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  • WASHINGTON— A slight rise in gas costs and broad increases in other categories lifted consumer prices in February, a welcome sign after three straight months of declines that had pointed to excessively low inflation. The consumer price index rose 0.2 percent, the Labor Department said Tuesday, after having sunk 0.7 percent in January— the biggest drop in six...

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- U.S. consumer prices rebounded in February as gasoline prices rose for the first time since June, and there were also signs of an uptick in underlying inflation pressures, which could keep a June interest rate increase on the table. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent last month after...

  • WASHINGTON— The Labor Department reports on February consumer prices Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. Eastern. PRICES REBOUND: Economists forecast that the consumer price index rose 0.2 percent in February, according to a survey by data firm FactSet. That would be the first increase after three straight declines.

  • *BOJ Tankan due March 31 at 2350 GMT. TOKYO, March 20- Japanese manufacturers' confidence likely picked up in the first quarter and is expected to improve further as a weak yen boosts exporters and falling oil prices reduce operating costs, data is expected to show in coming weeks. But core inflation is seen slowing for a seventh straight month in February due to weak...

  • Business events scheduled for the coming week Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases Consumer Price Index for February, 8:30 a.m.; Treasury releases foreign holdings of U.S. debt for January, 9 a.m.; Commerce Department releases new home sales for February, 10 a.m.;. WASHINGTON— Commerce Department releases durable goods for February, 8:30 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims,...

  • *Kuroda admits core CPI may briefly turn negative. *Brief slide in CPI won't hurt price uptrend- Kuroda. TOKYO, March 17- Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said lower energy costs may push consumer prices into negative territory but it won't derail a pick-up in inflation as the economy recovers, signalling that he sees no immediate need to expand stimulus.

  • India has room for more rate cuts: Pro   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:46 PM ET
    India has room for more rate cuts: Pro

    Praveen Jagwani, CEO of UTI International, discusses the possibility of more interest rate cuts in India and explains why he's "hugely bullish" on Indian bonds.

  • REUTERS POLL-CONSUMER PRICE INFLATION TO AVERAGE 0.3 PCT IN 2015; CORE CPI 1.7 PCT.

  • India February CPI seen at 5.2%: Expert   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 1:36 AM ET
    India February CPI seen at 5.2%: Expert

    Sanjeev Prasad, co-head, Institutional Equities at Kotak Securities, expects India's consumer price index for February to be at 5.2 percent and explains why the central bank will keep rates on hold for the coming months.

  • *Lingering concern over Greece adds to bearish tone, hits stocks. *China CPI lands above forecast but producer prices still falling. Technical negotiations intended to prevent Greece going bankrupt and potentially being forced to abandon the euro bloc will start in Brussels on Wednesday.

  • MOSCOW, March 5- Russia's annual inflation accelerated to 16.7 percent in February, and monthly inflation rose to 2.2 percent month-on-month, the Federal Statistics Service said on Thursday. The increase was broadly in line with analysts' expectations of a rise in the consumer price index in a Reuters poll. Inflation in Russia has been rising steeply as a result...

  • *Dollar index eases from previous day's 1- month high. Jan CPI, durables goods data raise rate-hike bets. LONDON, Feb 27- The dollar index fell on Friday amid month-end selling but was still on track for a record eighth month of gains on better data and comments from Federal Reserve officials that bolstered bets for a rate rise later this year.

  • Why Japan's consumer demand will pick up   Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:12 PM ET
    Why Japan's consumer demand will pick up

    Xavier Denis, investment strategist at SG Securities, expects an improvement in Japan's consumer confidence soon, with the government keen to push for wage increases.

  • CPI in biggest drop since 2008; core inflation rises. NEW YORK, Feb 26- Global equities dipped on Thursday as investor enthusiasm was dampened by a pullback in oil prices related to rising inventories, while the dollar rose as economic data drove expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates. The MSCI All-Country World equity index was down 0.2...

  • *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.

  • 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...

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

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

  • *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.