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December 15, 2018


US inflation

US inflation accelerates in March 2018

The US inflation accelerates in March with the fastest pace since more than an year, providing the Federal Reserve’s speed in anticipation of a further increase in interest rates over the year. The core consumer price index, excluding unstable food and energy prices, reported an increase of 2.1% in March on an annual basis. For

Haruhiko Kuroda

Haruhiko Kuroda is optimistic about Japanese inflation

The Governor of the Japanese Central Bank Haruhiko Kuroda stressed that he was determined to maintain a massive program of incentives, although he was optimistic about achieving the 2% inflation target. Haruhiko Kuroda said the Japanese economy will continue to grow moderately, as rising household incomes lead to a gradual increase in consumption. “With productivity

Eurozone inflation

Eurozone inflation accelerates sharply in March

The Eurozone inflation rate is expected to accelerate sharply in March after several months of slowdown, reaching 1.4%, compared with 1.1% in the previous month. This is the preliminary estimates of the European Statistical Office Eurostat. The Euro rose slightly to 1.2293 USD shortly after publication of the data. Unlike the trend in recent months,

japan core inflation

Japan’s core inflation reached 1% in February 2018

Japan’s core inflation reached 1% in February 2018 for the first time in three and a half years, which is a tentative signal for progress by the Central Bank, which is targeting inflation rate of 2%. The 14th consecutive increase in consumer prices follows a 0.9% growth in January, according to data from the interior

UK consumer price

UK consumer price inflation slowed down in February 2018

The UK consumer price inflation slowed down in February 2018, following the dropping oil prices and slower food expenditure growth. The country’s inflation slowed down from 3% to 2.7%, which is the lowest level since July 2017. The fall in prices alleviates the pressure on the Central Bank to raise key interest rates. There is

target inflation

Central banks in search of target inflation

Since many central banks fail to meet their inflation targets, some are already considering changes to the tools they use to manage the course of the economy. Norway’s decision to lower its inflation target is the final example, but the northern state actually followed similar reactions from Sweden and Argentina, as well as the Eurozone.

Eurozone inflation

Eurozone inflation continues to slow down in February 2018

Eurozone inflation continues to slow down in February, reaching a 14-month low on a monthly basis. The consumer prices rose by 1.1% in the second month of the year, up from 1.3% in the previous month, according to Eurostat’s latest data. Compared to the same period last year, there is also a serious slowdown, with

US consumer price

US consumer price index in February kept its pace growth

The US consumer price index in February has kept its pace growth, indicating that inflation is creeping toward the Fed’s target, and probably will not cause interest rates to grow faster than expected. The core US inflation, which is excluding volatile components such as food and energy, in February accelerated by 1.8% yoy, remaining unchanged

Global inflation

Global inflation is stagnating in January 2018

The inflation in the largest economies in the world remains unchanged for the third consecutive month in January but is slowing down in rich countries, according to OECD data. The accelerating global economic growth in 2017, which is likely to continue this year, has prompted many investors to expect inflation to grow faster and, as

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