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  • *Nationwide core CPI up 2.7 pct, matching f'cast. TOKYO, Dec 26- Japanese annual core consumer inflation slowed for a fourth straight month in November due largely to sliding oil prices, highlighting the challenges the central bank faces in achieving its 2 percent inflation target. Stripping out the effects of a sales tax hike in April, core consumer inflation was...

  • *CPI, jobs and household spending data due 2330 GMT Dec 25. TOKYO, Dec 19- Japan's annual core consumer inflation probably slowed for a fourth straight month in November, mirroring a slide in oil prices, a Reuters poll showed, underscoring a tough task for the Bank of Japan to achieve its 2 percent inflation target. "Consumer spending lacks strength and prices of items...

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

  • *Gasoline prices post biggest drop since December 2008. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index fell 0.3 percent, the largest decline since December 2008, after being flat in October. "Conditions could be in place to raise rates during the first half of next year," said Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economic Advisors in Holland,...

  • *Gasoline prices post biggest drop since December 2008. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index fell 0.3 percent last month, the largest decline since December 2008, after being flat in October. "The further fall in U.S. inflation won't worry the Fed too much," said Paul Dales, a senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics in London.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 17- U.S. consumer prices recorded their biggest drop in nearly six years in November as gasoline prices tumbled, but this probably will do little to change views the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates in mid-2015. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index fell 0.3 percent last month, the largest decline since...

  • November CPI down 0.3%   Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    November CPI down 0.3%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on consumer prices. And CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective on the recent data ahead of the Fed's decision later on Wednesday.

  • *November CPI +1.4 pct y/y, -0.2 pct m/m. BEIJING, Dec 10- China's inflation hit a five-year low in November, stoking expectations that Beijing will move more aggressively to head off the risk of deflation in a slowing economy, which put fresh life into soaring share markets after a reversal on Tuesday. Investors have been calling for China to ease monetary policy...

  • BEIJING, Dec 10- China's annual consumer inflation eased to a five-year low of 1.4 percent in November, signalling persistent weakness in the world's second-largest economy and giving policymakers more room to ease policy to support growth. The consumer price index fell 0.2 percent in November from October, the National Bureau of Statistics said on...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Underlying inflation pressures rose in October, even as falling gasoline prices kept overall U.S. consumer prices in check, bolstering expectations of a mid-2015 interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. The Labor Department said on Thursday its so-called core Consumer Price Index, which excludes food and energy, increased 0.2 percent,...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- Underlying inflation pressures pushed higher in October, even as falling gasoline prices kept overall U.S. consumer prices in check. The Labor Department said on Thursday its so-called core Consumer Price Index, which excludes food and energy, rose 0.2 percent, the largest increase in five months, after nudging up 0.1 percent in September.

  • Jobless claims 291,000; October CPI unchanged   Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Jobless claims 291,000;  October CPI unchanged

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman break down the latest unemployment numbers and consumer prices.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 20- U.S. consumer prices were unexpectedly flat in October, but there are signs that underlying inflation pressures are starting to push higher. The Labor Department said on Thursday falling gasoline prices, which offset rising shelter and medical costs, had restrained its Consumer Price Index last month. Minutes of the Fed's Oct. 28-29 meeting...

  • Consumer prices the main event on Wall Street   Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 5:50 AM ET
    Consumer prices the main event on Wall Street

    Investors will be closely watching the government's October report on consumer prices this morning, after the latest Fed minutes left market-watchers divided over inflation.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- U.S. "The headline PPI is a little bit stronger, but what I think people are waiting for is whether there is any pass-through to consumers so we'll get to see that this Thursday when CPI comes out," said Dan Heckman, senior fixed income strategist, at U.S. Bank Wealth Management in Kansas City.

  • These industries could win on falling inflation Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 9:05 AM ET
    Price reductions in Berlin, Germany

    While policymakers in Europe and the U.S. are fretting about waning inflation rates, industries like telecoms and media could be gainers.

  • BOJ cuts GDP forecast and trims price outlook Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 2:19 AM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 31- The Bank of Japan cut in half its economic forecast for the current fiscal year on Friday after demand weakened in the wake of a sales tax hike in April. The BOJ also slightly lowered its CPI forecast for fiscal 2014 and fiscal 2015, but still expects to meet its inflation target within the two-year timeframe it originally set out.

  • TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's annual core consumer inflation slowed for a second straight month in September, adding to evidence the Bank of Japan will miss its 2 percent price goal even as it dismisses growing doubts about the efficacy of its money-printing programme. The 3.0 percent year-on-year gain in the core consumer price index, which excludes volatile prices...

  • *Factory output due Oct 29 at 8:50 a.m.. *CPI, jobs, household spending Oct 31 at 8:30 a.m.. TOKYO, Oct 24- Japanese factory output probably recovered in September, but only moderately, and consumer price inflation may have dipped, a Reuters poll showed, adding to uncertainty over whether the government will decide to raise the sales tax again next year.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 22- U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in September, painting a weak inflation picture that should give the Federal Reserve ample room to keep interest rates low for a while. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index edged up 0.1 percent last month as a rise in food and shelter costs offset a decline in energy prices.