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
Japan consumer inflation eases in June
Business Recorder - 7/25/2014 7:42:35 AM
The Bank of Japan (BoJ) has set an ambitious 2.0 percent inflation target for next year as part of a wider government push to conquer years of debilitating deflation. The plan has shown signs of working as the inflation rate ... Japan's core consumer ...
Russia lifts key interest rate to stem inflation, support currency amid concerns over Ukraine
FOX News - 7/25/2014 10:48:42 AM
MOSCOW – Russia's central bank has unexpectedly raised its key interest rate in a bid to stem inflation and support the currency as the country faces increasing ... push down the Russian ruble, fueling consumer price inflation. Higher rates tend to ...
Australian Inflation Muddies Rate Cut Scenario
The Wall Street Journal - 7/23/2014 10:29:35 AM
Last year, Australia’s central bank cut rates to ... the picture. Consumer prices rose 0.5% in the second quarter from the first and were up 3.0% from a year earlier, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said Wednesday. Core inflation, which strips ...
Ron Insana: 'Inflation About to Fall Hard'
Money News - 7/24/2014 7:36:36 AM
With consumer ... crops around the world, Insana notes. Natural gas prices also have dropped, to $3.76 per thousand BTUs Wednesday. "Power bills are likely to fall this summer," he says. A flattening yield curve also signals inflation is under control ...
A Long-Term Look at Inflation
Financial Sense - 7/24/2014 6:39:20 AM
The July Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) released this morning puts the June year-over-year inflation rate at 2.07%, fractionally off last month's 2.13% 19-month high, but well below the 3.88% average since the end of the Second World War ...
Japan consumer inflation eases in June as weak yen impact fades
Win 98.5 - 7/24/2014 11:57:17 PM
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's core consumer inflation eased slightly ... June exports cloud the outlook for the world's third-largest economy. The BOJ argues that tighter labor markets will nudge up wages and support prices, but it is uncertain whether ...
Inflation is about to fall—and fall hard
CNBC - 7/23/2014 5:17:37 PM
I will make a bet with this country's leading inflationistas ... or a couple bushels of wheat, that inflation is about to fall, and fall hard. While recent measures of inflation — from producer prices and consumer prices to the PCE deflator (the Federal ...
Japan Inflation Eases in June Under Tax Hike Blow
NDTV - 7/25/2014 4:43:37 AM
Tokyo, Japan: Japan's inflation rate eased slightly in June as a sales tax high stunted demand, the government reported Friday. The core consumer price ... after years of sagging prices that sapped the vitality of the world's third largest economy.
Jameson Van Houten Discusses Interest Rates, Inflation and More for the First Half of 2014
northforkvue.com - 7/28/2014 7:10:23 AM
Inflation ... that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is up 2.1 percent, excluding food and energy spending. 3. Interest Rates When the global economy took a downturn in 2008, low interest rates were adopted in economies around the world in order to help ...
US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June
Bellingham Herald - 7/22/2014 6:59:01 PM
"World oil prices were relatively elevated in June since there were significant fears that the turmoil in Northern Iraq would spread to the southern parts of that country ... to keep interest rates exceptionally low as long as inflation does not show ...
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 ...
Australian inflation gives RBA room to keep rates low
Zee News - 7/23/2014 7:23:28 AM
Sydney: Australian inflation came in at 0.5 percent in the three months to June, official figures showed Wednesday, giving the country`s central bank room to keep interest rates at a record-low to support the economy. The consumer price index (CPI ...
2 Measures Of Inflation And Fed Policy
investing.com - 7/24/2014 5:06:17 AM
The annualized rate of change is calculated to two decimal places for more precision in the side-by-side comparison with the PCE Price Index. The BLS's Consumer Price Index for June shows core inflation ... In the real world we can't exclude food and ...
Inflation Came In Low Again, But Are There Bubbles?
KCUR 89.3 FM - 7/22/2014 8:24:55 PM
When store prices are rising rapidly, policymakers start pushing interest rates higher, too. But for the moment, at least, inflation appears mild enough to keep interest rates low for a long while. The Labor Department said Tuesday that its consumer price ...
Malawi record Comesa’s highest fall in May inflation
Nyasa Times - 7/23/2014 9:25:10 AM
Comesa’s report on Harmonised Consumer Price Index (HCPI), a regional ... although Malawi registered the highest inflation fall, the country still maintained its position with the second highest year-on- year inflation rate in the region after Sudan ...