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2009-04-06 08:00:00

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2009-03-18 10:14:27

The Consumer Price Index rose by 0.4 percent in February, rising for the second consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Labor said Wednesday. The index was bolstered by a 3.3 percent rise in energy prices in the month, including an 8.3 percent rise in gasoline prices, the report said. A month ago, the CPI rose 0.3 percent with a 1.7 percent jump in energy costs. In February, two-thirds of the price increase was related to energy costs, the Department said. Similar to the Producers Price...

2009-03-12 07:35:00

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2009-03-09 07:00:00

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2009-03-04 12:05:00

The consumer price index in Britain has fallen since September but the price of food has gone the other way, a recent survey said. The CPI fell from a peak of 5.2 percent in September to 3 percent in February and is expected to drop to near 0 percent in the near term, The Times of London reported Wednesday. Food price inflation, however, has accelerated from January, when the annual rate stood at 7.5 percent, The Times said. The annual rate of inflation for food items reached 9 percent in...

2009-02-20 07:12:12

Canada's consumer price index rose 1.1 percent in the 12 months to January, kept partially in check by lower gasoline prices, Statistics Canada said Friday. The gain follows a 1.2 percent increase in December and the federal agency said the rate of change has been slowing since September. Gasoline prices in January 2009 were 23.5 percent below the level in the same month in 2008, StatsCan said, adding overall energy prices fell 10.9 percent in January. Food prices, particularly bakery, cereal...

2009-02-17 16:07:58

Annual retail inflation in Britain fell to its lowest rate in 49 years in January, staying just above zero, the National Statistics Office said. The Retail Price Index fell to an annual rate of 0.1 percent during the month, down from December's 0.9 percent, The Times of London reported Tuesday. The retail inflation rate was 0.5 percent in March 1960, The Times said. Much of the month's price decline came from falling oil prices and mortgage interest rates declining in the wake of the Bank of...

2009-02-10 07:14:25

Inflation in China slowed slightly in January as consumer demand is falling, an economic analyst said. The consumer price index rose 1.2 percent in December from a year ago but only 1 percent in January, the National Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday. Economist Li Huiyong at brokerage firm Shenyin-Wanguo said falling demand and tighter money supplies had slowed inflation, Xinhua reported. Inflation peaked at 8.7 percent in February last year. January's rise was the slowest increase since July...

2009-01-23 10:04:51

Inflation in Canada rose 1.2 percent in December despite falling gasoline prices, down from 2 percent a month earlier, Statistics Canada said Friday. Excluding gasoline, the Consumer Price Index rose 2.6 percent in the 12 months to December, down slightly from the 2.8 percent increase in November, the government agency said. Gasoline prices in December were 25.8 percent below levels of December 2007, and marked the largest drop since the inception of the gasoline price index in 1949, StatsCan...

2009-01-16 08:52:35

The Consumer Price Index dropped by 0.7 percent in December, falling for the fifth consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday. Prices fell 1.7 percent nationally in November. The decline in December fell short economists expectations, but still indicates a reduction in consumer spending. Economic expectations do not change the reality of the figures, but mark how much of a jolt markets might take. In December, core inflation, taking out the influences of food and energy...