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  • *Traders focus on higher U.S. core CPI for January. *Seven-year note auction meets with soft demand. NEW YORK, Feb 26- U.S.

  • Fed's Mester: June still viable option for hike Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 3:59 PM ET
    Loretta Mester

    Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester explains why she still thinks June should be a viable option to raise interest rates.

  • *Traders focus on higher U.S. core CPI for Jan. NEW YORK, Feb 26- U.S. Well this piece of data was fine, it was roughly as expected, and so now I can be slightly less defensive, "' said Jim Vogel, interest rate strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • Consumer prices plunge 0.7 percent on cheaper gas costs Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:56 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A plunge in gas prices last month lowered consumer prices by the most in six years. But excluding the volatile food and energy costs, prices rose. The consumer price index fell 0.7 percent in January, the sharpest drop since December 2008, the Labor Department said Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- U.S. consumer prices in January posted their biggest drop since 2008 as gasoline prices continued to tumble, which could give a cautious Federal Reserve ammunition to keep interest rates low a bit longer. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index fell 0.7 percent last month, the largest decline since December 2008, after slipping 0.3...

  • WASHINGTON— Plunging gas lowers US consumer price index 0.7 pct.; excluding energy, costs rise.

  • Jobless claims up 31,000 to 313,000  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment, consumer prices and durable goods.

  • WASHINGTON— The Labor Department reports on January consumer prices Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. PRICES PLUMMET ON CHEAPER GAS: Economists forecast the consumer price index fell 0.6 percent in January, according to a survey by data firm FactSet. That would be the third straight drop, after declines of 0.3 percent in December and November.

  • *Yellen testimony to House identical to Senate testimony. NEW YORK, Feb 25- U.S. Yellen's testimony to the House Financial Services Committee was identical to one she delivered Tuesday to the Senate Banking Committee.

  • TOKYO, Feb 20- Prices have remained flat for half the items measured in Japan's consumer price index even after the Bank of Japan launched massive stimulus two years ago, research by a private think-tank showed, underscoring the challenges of ending deflation. Under its quantitative easing policy started in April 2013, the BOJ is attempting to pull Japan out of...

  • *CPI data due 2330 GMT Feb 26, factory output due 2350 GMT. TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan's core inflation is seen slowing for a sixth month in January while factory output is expected to rise, underlining the policy challenge facing the Bank of Japan as it strives to speed up economic growth and achieve its 2 percent price target. The Bank of Japan is counting on exports to help...

  • REUTERS POLL- JAPAN Q1 CORE CPI EXCLUDING TAX-RISE EFFECT +0.3 PCT.

  • BEIJING, Feb 10- China's annual consumer inflation hit a five-year low in January while factory deflation deepened, underscoring persistent weakness in the economy and heaping more pressures on policymakers to step up their efforts to support growth. The consumer price index rose 0.8 percent in January from December, the National Bureau of Statistics said...

  • TOKYO, Feb 5- The Bank of Japan is likely to offer a brighter view on factory output this month than in January, when it said it was bottoming out, sources familiar with the central bank's thinking said. But the BOJ may offer a slightly bleaker view on prices to better reflect the recent slowdown in price growth, the sources said. The BOJ will issue the new assessments at...

  • Euro zone inflation: Reaction  Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 AM ET

    Euro zone core inflation is at -0.6 percent. Daniel Morris, global investment strategist at TIAA-CREF Asset Management gives his takes on the data.

  • *Nationwide Dec core CPI up 2.5 pct yr/yr vs f'cast +2.6. TOKYO, Jan 30- Japan's core consumer inflation slowed for a fifth straight month in December hit by collapsing oil prices, keeping the central bank under pressure to meet its ambitious 2 percent inflation target. The pick-up in output backs up the Bank of Japan's argument that a solid economic recovery will...

  • RPT-Japan Dec core CPI rises 2.5 pct yr/yr Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:35 PM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 30- Japan's core consumer prices rose 2.5 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, rose 2.1 percent in the year to December. Core consumer prices in Tokyo, available a month before the...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 28- Singapore's central bank on Wednesday reduced the slope of its monetary policy band in an unexpected easing of policy ahead of its scheduled review in April. "Since the last Monetary Policy Statement in October, developments in the global and domestic inflation environment have led to a significant shift in Singapore's CPI inflation...

  • *CPI data due 2330 GMT Jan 29, factory output, 2350 GMT. TOKYO, Jan 23- Japan's consumer inflation likely slowed for a fifth straight month in December due largely to falling oil prices, a Reuters poll showed, keeping the Bank of Japan under pressure to meet its ambitious 2 percent inflation target. "December data next week will be examined for evidence to see if the...

  • REUTERS POLL- JAPAN FY 2014/ 15 CORE CPI EXCLUDING TAX-RISE EFFECT.