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
Consumer-price growth slowest in May
BusinessMirror. - 5/30/2015 12:20:22 PM
THE increase in consumer ... inflation is likely to decelerate further owing to low oil and rice prices. The forecasts of seven economists yielded an average of 2 percent for the month. If fulfilled, May’s inflation rate will be the lowest for the ...
Japan's core inflation muted at 0.4 percent in April; jobless rate slips to 18-year low
FOX News - 5/29/2015 4:07:38 AM
TOKYO – Japan has reported that its jobless rate dropped to an 18-year low in April, but industrial production, inflation and household spending ... to the highest level since 1992. The core consumer price index, excluding volatile food prices, rose ...
Belgium inflation hits highest since April 2014
Market Watch - 5/28/2015 6:03:21 AM
BRUSSELS--Belgium's annual consumer price index rose at the fastest rate in more than a year in May, registering an annual gain of 0.56%, compared with a 0.29% increase in April, the country's central bank said. It's the second month running the inflation ...
Japan posts lacklustre household spending, inflation
Yahoo News - 5/29/2015 7:13:45 AM
Sustained inflation is a cornerstone of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's drive to reverse years of falling or stagnant prices. Japan's factory output turned up 1.0 percent on-month in April, reversing a drop in the previous month, while the unemployment rate ...
Weaker Japanese yen adds uncertainty as factory output, inflation lag expectations
US News and World Report - 5/29/2015 1:58:47 AM
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese data on Friday showed a mixed outlook for the world's third ... Shinzo Abe should fan inflation, due to rising costs for imports. But the recent spell of cheaper oil prices has cut energy costs. The core consumer price index ...
Japan CPI weak at 0.6 percent, as jobless rate at 18-yr low
The Miami Herald - 5/29/2015 1:58:47 AM
Japan's jobless rate dropped ... The core consumer price index, excluding volatile food prices, rose 0.4 percent, partly due to a fall in energy costs thanks to cheaper crude oil. That is well below the 2 percent inflation target set by the central bank ...
Brazil Said to Have No Ceiling for Benchmark Rate Increases
Bloomberg - 5/28/2015 11:57:05 PM
In order to hurt the economy, the key rate would need to be above the theoretical neutral rate for the country ... seen missing the inflation target for the first time since 2003. Economists surveyed by the central bank see consumer prices at 5.5 percent ...
There is room for more easing by RBI
Live Mint - 5/28/2015 7:53:42 PM
kept its key policy interest rates unchanged at the April meeting. However, the central bank’s guidance remained dovish as RBI remains well on course to meet its 2016 Consumer Price Index (CPI) target of 6%. Inflation is set to stay low in the coming ...
Next Week News Today: 15-Year High
The Motley Fool - 5/30/2015 1:31:57 PM
Unlike many other parts of the world that are suffering from unwelcome falling prices, Indonesia actually wants lower inflation to boost competitiveness. Last month the rate of inflation ... inflation but in Russia, consumer prices have been going up ...
Philippines growth rate falls but outlook upbeat ahead of elections
International Business Times - 5/28/2015 7:29:15 AM
The Philippines inflation rate fell to a 21 ... As per a World Bank report in April, election-related spending will boost growth next year. In addition, strong remittances, falling oil prices and upbeat consumer and business sentiment will also help ...
Bankers resist lending rates cap
Ghana Web - 5/30/2015 8:24:08 AM
“If you govern properly, do right by the economy and inflation drops, cedi is stable, debt is low, interest rates will automatically drop.” He is also of the view that blaming the economic crisis on fallen crude and commodity prices on the world market ...
Thoughts from the Frontline: World War D — Deflation
CountingPips - 5/28/2015 3:43:10 PM
This downshift into a secular bear is caused by a trend in the inflation rate from ... for the world economy later in the year. There is little evidence that expectations of future price declines are suppressing employment, wages, consumer spending ...
Wealth Management - 5/28/2015 1:55:48 PM
Based on his work, today’s inflation measures are outright understated, mainly as a result of a constant reconfiguring of the Consumer Price Index (CPI ... regions and economies of the world will experience growth at a rate that is more than “subpar ...
India, World's Fastest Growing Economy
The New Indian Express - 5/29/2015 11:34:26 PM
“In a global slowdown situation, to have the fastest growth rate in the world certainly does not make Indian ... While a sharp fall in global crude prices and inflation showing falling trends, experts hope that this will help the government narrow ...
Swatch smartwatch to go on sale in two countries
PC World - 5/29/2015 1:15:50 AM
Swatch, the Swiss watchmaker known for its colorful products, will launch its smartwatch in two countries, entering a crowded space ... Information like what OS the device will run, its price and battery life haven’t been made available.