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  • *Focus to shift to CPI target of 5 pct by March 2017. MUMBAI, Dec 1- India's central bank kept its key lending rate unchanged on Tuesday, leaving the door open for more easing but making that dependent on meeting a challenging inflation target for 2017.. But he said the focus of monetary policy would shift towards achieving consumer inflation of 5 percent by March...

  • *Focus to shift to CPI target of 5 pct by March 2017. MUMBAI, Dec 1- India's central bank kept its key repo lending rate unchanged at 6.75 percent on Tuesday, as widely expected, after consumer inflation picked up to a four-month high and as emerging markets brace for a hike in U.S. interest rates. "The Reserve Bank will use the space for further accommodation, when...

  • TOKYO, Nov 20- Japan's core consumer prices likely fell for a third straight month in October while household spending likely rose only moderately, a Reuters poll showed on Friday, suggesting a slow recovery from recession. "Consumer prices may have hit the bottom in October and they are expected to stay around zero or above as effects from falls on oil prices wane,"...

  • BOJ to publish new indicators showing prices rising Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 12:41 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 20- The Bank of Japan will release a new set of price indicators this month that reconfigures the way price trends are measured as the central bank seeks to show the country's below-target inflation rate is due to volatile items such as energy. Importantly, a new consumer price index will exclude energy costs, which have been falling, but include the...

  • *Wall Street stock gains pare safety bids for bonds. Treasuries prices fell on Tuesday as gains on Wall Street stocks trimmed safe-haven bids for bonds and an expected rise in domestic consumer prices supported the view the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in December. "The market is very complacent here," said Todd Colvin, senior vice president at...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 17- U.S. consumer prices increased in October after two straight months of declines as the cost of goods and services rose, signs of firming inflation that further support expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates next month. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent last month,...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 17- U.S. consumer prices increased in October after two straight months of declines as the cost of gasoline and a range of other goods rose, a tentative sign that the drag on inflation from a strong dollar and lower oil prices was starting to ease. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent last month,...

  • October CPI up 0.2% Tuesday, 17 Nov 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    October CPI up 0.2%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest numbers on inflation. And CNBC's Steve Liesman adds perspective.

  • JGBs edge higher as weaker Treasuries weigh Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 | 2:18 AM ET

    TOKYO, Nov 10- Japanese government bonds edged higher on Tuesday, ending off session lows though constrained by weaker U.S. Demand at a sale of inflation-linked notes was not as bad as some investors had feared. The Ministry of Finance offered 500 billion yen of 10- year JGBs linked to Japan's consumer price index carrying a 0.1 percent coupon.

  • *Oct CPI +1.3 pct y/y vs +1.6 pct in Sept. BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Nov 10- China's October inflation data showed persisting if not intensifying deflationary pressure, spurring analysts to expect more moves to stimulate the slowing economy by year-end. The October consumer price index cooled more than expected, rising 1.3 percent from a year earlier. compared with 1.6...

  • *Oct CPI +1.3 pct y/y vs +1.6 pct in Sept. BEIJING, Nov 10- China's consumer inflation moderated more than expected in October, while producer prices extended their decline to the 44th straight month, flagging persistent deflationary pressure in the world's second largest economy. The October consumer price index rose 1.3 percent from a year earlier, compared...

  • *Oct CPI +1.3 pct y/y vs +1.6 pct in Sept. BEIJING, Nov 10- China's consumer inflation moderated again in October, while producer prices declined for the 44th straight month, as falling commodity prices and weak demand add to deflationary pressure. The consumer price index rose 1.3 percent in October from a year earlier, compared with a 1.6 percent increase in...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 7- China's consumer price index is expected to rise by about 1.4 percent next year, a think-tank expert said in a report in the official Shanghai Securities News on Saturday, a reflection of deflationary pressure. "In the round, over the next period, due to greater pressure from the economic downturn, overall stable consumer demand, deflationary...

  • *CPI, household spending, jobs data due 2330 GMT Oct 29. *Output data due 2350 GMT Oct 28. TOKYO, Oct 23- Japan's core inflation probably slipped for a second month in September, while factory output fell for a third month in a row, a Reuters poll showed, adding to headaches facing Bank of Japan policymakers as they head into a key policy meeting on Friday.

  • Why the Fed will raise rates by year-end Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 | 6:08 PM ET
    Why the Fed will raise rates by year-end

    Markets could interpret Fed inaction as a signal of slowing U.S. growth and fear international contagion, explains Vadim Zlotnikov, chief market strategist and co-head of multi-asset solutions at AllianceBerstein.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 15- U.S. The so-called core CPI rose 0.2 percent last month, Labor Department data showed, while economists polled by Reuters had expected the measure to remain unchanged from August at 0.1 percent. In the 12 months through September, core CPI increased 1.9 percent, the largest gain since July 2014, after rising 1.8 percent in August.

  • A steady pick-up in underlying U.S. consumer price pressures and the lowest new unemployment claims in 42 years helped allay fears of a new bout of disinflation and settled some nerves after Goldman Sachs became to latest major Wall Street name to report a plunge in profits. But the CPI numbers cemented a turnaround and it was pulling clear of the $1.15 per euro...

  • CPI fell by 0.2 percent in September Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    CPI fell by 0.2 percent in September

    U.S. consumer prices in September fell by 0.2%, in-line with analysts' expectations.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 15- U.S. consumer prices recorded their biggest drop in eight months in September as the cost of gasoline fell, but a steady pick-up in the prices of other goods and services suggested inflation was starting to firm. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index fell 0.2 percent last month after slipping 0.1 percent in August.

  • U.S. consumer prices fall on cheaper gasoline Thursday, 15 Oct 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 15- U.S. consumer prices recorded their biggest drop in eight months in September as the cost of gasoline fell, but a steady pick-up in underlying price pressures should allay fears that a disinflationary trend was reasserting itself. The Labor Department said on Thursday its Consumer Price Index fell 0.2 percent last month after slipping 0.1...