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  • *Japan firms expect 0.7 pct CPI growth a year ahead-BOJ. TOKYO, July 4- Japanese companies' inflation expectations fell slightly in June from three months ago, the Bank of Japan's tankan survey showed, adding to growing doubts over its argument that aggressive money printing will accelerate price growth to its 2 percent goal. "The BOJ will probably have to cut its...

  • *Japan firms expect 0.7 pct CPI growth a year ahead-BOJ. TOKYO, July 4- Japanese companies' inflation expectations fell slightly in June from three months ago, the Bank of Japan's tankan survey showed, adding to growing doubts over its argument that aggressive money printing will speed price growth to its 2 percent goal. The BOJ added negative interest rates in...

  • TOKYO, July 1- Japanese consumer prices rose 0.8 percent in May from a year earlier when stripping away the effect of energy and fresh food costs, an indicator released by the Bank of Japan showed on Friday. That was slower than a 0.9 percent rise in April. The BOJ uses the government's core CPI, which excludes fresh food but includes energy costs, as its key price...

  • TOKYO, July 1- Japan's core consumer prices fell 0.4 percent in May from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday. The so-called core-core inflation index, which excludes food and energy prices and is similar to the core index used in the United States, rose 0.6 percent in the year to May. Core consumer prices in Tokyo, available a month before the nationwide...

  • BRASILIA, June 28- Brazil's central bank said on Tuesday it has no plans yet to cut interest rates as it expects inflation to remain above the official target, indicating that markets may have gone too far in their bets for a sharp drop in borrowing costs this year. Its 2017 inflation forecast differs from that of the minutes from its June 8 rate-setting meeting...

  • BRASILIA, June 28- Brazil's central bank expects inflation to ease next year but still remain slightly above the official target, warning it is too early to consider cutting interest rates just yet. In its quarterly inflation report released on Tuesday, the bank lowered its 2017 inflation forecast to 4.7 percent from 4.9 percent. The central bank expects Latin...

  • *BOJ Tankan due at 2350 GMT on June 30, CPI at 2330 GMT. TOKYO, June 24- Japanese manufacturers' confidence worsened to the lowest in three years and is likely to deteriorate even further in coming quarter due to a strong yen and wobbly emerging economies, a Reuters poll showed. Adding to uncertainty, concerns about the global economy have spiked after Britain voted on...

  • US Consumer Price Index rose 0.2-percent in May

    The Labor Department reports CPI increased by 0.2-percent last month after rising 0.4-percent in April.

  • *Consumer prices increase 0.2 percent in May. WASHINGTON, June 16- U.S. consumer prices moderated in May, but sustained increases in housing and healthcare costs kept underlying inflation supported, which could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent last month,...

  • July rate hike? No one in their right mind believes it: Pro

    Drew Matus, UBS, shares his thoughts on Federal Reserve policy and why higher rates would actually stimulate economic activity.

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- U.S. consumer prices moderated in May, but sustained increases in housing and healthcare costs kept underlying inflation supported, which could allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year. The Labor Department said on Thursday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent last month after rising 0.4 percent in April.

  • CPI (May) up 0.2%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on weekly jobless claims, and provides a read on May's consumer prices. And CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight.

  • TOKYO, June 16- The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady and stuck to its optimistic view of the economy on Thursday, even as renewed yen rises and slumping stock prices threaten to hurt business sentiment and derail a fragile economic recovery. The central bank maintained its pledge to increase base money, or cash and deposits in circulation, at an annual...

  • BOGOTA, June 13- Recent data on Colombia's inflation shows that prices are close to beginning their decline, even while the number in May was more than double the central bank's target range, one of seven policymakers said on Monday. Juan Pablo Zarate, who votes on the central bank's board, told Reuters inflation will probably continue to rise slightly in June...

  • BEIJING, June 9- China's consumer price inflation in May rose 2.0 percent from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday, below market expectations. Analysts polled by Reuters had predicted the consumer price index would rise 2.3 percent, the same pace as in April. Deflationary pressures in China were a major concern for financial...

  • *Hungary's trade surplus supports forint despite CPI. BUDAPEST/ WARSAW, June 8- The kuna fell to a 2-1/ 2 month low against the euro on Wednesday, in contrast to other Central European currencies, after the Croatian government's coalition moved to the brink of collapse. The biggest party in Croatia's ruling coalition filed a no-confidence motion against Prime...

  • Yellen: Remaining optimistic on reaching inflation target

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks at the World Affairs Council luncheon in Philadelphia about the Fed's inflation target.

  • BUDAPEST, May 31- Central European government bond yields rose on Tuesday due to expectations for a U.S. interest rate rise and after Polish figures showed deflation eased in May from a month ago. Investors are waiting for details of a plan to convert Swiss franc mortgages into zlotys and the progress of a European Union investigation into the rule of law in...

  • TOKYO, May 27- Japanese consumer prices rose 0.9 percent in April from a year earlier 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 annual rise in March. The BOJ currently uses the government's core CPI, which excludes fresh food but includes energy costs, as...

  • *Tokyo May core CPI down 0.5 pct vs f'cast -0.4 pct. TOKYO, May 27- Japan's core consumer prices fell 0.3 percent in April from a year earlier, the second straight month of declines, keeping the central bank under pressure to deploy additional stimulus to achieve its ambitious 2 percent inflation target. The data underscores the fragile nature of Japan's recovery...