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  • *Decline in CPI largest since December 2008. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index fell 0.4 percent last month, the largest decline since December 2008, after sliding 0.3 percent in November. "The odds of a rate hike in June are fading fast," said Michelle Girard, chief economist at RBS in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • *Decline in CPI largest since December 2008. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index fell 0.4 percent last month, the largest drop since December 2008, after sliding 0.3 percent in November. "It seems nearly certain that further declines in headline inflation rates will be seen in coming months" due to fast-falling energy prices, said Dan...

  • US consumer prices drop 0.4 percent in December Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 8:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. consumer prices fell in December by the largest amount in six years, reflecting another big monthly decline in gas prices and providing further evidence of falling inflation pressures. The Labor Department said Friday that its consumer price index dropped 0.4 percent last month, the biggest one-month drop since December 2008.

  • December CPI drops 0.4%  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on consumer prices. And CNBC's Steve Liesman adds perspective to the data.

  • TOKYO, Jan 13- The Bank of Japan is expected to cut its core consumer inflation forecast for next fiscal year- the deadline for meeting its 2 percent target- to 1.5 percent or lower, sources say, keeping it under pressure to expand an already huge stimulus program. Sources told Reuters in December that the BOJ looked set to cut its inflation forecasts at its Jan. 20-21...

  • UK inflation falls to 13 year low: Reaction  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 4:30 AM ET

    Robert Wood, chief U.K. economist at Berenberg, says we shouldn't be overly concerned about today's disappointing inflation data, as the U.K. is seeing a strengthening in its labour market, which should push up inflation.

  • India December CPI to see 'slight bounce': DBS  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 12:41 AM ET

    Radhika Rao, Economist at DBS, expects India's consumer price index for December to see a slight bounce up to 5.3 percent, from 4.4 percent in November, due to base effects.

  • *Dec CPI +1.5 pct y/y, +0.3 pct m/m. BEIJING, Jan 9- China's annual consumer inflation hovered at a near five-year low of 1.5 percent in December, signaling persistent weakness in the economy but giving policymakers more room to ease policy to support growth. "Deflation this year is definitely a risk," said Minggao Shen, economist at Citi in Hongkong.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 31- Russia's consumer price index rose by 2.6 percent month-on-month in December after rising 1.3 percent in the previous period, the Federal Statistics Service said on Wednesday, citing preliminary data. Annual inflation accelerated to 11.4 percent in December from 9.1 percent in the previous month. The statistics service said final CPI data for...

  • *Nationwide core CPI up 2.7 pct, matching f'cast. TOKYO, Dec 26- Japanese annual core consumer inflation slowed for a fourth straight month in November due largely to sliding oil prices, highlighting the challenges the central bank faces in achieving its 2 percent inflation target. Stripping out the effects of a sales tax hike in April, core consumer inflation was...

  • *CPI, jobs and household spending data due 2330 GMT Dec 25. TOKYO, Dec 19- Japan's annual core consumer inflation probably slowed for a fourth straight month in November, mirroring a slide in oil prices, a Reuters poll showed, underscoring a tough task for the Bank of Japan to achieve its 2 percent inflation target. "Consumer spending lacks strength and prices of items...

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

  • *Gasoline prices post biggest drop since December 2008. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index fell 0.3 percent, the largest decline since December 2008, after being flat in October. "Conditions could be in place to raise rates during the first half of next year," said Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economic Advisors in Holland,...

  • *Gasoline prices post biggest drop since December 2008. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index fell 0.3 percent last month, the largest decline since December 2008, after being flat in October. "The further fall in U.S. inflation won't worry the Fed too much," said Paul Dales, a senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics in London.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 17- U.S. consumer prices recorded their biggest drop in nearly six years in November as gasoline prices tumbled, but this probably will do little to change views the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates in mid-2015. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index fell 0.3 percent last month, the largest decline since...

  • November CPI down 0.3%  Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on consumer prices. And CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective on the recent data ahead of the Fed's decision later on Wednesday.

  • *November CPI +1.4 pct y/y, -0.2 pct m/m. BEIJING, Dec 10- China's inflation hit a five-year low in November, stoking expectations that Beijing will move more aggressively to head off the risk of deflation in a slowing economy, which put fresh life into soaring share markets after a reversal on Tuesday. Investors have been calling for China to ease monetary policy...

  • BEIJING, Dec 10- China's annual consumer inflation eased to a five-year low of 1.4 percent in November, signalling persistent weakness in the world's second-largest economy and giving policymakers more room to ease policy to support growth. The consumer price index fell 0.2 percent in November from October, the National Bureau of Statistics said on...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Underlying inflation pressures rose in October, even as falling gasoline prices kept overall U.S. consumer prices in check, bolstering expectations of a mid-2015 interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. The Labor Department said on Thursday its so-called core Consumer Price Index, which excludes food and energy, increased 0.2 percent,...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Underlying inflation pressures pushed higher in October, even as falling gasoline prices kept overall U.S. consumer prices in check. The Labor Department said on Thursday its so-called core Consumer Price Index, which excludes food and energy, rose 0.2 percent, the largest increase in five months, after nudging up 0.1 percent in September.