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December 10, 2019

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Eurozone inflation

Eurozone inflation is expected to continue its slowdown in February

The Eurozone inflation is expected to continue its slowdown in February, reaching 1.2%, compared with 1.3% in the previous month. This is the preliminary estimates of the European Statistical Office Eurostat. The main push of consumer prices continues to come from energy prices as well as in recent months. However, the growth slowed slightly compared

Eurozone inflation

Eurozone inflation continue to slow down in January

The Eurozone inflation continue to slow down in January, reaching its lowest level in six months. The consumer prices rose 1.3% in the first month of the year, compared with 1.4% in the previous month, according to Eurostat’s latest data. Compared to the same period last year, there was also a serious slowdown, as inflation

Japan inflation

Japanese inflation remains far from the target of the central bank

The Japanese inflation is still far from the target of the central bank and the government, despite the extremely loose monetary policy. In January, the consumer prices, excluding fresh food costs, rose to 0.9% yoy as well as in the previous two months. This means that this price index, to which monetary authorities pay particular

US production prices

US production prices returned to growth

Producer prices for US final demand rose in January with 0.4% mom, following the expectations on the market. The increase is due to higher fuel and health costs. The service prices reported a 0.3% growth in January, as the commodities rising by 0.7%. The main producer prices (excluding energy and food prices) rose by 0.4%

US consumer prices

US consumer prices rose by 2.1% yoy in January 2018

The US consumer prices rose by 2.1% yoy in January, keeping their level in December, but the increase was above market expectations for growth of 1.9%. The calming of fuel and electricity prices was offset by higher food and medical services. The monthly inflation rises to 0.5% according to seasonally adjusted data. An annual rise

UK inflation

UK inflation remains at 3% in January 2018

UK inflation remains at 3% yoy in January, close to a 6-year high peak in November 2017. The CPI is pretty high and surprised economists, who expects to slow down to 2.9%. Last week, the Central Bank of England signaled that interest rates could be raised faster and more than expected, with inflation targeting close

Europe inflation

European inflation can bring surprises

The uncertain wage growth on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean focuses investors on a major risk to the financial markets: what if the strong recovery has led to higher inflation? So far, there are fewer signs of renewed price pressure in the Eurozone than in the US, despite the accelerated economic growth. But according

Japan Abenomics

Japan is not yet ready to declare the end of deflation

Japan is not yet ready to declare the end of deflation, revealed the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “The price growth in Japan is still not strong enough”, Abe said during a parliamentary hearing confirming the importance of maintaining the current exchange rate. The Prime Minister’s statements were also highlighted by the Governor of Bank of

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