Economic Reports CPI

  • 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...

  • *CPI due at 2330 GMT Sun, trade data at 2350 GMT Thurs. TOKYO, May 20- Japan's consumer prices were expected to fall for a second straight month in April as energy prices dipped, and exports were seen to drop for a seven consecutive month on weak overseas demand and a strong yen, a Reuters poll found. "In addition to energy prices such as gasoline and electricity which have...

  • NEW YORK, May 17- Short-dated U.S. Consumer Price Index rose 0.4 percent last month, the most since February 2013. After the data, yields on two- and three-year notes rose to their highest since April 28.

  • LONDON, May 17- Bond yields across the euro zone dipped on Tuesday, with German Bund yields giving up early gains as stock markets sold off in the wake of solid U.S. inflation data that increased the chances of a Fed interest rate hike this year. European shares dipped into negative territory, while Wall Street shares opened lower. CPI data has weighed on risk...

  • NEW YORK, May 17- U.S. Yields on two- and three-year notes rose to their highest in nearly three weeks after the Labor Department reported that its Consumer Price Index increased 0.4 percent in April, the largest gain since February 2013. Guy LeBas, chief fixed income strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, called CPI "basically" on target and "right on top of...

  • The Labor Department said the Consumer Price Index increased 0.4 percent last month, the largest gain since February 2013, after rising 0.1 percent in March. "This morning the economic news was generally favorable suggesting that... the U.S. economy has improved to levels warranting something other that crises-level rates," said Terry Sandven, chief equity...

  • May 17- Wall Street opened lower on Tuesday as data showed U.S. consumer prices recorded their biggest increase in more than three years in April, raising the chances of an interest rate hike this year. The Labor Department said the Consumer Price Index increased 0.4 percent last month, the largest gain since February 2013, after rising 0.1 percent in March.

  • NEW YORK, May 17- Short-dated U.S. Yields on the 30- year Treasury bond fell to session lows shortly after the data, and the five-year, 30- year yield curve moved to its flattest level since March 29, possibly indicating the U.S. economy is gaining traction but long-term inflation remains sluggish. The Labor Department said on Tuesday that its Consumer Price Index...