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  • MOSCOW, April 13- The International Monetary Fund issued new forecast for gross domestic product and consumer price index late on Tuesday for Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Below are the Fund's estimates:. GDP CPI 2016 2017 2016 2017 CIS -1.1 1.3 9.4 7.4 Russia -1.8 0.8 8.4 6.5 Armenia 1.9 2.5 2.6 4.0 Azerbaijan -3.0 1.0 12.8 9.5 Belarus -2.7...

  • SHANGHAI, April 11- China stocks rose nearly 2 percent on Monday morning led by resources shares, as lower-than-forecast inflation data fanned optimism Beijing will continue with loose monetary policies. Hong Kong shares followed the mainland market higher. "The CPI data is lower than expected, so investors now expect further monetary easing to come," said Zhu...

  • *China March CPI +2.3 y/y vs Reuters poll +2.5 pct. SHANGHAI, April 11- China's consumer price inflation rose less than expected in March, flattening out after a four-month strengthening trend, but wholesale prices remained stubbornly in deflation. Economists have been watching closely to see how inflation evolves in China this year following a prolonged...

  • BEIJING, April 11- China's consumer price inflation in March was flat at 2.3 percent from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Monday, below market expectations. Analysts polled by Reuters predicted the consumer price index would rise 2.5 percent, compared with 2.3 percent the prior month. Producer prices in March fell 4.3 percent from a year...

  • MOSCOW, April 5- Russia's consumer price index rose 7.3 percent in March in year-on-year terms after rising 8.1 percent in the previous month, the Federal Statistics Service said on Tuesday. Month-on-month inflation slowed to 0.5 percent from 0.6 percent in February. The year-on-year increase was below analysts' expectations of a rise in the CPI index of 7.5...

  • TOKYO, March 25- Japanese consumer prices rose 1.1 percent in the year to February when stripping away the effect of energy and fresh food costs, a new indicator released by the Bank of Japan showed on Friday. That followed a 1.1 percent rise in the year to January. The BOJ currently uses the government's core CPI, which excludes fresh food but includes energy costs,...

  • *Tokyo March core CPI -0.3 pct yr/yr vs f'cast -0.2 pct. *Tokyo core CPI marks biggest fall since April 2013. Core consumer prices in Tokyo, considered a leading indicator of nationwide prices, marked the biggest annual drop in nearly three years in March, suggesting that inflation will remain subdued on weak demand as the world's third-largest economy skirts...

  • Japan will release inflation data on Friday. "There's a general sense of caution as we look ahead to tomorrow's CPI and as we approach the end of the month, which is actually the end of the financial year for most listed stocks," said Stefan Worrall, director of Japan equity sales at Credit Suisse. "It would unquestionably be more desirable for policymakers in Japan to...

  • TOKYO, March 18- Japan's core consumer prices were expected to rise just fractionally in February from a year ago, a Reuters poll found, as low energy costs and soft consumer demand kept prices subdued. "Downward pressure on core CPI from gasoline, electricity and gas price declines continues, and the yen's recent appreciation helped to lower costs of imported...

  • *Core CPI increases 0.3 percent in February. *Core CPI rises 2.3 percent from year ago. WASHINGTON, March 16- Underlying U.S. inflation increased more than expected in February as rents and medical costs maintained their upward trend, which could keep the Federal Reserve on course to gradually raise interest rates this year.

  • February CPI down 0.2%, housing starts rebound

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest economic data on consumer prices and housing. And CNBC's Steve Liesman, weighs in.

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- Underlying U.S. inflation increased more than expected in February as rents and medical costs maintained their upward trend, which could keep the Federal Reserve on course to gradually raise interest rates this year. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index, excluding the volatile food and energy components,...

  • *China y/y Feb CPI increase beats forecasts. *Inflation numbers take pressure of China to ease policy. BEIJING, March 10- China's consumer inflation beat forecasts in February, accelerating at its fastest pace since July 2014, while producer prices slowed their slide for the second straight month, taking some pressure of policymakers to rush out more monetary...

  • BEIJING, March 10- China's consumer inflation accelerated faster-than-expected in February due to rising food prices but another fall in upstream prices is likely to add to concerns about growing deflationary pressures, which could trigger further policy easing. China's consumer price index rose 1.4 percent in 2015 from a year ago, far short of Beijing's 3...

  • *Tokyo Feb core CPI -0.1 pct yr/yr vs f'cast -0.2 pct. TOKYO, Feb 26- Falling fuel costs kept Japan's core consumer prices unchanged in January from a year earlier, well below the central bank's 2 percent target, highlighting the daunting task policymakers face in attempting to lift Japan out of stagnation. The flat growth in the core consumer price index, which...

  • *Tokyo Feb core CPI -0.1 pct yr/yr vs f'cast -0.2 pct. TOKYO, Feb 26- Japan's core consumer prices were unchanged in January from a year earlier, suggesting that persistent falls in energy costs will keep inflation well below the central bank's 2 percent target. Core consumer prices in Tokyo, which is a leading indicator of nationwide price trends, fell 0.1 percent...

  • Fed's Bullard: Changes not high for global recession

    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, discusses global economic strength, and the drop in equity values. I think it's better pricing than it was, says Bullard.

  • James Bullard: Inflation expectations continue to fall

    St. Louis Fed President James Bullard weighs in on Fed policy and interest rate hikes.

  • DETROIT, Feb 24- Flint, the Michigan city known for the high lead levels in its drinking water, will also soon begin playing a regular role in how the federal government measures inflation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Wednesday that beginning in April it will collect data from residents for the Consumer Price Index in the city known for the drinking...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 19- A rise in the barometer of consumer prices most familiar to Americans has failed to show up in an inflation measure closely watched by the Federal Reserve, making it unlikely the central bank will raise interest rates next month. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index rose 2.2 percent in January from a year earlier when...