 percent. A prolonged period of low inflation or an outright drop in consumer prices is a sign ... relative to other countries. The European Central ...
Ruble follows oil price down
MENAFN - 9/1/2015 6:57:07 PM
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev acknowledged the cause as the currency's close linkage to the global oil price ... A low ruble means higher prices for imported goods, and so Russia has a high consumer price inflation rate. The average annualised rate ...
Consumer Prices in U.S. Increased Less Than Forecast in July
Bloomberg - 8/19/2015 12:31:40 PM
Oil has plunged more than 30 percent from this year’s closing peak in June amid a global supply glut that will probably hold down inflation ... ll raise interest rates. The Fed’s preferred measure of price pressures, linked to consumer spending ...