*Bank of Korea cuts GDP, CPI forecasts; recovery seen on track. As expected, the Bank of Korea left its policy interest rate unchanged at 2.50 percent for the 14th straight month and trimmed its economic forecasts to reflect recent softness, but its governor maintained the view that Asia's fourth-largest economy was still on a recovery track.» Read More
"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, 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.
WASHINGTON, April 15- U.S. consumer prices rose in March, but inflation pressures remained generally benign, which should give the Federal Reserve ample scope to keep interest rates low. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2 percent last month as a rise in food and shelter costs offset a decline in gasoline prices.
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.
BRASILIA, April 9- Brazil's inflation rose at the fastest pace for March in 11 years, challenging a potential central bank plan to stop raising interest rates soon and complicating President Dilma Rousseff's chances of re-election. Brazil's benchmark IPCA consumer price index jumped 0.92 percent from February, topping all 37 forecasts in a Reuters poll.
*Trade data due Apr 10, CPI Apr 11, GDP Apr 16. BEIJING, April 4- China is forecast to have grown at its slowest rate in five years in the first quarter, a Reuters poll shows, with the slow start to 2014 already prompting government action to steady the world's second-largest economy. Back then, Beijing unleashed a 4 trillion yuan stimulus package to shore up growth.
*March CPI up 1.13 pct versus 0.88 pct forecast. ANKARA/ LONDON April 3- Turkey's central bank said its current tight monetary policy was sufficient to tackle inflation, even though consumer prices rose more than expected in March, and inflation would start to ease from June to approach its 5 percent target by mid-2015.
LONDON, March 28- The euro and benchmark German bond yields slid to three-week lows on Friday as a surprise fall in Spanish inflation bolstered investors' bets the European Central Bank will ease policy next week to ward off the threat of deflation.
TOKYO, March 28- Japan's core consumer prices rose 1.3 percent in February from a year earlier, posting a ninth straight month of gains, government data showed, a sign the economy is making steady progress to overcome 15 years of mild deflation.
*CPI, Jobless, Household spending due 8:30 a.m. March 28. TOKYO, March 20- Japan's consumer inflation probably hovered at a five-year peak in February while the job market likely remain solid, a Reuters poll showed, but a sales tax hike next month is clouding the outlook for the world's third-largest economy.
Lisa Emsbo-Mattingly, Fidelity Investments, shares her outlook on the economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
WASHINGTON, March 18- U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in February, but the lack of inflation pressures will probably not dissuade the Federal Reserve from dialing back its monetary stimulus. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its Consumer Price Index nudged up 0.1 percent as a decline in gasoline prices offset an increase in the cost of food.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on consumers and housing.
*Euro zone CPI picks up in Feb, stays far below target. LONDON, Feb 28- Spanish bond yields reached new historical lows on Friday as persistent expectations the European Central Bank will loosen monetary policy further supported lower-rated debt even though inflation ticked up.
*Output data due at 2350 GMT Thurs; CPI at 2330 GMT Thurs. TOKYO, Feb 21- Growth in Japan's factory output likely accelerated in January and core inflation hovered near five-year highs, a Reuters poll showed, underscoring the ongoing economic recovery despite fears that momentum may soon start to fade.
WASHINGTON, Feb 20- U.S. consumer prices rose in January as unseasonably cold weather boosted demand for electricity and heating fuel, but inflation pressures remained muted. The Labor Department said on Thursday its Consumer Price Index edged up 0.1 percent, with increases in the cost of household energy accounting for most of the increase.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and consumer prices. Jeffrey Cleveland, Payden & Rygel, weighs in.
"As a result, the new more comprehensive PPI will resemble the Consumer Price Index, but at the same time it will be its own alternative measure of economy-wide inflation," said Dana Peterson, an economist at Citigroup in New York. The Labor Department will release the January producer inflation report at 08:30 a.m..