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Economic Reports CPI

  • Customers browse snacks and confectionary at a store in a shopping street in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017.

    Japan's core consumer prices rose for the first time in over a year in January.

  • *Tokyo Feb core CPI -0.3 vs f'cast -0.2 pct. TOKYO, March 3- Japan's core consumer prices rose for the first time in over a year in January due to a pickup in energy costs and private consumption, offering some hope for the central bank's efforts in accelerating inflation to its 2 percent target. But household spending slumped in January even as the job market...

  • TOKYO, March 3- Japan's core consumer price index rose 0.1 percent in January from a year earlier, marking the first year-on-year rise since December 2015, government data showed on Friday. A separate, new index that excludes the effect of energy and fresh food prices, but includes processed food costs, rose 0.2 percent in January from a year earlier, the data from...

  • LONDON, March 2- Euro zone government bond yields edged up on Thursday ahead of data expected to show the fastest rise in euro area consumer prices in over four years. Europe's benchmark German 10- year yield hit a 10- day high, buttressed by expectations that the U.S. "Today's Eurozone CPI data will likely show that the headline inflation rate breached 2 percent...

  • Data supports Fed rate hike in March: Economist

    Jason Schenker of Prestige Economics says markets are underpricing Yellen's comments that taking too long to raise rates could result in recession.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 15- Benchmark U.S. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index jumped 0.6 percent last month after gaining 0.3 percent in December. Data from the Commerce Department showed that retail sales rose 0.4 percent last month as households bought electronics and a range of other goods.

  • JERUSALEM, Feb 15- Israel's annual inflation rate turned positive in January after 28 months of falling prices. Israel's inflation rate had turned negative in September 2014 for the first time since 2007. On a month-on-month basis, the consumer price index was still negative- down 0.2 percent in January, the Central Bureau of Statistics said.

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 15- Latin American currencies mostly weakened on Wednesday after U.S. consumer prices rose by the most in nearly four years, fueling bets on higher U.S. interest rates. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index jumped 0.6 percent last month, surpassing analyst expectations of a 0.3 percent increase. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen...

  • *Jan retail sales top estimates, consumer price index up. Feb 15- U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, although the Dow and the Nasdaq managed to eke out record intraday highs, as investors assessed a spate of strong economic data and awaited Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's testimony. Yellen's testimony before the House Financial Services...

  • *Two-year yields highest since Dec. 28. NEW YORK, Feb 15- Benchmark U.S. The Labor Department said the Consumer Price Index jumped 0.6 percent last month after gaining 0.3 percent in December.

  • Mark Olson: January CPI number makes a rate hike more likely

    Mark Olson, Treliant Risk Advisors and former Federal Reserve governor, discusses the state of the U.S. economy and his outlook for the Federal Reserve's rate hike timeline.

  • January consumer price index up 0.6%

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the details of the latest reads on CPI and retail sales.

  • LONDON, Feb 15- The dollar chalked up its 11th straight daily rise on Wednesday, as investors' focus moved to inflation data in the United States for more support for the idea of a rise in Federal Reserve interest rates next month. European trade in the major currencies was dominated by dips for the Swedish crown and sterling after the Riksbank and a report on the UK...

  • *Dollar on best winning streak in daily terms since 2012. LONDON, Feb 15- The dollar ground out an 11th straight daily rise on Wednesday, as investors' focus moved to inflation data in the United States for more support for the idea of a rise in Federal Reserve interest rates next month. Fed chief Janet Yellen testifies for a second day in Congress after spurring more...

  • LONDON, Feb 14- Sterling retreated from its highest level in a month against the euro on Tuesday in early London trade, tracking a broader consolidation of recent moves in major currency markets as investors await UK inflation data for January. The UK currency was also helped by solid manufacturing and trade data at the end of last week which eased concerns...

  • Crowds walk below neon signs on Nanjing Road, which is in the main shopping district of Shanghai, China.

    China's consumer inflation rate quickened to 2.5 percent in January from a year earlier, the highest since May 2014 and beating market expectations.

  • LONDON, Feb 13- Sterling edged up on Monday, extending its winning streak against the euro for a sixth straight day after enjoying a boost from last week's better-than-expected manufacturing and trade data. The pound was up over 0.3 percent against the dollar and steady against the euro which has been hit by nerves around a pickup in political uncertainty in...

  • 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 "...