US Inflation News

US Fed chief sees gradual rate hikes starting 2015
28 March 2015 | 6:35 am
A downturn in core inflation or wage growth in US could force the Federal Reserve to delay the increase to borrowing costs, US Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday.


US public debt: Not good for gold or the economy
28 March 2015 | 6:05 am
As US public debt rises beyond a certain point, the country will have to increase taxes and cut spending in order to service the interest.


US trade deficit, excluding oil, hits record-high
28 March 2015 | 6:05 am
The US trade deficit, excluding oil, hit a record high in January, while overseas economies, including the Eurozone and Japan, are weakening.


US dollar index hits 11-year high: Good for economy, bad for gold
28 March 2015 | 6:05 am
The US Dollar Index value increased from 95.46 on March 2 to 99.68 on March 11, a gain of 4.4%. This steep rise is the main reason gold has been falling.


What do US inflation expectations mean?
28 March 2015 | 6:05 am
In 2014, inflation expectations were 2.8% to 3.3%. In January 2015, expectations dropped to 2.5%, the lowest since September 2010.


US Inflation Remains Low – Positive for the Restaurant Industry
27 March 2015 | 9:05 pm
When inflation is low, consumers have greater purchasing power. So, there's a higher spending capacity. This is a positive sign for restaurant companies.


CPI Inflation Rebound in US, New Home Sales at 7-Year High
26 March 2015 | 3:05 pm
New home sales increased sharply in February 2015 to a 539,000 annual rate from the 500,000 annual rate recorded in January.


Dollar edges higher as US inflation rises
26 March 2015 | 11:09 am
The greenback has inched higher after US inflation and housing data strengthened.


GLOBAL ECONOMY WEEKAHEAD-US inflation, Greek tensions in focus
23 March 2015 | 6:05 am
Markets still digesting an unexpectedly cautious message from the Federal Reserve will get more food for thought this week with U.S. inflation data and potentially rising risks of a Greek exit from the euro zone. The massive monetary stimulus programmes deployed by advanced economies are producing fierce foreign exchange swings and fuelling talk of a currency war. The euro hit a 12-year low ...


US inflation rate hits negative for the first time since 2009
16 March 2015 | 6:06 pm
The US Consumer Price Index reading for the month of January was -0.1%. This is the first negative US inflation reading since October 2009.


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World Inflation News

Japan is set to extend sanctions on North Korea-Nikkei
29 March 2015 | 3:55 am
Japan will likely extend its sanctions against North Korea because of Pyongyang's delay in reporting into its abductions of Japanese citizens decades ago, the Nikkei business daily reported on Saturday without citing sources. The government is poised to decide next Tuesday on an extension to a trade embargo on North Korea, a ban on North Korea charter flights and a prohibition on North Korean ...


Japan set to sanction North Korea
28 March 2015 | 3:56 pm
Japan will likely extend its sanctions against North Korea because of Pyongyang's delay in reporting into its abductions of Japanese citizens decades ago, the Nikkei business daily reported on Saturday without citing sources. The government is poised to decide next Tuesday on an extension to a trade embargo on North Korea, a ban on North Korea charter flights and a prohibition on North Korean ...


Japan is Set to Extend Sanctions on North Korea: Reports
28 March 2015 | 7:16 am
Japan will likely extend its sanctions against North Korea because of Pyongyang's delay in reporting into its abductions of Japanese citizens decades ago, the Nikkei business daily reported on Saturda...


World's first 'Otaku' summit opens in Japan
28 March 2015 | 6:08 am
Japan opened what organisers are billing as the world's first "Otaku" summit Saturday, drawing visitors from around the world as the country looks to boost the international fan base for Japanese comic books and anime. So-called Otaku -- usually translated as "geeks" -- from at least 18 countries and territories, many dressed as their favourite anime characters, were converging on the Otaku Expo ...


UK has fewer female bosses than Kazakhstan and Moldova
27 March 2015 | 7:41 pm
UK ranked 41st in the world for the number of female bosses, behind France and Russia


Japan's Shinzo Abe describes alliance with U.S. 'unshakable'
27 March 2015 | 6:55 pm
Elizabeth Shim TOKYO, March 27 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he holds the "fullest confidence" in President Obama and the U.S.-Japan alliance remains "unshakable."


Japan beats Tunisia 2-0 in debut of new coach Halilhodzic
27 March 2015 | 2:38 pm
OITA, Japan (AP) — Shinji Okazaki and Keisuke Honda scored second-half goals as Japan beat Tunisia 2-0 on Friday in its first game under new coach Vahid Halilhodzic.


Japan economy at brink of deflation
27 March 2015 | 5:13 am
Annual core consumer inflation in Japan, the world's third-largest economy, stopped rising for the first time in nearly two years in February.


Bank of Japan under pressure as inflation stalls
26 March 2015 | 11:31 pm
Japan's consumer inflation eased in February for a seventh straight month increasing expectations that the Bank of Japan (BOJ) will have to undertake further stimulus measures to achieve its price target.


Canada Feb inflation holds at 1 percent as gasoline weighs
20 March 2015 | 12:48 pm
Canada's annual inflation rate held at the lower end of the Bank of Canada's target range in February as it was pressured by cheaper gasoline prices, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday. The Bank of Canada, which has a target range of 1 percent to 3 percent, expects total inflation will be below 1 percent for much of this year. Core inflation, which strips out volatile items and is ...