Inflation News

The very latest inflation related news from leading world media sources discussing US inflation, inflation rates, data and impact on economies. (News from this site is directly on the US Inflation home page, directly below the inflation calculator.)

 

US oil stockpiles hit record
23 April 2014 | 7:11 pm
US commercial oil stockpiles hit a new record last week on the strength of continued growth in production.


US middle class no longer most prosperous in world
23 April 2014 | 5:08 pm
American dream fades as data shows middle classes falling behind Canadian counterparts


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23 April 2014 | 3:33 pm
The US dollar weakened against the euro and yen today, undermined by a decline in US equity prices and Treasury yields and finding little support from a slower-than-expected expansion in the US manufacturing sector. "As (US) equities underperform, this leads to buying of Treasuries and yields fall. The dollar is softer as a result because it...


Rising US Yields Push Gold Price towards April Low, $1277 Tipping Point
23 April 2014 | 7:00 am
Rising US Yields Push Gold Price towards April Low, $1277 Tipping Point


GLOBAL MARKETS-China shares down, Aussie drops after inflation data
23 April 2014 | 6:11 am
* China PMI meets consensus forecasts, Hk shares fall * Risk sentiment bolstered by gains in US, Europe SINGAPORE, April 23 (Reuters) - China's stock markets fell again on Wednesday after a survey showed manufacturing activity in the world's second-biggest economy was still contracting in April, while the Australian dollar tumbled to a two-week low after data showed surprisingly low inflation ...


GLOBAL MARKETS-China PMI as predicted, Aussie drops after inflation data
23 April 2014 | 2:36 am
* China PMI meets consensus forecasts, markets unmoved * Risk sentiment bolstered by gains in US, Europe SYDNEY/SINGAPORE, April 23 (Reuters) - Asian stock markets were little moved on Wednesday after a Chinese manufacturing survey met expectations, but the Australian dollar plunged to a two-week low after data showed surprisingly low inflation in that country's economy. Asian shares barely ...


Reinsurance in the the US, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017
22 April 2014 | 5:50 pm
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Media Contacts
22 April 2014 | 3:59 pm
Forbes]: Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like every time Janet Yellen speaks publicly she goes out of her way to call attention to the FOMC’s two percent inflation target and remind us that she takes that target very seriously.


US Fed Reserve expects inflation to rise
22 April 2014 | 12:18 am
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says inflation is expected to rise slowly from current low levels.


US inflation stays low in March
15 April 2014 | 2:02 pm
A sharp fall in petrol prices helped to keep US consumer inflation well below the Federal Reserve's 2% target in March.


Also, check the US inflation reports and data at US Inflation.org.

World Inflation News

Japan May Offer Canada Head Start on Pork Tariffs
23 April 2014 | 7:25 am
Japan, the world’s largest pork importer, may accelerate tariff talks with Canada to increase pressure on the U.S. to ease demands for cuts in agricultural protection, the Asian nation’s biggest hog farmers group said.


Japan revamps investment panel of world's biggest pension fund
22 April 2014 | 8:11 am
Japan has overhauled the investment committee of its $1.26T Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF), the world's largest pension fund. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants the GPIF to improve returns by making higher-risk investments and reducing its reliance on low-yielding government bonds. Citigroup believes that the Bank of Japan could increase its bond-buying to offset reduced JGB purchases by ...


Japan Could Cut Corporate Tax in Steps Toward 25%: Panel Member
22 April 2014 | 2:29 am
Japan could cut its corporate tax rate as early as next fiscal year by 2 to 3 percentage points, gradually lowering the levy toward 25 percent in later years to boost the nation’s competitiveness, a tax panel member said.


Japan trade deficit quadruples to $14B
21 April 2014 | 10:00 pm
Tokyo – Japan's trade deficit quadrupled on-year in March to $14 billion, data showed Monday, with a weak yen compounding surging imports as consumers rushed to buy ahead of a rise in sales tax. Japan imported 1.45 trillion yen ($14 billion) worth of goods more than it exported in the month, the finance ministry said, compared with a shortfall of 356.9 billion yen in March 2013. But imports grew ...


Japan exports growth slows sharply, keeps pressure on BOJ to act
21 April 2014 | 6:42 am
Japan suffered its worst annual trade deficit in March as exports growth slowed to its weakest in a year, suggesting a rapid loss of economic momentum that may prompt policy makers into early action as a national sales tax hike puts more strain on growth. The Bank of Japan has repeatedly ruled out fresh easing measures in the near term, insisting that the economy is on track to meet its 2 ...


Japan logs record $134B trade deficit in FY 2013
21 April 2014 | 2:07 am
Japan's trade deficit surged nearly 70 percent to a record 13.75 trillion yen ($134 billion) in the last fiscal year, the third straight year of deficit, as exports failed to keep pace with surging energy ...


Japan's trade deficit tops $134B
21 April 2014 | 1:09 am
Japan's trade deficit surged nearly 70 percent to a record 13.75 trillion yen ($134 billion) in the last fiscal year, the third straight year of deficit, as exports failed to keep pace with surging energy costs.The Finance Ministry...


Canada March inflation higher than forecast; core tame
17 April 2014 | 1:01 pm
* Bank of Canada expected higher overall inflation OTTAWA, April 17 (Reuters) - Costlier energy helped boost Canada's annual inflation by more than expected in March to 1.5 percent from 1.1 percent in February but the less volatile core measure that guides the Bank of Canada edged up to only 1.3 percent from 1.2 percent. Statistics Canada said on Thursday the month-on-month rate was 0.6 percent ...


Canada’s March Inflation Rate Rebounds to 1.5% on Energy
17 April 2014 | 12:47 pm
Canada’s inflation rate rebounded in March as rising energy prices triggered the biggest gain in shelter costs in more than three years.


Instant View: Canada keeps rates steady, says weak inflation still a risk
16 April 2014 | 2:31 pm
The Bank of Canada maintained its neutral stance on interest rates on Wednesday and flagged the risk of weak inflation even though it expects the main measure of prices to approach the bank's 2 percent target in coming quarters due to temporary factors. COMMENTARY PAUL FERLEY, ASSISTANT CHIEF ECONOMIST AT ROYAL BANK OF CANADA: "Not any huge surprises, obviously interest rates were held steady ...