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  • WASHINGTON, June 17- U.S. consumer prices recorded their largest increase in more than a year in May as costs for a range of goods and services rose, pointing to a steady firming of inflation pressures. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.4 percent last month, with food prices posting their biggest rise since August 2011.

  • BEIJING, June 10- China's consumer inflation edged up to a four-month high of 2.5 percent in May while factory price deflation eased, reinforcing signs of stabilisation in the economy. China's consumer price index rose 2.5 percent in May from a year earlier, quickening from a 1.8 percent rise in April.

  • *Japan core CPI up, does little to dissipate lowered BOJ easing expectations. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, May 30- The yen's advance to multi-month highs against the euro stalled on Friday as investors booked profits before the weekend.

  • TOKYO, May 30- Japan's core consumer prices jumped 3.2 percent in April from a year earlier, government data showed on Friday, the fastest gain since February 1991 as an increase in Japan's national sales tax boosted prices across the board.

  • Stern Advice-How investors can get ready for inflation Wednesday, 21 May 2014 | 2:00 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 21- Last month was not a good one for inflation hawks, unless they were looking for validation. And producer prices were up 0.6 percent- their biggest monthly rise since September 2012. In 1972, the U.S. Labor Department's consumer price index rose 3.3 percent.

  • *CPI rises for first time since June 2013. LONDON, May 20- British inflation rose in April for the first time in 10 months, but as the increase was partly due to a late Easter holiday, which pushed up transport costs, it was unlikely to alter interest rate expectations.

  • U.S. consumer prices post biggest gain in 10 months Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 15- U.S. consumer prices recorded their largest increase in 10 months in April, pointing to some inflation in the economy. The Labor Department said on Thursday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.3 percent last month as food prices rose for a fourth consecutive month and the cost of gasoline surged.

  • CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on the latest unemployment numbers and consumer prices. CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight on the data.

  • Why traders worry inflation is getting 'feistier' Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 5:55 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Investors are closely watching two reports this week to see whether a whiff of inflation is creeping into the economy.

  • Stock market rally holds up; traders wonder why Monday, 12 May 2014 | 11:59 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks rally as momentum stocks stabilize, bonds rise across the globe and China and India see strong gains.

  • Argentine inflation data questioned even after reforms Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 2:34 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, May 7- When Argentina revamped its consumer price index this year investors were relieved that Latin America's No. 3 economy was trying to win back the trust of financial markets after years of blatantly underreporting inflation.

  • *Trade data due May 8, CPI on May 9 and activity data on May 13. BEIJING, May 6- Growth in China's factory output and investment likely stabilised in April as the government uses targeted policy measures to underpin growth, while the pace of declines in exports and imports may have eased, a Reuters poll showed.

  • *Yen shrugs off Tokyo April CPI. LONDON, April 25- The safe-haven yen and Swiss franc rose to near one-week highs against a struggling dollar on Friday as deepening concerns about Ukraine outweighed optimism about U.S. economic growth.

  • *Yen shrugs off Tokyo April CPI. LONDON, April 25- The dollar was stuck near a one-week low versus the yen on Friday, struggling to gain traction as rising tensions in Ukraine offset optimism about U.S. economic growth.

  • *Tokyo core CPI up 2.7 pct in April yr/yr, hits 22- yr high. TOKYO, April 25- Tokyo's inflation jumped to a 22- year high in April by a key measure, an early sign that companies are making progress in passing on a new tax increase to customers as policy makers seek to pull Japan out of years of deflation.

  • "Yesterday's selling was overdone, and a steady performance on Wall Street overnight set the market on course for a rebound," said Soichiro Monji, chief strategist at Daiwa SB Investments in Tokyo. "And although this is not a huge factor, the slightly weaker-than-expected Tokyo CPI data reinforced hopes for further BOJ easing," he said.

  • TOKYO, April 25- Core consumer prices in Tokyo, a leading indicator of nationwide inflation, rose 2.7 percent in April from a year earlier to mark the biggest gain in more than two decades, offering the first glimpse on how Japan's sales tax hike is pushing up prices across the board.

  • Tokyo core CPI rises to 22-yr high after April tax hike Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 7:40 PM ET

    TOKYO, April 25- Core consumer prices in Tokyo, a leading indicator of nationwide inflation, rose 2.7 percent in April from a year earlier, the fastest gain since 1992 as an increase in Japan's sales tax drove up prices across the board. Consumer price data for the Tokyo area is released one month ahead of nationwide data.

  • *Consumer price index rises 0.2 percent in March. WASHINGTON, April 15- U.S. consumer prices rose slightly more than expected in March, suggesting a disinflationary trend had run its course. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent in March, as a rise in food and shelter costs offset a decline in gasoline prices.

  • March CPI up 0.2% vs. 0.1% estimate     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman take a look at the latest data on consumer inflation. I'll bet you a bag of cheeseburgers there's no 4-handle in the second quarter, says Santelli.