Inflation News

The very latest inflation related news from leading world media sources discussing US inflation, inflation rates, data and impact on economies. (News from this site is directly on the US Inflation home page, directly below the inflation calculator.)

 

US Fed Reserve expects inflation to rise
16 April 2014 | 7:01 pm
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says inflation is expected to rise slowly from current low levels.


US inflation up on housing, food costs
15 April 2014 | 10:23 pm
US consumer prices firmed a bit in March, as food and housing rental costs rose in a possible sign that a disinflationary trend had run its course.


US inflation up on rising housing, food costs
15 April 2014 | 10:06 pm
US consumer prices firmed a bit in March, as food and housing rental costs rose in a possible sign that a disinflationary trend had run its course.


US close: Stocks end higher as US inflation rises
15 April 2014 | 8:43 pm
US stocks closed on a high note as investors weighed earnings from Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson and a rise in inflation.


US inflation stays low in March
15 April 2014 | 2:02 pm
A sharp fall in petrol prices helped to keep US consumer inflation well below the Federal Reserve's 2% target in March.


US inflation strengthens in March
15 April 2014 | 1:29 pm
Washington (AFP) - US consumer prices rose in March driven by surges in the cost of food, housing and other services, Commerce Department data showed Tuesday.


US Monetary Inflation Slowdown
15 April 2014 | 12:52 pm
Below is an excerpt from a commentary originally posted at www.speculative-investor.com on 13 th April 2014. On the US monetary inflation front, the news is that there isn't much in the way of news.


BofA-ML says rate cuts unlikely before March 2015
15 April 2014 | 10:04 am
"We expect inflation to peak off if the US Fed tapering contains oil and other commodity prices and reduces imported inflation pressures. This should support our call that the RBI will hold till December end," the brokerage said in a report.


Business news and markets: as it happened - April 15, 2014
15 April 2014 | 8:35 am
Consumer prices in the US rise 0.2pc in March, bringing annual inflation rate up to 1.5pc


British Pound Bulls Fear Weaker Inflation Statistics
15 April 2014 | 3:26 am
US equities may have put up a decent rebound to open the week, but that wouldn’t stop the dollar from doing the same. The S&P 500 jumped 0.8 percent Monday while the Dow Jones Industrial Average (ticker = USDollar) climbed 0.1 percent itself.


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World Inflation News

Bank of Canada says inflation rise hasn't shaken neutral stance
16 April 2014 | 5:34 pm
By Louise Egan and Leah Schnurr OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian central bank chief Stephen Poloz said on Wednesday an interest rate cut is still a possibility even though the bank forecasts inflation will pick up speed this year and approach its 2 percent target. The Bank of Canada held its benchmark interest rate at 1 percent, as expected, extending a 3-1/2 year freeze on borrowing costs.


Bank of Canada keeps rates steady, warns of weak inflation
16 April 2014 | 4:31 pm
OTTAWA: The Bank of Canada signaled its continuing concern about weak inflation on Wednesday, maintaining its neutral stance on interest rates and suggesting it will ignore a faster than expected rise in headline inflation because the rise will mainly reflect temporary price increases in volatile items.


Instant View: Canada keeps rates steady, says weak inflation still a risk
16 April 2014 | 2:31 pm
The Bank of Canada maintained its neutral stance on interest rates on Wednesday and flagged the risk of weak inflation even though it expects the main measure of prices to approach the bank's 2 percent target in coming quarters due to temporary factors. COMMENTARY PAUL FERLEY, ASSISTANT CHIEF ECONOMIST AT ROYAL BANK OF CANADA: "Not any huge surprises, obviously interest rates were held steady ...


Canada Keeps Key Lending Rate 1% With Neutral Bias
16 April 2014 | 2:17 pm
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz remained neutral on the direction of his next interest- rate move, saying he will look through a quickening of inflation this year with companies still slow to invest.


Japan's Suga: Don't think share decline in April significant
16 April 2014 | 9:14 am
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday that Japanese share price decline in April has not been significant.


RSA UK and Western Europe Boss Adrian Brown Quits
16 April 2014 | 7:58 am
The boss of RSA's UK and Western Europe business, Adrian Brown, has quit amid the embattled insurer's major shake-up, which is now led by former Royal Bank of Scotland chief Stephen Hester. RSA said in a statement that Brown is quitting the troubled group to join brokerage AJ Gallagher but will continue his role at the insurer until after a successor is appointed. "RSA has been my home for 25 ...


Japan Renewable Energy Buys 16MW Wind Power Plant From Sumitomo
15 April 2014 | 7:09 am
Japan Renewable Energy Co., a unit set up by Goldman Sachs Groups Inc. to invest in clean-energy projects, bought a 16-megawatt wind-power plant in Japan’s northern Yamagata prefecture, marking its entry into the field.


Japan Follows China's Coal Rush
14 April 2014 | 9:20 pm
Japan says it wants to increase its use of coal, including producing more of it for the export markets.


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14 April 2014 | 9:48 am
Japan today insisted it had made no decision on whether to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean next year, after a militant environmental group said Tokyo intended to evade an international court ruling. Tokyo this month said it was "deeply disappointed" that the UN's top court declared the annual Antarctic whaling hunt was a commercial...


Japan says no decision on 2015-16 whaling
14 April 2014 | 2:40 am
Japan on Monday insisted it had made no decision on whether to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean next year, after a militant environmental group said Tokyo intended to evade an international court ruling.