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  • TOKYO, Feb 20- Prices have remained flat for half the items measured in Japan's consumer price index even after the Bank of Japan launched massive stimulus two years ago, research by a private think-tank showed, underscoring the challenges of ending deflation. Under its quantitative easing policy started in April 2013, the BOJ is attempting to pull Japan out of...

  • *CPI data due 2330 GMT Feb 26, factory output due 2350 GMT. TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan's core inflation is seen slowing for a sixth month in January while factory output is expected to rise, underlining the policy challenge facing the Bank of Japan as it strives to speed up economic growth and achieve its 2 percent price target. The Bank of Japan is counting on exports to help...

  • REUTERS POLL- JAPAN Q1 CORE CPI EXCLUDING TAX-RISE EFFECT +0.3 PCT.

  • BEIJING, Feb 10- China's annual consumer inflation hit a five-year low in January while factory deflation deepened, underscoring persistent weakness in the economy and heaping more pressures on policymakers to step up their efforts to support growth. The consumer price index rose 0.8 percent in January from December, the National Bureau of Statistics said...

  • TOKYO, Feb 5- The Bank of Japan is likely to offer a brighter view on factory output this month than in January, when it said it was bottoming out, sources familiar with the central bank's thinking said. But the BOJ may offer a slightly bleaker view on prices to better reflect the recent slowdown in price growth, the sources said. The BOJ will issue the new assessments at...

  • Euro zone inflation: Reaction   Friday, 30 Jan 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Euro zone inflation: Reaction

    Euro zone core inflation is at -0.6 percent. Daniel Morris, global investment strategist at TIAA-CREF Asset Management gives his takes on the data.

  • *Nationwide Dec core CPI up 2.5 pct yr/yr vs f'cast +2.6. TOKYO, Jan 30- Japan's core consumer inflation slowed for a fifth straight month in December hit by collapsing oil prices, keeping the central bank under pressure to meet its ambitious 2 percent inflation target. The pick-up in output backs up the Bank of Japan's argument that a solid economic recovery will...

  • RPT-Japan Dec core CPI rises 2.5 pct yr/yr Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 6:35 PM ET

    TOKYO, Jan 30- Japan's core consumer prices rose 2.5 percent in December 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 December. Core consumer prices in Tokyo, available a month before the...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 28- Singapore's central bank on Wednesday reduced the slope of its monetary policy band in an unexpected easing of policy ahead of its scheduled review in April. "Since the last Monetary Policy Statement in October, developments in the global and domestic inflation environment have led to a significant shift in Singapore's CPI inflation...

  • *CPI data due 2330 GMT Jan 29, factory output, 2350 GMT. TOKYO, Jan 23- Japan's consumer inflation likely slowed for a fifth straight month in December due largely to falling oil prices, a Reuters poll showed, keeping the Bank of Japan under pressure to meet its ambitious 2 percent inflation target. "December data next week will be examined for evidence to see if the...

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

  • CPI drops most in 6 years   Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 1:50 PM ET
    CPI drops most in 6 years

    CNBC's Steve Liesman tracks the deatils of the steady decline in the Consumer Price Index.

  • *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...

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

    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
    UK inflation falls to 13 year low: Reaction

    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
    India December CPI to see 'slight bounce': DBS

    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...