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  • 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...

  • *Core CPI data points to firming inflation trends. *Crude falls 4 pct; energy, materials lead losses. Feb 19- The Dow and S&P 500 slipped on Friday as a renewed slide in oil prices weighed on energy and materials stocks and prospects of a rate hike this year were rekindled by data pointing to firmer inflation trends.

  • *Core CPI data points to firming inflation trends. *Crude falls 4 pct; energy, materials lead losses. Feb 19- The Dow and S&P 500 slipped on Friday morning as a renewed slide in oil prices weighed on energy and materials stocks and prospects of a rate hike this year were rekindled by data pointing to firmer inflation trends.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 19- Yields on shorter-dated U.S. The market has pulled in rate hike expectations a bit back into 2016, "said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rate strategist at TD Securities in New York. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index, excluding the volatile food and energy prices, rose 0.3 percent last month, faster than the 0.2 percent...

  • *Nordstrom, VFC Corp down after results. Feb 19- U.S. stock indexes were lower on Friday morning, led by energy shares as a rally in oil prices fizzled out, and as CPI data indicating firmer inflation trends rekindled prospects of a rate hike this year. "Seeing a little bit of a pause from the extremes that we've been put through over the past several weeks," said Eric...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 19- Rising rents and medical costs lifted underlying U.S. inflation in January by the most in nearly 4-1/ 2 years, signs of a pick-up in price pressures that could allow the Federal Reserve to gradually raise interest rates this year. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index, excluding the volatile food and energy components,...