US Inflation News

Australian share market opens higher
1 September 2014 | 1:03 am
The Australian share market has opened higher after markets in the US and Europe lifted on Friday.

Australian shares open higher
1 September 2014 | 12:48 am
The Australian share market is higher after a strong lead from Wall Street on Friday.

Stronger US dollar weighs on $AUD
1 September 2014 | 12:47 am
The Australian dollar has started the week lower following gains in its US counterpart.

1 September 2014 | 12:22 am
Submitted by Adam Taggart via Peak Prosperity , For close to 300 years, inflation in the US remained very subdued. Small spurts occurred around major wars (Revolutionary, Civil, WW1, etc), but after each, inflation quickly trended back down to its long-term baseline. If you lived during this stretch of time, your money had roughly the same purchasing power your great-grandfather's did. But ...

World week ahead: Focus on US jobs, ECB
31 August 2014 | 7:11 pm
![CDATA[ By Margreet Dietz Sept. 1 (BusinessDesk) - US employment data and a meeting of policymakers at the European Central Bank will renew the focus on when interest rates will begin to rise in the US, ...

Solid US data lifts dollar vs euro, yen
31 August 2014 | 3:39 pm
The dollar rose against the euro and the yen Friday as traders appeared to look past a disappointing US consumer spending report to focus on mostly brighter economic data. US data has been mostly upbeat this week, in contrast to persistent weakness in the eurozone economy. “The US dollar is seeing long-term sentiment start to build as economic data has improved considerably over the past few ...

Why low inflation in Europe clashes with US monetary policy
29 August 2014 | 5:18 pm
Earlier this year, given the growing risk of deflation in Europe, the European Central Bank (or ECB) further eased monetary policy. Included in its actions was a move to push short-term deposit rates into ...

US Tornadoes numbers continue their slumber
26 August 2014 | 5:36 pm
As we head toward the beginning of Meteorological Fall (Sept, Oct, Nov), its appropriate to check in on our tornado season here in the United States.

US close: Retailers, US inflation data boost stocks
20 August 2014 | 6:58 am
US stocks gained as investors weighed solid earnings from retailers and reports on inflation and housing starts. Home Depot helped to push retail stocks higher after reporting a rise in second quarter revenue that beat estimates and lifted its forecasts.

What inflation worries?
13 August 2014 | 11:45 am
Is US inflation about to rise? The strongest reason to think so is not that the Fed has been printing money - the notion that this must be inflationary has been refuted by the facts - but simply that unemployment is falling.

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World Inflation News

Japan and India agree to boost strategic ties at summit
1 September 2014 | 10:45 am
Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen strategic ties as Asia's second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, and agreed to accelerate talks on the possible sale of an amphibious aircraft to India's navy. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi also agreed to speed up talks on a so-far elusive deal on nuclear energy cooperation ...

Japan aims to double India investment in 5 years - Nikkei
1 September 2014 | 10:38 am
TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will tell his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at a summit on Monday that Japan aims to double its di rect investment in India in five years from some $2 billion last year,  the Nikkei business daily reported. Modi, on his first major foreign visit since a landslide election win in May, arrived on Saturday for a five-day trip aimed at capitalising on a ...

Japan baseball game lasts 4 days and 50 innings
1 September 2014 | 7:54 am
In a scenario more usually associated with its cousin, cricket, a baseball game in Japan dragged on for four days with two high school teams slogging it out over a record 50 innings. Chukyo and Sotoku began their slug-fest on Thursday in the semi-final of Japan's high school rubber-ball baseball championship in Akashi, western Japan. It wasn't until Sunday morning that Chukyo's captain broke the ...

Japan rolls out campaign to stockpile toilet paper
1 September 2014 | 7:52 am
TOKYO (AP) — A message Japan began delivering Monday is a bit unusual, but true enough: Don't wait until it's too late to think about toilet paper.

UK businesses in favour of a new deal with European Union - survey
1 September 2014 | 6:42 am
Sixty percent of the 3,200 businesses surveyed across the UK believe transferring some powers back to the Westminster would help the country's business and economic prospects. While most felt that withdrawing from the 28-nation bloc would damage the UK economy, about 46 percent of the respondents believed further integration with the EU might hinder economic growth. "Unless the European Union is ...

Japan Car Sales Fall to Lowest Since 2011 on Tax Increase
1 September 2014 | 6:32 am
Japan's auto sales tumbled to a three-year low last month, the latest sign that consumer spending is slumping in the world's third-largest economy following a sales-tax increase. Sales rose for seven straight months before the April 1 tax increase. The drop comes amid economic data showing weakness in Japan's economy. Further declines would run against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to ...

Japan Finds 19 More Dengue Fever Cases, Public Broadcaster Says
1 September 2014 | 6:08 am
Japan reported more patients with dengue fever after last week finding the country’s first domestic cases of the mosquito-borne disease since the 1940s.

Japan and France share spoils in team event
31 August 2014 | 10:03 pm
Japan and France took home the gold medals in the team competition on the final day of the judo World Championships in Chelyabinsk on Sunday. Japan recovered from losing the first two of the five contests against hosts Russia, under the watchful gaze of Russian president Vladimir Putin, in the final to win the next three and take home the title. For Russia, winners in 2012, it was a second ...

UK PM says IS poses increasing threat to Europe
31 August 2014 | 12:14 pm
London, Aug 31 (ANI): UK Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed his concern about the increasing threat posed by Islamic State in mainland Europe. Cameron urged the European Union (EU) in Brussels to take a joint action to tackle the Islamic extremists. In order to contain radicalisation and extremism within Europe, Cameron will make a Commons statement on Monday, proposing new powers to ...

Fujifilm vs Ebola: Japan giants turn hands to medicine
31 August 2014 | 5:37 am
When Japan announced it was ready to supply a new drug to help combat the deadly Ebola virus, one unusual detail emerged -- it would be made by Fujifilm. The company synonymous with cameras and photobooths said it could start producing Avigan, which has been approved in Japan to treat the flu but which scientists think also could crimp the vicious illness. Fujifilm's expansion from pictures to ...