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  • NEW YORK, May 22- Global equity markets dipped modestly Friday but remained near record highs, while the yield on U.S. government debt rose as a gain in core consumer prices in April should keep the Federal Reserve on course to raise interest rates later this year. Fed Chair Janet Yellen is expected to acknowledge recent sluggishness in the U.S. economy, including a...

  • *Core inflation at highest since January 2013. May 22- Wall Street was mixed in early trading on Friday as investors digested data that showed rising inflation pressure, casting fresh doubt on when the Federal Reserve would ultimately raise interest rates this year. "September is still the most likely lift-off date, but July is not out of the question,...

  • US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-WALL ST OPENS LOWER AFTER APRIL CPI DATA@. May 22- U.S. stocks opened lower on Friday after data showed a stronger-than-expected rise in core inflation in April, suggesting the Federal Reserve would remain on course to hike interest rates later this year. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 14.69 points, or 0.08 percent, to 18,271.05, the S&P...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- U.S. consumer prices moderated in April on weak gasoline prices, but rising shelter and medical care costs boosted underlying inflation pressures, which should keep the Federal Reserve on course to raise interest rates later this year. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index gained 0.1 percent last month after...

  • *Core inflation at highest since January 2013. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index rose 0.1 percent last month, while the so-called core CPI, which strips out food and energy costs, increased 0.3 percent, the largest gain since January 2013. "There is some conflicting information that is going on inside the marketplace that sort of belies what's...

  • WASHINGTON, May 22- U.S. consumer prices moderated in April on weak gasoline prices, but rising shelter and medical care costs boosted underlying inflation pressures, which should keep the Federal Reserve on course to raise interest rates later this year. The Labor Department said on Friday its Consumer Price Index slipped 0.1 percent last month after...

  • April CPI up 0.1%   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    April CPI up 0.1%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on consumer prices and inflation. And CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Joel Naroff, Economic Advisors, provide perspective.

  • *CPI data due 2330 GMT, output due 2350 May 28. TOKYO, May 22- Japan's consumer inflation remained subdued in April on lower energy costs, adding pressure on the Bank of Japan after already two years of massive stimulus aimed at banishing deflation. "The actual condition of the economy lacks momentum," said Takumi Tsunoda, senior economist at Shinkin Central Bank...

  • Thanks to Yellen, market could be busy Friday Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 5:29 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen.

    A speech by Fed Chair Janet Yellen and CPI data guarantee that more traders will be working than otherwise might be ahead of the long weekend.

  • *Tokyo core-core CPI flat, weakest since 2013. TOKYO, May 1- Japan's core consumer inflation edged up in March but weak demand is keeping firms from raising prices, a perennial problem in the world's third-biggest economy as it struggles to shake off years of deflation despite Tokyo's radical stimulus drive. A slowdown in China and weak first-quarter growth...

  • *March nationwide core CPI +2.2 pct yr/yr vs f'cast +2.1 pct. TOKYO, May 1- Japan's core consumer inflation edged up slightly in March as oil costs stabilised but analysts expect prices to slide in coming months, keeping alive expectations that the central bank will expand monetary stimulus later this year. However, the Bank of Japan will be pleased by separate...

  • RPT-Japan March core CPI rises 2.2 pct yr/yr Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 8:00 PM ET

    TOKYO, May 1- Japan's core consumer prices rose 2.2 percent in March 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 March. Core consumer prices in Tokyo, available a month before the...

  • BOJ keeps policy steady, eyes on new CPI forecasts Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 12:07 AM ET

    TOKYO, April 30- The Bank of Japan maintained its massive monetary stimulus on Thursday, holding off on additional easing for now on hope that rising wages and an expected rebound in private consumption will nudge inflation towards its 2 percent target. As widely expected, the BOJ left unchanged its pledge to increase base money, or cash and deposits at the...

  • BOJ need not act due to 'good deflation': Pro   Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 11:31 PM ET
    BOJ need not act due to 'good deflation': Pro

    Jesper Koll, managing director & Head of Japanese Equity Research at JPMorgan Securities Japan, explains why the Bank of Japan can hold back further easing as Japan sees a cycle of "good deflation."

  • U.S. sees uptick in inflation indicators Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 9:12 AM ET
    The price of fuel is seen on a pump as a customer fills a vehicle at a Sunoco Inc. gas station in Rockbridge, Ohio.

    Energy prices, break-even rates and core inflation rates rise slightly in lead up to Fed meeting. Financial Times reports.

  • *CPI data due 2330 GMT April 30, output due April 29. TOKYO, April 24- Japan's consumer inflation was expected to edge up slightly in March as oil prices stabilized and consumer goods prices stayed steady, calling the Bank of Japan's bullish forecasts into question. So core consumer inflation is expected to decline below zero around May or June, "said Taro Saito,...

  • TOKYO, April 22- The Bank of Japan is expected to hold off on expanding monetary stimulus at next week's rate review even though the central bank is likely to trim its inflation forecast for this fiscal year, said sources familiar with its thinking. In a twice-yearly review of its forecasts on April 30, the BOJ is seen slightly downgrading its core consumer...

  • TOKYO, April 22- The Bank of Japan is expected to hold off on expanding monetary stimulus next week even though the bank is likely to slightly reduce its inflation forecast for this fiscal year, said sources familiar with its thinking. In a semiannual outlook report due at a rate review on April 30, the central bank is seen slightly downgrading its core consumer...

  • Why the RBA is reluctant to cut rates   Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 10:44 PM ET
    Why the RBA is reluctant to cut rates

    Jeffrey Halley, senior manager for FX Trading at Saxo Capital Markets, says an interest rate cut is unlikely to have a "multiplier effect" on Australia's economy.

  • *Australia CPI data next test for AUD. SYDNEY, April 22- The yen nursed modest losses early in Asia on Wednesday, while the other major currencies drifted in familiar ranges with investors seemingly lacking enough conviction to break to new ground. Notably, the New Zealand dollar touched a three-month high of 92.10 yen, before easing back to 91.71 yen.