US Inflation News
Asian shares slip ahead of US Fed decision
16 September 2014 | 3:38 am
Asian bourses were listless in early trade Tuesday ahead of the US Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting, and as lingering concerns over Chinese and US economic data weighed heavily on global markets. US stocks finished mixed Monday, with investors cautious ahead of the Fed's two-day monetary policy meeting. The Fed has previously said it would keep interest rates low for a "considerable ...
US Fed to tweak message in policy meeting
15 September 2014 | 9:31 pm
The US Federal Reserve is expected to maintain its slow march toward a normal monetary stance in its policy meeting this week. After the surprisingly poor jobs market report for August, pressure has alleviated somewhat on the Federal Open Market Committee from so-called inflation hawks to move soon to raise interest rates. "We expect the FOMC to have a moderately hawkish tone at its 16-17 ...
US Wealth Gap Putting the Squeeze on State Revenue
15 September 2014 | 12:45 pm
Report finds slowdown in state tax revenue as more income flows to top 1 percent
Indian bond yields end flat despite fall in WPI, CPI; Fed in focus
15 September 2014 | 12:22 pm
MUMBAI: Indian government bond yields ended steady on Monday as caution prevailed ahead of the upcoming US Federal Reserve meeting, but yields were down for much of the session after a sharp decline in wholesale price inflation rate and core retail inflation data.
US rate hikes to trim inflation, expose weak finances in Gulf
15 September 2014 | 9:58 am
A Fed meeting this week will release fresh economic and interest-rate projections that could open the door to a rate hike as soon as March.
US dollar steady ahead of US Federal Reserve meeting
15 September 2014 | 3:36 am
The US dollar was steady in Asia Monday on speculation that the US Federal Reserve will bring forward its timetable to raise interest rates, analysts said, while fears over Scotland's independence vote ...
Fed policy, WPI inflation data to guide markets this week
14 September 2014 | 6:50 am
Indian stock markets will take cues from the US Federal Reserve's monetary policy review and WPI inflation data release due this week, say experts. Stocks on Monday will react to tepid IIP growth and lower retail inflation figures released after markets closed Friday.
US stocks flat amid Scotland, weak inflation worries
11 September 2014 | 9:03 pm
US stocks finished little changed on Thursday (Sep 11) as concerns about the upcoming referendum on Scottish independence and weak global inflation data weighed on sentiment.
Asian shares tread cautiously after Obama speech
11 September 2014 | 9:38 am
TOKYO - Asian share market sentiment was cautious on Thursday after US President Barack Obama vowed to fight Islamic State militants, while the dollar pushed to fresh six-year highs against the yen. Chinese inflation data pointing to an economy losing momentum stirred concerns but also some optimism among investors hoping for further stimulus to prop up the world's second-largest economy ...
US inflation bonds back in vogue
1 September 2014 | 12:00 pm
* Investors putting cash to TIPS for first time in 2 years * Inflation bonds outperforming other Treasuries
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World Inflation News
Japan PM's liberal newspaper critic is humbled by errors
16 September 2014 | 4:42 am
By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - It was a rare role reversal for Japan's influential Asahi newspaper, which is known for exposing wrongdoing in high places, when its president stood before cameras to bow, apologise and pledge to restore his organisation's credibility. Tadakazu Kimura told more than 100 reporters packed into a second-floor room at Asahi headquarters that the newspaper was ...
Japan nuclear plants not affected by strong quake
16 September 2014 | 4:21 am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Atomic Power Co and Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) reported no irregularities at their three nuclear plants in eastern Japan following a magnitude 5.6 quake that hit north of Tokyo on Tuesday. A Japan Atomic official said there have been no irregularities at the 1.1-gigawatt Tokai Daini plant, which has been shut since May 2011. A Tepco spokeswoman said there has been no ...
Japan's whaling intentions under fire
15 September 2014 | 3:43 pm
Japan is expected to outline a new plan that will pledge a reduced number and types of whales it intends to hunt.
Japan's whale hunt under scrutiny at IWC meeting
15 September 2014 | 3:09 pm
PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) — Japan's intention to resume whale hunts in the Antarctic — despite a ruling by the top U.N. court — topped the agenda as an international whaling conference opened Monday in Slovenia's Adriatic Sea resort of Portoroz.
Japan under scrutiny at International Whaling Commission meeting
15 September 2014 | 2:27 pm
Brooks Hays PORTOROZ, Slovenia, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Japan is expected to unveil the details of its latest whaling program in the Southern Ocean today at the International Whaling Commission meeting.
Japan: 'solar islands' replace nuclear power
15 September 2014 | 12:50 pm
As Japan seeks to end reliance on nuclear power, one of the answers is floating 'solar islands', writes Jon Major. A 70MW solar island opened last year, and two additional plants have just been announced. Two companies in Japan recently announced they are to begin building two large solar power islands that will float on reservoirs.
Japan Tops Agenda at 65th International Whaling Commission Meeting in Slovenia
15 September 2014 | 12:19 pm
Japan's controversial whaling operation is set to be the focus of the 65th meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Slovenia. The IWC was set up under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling signed in 1946. In 1986, the commission introduced zero catch limits for commercial whaling – a provision still in place today. Writing for the Guardian, Howard C Rosenbaum ...
Japan's 'scientific whaling' under scrutiny at International Whaling Commission conference
15 September 2014 | 11:39 am
Pro- and anti-whaling countries are set to clash over Japan's intention to resume the hunting in the Antarctic next year despite a ruling by the top U.N.
Japan ready to renew rivalry with South Korea
15 September 2014 | 3:22 am
By Peter Rutherford SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan has stoked its sporting rivalry with neighbors South Korea ahead of this month's Asian Games and said it plans to use the multi-sport event in Incheon, west of Seoul, as a springboard to success at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The 17th Asiad officially opens on Friday with hosts South Korea and Japan expected to be fighting it out for second place on ...
Japan could return to whaling
14 September 2014 | 5:07 pm
Japan could return to whaling in the Southern Ocean if the International Whaling Commission does not issue an outright ban.