Consumer price index

US stocks decline in early trade

US stocks slightly declined in early trade on Friday after official data showed that Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose in line with expectations in April.

World Market Overview 04/28/2011

The Australian share market closed lower amid concerns about a tough upcoming federal budget, strong local dollar and possible interest rate rises sparked by higher inflation figures.

China Locks Up More Cash as Prices Keep Rising

There will be a little less money to go around in China starting later this week. China's government is worried about rising prices and is tightening its grip on the country's cash. In the latest step, the country's banking authorities have told banks that they must raise the amount they set aside in their reserves another half a percentage point, effectively reducing lending.

Fed's Evans says underlying inflation still low

The Consumer Price Index data for March was in line with low underlying inflation, a top U.S. Federal Reserve official said on Friday, adding it is too early to determine whether commodity price spikes are playing a role.

Core inflation rises mildly, earnings fall

Rising food and gasoline prices lifted U.S. consumer inflation as expected in March, but underlying inflation pressures remained contained, a government report showed on Friday.

US stock futures up ahead of economic data

Futures on major U.S. stock indices point to higher opening on Thursday ahead of a wave of economic data including monthly Consumer Price Index and key weekly jobless claims.

BoJ Statement on Further Monetary Easing (Full Text)

The Bank of Japan (BOJ) said on Monday it will increase the size of the asset purchase program from five trillion yen to 10 trillion yen and promised to inject additional liquidity into the financial system battered by the triple whammy of a disastrous earthquake, a tsunami and an unfolding nuclear crisis.

German inflation rose 2.1 pct in February

Inflation in Germany rose more than previously estimated in February, strengthening speculation that the European Central Bank (ECB) may hike interest rate as early as next month.

Gold climbs to record as Mideast violence flares

Gold climbed to a record high above $1,440 an ounce on Monday as the threat of violence spreading in the Middle East and North Africa pushed oil prices to 2-1/2 year highs and burnished the metal's safe-haven appeal.

Fewer in U.S. deem homeownership a safe investment

Homeownership as an investment is no longer the rock-solid foundation for the American Dream it once was, according to a survey released on Monday by the firm the government created in the 1930s to promote homeownership.

Food drives Ugandan inflation rate higher again

A 2.0 percent jump in Ugandan food prices in February from a month earlier helped drive the country's headline inflation rate higher for the fourth month in a row, the statistics office said on Monday.

China sees growth risk, not inflation, in oil surge

Soaring oil prices will have little impact on Chinese consumer inflation, but will place considerable cost pressure on the country's manufacturers, a government adviser and ministry official said on Thursday.

Zambia economy seen growing 6.5 pct in 2011

Zambia's economy is expected to grow 6.5 percent this year and 6.6 percent next year on the back of a rally in copper prices and improvements in agriculture, a Reuters poll of 12 economists showed on Thursday.

Gold gains safe-haven bid from M.East turmoil

Gold rose for a fourth day in a row on Thursday in its strongest run since September, helped by safe-haven demand as unrest spread across the Middle East, while the dollar remained under mild pressure.

US stocks decline after CPI, jobs data

US stocks declined in early trade on Thursday after official data showed that weekly jobless claims unexpectedly rose last week while Consumer Price Index (CPI) climbed more than forecast in January.

US consumer prices rise as food, fuel costs increase

The overall consumer price inflation in the U.S. rose 0.4 percent in January on a seasonally adjusted basis, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) said on Thursday. The rise in inflation was mainly driven by increases in energy, commodities and food prices, the report said.