inflation

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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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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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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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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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. 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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OECD ups India growth outlook, urges structural reforms

India's economy will accelerate in 2015 but will fail to attain the heady growth rates of the past decade without sweeping structural reforms, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said on Wednesday.

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Japan may increase 30-, 40-year JGB issuance by 2 trillion yen - sources

The Ministry of Finance (MOF) is considering increasing the issuance of 30- and 40-year Japanese government bonds by a total of 2 trillion yen ($17 billion) in the new fiscal year starting in April, government officials with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

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S&P 500, Dow end at record highs, boosted by healthcare

The Dow and S&P 500 closed at record highs on Tuesday, lifted by further gains in healthcare shares and hopes for a stronger global economy.

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U.S. data points to strong spending ahead of holiday shopping frenzy

Most U.S. retailers reported strong sales in October, a sign American consumers were spending with more gusto and could help keep the economy growing at a brisk pace.

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Fed's Rosengren says fight for higher inflation should be vigorous

The Fed should fight low inflation as vigorously as it would a too rapid run-up in prices or risk the same sort of prolonged slow growth plaguing Japan and Europe, Boston Federal Reserve bank president Eric Rosengren said on Monday.

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Kuroda sprang easing surprise to head off damaging inflation forecast

The Bank of Japan Governor not only surprised the markets with his latest splurge of monetary easing. He sprang it on his own board members just two days earlier, jolted into action to stop them making a low-ball forecast that might have sunk his flagship inflation target.

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Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda's speech in Tokyo Ensures Achievement of the Price Stability Target of 2 percent through QQE

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda delivered a speech at the Kisaragi-kai Meeting in Tokyo on 5th November 2014. He mainly spoke about ensuring achievement of the price stability target of 2 percent.

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Venezuela to hike minimum wage 15 percent amid high inflation

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Monday a 15 percent increase in the minimum wage starting in December to protect workers from inflation of more than 60 percent.

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