US Inflation News

US inflation ticks up unexpectedly in September
22 October 2014 | 1:02 pm
US consumer prices rose slightly in September, contrary to analysts' expectations, the Labor Department reported Wednesday. The department's consumer price index (CPI), a key measure of inflation, rose ...

US Consumer Prices Rose 0.1 Percent in September
22 October 2014 | 12:45 pm
US consumer prices rose tiny 0.1 percent in September as gas prices dropped for third month

US consumer prices likely showed tiny gain in September with inflation still modest
22 October 2014 | 10:43 am
The Labor Department reports on consumer prices for September.

Ahead of the Bell: US consumer prices
22 October 2014 | 10:20 am
The Labor Department reports on consumer prices for September. The report will be released at 8:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday. SMALL GAIN: The consensus is that prices edged up a slight 0.1 percent in September, ...

US Treasurys at session lows on CPI data
22 October 2014 | 9:59 am
U.S. sovereign bonds traded at session lows on Wednesday, as U.S. inflation data came in tame.

$A stays below 88 US cents
22 October 2014 | 6:58 am
The Australian dollar has stayed below 88 US cents for the entire local session, as a strong US dollar exerts its influence on currency markets. Figures out on Wednesday showed that inflation dramatically eased from the higher end to the lower end of the Reserve Bank of Australia's target band. FXCM market analyst David de Ferranti said there were a series of kneejerk reactions by the Australian ...

NZ dollar gains after Australian inflation faster than expected
22 October 2014 | 5:29 am
The New Zealand dollar rose after Australian inflation was a little higher than expected in the third quarter, supporting demand for the Australian dollar and dragging the kiwi with it.The kiwi rose to 79.76 US cents at 5pm in Wellington...

Aussie dollar drags up kiwi
22 October 2014 | 4:40 am
With the kiwi have been lifted along with the Aussie dollar on Australian inflation data, investors will be watching NZ and US inflation figures coming up.

Crude Oil Recovers Ahead Of Inventories, Gold Awaits Cues From US CPI
22 October 2014 | 12:00 am
Crude Oil Recovers Ahead Of Inventories, Gold Awaits Cues From US CPI

NZ Dollar Outlook: Kiwi may decline as weak inflation damps forecasts for rate hikes
20 October 2014 | 12:19 am
The New Zealand dollar may decline this week on the expectation weak inflation data will prompt a pull back in forecasts for future interest rate hikes, reducing demand for the local currency. The kiwi will probably trade between 77.40 US cents and 81 cents, according to a BusinessDesk survey of 11 traders and strategists. Seven expect the local currency to decline, while two pick it to rise and ...

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World Inflation News

Japan keen to develop Andhra's capital city
22 October 2014 | 11:18 am
Hyderabad, Oct 22 (IANS) Japan is keen to develop various projects in Andhra Pradesh, including state capital in Vijayawada-Guntur region as a smart city and three power plants of 10,000 Megawatts.

Japan casino bill delayed again; resort opening could miss Olympics: sources
22 October 2014 | 10:39 am
By Ritsuko Ando TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's plan to open up to casino gambling has been delayed again, three people familiar with the process said, dealing a blow to one of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's policy priorities and to hopes the first resort will open in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Pro-casino lawmakers have given up debating a casino legalization bill this month and now aim to start ...

Japan to send officials to North Korea next week
22 October 2014 | 10:24 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Wednesday that it will send a group of officials to North Korea next week for an update on the North's investigation into the abduction of Japanese citizens by North Korean agents in the 1970s and '80s.

Japan team heading to North Korea to pressure it on abductees, PM says
22 October 2014 | 8:18 am
By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is sending officials to reclusive North Korea to keep up pressure for an investigation into the fate of its citizens kidnapped decades ago to train spies, the prime minister said on Wednesday. Japan eased some sanctions on North Korea in July in return for the North reopening its probe into the status of the abduction victims and had expected an initial ...

Japan's exports up in September, deficit persists
22 October 2014 | 4:36 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's trade deficit edged higher in September though exports rose more than expected as the yen weakened to a near six-year low, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday.

Poloz May Stay Neutral With Canada Inflation on Target
22 October 2014 | 4:19 am
Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz has all the ammunition he needs to keep a neutral stance on interest rates as he balances the risks to inflation posed by plunging energy prices and weak job growth with a housing market that’s shown signs of overheating.

Japan exports grow at fastest pace in 7 months
22 October 2014 | 12:00 am
Japan's exports rose at the fastest pace in seven months in September, easing fears that the country's main growth engine is sputtering.

U.S., Japan to conduct joint military drill for island defense
21 October 2014 | 12:13 pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Tuesday it would hold a bilateral military exercise with the United States in November to ensure smooth joint operations between the two countries' militaries and bolster island defense capabilities. The field drill, called "Keen Sword", is held every two years. It comes as Japan is engaged in a bitter island row with China, which is rapidly ramping up military ...

Japan's Java wars: Convenience stores angle for coffee market crown
20 October 2014 | 9:10 pm
Japan's convenience store operators are jostling for eminence in a famously cut-throat industry, and one product has come up trumps for the market's top players - coffee. Inspired by a popular 100 yen (0.58 pounds) blend launched by McDonald's <2702.T> in 2008, Seven-Eleven (3382.T) touched off a boom in convenience store coffee last year, lifting Japan's long-stagnant coffee market and rankling ...

Japan PM Abe loses two female ministers over cash scandals
20 October 2014 | 4:41 pm
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suffered a double setback Monday with the resignations of two female cabinet ministers over claims they misused political funds, dealing a blow to his proclaimed gender reform drive.