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  • NEW YORK, June 18- U.S. The Labor Department also said its Consumer Price Index rose 0.4 percent last month, the largest increase since February 2013, though core CPI, which excludes food and energy costs, rose only 0.1 percent, the smallest increase in five months. "Investors really want to be more in the middle- and front-end of the curve rather than in the long-end...

  • *Consumer prices increase 0.4 percent in May. *Core CPI rises 0.1 percent. WASHINGTON, June 18- U.S. consumer prices in May recorded their largest increase in more than two years as gasoline prices surged, suggesting the impact of lower oil prices on inflation probably was fading.

  • CPI has largest increase in over 2 yrs Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    CPI has largest increase in over 2 yrs

    Consumer prices rose by 0.4 percent in May, the largest increase in more than two years.

  • NEW YORK, June 18- U.S. The Labor Department said on Thursday its Consumer Price Index rose 0.4 percent last month after gaining 0.1 percent in April. "Investors really want to be more in the middle- and front-end of the curve rather than in the long-end because the Fed is trying to get the inflation rate higher," said Tom di Galoma, head of rates and credit trading at ED&F...

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- U.S. consumer prices in May recorded their largest increase in more than two years as gasoline prices surged, suggesting an energy-driven disinflationary trend had probably run its course. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.4 percent last month after gaining 0.1 percent in April, the Labor Department said. That was the largest increase since...

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- U.S. consumer prices in May recorded their largest increase in more than two years as gasoline prices surged, suggesting an energy-driven disinflationary trend had probably run its course. The Labor Department said on Thursday its Consumer Price Index rose 0.4 percent last month after gaining 0.1 percent in April. That was the largest...

  • Markets on inflation watch after Fed Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 6:11 AM ET
    Shoppers pass a Banana Republic store in New York

    Now that the Fed has spoken, traders are looking to Thursday's CPI inflation data for clues as to its next move.

  • BOJ must do further easing in Q4: UBS economist Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    BOJ must do further easing in Q4: UBS economist

    To maintain high inflation expectations, the Bank of Japan needs to unveil additional easing in the fourth quarter, says Daiju Aoki, research of equities division at UBS.

  • Here's what markets are focused on after the Fed Wednesday, 17 Jun 2015 | 6:27 PM ET
    Shoppers pass a Banana Republic store in New York

    Now that the Fed has spoken, traders are looking to Thursday's CPI inflation data for clues as to its next move.

  • India's inflation could rise 4.8% in May: Pro Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 9:48 PM ET
    India's inflation could rise 4.8% in May: Pro

    Shilan Shah, India economist at Capital Economics, expects India's consumer prices to rise 4.8 percent on-year in May, adding that inflation remains comfortably within the central bank's target.

  • Making heads or tails of TIPS Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
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    Personal Capital's Bill Harris explains how Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities can help investors manage inflation risk.

  • Expect weak inflation to persist in China: Pro Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 12:04 AM ET
    Expect weak inflation to persist in China: Pro

    Peng Wengsheng, global economist and head of Research at CITIC Securities, says low domestic demand will likely underpin weak inflation in China for the near term.

  • China inflation leaves room for more easing: Citi Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 9:33 PM ET
    China inflation leaves room for more easing: Citi

    The below-view May inflation data support the view that further interest rate cuts are needed to prop up China's growth, says Johanna Chua, head of Asia Economics & Market Analysis at Citi.

  • A major inflection point for US health-care costs Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 9:19 AM ET
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    Two divergent U.S. core inflation readings could be related to the price of medical care. CNBC explores.

  • Behind Nikkei's longest winning streak since 1988 Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 11:33 PM ET
    Behind Nikkei's longest winning streak since 1988

    Apart from improvements in the economy, a global appreciation of stock markets also supported the benchmark Nikkei 225, says Takuji Okubo, principal & chief economist at Japan Macro Advisors.

  • *Nationwide core CPI +0.3 pct vs f'cast +0.2 pct. TOKYO, May 29- Japan's core consumer prices barely rose and household spending unexpectedly fell in the year to April, casting doubt on the central bank's view of a steady economic recovery helping accelerate inflation toward its 2 percent target. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda has stressed he will look...

  • Why Japan Inc needs to share its wealth Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:42 PM ET
    Why Japan Inc needs to share its wealth

    Kathy Matsui, MD & Chief Japan Strategist at Goldman Sachs Japan, says it is crucial for Japanese corporates to release excess cash into the real economy via capex or wage hikes.

  • Japan April nationwide core CPI rises 0.3 pct yr/yr Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:34 PM ET

    TOKYO, May 29- Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.3 percent in April from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday, keeping inflation distant from the central bank's 2 percent target. The rise in the core consumer price index, which includes oil products but excludes fresh food prices, compared with a median market forecast for a 0.2 percent increase.

  • LONDON, May 26- Gold fell more than 1 percent on Tuesday as the dollar extended gains following stronger U.S. inflation data and comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that reinforced the central bank's tightening bias on monetary policy. "The dollar is back in vogue, it's turned after last week's strong CPI data, Yellen comments, and there should be more...

  • LONDON, May 25- The dollar hit a one-month high against a basket of major currencies on Monday after stronger-than-expected underlying U.S. inflation bolstered the Federal Reserve's case for an interest rate hike later this year. Amid low volumes, with most of Europe as well as the United States shut for a holiday, the dollar index, which measures the greenback...