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
Real World Shows Economics Has a Deflation Problem
bloomberg.com - 8/25/2016 5:53:27 AM
But, as the table below shows, consumer prices in the world's major economies are rising much slower than that arbitrary ideal: Spain has emerged as the poster child for deflation. Prices fell by 0.6 percent in July, the country's 12th consecutive month ...
Why A Spike In Inflation Could Hurt Your Ability To Save For Retirement
Seeking Alpha - 8/25/2016 4:30:32 PM
One of the primary responsibilities of the Federal Reserve is deciding how much currency to supply the market to keep inflation at a minimum. Toxic Mix of the Current Status Quo Despite a low official inflation rate as measured by CPI (Consumer Price Index ...
UPDATE 1-Ghana producer inflation rises to 10.3 percent in July
Reuters - 8/24/2016 10:48:07 AM
PPI is a major component of consumer inflation ... "The rise was mainly influenced by the inflation rate in the mining sector as a result of increases in the price of gold in the world market," government statistician Philomena Nyarko told a news ...
Top 10 Countries by Inflation Rate Consumer Prices
Jagran Josh - 9/21/2011 11:55:54 PM
Following is the list of Top 10 Countries by Inflation Rate (Consumer Prices) as per CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) latest fact report. S.No. Country Inflation Rate (Consumer Price) in Percentage 1 Syria 59.1 2 Venezuela 56.2 3 Iran 42.3 4 Malawi 26.9
Argentine cenbank cuts key interest rate, cites lower inflation
Reuters - 8/23/2016 7:07:24 AM
The rate cut was a sign that inflation is falling enough to allow policymakers to focus less on keeping a lid on consumer prices and more on resuscitating ... expected at 40.2 percent in 2016, one of the world's highest rates, and 19.4 percent in 2017 ...
U.S. consumer prices unchanged; underlying inflation slowing
Reuters - 8/16/2016 2:22:13 AM
Last month's flat reading in the Consumer Price Index ... on persistently low U.S. inflation. The U.S. central bank raised its benchmark overnight interest rate in December for the first time in nearly a decade. Gasoline prices fell 4.7 percent in July ...
Indonesian central bank expects inflation to stay below 3.5 pct this year
english.sina.com - 8/25/2016 2:36:00 PM
JAKARTA， Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian central bank， Bank Indonesia， forecasts the country's inflation rate to stay below 3.5 percent ... the cumulative consumer price index by July is 1.76 percent. The deputy governor said that the lender predicts ...
Consumer Price Index and the Inflation Rate
The Motley Fool - 3/1/2014 3:43:32 PM
While it may not be the best measure of the inflation rate, the consumer price index is tied to ... in other parts of the world it is a major issue. Venezuela is a prime example: The value of the country's currency is spiraling downward.
Risks Linger as Global Hunt for Yield Pumps Up Stocks That Act Like Bonds
The Wall Street Journal Blogs - 8/22/2016 5:17:03 PM
Companies in sectors that usually provide reliable, and even rising dividends have seen their share prices driven ... In the case of consumer staples giants in the developed world, that explanation is less likely. But low interest rates makes those stocks ...
Why now is the time to inflation-proof your portfolio, according to PIMCO
www.trustnet.com - 8/25/2016 3:04:38 PM
With signs the economy is picking up including US wage growth and markets rallying, the Fed could still be tempted, but inflation remains a problem, as raising interest rates will reduce inflation in the country ... core CPI (Consumer Price Index) is ...
Consumer Inflation Views in Three Countries
frbsf.org - 11/25/2013 4:47:17 PM
But U.S., British, and Japanese consumers expect inflation to be higher. Data suggest that consumers in these countries ... the level of oil prices, not the rate of change as economic theory would suggest. These two characteristics of consumer inflation ...
Iceland cuts rate 50 bps, capital flows to determine future
CountingPips - 8/24/2016 2:22:52 PM
with an rise in the krona’s exchange rate, low global inflation and tight monetary policy offsetting the impact of wage increase on consumer prices. Iceland is in the final stage of dismantling remnants of capital controls that were put in place ...
How Negative Interest Rates Can Affect Currencies
Investopedia - 8/25/2016 2:07:22 PM
However, inflation has ... Moreover, falling interest rates in an economy reduce the global demand for securities denominated in that home currency. This makes a country's exports relatively less expensive, assuming that prices are sticky, which can ...
Ride on low oil prices
The Hindu Business Line - 8/25/2016 4:16:13 PM
Low oil prices offer the perfect window of opportunity to manage this. Apart from reasonable rates ... target CPI inflation at 4 per cent for the next five years with an upper tolerance limit of 6 per cent, this is an alarming trend. Consumer food price ...
What Does Inflation Really Mean?
schiffgold.com - 8/25/2016 11:22:44 AM
So by discouraging saving, steady inflation stultifies economic progress.” Inflation broadens the tax base by eroding investment earnings. Here’s a common scenario: you have an investment that gains you 2% annually, but the inflation rate is at 2.5%.