US Inflation News

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27 February 2015 | 7:22 pm
US inflation stayed weak while the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes showed policymakers favouring near zero interest rates. Greece won an extended time to work out its debt repayment and has boosted equity prices.


Asian markets end week mixed, Tokyo in new 15-year high
27 February 2015 | 6:24 pm
Asian markets were mixed Friday after US inflation data renewed speculation of an interest rate hike, as Tokyo advanced to a fresh high despite disappointing figures challenging Japan's war on deflation.


Declining oil prices weigh down inflation in the US
27 February 2015 | 2:05 pm
Declining oil prices began to weigh down the headline inflation number in July, and the rate again dipped to 0.8% in December 2014.


Asian markets largely up, Tokyo in new 15-year high
27 February 2015 | 7:13 am
Asian markets were largely stronger Friday after US inflation data renewed speculation of an interest rate hike, advancing despite disappointing Japanese figures that challenged Tokyo's war on falling ...


$A under pressure after US inflation data
27 February 2015 | 6:35 am
Upbeat US core inflation figures have put the Australian dollar under pressure.


Aust bond futures mixed on US inflation
27 February 2015 | 6:02 am
Australian bond futures prices are mixed after US core inflation figures came in better than expected. Official US figures showed plunging petrol prices had pulled inflation down sharply in January. At 1630 AEDT on Friday, the March 2015 10-year bond futures contract was trading at 97.575 (implying a yield of 2.425 per cent), down from 97.615 (2.385 per cent) on Thursday. The March 2015 three ...


Dollar eases in Asia after US inflation rally
27 February 2015 | 5:54 am
The dollar eased Friday after rallying on inflation data that pointed to rising price pressures in some areas of the US economy, which could ease the way for the Fed to hike interest rates. In Tokyo, the ...


Asian markets largely flat in morning trade
27 February 2015 | 4:03 am
Asian markets were largely flat in morning trade Friday after the dollar firmed on US inflation data, while disappointing Japanese figures challenged Tokyo's war on falling prices. Japanese inflation slowed for a sixth straight month in January -- dampened by weak consumer spending and falling energy prices -- its lowest level since Tokyo launched an offensive on falling prices and tepid growth ...


Why Have US Exports Become Less Competitive?
26 February 2015 | 7:06 pm
A stronger dollar is ultimately positive for US purchasing power and inflation, but in the near term, it would act as a further headwind for US exports.


US inflation rate remains negative
26 February 2015 | 2:59 pm
US inflation remained negative in January, largely due to steep falls in the price of petrol, official figures show.


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World Inflation News

Japan inflation at new low since war on falling prices began
27 February 2015 | 7:37 am
Japan's inflation rate has dropped to its lowest level since just after Tokyo launched a high-profile offensive in 2013 to battle years of falling prices and tepid growth, data showed Friday. The disappointing figures challenge Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda's persistent claim that inflation is on the upswing, two years after Tokyo kicked off a war on the deflation that has been widely ...


Japan inflation lowest since war on falling prices began
27 February 2015 | 2:45 am
Japan's inflation rate has fallen to its lowest level since just after Tokyo launched a high-profile offensive aimed at conquering years of falling prices and tepid growth, data showed Friday. The disappointing ...


Japan Consumer Prices Slow More Than Forecast in January
26 February 2015 | 11:58 pm
Consumer prices excluding fresh food rose 2.2 percent from a year earlier, the statistics bureau said Friday. Stripped of the effect of sales-tax increase last April, core inflation -- the Bank of Japan’s key measure -- was 0.2 percent. While the tumble in oil prices will pull down inflation in the near term, underlying consumer price trends remain on track for the BOJ’s 2 percent goal, Kuroda ...


Japan inflation eases for sixth month in January
26 February 2015 | 11:53 pm
Japan's consumer inflation eased in January for a sixth straight month increasing expectations that the Bank of Japan (BOJ) will have to undertake further stimulus measures to achieve its price target....


Japan inflation eases in January
26 February 2015 | 11:51 pm
Japan's consumer inflation eased in January for a sixth straight month increasing expectations that the Bank of Japan will undertake further stimulus.


Japan's FSA explores opening market to Islamic finance
26 February 2015 | 2:54 pm
Japan's Financial Services Agency (FSA) is considering relaxing rules to allow banks to provide Islamic financial products in its domestic market for the first time. Japanese lenders are already allowed to provide Islamic financial products through their overseas subsidiaries, and Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU) recently became the first Japanese commercial bank to issue Islamic bonds, or ...


Canada inflation hits more than 1-year low as gasoline falls
26 February 2015 | 2:23 pm
Canada's annual inflation rate cooled to a more than one-year low in January, weighed down by much cheaper gasoline, data from Statistics Canada showed on Thursday. Still, that topped analysts' forecasts for a decline to 0.7 percent while keeping inflation at the lower end of the Bank of Canada's 1 percent to 3 percent target range. January's rate was the lowest since an annualized 0.9 percent ...


January inflation drops to one-year low
26 February 2015 | 2:01 pm
Canada's annual inflation rate cooled to a more than one-year low in January, weighed by sharply cheaper gasoline prices, data from Statistics Canada showed on Thursday.


Canada Jan inflation rate drops to more than one-year low as gas falls
26 February 2015 | 1:38 pm
Canada's annual inflation rate cooled to a more than one-year low in January, weighed by sharply cheaper gasoline prices, data from Statistics Canada showed on Thursday. Still, that topped analysts' forecasts for a decline to 0.7 percent and kept inflation at the lower end of the Bank of Canada's 1 to 3 percent target range. Core inflation, which strips out volatile items and is closely watched ...


Inflation rate dips to 1% in January on cheaper gasoline
26 February 2015 | 1:36 pm
Canada's inflation rate dropped to one per cent in January, dragged down by cheaper gasoline. Driving the drop were gasoline prices, which were 27 per cent lower in January than in the same month a year earlier, marking their lowest point since April 2009. Stripping out the impact of cheap gasoline, the inflation rate is a lot higher, with Statistics Canada saying prices increased at an annual ...