inflation

ECB headquarters

ECB's loans offer clues in quantitative easing guessing game

The guessing game over the timing of euro zone money printing will intensify as the European Central Bank unveils a closely watched gauge of policy in the coming week, the highlight of a calendar dominated by Europe's malaise.

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Mario Draghi

Bank on 'Super Mario' to give Europe a monetary jolt

From his office on the 41st floor of the gleaming new European Central Bank headquarters, Mario Draghi's view stretches far beyond Frankfurt's high-rise financial center and he doesn't like what he sees.

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U.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer

Fed's Fischer says government bond buys by ECB would have positive effects: La Repubblica

The European Central Bank should follow the example of the U.S. Federal Reserve and buy government bonds to prop up the tottering euro zone economy, the Fed's vice chair Stanley Fischer was quoted as saying in an Italian newspaper.

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Car factory

UK manufacturing grows slightly faster in November despite lackluster exports: PMI

British manufacturing activity unexpectedly picked up a little speed in November as domestic demand offset falling exports due to sluggish orders from the euro zone and emerging markets, a survey showed on Monday.

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Joaquim Levy

Brazil's Levy says lower debt will open room for social spending

Brazil's efforts to bring down its debt will translate into renewed investor confidence and additional room to continue poverty-reduction policies for the years to come, incoming Finance Minister Joaquim Levy said on Saturday.

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Japan inflation slows in October, highlights challenge facing Abe

Japan's annual core consumer inflation slowed for a third straight month in October due to falling oil prices, highlighting the economic gloom facing Premier Shinzo Abe as he campaigns for a new mandate to implement his stalled recovery plan.

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Japan's Economics Minister Akira Amari

Japan's Amari - consumer prices flat after oil price fall

Japanese Economics Minister Akira Amari said on Friday that consumer prices are basically flat as a decline in oil prices has been slowing inflation.

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Fruit and vegetables

Low food inflation tightens squeeze on Europe's grocers

Subdued food price inflation in Europe is unlikely to pick up any time soon, adding to the pressure on mainstream grocers as they struggle with changing shopping habits and competition from discounters.

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The headquarters of the European Central Bank

Countdown to missed opportunity for EU economy

The countdown has begun to what threatens to be a missed opportunity to revive Europe's stalled economy. When European Union leaders meet on Dec. 18-19 under new management, they have a chance to launch a joint assault on the economic stagnation and high unemployment that are fuelling disenchantment and anti-EU protest among voters.

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Euro banknotes

Falling inflation a worry for Europe but also the world

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has moved closer to launching sovereign debt purchases and data this week will show just how dangerously low inflation has fallen in the $13 trillion euro zone economy.

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Chinese Yuan Notes

China ready to cut rates again on fears of deflation - sources

China's leadership and central bank are ready to cut interest rates again and also loosen lending restrictions, concerned that falling prices could trigger a surge in debt defaults, business failures and job losses, said sources involved in policy-making.

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Vitor Constancio

Europe not at risk of full-blown deflation: ECB's Constancio

Europe is not at risk of sliding into "full deflation" but the current rate of inflation is dangerously low, European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio said on Saturday.

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Mario Draghi

Draghi throws ECB door open to money printing as global prospects dim

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi threw the door wide open on Friday for more drastic measures to prevent the euro zone from sliding into deflation, promising to use whatever means necessary as China also acted to boost its sagging economic growth.

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U.S. Federal Reserve

U.S. underlying inflation rising; economy firming broadly

Underlying inflation pressures rose in October, even as falling gasoline prices kept overall U.S. consumer prices in check, bolstering expectations of a mid-2015 interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve.

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U.S. 10-year TIPS breakeven rate rises after auction

The U.S. 10-year inflation breakeven rate rose mid-afternoon Thursday after relatively strong demand at a $13 billion auction of 10-year Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities.

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