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
G-20 inflation rate slows again
Market Watch - 3/4/2014 6:35:57 AM
The rise in consumer prices slowed across the world's largest economies for a second ... Cooperation and Development said Tuesday the annual rate of inflation in its 34 developed-country members rose to 1.7% from 1.6% in December, while in ...
Government to set up inflation target, RBI to implement - Chidambaram
Reuters Group PLC - 3/7/2014 8:05:27 AM
The comment by Chidambaram comes after a RBI 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. The recommendation ...
Brazil Signals Further Tightening on Persistent Inflation
Bloomberg - 3/6/2014 11:55:42 AM
Brazil’s central bank signaled today it will continue tightening monetary policy as above-target inflation remains persistent. Swap rates rose. Policy makers led by bank President Alexandre Tombini voted unanimously on Feb. 26 to slow the pace ...
Bank of Canada Seen Renewing Inflation Worry Despite Price Pop
Wall Street Journal - 3/4/2014 1:52:36 PM
Canada’s central bank is expected to again flag downside risks to inflation in its interest-rate statement Wednesday, but the phrasing could change to reflect a recent uptick in consumer ... a country punching above its weight on the world ...
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 ...
UPDATE 1-Indian government to set up inflation target, RBI to implement - finmin
Thomson Reuters - 3/7/2014 4:52:10 AM
But Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan has since publicly reiterated his agreement that the government and parliament would ... even though Rajan has repeatedly said he does not see a trade-off between both. "The RBI is obviously ...
Philippine Feb inflation eases, gives central bank room to hold rates
Business Recorder - 3/5/2014 5:30:20 AM
MANILA: Inflation in the Philippines unexpectedly slowed for the first time in six months in February, giving the central bank room to keep interest rates at a record low at its policy meeting this month. The consumer price index rose 4.1 percent in ...
Inflation targeting will be challenge for the new Government
NITI Central - 3/5/2014 9:48:02 AM
Inflation is going to be a key issue for the next Government that comes to power in 2014. The RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan clearly stated that he is not comfortable with inflation and would carefully calibrate RBI’s monetary policy. Inflation ...
FM backs idea of House setting inflation target, RBI meeting it
Financial Express - 3/7/2014 6:13:54 PM
Due to the RBI's recent hikes in key interest rates, there were reports that the RBI would ... This move will have concurrence of more stakeholders and we will have a legitimate inflation target that Parliament has committed itself to and therefore it ...
TAKE A LOOK-Asia inflation: Bangladesh inflation cools in February
Reuters Group PLC - 3/6/2014 10:22:38 AM
Bangladesh's annual inflation ... inflation pressuring rates > Bangladesh inflation quickens for third month > Indonesia Jan annual inflation rate at 8.22 pct > Thai Jan inflation rises to 1.93 pct y/y DECEMBER > Singapore Dec inflation eases ...
Eesti Pank : Cheaper energy pulled inflation down to its lowest level in four years
4 Traders - 3/7/2014 9:55:48 PM
Food prices have exited their slump on world markets and ... but the higher inflation rate for manufactured goods in the euro area was not reflected in Estonian prices. Eesti Pank's forecast expects consumer price inflation in Estonia to be 2.1% in 2014.