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Latest Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices Stories

2014-07-31 12:26:00

NEW YORK, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In June 2014, annual inflation as measured by the Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices (HICP) declined in the U.S. and Japan, but was mixed across Euro Area countries compared. Although inflation remained steady in the Euro Area as a whole, price growth slowed in Belgium (from 0.8 to 0.7 percent), France (from 0.8 to 0.6 percent), Italy (from 0.4 to 0.2 percent) and Spain (from 0.2 to 0.0 percent), while it accelerated in Germany (from 0.6 to...


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