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
Brazil’s Inflation Rate Grew More Than Expected in January
Wall Street Journal - 2/5/2016 8:51:34 PM
SÃO PAULO—Brazil’s consumer-price index increased ... With continued pressure from inflation, the central bank is currently keeping its benchmark Selic interest rate at an elevated level of 14.25% a year, despite the country’s deep economic recession.
Global stocks unsettled after US Fed holds rates
farandulife.com - 2/7/2016 10:00:47 PM
The US Federal Reserve has kept interest rates unchanged and says it is "closely monitoring" global ... forecast consumer prices to rise 1.4 percent this year, lower than a 1.7 percent on-year increase predicted earlier and its inflation target for 2016 ...
GCC inflation less than 2 percent, except Kuwait – Seminar addresses lifting subsidies
Kuwait Times - 2/7/2016 7:44:47 PM
KUWAIT: Inflation rates in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries over the past ten months of 2015 were less than 2 percent except in Kuwait, a recent report shows. The GCC Statistical Center recently issued a report about the GCC Consumer Price Index ...
Brazil's Inflation Rate Grew More Than Expected
NASDAQ - 2/5/2016 7:08:22 AM
SÃ O PAULO—Brazil's consumer-price index increased ... With continued pressure from inflation, the central bank is currently keeping its benchmark Selic interest rate at an elevated level of 14.25% a year, despite the country's deep economic recession.
BSP expected to keep policy rates unchanged
Inquirer - 2/7/2016 4:45:49 PM
Oil-rich Iran has returned to the global oil market following the lifting of international sanctions, further weighing down crude prices. By the second half of 2016, the economist expects the country’s inflation rate to “normalize” to levels within ...
Fed keeps interest rates steady, closely watching global markets
wwntradio.com - 2/7/2016 9:39:19 PM
Oil prices have also plummeted this year, which could keep U.S. inflation below the Fed's 2 per cent target for longer, but a recent uptick in the consumer ... next Fed interest-rate increase. In an indication the Fed was taking global risks seriously ...
Inflation up, exports down
Today's Zaman - 2/5/2016 2:25:02 PM
The Consumer Price Index ... January and yearly inflation reached 9.6 percent, ranking Turkey among the top high-inflation countries. As for exports, they declined by 14.4 percent compared to January 2015. The yearly CPI increase rate was 7.2 percent ...
The world's most miserable economies
Yahoo News - 2/5/2016 12:48:59 AM
Thanks to off-the-charts inflation ... country the runaway top spot on the 2015 misery index. Also read: Top 10 worst economies in the world With no end in sight for Venezuela's economic woes — estimates in Bloomberg surveys predict consumer price ...
Thailand projected to be the least miserable country in the world, again
Asian Correspondent - 2/4/2016 11:58:52 PM
WHAT do you get when you mash together a country’s unemployment rate and inflation? You get a snapshot of how ... each country’s score are its projected jobless rate and consumer price growth. This year, the ‘Land of Smiles’ is likely to live ...
The global economy’s New Abnormal
Live Mint - 2/7/2016 7:01:50 PM
So, what exactly is it that makes today’s global economy abnormal? First, potential growth in developed and emerging countries ... inflation, a sharp rise in long-term interest rates, a collapse in the value of the US dollar, a spike in the price of ...
Cheap oil is creating windfalls for consumers, but also killing jobs and shaking up global governments
ABQJournal - 2/7/2016 8:39:03 AM
China’s economy grew by 6.9 percent in 2015, the country’s slowest rate in 25 years, raising concerns about global economic strength ... their belts after splurging on consumer goods from Asia when commodity prices soared. In Japan, consumers are ...
Why 75% drop in global oil prices isn't reaching you
Rediff India Abroad - 2/7/2016 10:12:07 AM
So, why are you not seeing evidence of this price-cut at your local petrol and diesel station? The answer: As global crude prices reach a 11 ... on cost of transportation of goods and thus consumer inflation has been demonstrated by research from ...
Global economy enters into 'era of minuses'
THE KOREA TIMES - 2/7/2016 6:08:44 AM
An unexpected phenomenon is gripping the global ... 46 countries (47 percent) saw their GDP growth rate fall last year compared with 2014, with six of them recording minus growth rates. Inflation is also crawling along the floor. Korea's consumer price ...
Stable food prices, cheaper oil, transport costs Inflation eases to 1.3% in Jan
Philstar - 2/6/2016 11:53:31 AM
The January inflation rate fell ... From a global perspective, Esguerra said the government must prepare for potential negative impacts on the economies of oil-producing countries, given the expectation of a prolonged period of low oil prices.
China data may put cat among global central bank doves
Reuters - 2/5/2016 10:14:29 AM
China, a major commodities consumer ... in the world's second-largest economy, while U.S. retail sales figures will give clues on the state of consumer confidence there. Oil prices have tumbled 70 percent since mid-2014, driving down inflation and adding ...