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
Inflation in Developed Economies Halved in January, OECD Says
Wall Street Journal - 3/4/2015 5:28:09 AM
The annual rate of inflation across the world’s developed economies more than halved in January, reaching its lowest level since the recession that followed the global financial crisis. While consumer prices rose at a faster pace in a small number of ...
The wait for Consumer Price Inflation, and possible currency collapse
Commodity Online - 3/3/2015 4:49:22 PM
Here’s another reader’s original and inspired perspective on the short term effects of consumer price inflation and how it differs from ... long run as determined by their calculated exchange rates for goods and services. This value usually lags ...
The 15 Happiest Economies in the World
Bloomberg - 3/4/2015 12:41:49 AM
There, consumer prices will ... least-miserable country in our analysis is the not-so-wealthy Thailand. That's partly thanks to an unusually low unemployment rate, currently tracking below 1 percent, that has so far failed to spur inflation.
India Central Bank Cuts Key Interest Rate as Inflation Eases
New York Times - 3/4/2015 12:56:08 AM
Previously, the central bank was reluctant to lower interest rates because doing so would likely worsen stubbornly high inflation. But India's inflation rate has fallen substantially in recent months as global oil prices ... revive the country's sputtering ...
South Korean: economy may fall amid low headline inflation
Spy Ghana - 3/3/2015 11:20:05 AM
Concerns that the South Korean economy may fall into deflation escalated as recent economic indicators indicated a stagnant economy amid low headline inflation. The country’s consumer price inflation ... to cut interest rates further.
U.S. consumer spending falls, inflation pressures muted
Yahoo News - 3/2/2015 5:12:02 PM
The saving rate increased to 5.5 percent, the highest since December 2012. Lower gasoline prices continued to put downward pressure on inflation, with key consumer price gauges slipping further below the Federal Reserve's 2 percent target. A price index ...
Brazil’s shock therapy against inflation
Reuters - 3/3/2015 2:40:31 PM
Brazil’s central bank’s two-day policy meeting kicks off later on Tuesday with all bets placed on a fourth straight interest rate ... consumer prices in recent years. Taken together, these are by far the most aggressive initiatives against inflation ...
Brazil’s annual inflation likely hit 10-year high in Feb
Business Recorder - 3/3/2015 8:59:54 PM
leaving the central bank with little choice but to raise interest rates to the highest in six years even as the economy looks set to shrink this year by the most since 1990. In January, inflation stood at 7.14 percent. On a monthly basis, consumer prices ...
Negative interest rates could crush European bank profits — just look at what's happening in Sweden
The Business Insider - 3/3/2015 5:29:20 AM
Last month, Sweden’s Riksbank, the ... (Sweden's consumer prices have fallen 0.2% in January compared to a year earlier following a 0.3% drop in December.) The chart below shows Swedish inflation (purple line) versus the Riksbank's key interest rate ...
Turkey inflation rate increases from 7.24% to 7.55% in February
customstoday.com.pk - 3/3/2015 11:05:46 AM
ANKARA: Turkey inflation rate increased from 7.24 percent to 7.55 percent in February, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) announced. The consumer price ... years of 2016 and 2017. The country’s domestic producer price index also increased by ...
Why China Had To Lower Its Interest Rates
Seeking Alpha - 3/3/2015 10:54:26 PM
It's only in the second half of 2014 that oil prices fell back to levels last seen in 2010. Unlike other countries ... rate. Interest rates were, after all, raised in the first place to fight and lower high inflation. Loans for commercial or consumer ...
As European Central Bank prepares to start stimulus, rate of decline in eurozone prices eases
Winnipeg Free Press - 3/2/2015 4:00:27 PM
LONDON - The 19-country eurozone got a double ... may find some comfort in Monday's news that consumer prices in the eurozone were 0.3 per cent lower in February compared with a year earlier, half the rate of decline recorded in January.
Rajan cuts interest rate by 25 bps but credit goes to Jaitley, his Budget
Firstpost - 3/4/2015 6:03:56 AM
The larger share of credit for the surprise, quarter percentage point rate ... the country. What is more surprising is that Rajan himself didn’t sound very convincing until recently about a full victory over inflation. To be sure, the consumer price ...
The 15 most miserable economies in the world
Live Mint - 3/3/2015 5:29:20 AM
unemployment rate + change in the consumer price index = misery.) In Ukraine’s case, war will exact greater economic casualties. Tension with Russia-backed rebels will prolong joblessness in the eastern-European nation, and inflation won’t offer much ...
Indian government, central bank set inflation targets
Global Post - 3/4/2015 1:31:55 AM
The RBI cut interest rates by 25 basis points to 7.75 percent in January, the first reduction in 20 months, after inflation eased, helped by lower fuel prices. India's consumer inflation rose to 5.11 percent year-on-year in January, up slightly from 5.0 ...