inflation Archive

  • *Malaysia Aug CPI Inflation 3.7% Vs. 3.2% In July, Consensus 3.4% Malaysia Aug CPI Inflation 3.7% Vs. 3.2% In July, Consensus 3.4%

    *Malaysia Aug CPI Inflation 3.7% Vs. 3.2% In July, Consensus 3.4%

    *Malaysia Aug CPI Inflation 3.7% Vs. 3.2% In July, Consensus 3.4% Malaysia Aug CPI Inflation 3.7% Vs. 3.2% In July, Consensus 3.4%
    Read More
  • ARGENTINA: 12-month Inflation Expectations Remain At 20% - Survey The annual inflation expected by the Argentinean population for the next 12 months remains at 20% in September, according to Torcuato Di Tella University's monthly Survey of Expectations of Inflation (EI). Regarding the average, inflation expectations at the national level fell 2.8 percentage points in September when compared to August, to 25.1%. Both the median and average expectations remain above the official central bank target of between 12% and 17% for 2017.

    ARGENTINA: 12-month Inflation Expectations Remain At 20% – Survey

    ARGENTINA: 12-month Inflation Expectations Remain At 20% - Survey The annual inflation expected by the Argentinean population for the next 12 months remains at 20% in September, according to Torcuato Di Tella University's monthly Survey of Expectations of Inflation (EI). Regarding the average, inflation expectations at the national level fell 2.8 percentage points in September when compared to August, to 25.1%. Both the median and average expectations remain above the official central bank target of between 12% and 17% for 2017.
    Read More
  • Survey from consulting firm Aon Hewitt Businesses aren't planning raises in 2018, but aim to target more performance-based pay, according to a survey of salary planning at 1,062 organizations conducted by consulting firm

    Still no signs of wage inflation

    Survey from consulting firm Aon Hewitt Businesses aren't planning raises in 2018, but aim to target more performance-based pay, according to a survey of salary planning at 1,062 organizations conducted by consulting firm
    Read More
  • Poland Industrial Output Growth Tops Expectations; PPI Inflation Accelerates Poland's industrial production grew more than forecast in August and producer price inflation accelerated, data from the Central Statistical Office revealed Tuesday. Industrial production increased 8.8 percent year-on-year in August, faster than the expected growth of 5.9 percent. The annual growth was underpinned by an 8.6 percent rise in manufacturing and 23.3 percent surge in electricity and other utilities output. Meanwhile, mining and quarrying production declined by 5.6 percent. Monthly increase in industrial output came in at 5.9 percent, which was also bigger than economists' forecast of 3.2 percent. Another report from the statistical office showed that producer price inflation accelerated to 3 percent in August from 2.2 percent in July. Prices were forecast to rise 2.9 percent. Month-on-month, producer prices gained 0.4 percent after rising 0.3 percent in July.

    Poland Industrial Output Growth Tops Expectations; PPI Inflation Accelerates

    Poland Industrial Output Growth Tops Expectations; PPI Inflation Accelerates Poland's industrial production grew more than forecast in August and producer price inflation accelerated, data from the Central Statistical Office revealed Tuesday. Industrial production increased 8.8 percent year-on-year in August, faster than the expected growth of 5.9 percent. The annual growth was underpinned by an 8.6 percent rise in manufacturing and 23.3 percent surge in electricity and other utilities output. Meanwhile, mining and quarrying production declined by 5.6 percent. Monthly increase in industrial output came in at 5.9 percent, which was also bigger than economists' forecast of 3.2 percent. Another report from the statistical office showed that producer price inflation accelerated to 3 percent in August from 2.2 percent in July. Prices were forecast to rise 2.9 percent. Month-on-month, producer prices gained 0.4 percent after rising 0.3 percent in July.
    Read More
  • The annual rate of inflation in the eurozone was confirmed at 1.5 percent by Eurostat. However, the European Central Bank cautions everyone not to get used to the pace of price increases. According to the ECB, its staff sees the headline inflation rate to retreat to a low of 0.9 percent in the first quarter of 2018. Eurozone headline inflation notched its highest level in four months, official data revealed, confirming the European Union statistics office's flash estimate. Eurostat said consumer prices in the 19 countries sharing the euro increased in August by 1.5 percent year-on-year and by 0.3 percent on the month. Inflation continues to be below the ECB's target of almost two percent, but accelerated from 1.3 percent in July. Energy prices rose 4.0 percent on the year and 0.7 percent month-on-month, the highest growth among the components of the indicator. Prices in the services sector, the biggest in the eurozone economy, increased 1.6 percent in August on the yea..

