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Consumer prices rise in January

U.S. core consumer prices rose at their quickest pace in more than a year in January, government data showed on Thursday, but the increase was not strong enough to suggest a build-up in inflation pressures.

Exports boost UK factory orders

The UK factory orders rose in February as demand for exports from the country continued to improve. Manufacturers’ total order book balance in Britain rose to -8 in February from -16 in January, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) survey showed on Thursday.

China inflation data adds to tightening case

Chinese inflation hit a lower-than-forecast 4.9 percent in January, but price pressures excluding food were their strongest in at least a decade and will force the central bank to keep tightening monetary policy.

Asian stocks end mixed

Asian stocks ended mixed on Tuesday as investors digested news that China’s inflation rate remained elevated in January as food prices continued to rise.

Gold rises above $1,360, inflation in focus

Gold rose above $1,360 an ounce on Monday as the dollar's retreat from highs versus the euro took some pressure off prices, with a second consecutive weekly price rise underpinning investors' confidence in the metal.

China may hike interest rate within a month: report

China is expected to see another interest rate hike within a month as the government intensifies its efforts to control the rising inflation, The New York Times reported on Wednesday citing a forecast of economists and bankers.

Eurozone January inflation rises to 2.4 pct

Inflation in the eurozone rose to 2.4 percent in January from 2.2. percent in December, according to the preliminary estimates of Eurostat, European Union's official statistics agency.

Japan deflation drags on for 22nd month

Japan's core consumer prices fell in December from a year earlier for a 22nd consecutive month, as slow wage growth and sluggish demand kept the country mired in deflation while the government grapples with heavy public debt.

Japan deflation drags on for 22nd month

Japan's core consumer prices fell in December from a year earlier for a 22nd consecutive month, as slow wage growth and sluggish demand kept the country mired in deflation while the government grapples with heavy public debt.

China Q1 GDP seen up 9 pct y/y, CPI up 5 pct -report

China's annual economic growth is expected to ease to about 9 percent in the first quarter while consumer inflation is projected at 5 percent, according to a government think tank report published in the official Chinese Securities Journal on Thursday.

China media lauds Hu's U.S. visit as masterstroke

Chinese media praised President Hu Jintao's visit to the United States on Friday as a diplomatic masterstroke in easing tensions, but reports largely ignored thornier questions of currency and human rights.

China rate hike looms as inflation becomes political issue

Close on the heels of a China central bank adviser hinting at an imminent rate hike, a state-controlled newspaper has said more rate hike is on the cards, probably as early as in February, confirming the dominant view that Beijing will pull out all the stops to address what is becoming a serious political problem.

Morocco 2010 inflation 0.9 pct, less that f'cast

Consumer prices rose a lower than expected 0.9 percent in Morocco in 2010, with gains in food prices offset by lower communications costs, the state planning and statistics authority (HCP) said on Thursday.

Gilts slide after surge in UK inflation

Gilts and short sterling futures slid on Tuesday after data showed UK consumer price inflation rose faster than forecast in December, fuelling concerns the Bank of England may be forced to raise interest rates sooner than expected.

US inflation nudged up 0.5 pct in Dec.

U.S. inflation increased a marginal 0.5 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, helping annual inflation rate to rise to a seven-month high, while core prices nudged up by 0.1 percent.

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