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  • 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.

  • *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, data showed on Friday, a sign inflation should pick up in coming months on a rebound in oil costs and rising import costs from a weak yen. Core consumer prices in Tokyo, available a month before the nationwide...

  • Japan's core consumer prices fell 0.2 percent in December from a year earlier.

  • TOKYO, Jan 27- Japan's core consumer prices fell 0.2 percent in December 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, was unchanged in the year to December. Core consumer prices in Tokyo, available a month before the...

  • Australian consumer prices rose by less than expected last quarter while core inflation stayed stubbornly stuck at all-time lows.

  • *Trade data due at 2350 GMT on Tue, core CPI at 2330 GMT Thurs. TOKYO, Jan 20- Japan's core consumer prices were expected to slow their rate of decline in December and exports were seen to have risen for the first time in 15 months, a Reuters poll showed, a positive sign for the economy. "Downward impacts on prices from energy price falls are waning but consumer spending...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- U.S. consumer prices rose in December as households paid more for gasoline and rental accommodation, leading to the largest year-on-year increase in 2-1/ 2 years and signaling that inflation pressures could be building. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index rose 0.3 percent last month after gaining 0.2 percent in...

  • *Hungary's inflation highest since July 2013. BUDAPEST, Jan 13- Government bond yields mostly rose in Central Europe on Friday as figures released in Hungary and Romania showed inflation rising across the region. Hungary's annual inflation jumped to 1.8 percent in December.

  • *Hungary's inflation highest since July 2013. BUDAPEST, Jan 13- Government bond yields mostly rose in Central Europe as figures released in Hungary and Romania on Friday underpinned that inflation is rising across the region. Hungary's annual inflation jumped to 1.8 percent in December.

  • BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, Jan 10- The Czech crown tested three-year highs in one-year forward contracts on Tuesday as a jump in inflation boosted expectations that the central bank will abandon its cap on the currency's spot value. Inflation is on the rise across Central Europe after years of stagnation and negative interest rates, partly helped by a rebound in crude...

  • China PPI driven by supply-side factors: Expert

    Factors like the depreciation in the yuan contributed to PPI inflation rather than an increase in demand, says Zhao Yang at Nomura.

  • China isn't exporting inflation to world: Economist

    Chi Lo at BNP Paribas Investment Partners weighs in on the improving PPI figures out of China and the movements in the yuan.

  • Analysts say fading deflationary pressures could nudge the central bank to maintain interest rates at current levels.

  • Chinese government to focus on structural reform: Economist

    Expect less aggressive monetary policy and more structural reform to take place in China going forward, says Raymond Yeung at ANZ.