Consumer price index

Dollar pushed higher by inflation data

The dollar firmed to a session high against the U.S. currency on Friday after data showed Canada's October inflation rate came in higher than forecast, curbing market bets on an interest rate cut.

Inflation eases but rate cut seen less likely

Canada's annual inflation rate moderated in October from a near three-year high in September but was still higher than expected, scaling back market bets for a central bank interest rate cut.

U.S. Stock Index Futures Signal Early Gains

Stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street Wednesday, with futures for the S&P 500 up 0.4 percent, Dow Jones futures up 0.3 percent and Nasdaq 100 futures up 0.4 percent at 1007 GMT.

Wall Street Week Ahead: Coping with Chaos in Europe

U.S. stock investors have had to take their own self-help course on living with uncertainty due to Europe's crisis, and they may need to draw on that next week because it is completely unclear when the next upheaval will come.

Chinese Manufacturing Down in October

China's big manufacturers ran at their slowest pace in October since early 2009, purchasing managers' data shows, though signs of a bounce-back at smaller firms and a sharp fall in factory-gate prices suggest no swift change to interest rates.

China PMI in Surprise Fall to Lowest Point Since 2009

China's big manufacturers ran at their slowest pace in October since early 2009, purchasing managers' data shows, though signs of a bounce-back at smaller firms and a sharp fall in factory-gate prices suggest no swift change to interest rates.

With Europe Plan in Place, All Eyes Turn to Fed

The ink is barely dry on European leaders’ plan to resolve the Greek / Europe debt crisis, and attention has already turned to the U.S. Federal Reserve. Is there enough liquidity in the global financial system or will Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke need to deploy more monetary stimulus to grease the wheels of commerce?

College Costs Outpace Inflation: College Board

The cost of college in the United States rose sharply for the 2011-2012 school year, continuing a multiyear pattern in which public school increases outpaced private school hikes and both eclipsed the average rate of inflation by significant amounts, the College Board reported on Wednesday.

China Inflation Seen Below 5 Percent by November: Report

China's consumer inflation is likely to ease below 5 percent by November and December, a senior official at the country's economic planner said in remarks published on Monday, raising hopes Beijing can contain prices that have held near three-year highs.

Annual inflation jumps higher in September

Canada's annual inflation rate remained above the central bank's traditional comfort zone in September as consumers were hit by higher gasoline and food prices, according to Statistics Canada data on Friday.

Consumer inflation subdued, home building rises

Consumer prices outside food and energy rose at their slowest pace in six months in September as the cost of apparel and used vehicles fell, suggesting inflation pressures remained contained.

Core Consumer Prices Muted in September

Consumer prices outside food and energy rose less than expected in September to post their smallest gain in six months, a government report showed on Wednesday, suggesting inflation pressures remained contained.

Tanzania's inflation rate seen rising until 2012

Tanzania's food and energy costs pushed the inflation rate to 16.8 percent year-on-year in September from 14.1 percent in the previous month, and analysts expected consumer prices to continue accelerating at least until the turn of the year.

China Inflation Dips, Yet Policy on Pause

China's consumer inflation dipped to 6.1 percent in September, retreating further from three-year highs, although stubborn food price pressures will deter the central bank from loosening its policy reins anytime soon.

Asian Shares Edge Lower on Caution over Global Growth

Asian shares inched down on Friday, tracking New York and European shares lower as weak Chinese trade data raised concerns about the global economy, while the euro eased after another sovereign debt ratings downgrade.

India's September Inflation Seen Easing to 9.7%

India's wholesale price index probably rose 9.70 percent in September from a year earlier, easing slightly from 9.78 percent in August, a Reuters poll showed.Forecasts from 25 economists ranged from 9.2 to 9.9 percent.

Mauritius inflation rises in Sept

Mauritius' year-on-year rate of inflation slowed for a second straight month, with some analysts saying this gave the central bank room to give the economy a boost.

Weekly Jobless Claims, Manufacturing Figures Show Weakening U.S. Economy

Claims for unemployment benefits last week rose more than expected, hitting their highest level in more than two months. In addition, manufacturing in a key northeastern region fell more quickly than expected, developments that may pressure the Federal Reserve to try to stimulate business activity.

China August Lending Strong, no Policy Relaxation Seen

China's bank lending quickened to 548.5 billion yuan ($86 billion)in August, topping market expectations of 500 billion yuan and rebounding from July'sseven-month low, pointing to a slight relaxation in credit conditions for the nation's businesses.