US Inflation News

South Africa's rand on steady footing after US inflation
22 July 2014 | 3:39 pm
South Africa's rand firmed against the dollar on Tuesday, taking impetus from benign U.S. inflation numbers and reports that striking metalworkers were mulling a new wage deal to end a three-week stoppage. "We have actually seen a positive response on emerging market currencies to that number," Jana van Deventer, an economist at ETM Analytics, said. South Africa releases June CPI data on ...


US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June
22 July 2014 | 2:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year.


US economy: Consumer inflation rises on high gasoline prices
22 July 2014 | 2:31 pm
WASHINGTON - US consumer prices rose in June as the cost of gasoline surged, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a gradual build-up of inflationary pressures.


US stocks rise on solid corporate earnings
22 July 2014 | 2:30 pm
Wall Street stocks have opened higher after earnings reports pointed to the US economy picking up momentum.


June CPI Shows Inflation Has Arrived — Or Has It?
22 July 2014 | 1:30 pm
The U.S. Labor Department gave us the formal inflation reading for the month of June on Tuesday morning. Most investors are more concerned about major earnings reports and economic recovery and growth, ...


Market edges slightly higher
22 July 2014 | 6:13 am
The Australian sharemarket traded in and out of the red before finishing slightly firmer as markets paused to assess geopolitical risks and await key US inflation data tonight which could determine the direction of global borrowing costs.


NZ dollar slips before US CPI as OCR review looms
22 July 2014 | 5:11 am
The New Zealand dollar fell before the release of US consumer prices for June, amid speculation inflation in the world's biggest economy may have accelerated enough to bring forward the timing of interest rate hikes.


US dollar remains steady
22 July 2014 | 12:08 am
The US dollar has finished little changed as traders looked ahead to key US inflation and housing data.


Dollar little changed ahead of housing, inflation data
21 July 2014 | 9:56 pm
The dollar Monday finished little changed against most leading currencies as traders looked ahead to key US inflation and housing data later this week. With the US economic calendar Monday devoid of major ...


Smart Equities For Creeping US Inflation
3 July 2014 | 10:04 pm
Inflation in the US may be the investment topic of the moment. Whether inflation is merely a case of paranoia or actually raising its ugly head is yet to be seen. One thing looks certain – that the risk of disinflation is receding quickly while the Fed Reserve is readying itself to eventually meet factual or perceived inflation on the battle field of monetary policy. Consequently, investors ...


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World Inflation News

Europe theatens Russia with tough sanctions
22 July 2014 | 5:33 pm
Europe warned Russia it faces tough new sanctions unless Moscow halts the flow of arms to rebels in Ukraine and cooperates over the Malaysia Airlines crash. Shaken by the shooting down of Flight 17 last ...


Japan, Mongolia sign free trade deal
22 July 2014 | 11:44 am
Japan and Mongolia signed a free-trade deal Tuesday, as Tokyo looks to tap the country's fast-growing economy and its vast supply of natural resources. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj announced the agreement in a joint statement. Under the deal that covers a range of products including beef and cars, all Mongolian exports to Japan and 96 percent ...


Japan cuts growth outlook
22 July 2014 | 7:32 am
Japan on Tuesday cut its fiscal year growth forecast for the world's number three economy, blaming weak exports and rising imports as well as the impact of April's sales tax hike on consumer spending and business confidence.


Japan cuts growth outlook as exports hit, imports rise
22 July 2014 | 6:26 am
Japan on Tuesday cut its fiscal year growth forecast for the world's number three economy, blaming weak exports and rising imports as well as the impact of April's sales tax hike on consumer spending and business confidence. The Cabinet Office said it now expects expansion of 1.2 percent in the year to March, compared with a previous estimate of 1.4 percent. The announcement comes a week after ...


Japan government trims economic growth estimate for this year
22 July 2014 | 5:45 am
Japan's government slightly lowered its growth forecast for the current fiscal year due to sluggish exports and a drop in demand after the April sales-tax hike, but the forecasts were largely in line with the Bank of Japan's projections. Members of the government's top advisory panel did not object to the BOJ's view that consumer prices will continue to rise under its quantitative easing ...


Japan gov't trims economic growth estimate for this year
22 July 2014 | 5:40 am
* Some ministers worried about labour shortages in Japan (Adds details on monetary policy) TOKYO, July 22 (Reuters) - Japan's government slightly lowered its growth forecast for the current fiscal year due to sluggish exports and a drop in demand after the April sales-tax hike, but the forecasts were largely in line with the Bank of Japan's projections. Members of the government's top advisory ...


Japan, Mongolia to sign free trade deal
22 July 2014 | 5:21 am
Japan and Mongolia will sign a free-trade deal when their leaders hold talks in Tokyo later on Tuesday, reports said, as Japan looks to tap the country's fast-growing economy and huge natural resources.


Inflation in Canada rises to 28-month high in June
18 July 2014 | 2:33 pm
* Data sends Canadian dollar to one-week high OTTAWA/TORONTO, July 18 (Reuters) - Canada's annual inflation rate edged up to a 28-month high in June, the second month in a row it has exceeded the Bank of Canada's target, posing a challenge to the central bank's view that recent strength in prices is temporary. Annual inflation rose to 2.4 percent last month, Statistics Canada said on Friday, the ...


CANADA FX DEBT-Canadian dollar hits one-week high after inflation data
18 July 2014 | 1:28 pm
* Canadian dollar at C$1.0732, or 93.18 U.S. cents * Bond prices lower across the maturity curve By Leah Schnurr TORONTO, July 18 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar firmed to a one-week high against the greenback on Friday after data showed Canada's annual inflation rate rose to a 28-month high in June. But the focus in Canada was on a rise in the annual inflation rate to 2.4 percent last month ...


CANADA FX DEBT-C$ sticks to range with inflation data in view
17 July 2014 | 1:53 pm
* Canadian dollar at C$1.0738 or 93.13 U.S. cents * Bond prices higher across maturity curve By Leah Schnurr TORONTO, July 17 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar was little changed against the greenback on Thursday, consolidating ahead of the release of domestic inflation data on Friday and following an as-expected message from the Bank of Canada on Wednesday. Annualized inflation is forecast to ...