    Prime News: Eurozone Inflation Confirmed at 1.5% in August

    The annual rate of inflation in the eurozone was confirmed at 1.5 percent by Eurostat. However, the European Central Bank cautions everyone not to get used to the pace of price increases. According to the ECB, its staff sees the headline inflation rate to retreat to a low of 0.9 percent in the first quarter of 2018. Eurozone headline inflation notched its highest level in four months, official data revealed, confirming the European Union statistics office's flash estimate. Eurostat said consumer prices in the 19 countries sharing the euro increased in August by 1.5 percent year-on-year and by 0.3 percent on the month. Inflation continues to be below the ECB's target of almost two percent, but accelerated from 1.3 percent in July. Energy prices rose 4.0 percent on the year and 0.7 percent month-on-month, the highest growth among the components of the indicator. Prices in the services sector, the biggest in the eurozone economy, increased 1.6 percent in August on the yea..
    Read More
  • Reserve Bank of Australia September meeting minutes Headlines via Reuters more to come Full text: Minutes of the September 2017 Monetary Policy Meeting of the Reserve Bank Board

    RBA minutes: Further rise in AUD would result in slower pick up in growth, inflation

    Reserve Bank of Australia September meeting minutes Headlines via Reuters more to come Full text: Minutes of the September 2017 Monetary Policy Meeting of the Reserve Bank Board
    Read More
  • COLOMBIA: Economists Expect Inflation To Close 2017 Above Target Ceiling Colombian analysts expect September's annual inflation to reach 4.18% on average, closing the year above the target range set by the country's central bank, between 2% and 4%, according to economists consulted by the monetary authority in its monthly survey. Meanwhile, the estimated benchmark interest rate for the monetary policy meeting scheduled for September is 5.16%, below the current rate of 5.25% per year. By year-end, analysts expect a slighter rate decline on average, to 5.10% per year.

    COLOMBIA: Economists Expect Inflation To Close 2017 Above Target Ceiling

    COLOMBIA: Economists Expect Inflation To Close 2017 Above Target Ceiling Colombian analysts expect September's annual inflation to reach 4.18% on average, closing the year above the target range set by the country's central bank, between 2% and 4%, according to economists consulted by the monetary authority in its monthly survey. Meanwhile, the estimated benchmark interest rate for the monetary policy meeting scheduled for September is 5.16%, below the current rate of 5.25% per year. By year-end, analysts expect a slighter rate decline on average, to 5.10% per year.
    Read More
  • BRAZIL: Economists Cut 2017 Inflation Forecast To 3.08%, From 3.14% The median forecast for Brazil's consumer price inflation in 2017 was cut for the fourth consecutive week, to 3.08%, from 3.14% last week, according to economists surveyed by the central bank. For 2018, the median forecast was cut for the third week in a row, to 4.12%, from 4.15% last week. For the next 12 months, meanwhile, estimates for the annual inflation fell for the sixth week in a row, to 4.07%, from 4.14%, last week. Brazil annual inflation is currently below the central bank's target of 4.5%. The most recent data shows that in August the annual inflation slowed to 2.46%, from 2.71% in July, remaining as the lowest inflation rate for the 12-month period since February 1999.

    BRAZIL: Economists Cut 2017 Inflation Forecast To 3.08%, From 3.14%

    BRAZIL: Economists Cut 2017 Inflation Forecast To 3.08%, From 3.14% The median forecast for Brazil's consumer price inflation in 2017 was cut for the fourth consecutive week, to 3.08%, from 3.14% last week, according to economists surveyed by the central bank. For 2018, the median forecast was cut for the third week in a row, to 4.12%, from 4.15% last week. For the next 12 months, meanwhile, estimates for the annual inflation fell for the sixth week in a row, to 4.07%, from 4.14%, last week. Brazil annual inflation is currently below the central bank's target of 4.5%. The most recent data shows that in August the annual inflation slowed to 2.46%, from 2.71% in July, remaining as the lowest inflation rate for the 12-month period since February 1999.
    Read More
  • Portugal PPI Inflation Accelerates In August Portugal's producer price inflation accelerated in August after easing in the previous four months, figures from Statistics Portugal showed Monday. Industrial producer prices climbed 2.5 percent year-over-year in August, faster than the 2.2 percent increase in July. The measure has been rising since December 2016. Excluding the energy grouping, the index rose at a steady rate of 1.2 percent annually in August. Month-on-month, producer prices edged up 0.1 percent from July, when it dropped by 0.2 percent. It was the first increase in seven months.

    Portugal PPI Inflation Accelerates In August

    Portugal PPI Inflation Accelerates In August Portugal's producer price inflation accelerated in August after easing in the previous four months, figures from Statistics Portugal showed Monday. Industrial producer prices climbed 2.5 percent year-over-year in August, faster than the 2.2 percent increase in July. The measure has been rising since December 2016. Excluding the energy grouping, the index rose at a steady rate of 1.2 percent annually in August. Month-on-month, producer prices edged up 0.1 percent from July, when it dropped by 0.2 percent. It was the first increase in seven months.
    Read More
  • Slovakia HICP Inflation Rises For Second Month Slovakia's harmonized consumer price inflation accelerated further in August, though marginally, data from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed Monday. The harmonized index of consumer prices climbed 1.6 percent year-on-year in August, just above the 1.5 percent increase in July. The measure has been rising since December last year. Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages grew 4.4 percent annually in August and transport costs rose by 3.4 percent. At the same time, utility costs dropped 2.0 percent. On a monthly basis, the HICP remained flat for the second straight month in August.

    Slovakia HICP Inflation Rises For Second Month

    Slovakia HICP Inflation Rises For Second Month Slovakia's harmonized consumer price inflation accelerated further in August, though marginally, data from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed Monday. The harmonized index of consumer prices climbed 1.6 percent year-on-year in August, just above the 1.5 percent increase in July. The measure has been rising since December last year. Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages grew 4.4 percent annually in August and transport costs rose by 3.4 percent. At the same time, utility costs dropped 2.0 percent. On a monthly basis, the HICP remained flat for the second straight month in August.
    Read More