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
IMF cuts global growth forecasts again, cites commodity and China worries | Reuters
Firstpost - 10/6/2015 9:36:03 PM
Nonetheless inflation remains well below target, and market-based expectations show it is expected to remain below the Fed's target for a considerable time. The U.S. core Consumer Price ... countries with fiscal space is also important, supporting global ...
IMF expects India to retain world's fastest growing economy tag
Economic Times - 10/6/2015 9:57:31 PM
A day earlier, an IMF blog post had been optimistic about the ... in inflation has created space for interest-rate reductions. It expects inflation to decline further in 2015 because of the drop in global oil and agricultural commodity prices.
Wealthy countries must bolster public spending to avoid global slump, says UN
The Guardian - 10/6/2015 9:36:03 PM
driven by weak consumer demand. With many emerging economies suffering crises, Unctad argues the prospects for global growth look grim unless rich countries can boost their growth rates, which could mean boosting public investment and tackling inequality ...
UK high street prices fall harder, food prices turn down again - BRC
Yahoo Finance - 10/6/2015 11:16:16 PM
LONDON, Oct 7 (Reuters) - - The fall in British shop prices picked up more speed in September, the British Retail Consortium said on Wednesday, underscoring the weak outlook for the country's zero inflation rate ... the consumer prices index, slipped ...
IMF warns on worst global growth since financial crisis
Financial Times - 10/7/2015 4:02:35 AM
Maurice Obstfeld, the IMF’s new chief economist, said: “Of course, countries with multiple diagnoses are faring worst, in some cases also facing high inflation.” The fund has cut the global ... prices and a surge in the dollar as interest rates ...
Poland Rejects Rate Cut Bets After Central Bank Holds Benchmark
Bloomberg - 10/6/2015 9:50:22 PM
Policy makers, who left the reference rate at 1.5 percent for a sixth meeting on Tuesday, said that declining commodity prices, slowing emerging-market economies and a deteriorating global price outlook may prevent inflation from reaching their 1.5 percent ...
IMF cuts global growth forecasts again
Business Recorder - 10/6/2015 11:09:06 PM
Nonetheless inflation remains well below target, and market-based expectations show it is expected to remain below the Fed's target for a considerable time. The US core Consumer Price ... in countries with fiscal space is also important, supporting global ...
Global Economies Face Headwinds
Automation World - 10/6/2015 7:55:50 PM
Certainly, the U.S. is not immune to soft global demand ... savings rate is a healthy 4.1 percent. Debt to equity for working Americans is the best it’s been in decades. The result is that consumer spending in retail (inflation-adjusted) is at a record ...
Rich countries need to boost demand if global slowdown to be avoided, UNCTAD report argues
UNCTAD - 10/6/2015 5:18:21 PM
Even so, inflation is expected to remain below targeted rates in most developed countries, in part because bank ... the 2003–2007 pre-crisis period. In 2014, world merchandise trade, at current prices, remained almost stagnant (growing only by 0.3 ...
August Trade Deficit and Home Prices
Philadelphia Daily News - 10/6/2015 8:02:59 PM
Otherwise, we saw declines in sales of food, consumer goods, vehicles and industrial supplies. Oil was down, but that was more a price issue than a demand ... Looking across the world, it is hard to find a country that bought more of our products.
PERÚ: Venezuela worst in world as IMF forecasts economy to shrink 10%
Entorno Inteligente - 10/6/2015 9:43:12 PM
Venezuela will see its economy shrink more than any other country in the world ... rate remains at 6.3. The government has also maintained fixed prices for staple foods, even as supplies run out in many shops and prices for other goods soar. Inflation ...
Eid spending fuels inflation
The Daily Star - 10/6/2015 6:08:27 PM
Zahid Hussain, lead economist of the World ... and electricity price adjustments as well as stronger demand due to Eid, he added. Kamal said the reason inflation has remained at a tolerable level in Bangladesh is because the exchange rate has stayed ...
IMF downgrades forecast for world, emerging market economies
Jamaica Observer - 10/6/2015 5:54:08 PM
LIMA, Peru (AP) — China's slowdown and tumbling commodity prices will push ... weakness around the world — and especially in China — when it decided to postpone a long-anticipated increase in short-term US interest rates, which it's kept near zero ...
Consumer Staples Stock Outlook - Oct. 2015
ZACKS - 10/6/2015 7:05:43 PM
Will Consumer Staple Stocks Survive Amid Global Worries ... oil and natural gas prices subsiding, consumers are left with more disposable income. Commodity costs have in many cases stabilized. Consumers are also expecting lower inflation primarily due ...
As Fed temporizes on rate hike, savers should squeal
Chicago Tribune - 10/6/2015 9:36:03 PM
Global buyers accept those low yields, feeling America is a safe haven for their wealth compared to their own countries ... fact that "real" rates are actually negative. If you earn 0.25 percent on a savings account or CD, and inflation is eating into ...