Inflation

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after a cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street after the general election in London, Monday, June 12, 2017.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 13, 2017 - 5:23 am
LONDON (AP) — The inflation rate in Britain has risen to its highest level in four years, as the drop in the pound since the Brexit vote pushes up the cost of living. The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday that consumer prices were up 2.9 percent on the year in May, from 2.7 percent in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo, the President of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, is on his way to a news conference after a meeting of the governing council in Frankfurt, Germany. Europe's economy is surprising people with its strength. But don't look for the European Central Bank to signal a withdrawal from its stimulus efforts at a meeting on Thursday, June 8, 2017. ECB President Mario Draghi has been cautious in recent days, stressing that the economy still needs support, especially when it comes to inflation, which is still below what the bank considers ideal. (AP Photo/Michael Probst,file)
June 08, 2017 - 6:08 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Economic growth across the 19-country eurozone was higher than previously thought in the first quarter of the year, official figures showed Friday, further good news for policymakers at the European Central Bank as they deliberate whether to ease up on their efforts to...
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FILE - In this April 27, 2017 file photo, President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi attends a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The head of the European Central Bank says while the economy of the 19-nation eurozone is improving, it still needs substantial stimulus. At a parliamentary hearing Monday, May 29, 2017 in Brussels, Mario Draghi said "the economic upswing is becoming increasingly solid and continues to broaden across sectors and countries." (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)
May 31, 2017 - 5:42 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Inflation across the 19-country eurozone has fallen to its lowest level this year, official figures showed Wednesday, in a development that may temper speculation that the European Central Bank will soon consider easing up on its monetary stimulus. Eurostat, the EU's statistics...
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May 25, 2017 - 10:47 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's core consumer price index climbed to a two-year high in April of 0.3 percent, as costs for energy rose. Economists said the increase reported Friday was not likely to persist and that prices for imported consumer goods actually fell. Inflation has been positive in recent months...
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In this Thursday, March 23, 2017, photo, a workman operates a loom while manufacturing composite parts for joints in aircrafts at Bally Ribbon Mills in Bally, Pa. On Thursday, May 11, 2017, the Labor Department reports on U.S. producer price inflation in April. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
May 11, 2017 - 9:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation at the wholesale level jumped in April by the largest amount in three months, fueled by rising prices of food and energy. The Labor Department said Thursday that its producer price index, which measures inflation before it reaches the consumer, rose 0.5 percent in April...
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Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks during the central Bank's quarterly Inflation Report press conference at the Bank of England in the City of London on Thursday May 11, 2017. The Bank of England on Thursday held its main interest rate at a record low 0.25 percent and slightly downgraded its growth forecast for 2017 as Brexit uncertainties hit consumption. (Adrian Dennis/Pool via AP)
May 11, 2017 - 8:35 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England says a rise in inflation driven by the market turmoil over Brexit is starting to hurt consumers, weakening growth and pushing the central bank to keep its interest rates at record lows. The bank on Thursday kept its main interest rate at 0.25 percent as it noted...
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May 11, 2017 - 7:16 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England decided Thursday to keep its main interest rate at a record low of 0.25 percent as the economy weakens ahead of Britain's departure from the European Union. Though higher rates would help limit inflation, which has been rising, the policymakers erred on the side of...
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May 11, 2017 - 7:11 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England decided Thursday to keep its main interest rate at a record low of 0.25 percent as the economy weakens ahead of Britain's departure from the European Union. Though higher rates would help limit inflation, which has been rising, the policymakers erred on the side of...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Asian stocks markets logged moderate gains on Wednesday after Wall Street closed mixed as investors assessed implications of political events around the world. Weaker than expected Chinese inflation data underscored concern that the economy is losing steam. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 10, 2017 - 7:27 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Stocks and the dollar mostly fell Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump made the surprise move to fire FBI Director James Comey, and as weak Chinese data added to concern that the economy is slowing. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was down 0.1 percent to 12,733 and...
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A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Asian stocks markets logged moderate gains on Wednesday after Wall Street closed mixed as investors assessed implications of political events around the world. Weaker than expected Chinese inflation data underscored concern that the economy is losing steam. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 10, 2017 - 4:54 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Share benchmarks are lower in early European trading after a mixed day in Asia following news that President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Weaker than expected Chinese inflation data added to concern that the economy is losing steam. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's...
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