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Economic Reports CPI

  • Data supports Fed rate hike in March: Economist

    Jason Schenker of Prestige Economics says markets are underpricing Yellen's comments that taking too long to raise rates could result in recession.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 15- Benchmark U.S. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index jumped 0.6 percent last month after gaining 0.3 percent in December. Data from the Commerce Department showed that retail sales rose 0.4 percent last month as households bought electronics and a range of other goods.

  • JERUSALEM, Feb 15- Israel's annual inflation rate turned positive in January after 28 months of falling prices. Israel's inflation rate had turned negative in September 2014 for the first time since 2007. On a month-on-month basis, the consumer price index was still negative- down 0.2 percent in January, the Central Bureau of Statistics said.

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 15- Latin American currencies mostly weakened on Wednesday after U.S. consumer prices rose by the most in nearly four years, fueling bets on higher U.S. interest rates. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index jumped 0.6 percent last month, surpassing analyst expectations of a 0.3 percent increase. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen...

  • *Jan retail sales top estimates, consumer price index up. Feb 15- U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, although the Dow and the Nasdaq managed to eke out record intraday highs, as investors assessed a spate of strong economic data and awaited Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony. Yellen's testimony before the House Financial Services...

  • *Two-year yields highest since Dec. 28. NEW YORK, Feb 15- Benchmark U.S. The Labor Department said the Consumer Price Index jumped 0.6 percent last month after gaining 0.3 percent in December.

  • Mark Olson: January CPI number makes a rate hike more likely

    Mark Olson, Treliant Risk Advisors and former Federal Reserve governor, discusses the state of the U.S. economy and his outlook for the Federal Reserve's rate hike timeline.

  • January consumer price index up 0.6%

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the details of the latest reads on CPI and retail sales.

  • LONDON, Feb 15- The dollar chalked up its 11th straight daily rise on Wednesday, as investors' focus moved to inflation data in the United States for more support for the idea of a rise in Federal Reserve interest rates next month. European trade in the major currencies was dominated by dips for the Swedish crown and sterling after the Riksbank and a report on the UK...

  • *Dollar on best winning streak in daily terms since 2012. LONDON, Feb 15- The dollar ground out an 11th straight daily rise on Wednesday, as investors' focus moved to inflation data in the United States for more support for the idea of a rise in Federal Reserve interest rates next month. Fed chief Janet Yellen testifies for a second day in Congress after spurring more...

  • LONDON, Feb 14- Sterling retreated from its highest level in a month against the euro on Tuesday in early London trade, tracking a broader consolidation of recent moves in major currency markets as investors await UK inflation data for January. The UK currency was also helped by solid manufacturing and trade data at the end of last week which eased concerns...

  • Crowds walk below neon signs on Nanjing Road, which is in the main shopping district of Shanghai, China.

    China's consumer inflation rate quickened to 2.5 percent in January from a year earlier, the highest since May 2014 and beating market expectations.

  • LONDON, Feb 13- Sterling edged up on Monday, extending its winning streak against the euro for a sixth straight day after enjoying a boost from last week's better-than-expected manufacturing and trade data. The pound was up over 0.3 percent against the dollar and steady against the euro which has been hit by nerves around a pickup in political uncertainty in...

  • SANTIAGO, Feb 8- Chile's consumer price index rose 0.5 percent in January, above a Reuters forecast, as prices for alcoholic beverages, tobacco and transportation increased, the government said on Wednesday. Inflation in the 12 months to January was 2.8 percent, just below the midpoint of the central bank's 2 percent to 4 percent target range.

  • *Investors ponder BOJ's' yield curve control' policy. TOKYO, Feb 7- Benchmark Japanese government bonds edged higher on Tuesday, shrugging off tepid demand at an auction of inflation-linked 10- year bonds, as investors continued to puzzle over the Bank of Japan's stance on JGB purchases. "For now, shorter maturities, 2- to 5- year JGBs, still have negative yields,...

  • *Tokyo Jan core CPI -0.3 percent y/y vs f'cast -0.4 pct. TOKYO, Jan 27- Japan's core consumer prices fell at the slowest annual pace in nearly a year in December, a sign that inflation should pick up in coming months on a rebound in oil costs and rising import costs from a weak yen. But for inflation to approach 2 percent, companies must more actively distribute profits "...

  • *Little reaction to better-than-expected Japan CPI, U.S. TOKYO, Jan 27- The dollar perked up on Friday, rebounding from a seven-week low on optimism over the U.S. economic outlook and corporate earnings, while the Mexican peso fell after the White House floated the idea of a 20 percent tax on Mexican goods to pay for a border wall. Treasury yields and strong equities, "...

  • *Tokyo Jan core CPI -0.3 percent y/y vs f'cast -0.4 pct. TOKYO, Jan 27- Japan's core consumer prices fell at the slowest annual pace in nearly a year in December, a sign that inflation should pick up in coming months on a rebound in oil costs and rising import costs from a weak yen. But for inflation to approach 2 percent, companies must more actively distribute profits "...

  • GDP due later in the day, Japan CPI better than expected. TOKYO, Jan 27- The dollar edged up on Friday, rebounding from a seven-week low on optimism over the U.S. economic outlook and corporate earnings, although U.S. Treasury yields and strong equities, "said Minori Uchida, chief FX analyst at Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ.

  • Good signs on inflation in Japan: Expert

    John Vail, Nikko AM Americas, weighs in on CPI figures from Japan and potential Trump trade policy impact on the country.