TOKYO— Japan's economy barely grew late last year, data released Friday suggest, as stagnant incomes, the slowdown in China and the mixed blessing of lower oil prices hobbled Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's recovery strategy. No major policy changes are likely, though Japan's ratification of the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact could be slowed by...» Read More
Larry Hatheway, chief economist of GAM, says nearly all economies are having problems with inflation, in part due to commodity prices.
*Deflationary pressures may be intensifying. BEIJING, Sept 10- China's manufacturers slashed prices at the fastest rate in six years in August as commodity prices fell and demand cooled, signalling stubborn deflation risks in the economy and adding to expectations for further stimulus measures. The consumer price index rose 2 percent from a year earlier to a...
BEIJING, Sept 10- China's consumer inflation in August edged up more than expected from a year earlier, but producer prices fell for the 42nd straight month in the latest sign that deflation remains a significant risk for the world's second-largest economy. The consumer price index rose 2.0 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday, but much of...
Grace Ng, senior China economist at JP Morgan, says the persistent decline in the producer price index could hurt corporate revenue, which limits fixed investments and the country's overall growth.
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Nicholas Smith, Japan strategist at CLSA, says Japanese wage figures aren't adjusted for the number of hours worked.
Krishna Guha, Evercore-ISI vice chairman, shares his thought on the likely timing of an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve.
*July CPI, household spending due 2330 GMT Aug 27. *Retail sale due at 2350 GMT Aug 27. TOKYO, Aug 21- Core consumer prices in Japan were forecast to have slipped in July, the first fall in more than two years, a Reuters poll showed, highlighting the growing challenge confronting the Bank of Japan in its quest to meet an ambitious inflation target.
WASHINGTON, Aug 19- U.S. consumer prices rose only slightly in July as airline fares recorded their biggest drop since 1995, but tame inflation pressures will probably not discourage the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates this year. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index edged up 0.1 percent last month, with gasoline and food...
WASHINGTON, Aug 19- U.S. consumer prices rose slightly in July, but a solid increase in the cost of shelter suggested inflation was probably stabilizing enough to support expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index edged up 0.1 percent last month as gasoline and food...
WASHINGTON, Aug 19- U.S. consumer prices rose slightly in July as gasoline and food prices increased marginally, but a solid gain in shelter costs suggested inflation pressures were stabilizing enough to support expectations of an interest rate hike this year. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index edged up 0.1 percent last month...
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest data from last month's Consumer Price Index. And CNBC's Steve Liesman adds perspective.
*For poll data: reuters:// realtime/verb= Open/url= cpurl:// apps.cp./ Apps/econ-polls? TOKYO, Aug 13- Japan's consumer prices are predicted to fall this quarter, heaping pressure on the Bank of Japan to ease monetary policy, but most analysts surveyed by Reuters this week expect no loosening until next year. "I don't expect consumer prices will hit 2 percent in the first...
Here's why former Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher doesn't think China is a major factor in the Fed's rate hike timing.
Michael Hanson, BofA Merrill Lynch senior U.S. economist, shares his thoughts on the likelihood of an upcoming interest rate hike.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest data on housing and consumer prices. And CNBC's Steve Liesman add perspective.
Consumer prices are the big news for markets, as traders look for signs that could prompt a Fed hike rate.
Consumer prices rose by 0.4 percent in May, the largest increase in more than two years.
Now that the Fed has spoken, traders are looking to Thursday's CPI inflation data for clues as to its next move.
To maintain high inflation expectations, the Bank of Japan needs to unveil additional easing in the fourth quarter, says Daiju Aoki, research of equities division at UBS.