US Inflation News

The US budget balance reported a surplus in December 2014
26 January 2015 | 7:33 pm
In the US, the budget balance reported a surplus for December 2014. It reported a shrinking deficit the previous month. The surplus was $1.9 billion for December 2014.


Bank of England hints rates may rise sooner than expected
26 January 2015 | 12:47 pm
Central bank is keeping eye on resurgent US economy and Fed policy


Band of England hints rates may rise sooner than expected
26 January 2015 | 12:32 pm
Central bank is keeping eye on resurgent US economy and Fed policy


Inflation data, Fed statement key to sentiment
26 January 2015 | 8:06 am
The Australian dollar is likely to remain under pressure this week, with the local consumer price index (CPI) and US Federal Reserve policy meeting key to sentiment as the global data flow begins to intensify.


NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline in volatile trading as RBNZ, Fed meet
25 January 2015 | 11:24 pm
The New Zealand dollar is headed for a volatile week marked by central bank meetings locally and in the US as investors remain wary of weak commodity prices, low inflation and amid concerns about sluggish global growth. The kiwi may trade between 72.90 US cents and 76.50 cents this week, according to a BusinessDesk survey of seven currency strategists and traders. The New Zealand dollar has ...


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25 January 2015 | 11:01 pm
US equity was lifted up after new stimulus measures announced European Central Bank (ECB) had lifted equity prices across the globe. ECB policymakers announced a monthly purchase of 60 billion euros until September 2016 with an intention to push up the region’s inflation.


Falling oil prices push euro zone into deflation
25 January 2015 | 6:36 am
 The global economy has started 2015 on the wrong foot. The sharp decline in oil prices pushed the euro zone into deflation in December 2014 and resulted in a significant slowdown in inflation in Japan, the UK and the US. More worrisome, there is growing evidence that these disinflationary pressures are affecting wages and, to a lesser extent, asset prices. Going forward, unless this ...


Qatar- Deflation starting to spread globally in 2015: QNB Group
25 January 2015 | 5:35 am
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The global economy has started 2015 on the wrong foot. The sharp decline in oil prices pushed the eurozone into deflation in December 2014 and resulted in ...


Is Australia's economy at risk of deflation?
23 January 2015 | 1:33 pm
A few years ago conservatives in the United States were hyperventilating about the then-chairman of the US Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, because they believed his radical monetary policies were going to lead to an uncontrollable outbreak in inflation that would decimate the economy.


Why US inflation stays ultra-low while job growth is surging
11 January 2015 | 4:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — This isn't explained in Econ 101.


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World Inflation News

Japan 'doing its utmost' to free hostage held by Islamic State
26 January 2015 | 1:31 pm
Japan sought help from Jordan and other countries Monday in its race to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group, with no signs of progress on securing his release.


Annual inflation rate eases to 1.5%
26 January 2015 | 12:11 pm
The collapse in oil prices slowed Canadian inflation in December as falling pump prices helped decelerate the annual rate to 1.5 per cent, a drop from its two per cent perch the month before.


Japan seeks Jordan's help on gaining hostage's release
26 January 2015 | 11:35 am
TOKYO — Japan sought help from Jordan and other countries Monday in its race to save a hostage held by the extremist Islamic State group, with no signs of progress on securing his release. The chief government spokesman refused direct comment on the contents of talks with Jordan, where a Japanese envoy is coordinating regional efforts to save hostage Kenji Goto. The Islamic State group said in ...


Japan logs record trade deficit in 2014 on weakening yen
26 January 2015 | 4:29 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade deficit ballooned to a record 12.8 trillion yen ($109 billion) last year as a weakening yen pushed the cost of imports higher despite a moderate recovery in exports.


Japan exports grow most in year, signalling steady recovery from recession
26 January 2015 | 2:23 am
Japan's exports grew the most in a year in December, helped by a weak yen and a pick-up in overseas demand led by the United States, an encouraging sign for the recession-hit economy even as doubts persist about the strength of global consumption. The 12.9 percent year-on-year rise in exports marked a fourth straight month of growth, supported by shipments of cars to the United States and of ...


Japan exports grow most in year, signaling steady recovery from recession
26 January 2015 | 2:19 am
Japan's exports grew the most in a year in December, helped by a weak yen and a pick-up in overseas demand led by the United States, an encouraging sign for the recession-hit economy even as doubts persist about the strength of global consumption. The 12.9 percent year-on-year rise in exports marked a fourth straight month of growth, supported by shipments of cars to the United States and of ...


Canada Inflation Slowdown Reinforces Poloz Rate-Cut Argument
24 January 2015 | 9:15 am
The core inflation rate, which excludes eight volatile products such as energy, quickened to 2.2 percent from November’s 2.1 percent pace, Statistics Canada said today from Ottawa.


CANADA FX DEBT-C$ holds steady after inflation, retail sales data
23 January 2015 | 2:53 pm
* Canadian dollar at C$1.2410 or 80.58 U.S. cents * Bond prices mixed across the maturity curve By Solarina Ho TORONTO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar was steady against the greenback on Friday after data showed a surprise jump in Canadian retail sales to a record high in November and an increase in core inflation in December. The currency, battered by this week's shock Bank of Canada ...


Canada annual inflation drops to 1.5 percent on lower gas prices
23 January 2015 | 2:21 pm
By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Lower gasoline costs pulled down the Canadian annual inflation rate in December to a nine-month low, Statistics Canada said on Friday, two days after the Bank of Canada cut interest rates due to slumping oil prices. The annualized rate in December dropped to 1.5 percent from 2.0 percent in November, which is the midpoint of the Bank of Canada's 1 to 3 ...


Canada inflation rate drops to 9-month low as gas cost sinks
23 January 2015 | 1:35 pm
Lower gasoline costs pulled down the Canadian annual inflation rate in December to a nine-month low, Statistics Canada said on Friday, two days after the Bank of Canada cut interest rates due to slumping oil prices. The annualized rate in December dropped to 1.5 percent from 2.0 percent in November, which is the midpoint of the Bank of Canada's 1 to 3 percent target range. The central bank ...