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  • The Labor Department reports on U.S. producer prices in April at 8:30 a.m. Eastern on Thursday. TICKING UP: Economists forecast that the producer price index rose a modest 0.1 percent last month, according to a survey by FactSet, yet it would be the second consecutive increase after four months of declines. The index measures the prices of goods and services...

  • China inflation muted, fuels calls for more easing Saturday, 9 May 2015 | 9:25 AM ET

    China's inflation was more muted than expected in April and producer prices fell, adding to concerns about growing deflationary pressures.

  • BEIJING, May 9- China's consumer inflation was more muted than expected in April and producer prices fell for the 37th consecutive month, adding to concerns about growing deflationary pressures which are likely to trigger further policy easing. Annual consumer inflation picked up a shade to 1.5 percent in April, the National Bureau of Statistics said on...

  • BEIJING, May 9- China's consumer inflation edged up to 1.5 percent in April, less than market expectations and adding to concerns about burgeoning deflationary pressures which are likely to lead to more policy easing. The producer price index remained in negative territory for the 37th consecutive month, falling 4.6 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics...

  • BEIJING, May 9- China's consumer inflation edged up to 1.5 percent in April compared with a year ago, missing market expectations and adding to concerns about burgeoning deflationary pressures which are likely to lead to more policy easing. The producer price index remained in negative territory for the 37th consecutive month, falling 4.6 percent, the...

  • *Gold hits two-week low at $1,183.68/ oz. LONDON, April 14- Gold cut losses on Tuesday, as the dollar turned lower after U.S. retail sales and producer prices data came in weaker than expected, but prices remained below $1,200 an ounce on higher equities. "Gold needs to close above $1,225 before there is any sustained rally... in the short term, there may be stops above...

  • Economic road ahead   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
    Economic road ahead

    CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses the latest economic data on producer prices and retail sales.

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- U.S. producer prices rose in March after four straight months of declines and there were signs of some firming in underlying inflation, which should keep the Federal Reserve on course to start raising interest rates this year. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its producer price index for final demand increased 0.2 percent last month,...

  • March PPI up 0.2%, retail sales up 0.9%   Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    March PPI up 0.2%, retail sales up 0.9%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on last month's producer prices and retail sales.

  • SHANGHAI, April 10- China's consumer inflation stayed flat at 1.4 percent in March, while producer prices fell slightly less than projected, official data showed on Friday, keeping pressure on profit margins at Chinese companies as Beijing struggles to stimulate growth. The producer price index declined 4.6 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics said on...

  • SHANGHAI, April 9- China's consumer inflation stayed flat at 1.4 percent year-on-year in March, but was slightly above market expectations. Analysts polled by Reuters predicted the index would come in at 1.3 percent, compared with 1.4 percent posted the prior month. The producer price index remained in negative territory at -4.6 percent, the National Bureau of...

  • China inflation remains on downtrend: Pro   Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 9:35 PM ET
    China inflation remains on downtrend: JPMorgan

    While China's consumer inflation stabilized in March, it will likely continue easing over the next 2-3 months, prompting further easing, says Zhu Haibin, chief China economist and head of Greater China Economic Research of J.P Morgan.

  • WASHINGTON, March 13- U.S. producer prices unexpectedly fell in February on weak profit margins for trade services, pointing to tame inflation that could argue against an anticipated June interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. The Labor Department said on Friday its producer price index for final demand fell 0.5 percent after dropping 0.8 percent in...

  • PPI one negative after another: Liesman   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
    PPI one negative after another: Liesman

    CNBC's Steve Liesman, and John Ryding, RDQ Economics, dissect the latest PPI data and what it indicates about the economy. It is not a deflationary environment apart from lower oil prices, says Ryding.

  • U.S. producer prices fall on weak trade margins Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 13- U.S. producer prices unexpectedly fell in February on weak trade margins, pointing to muted inflation pressures that could argue against an anticipated June interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. The Labor Department said on Friday its producer price index for final demand fell 0.5 percent after dropping 0.8 percent in January.

  • February PPI down 0.5%   Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    February PPI down 0.5%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on producer prices and what it indicates about the U.S. economy and its impact on Treasurys.

  • BEIJING, March 10- China's annual consumer inflation recovered in February, exceeding expectations, but producer prices continued to slide, underscoring deepening weakness in the economy and intensifying pressure on policymakers to find new ways to support growth. The producer price index declined 4.8 percent in February, the National Bureau of...

  • BEIJING, March 10- China's annual consumer inflation recovered in February, exceeding expectations, but producer prices continued to slide, underscoring deepening weakness in the economy and intensifying pressure on policymakers to find new ways to support growth. The producer price index declined 4.8 percent in February, the National Bureau of...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 18- U.S. producer prices recorded their biggest decline in more than five years in January on plunging energy costs, pointing to very benign inflation in the near term that could argue against raising interest rates. "The reports paint a disappointing picture on the U.S. recovery, with the housing starts report in particular reinforcing the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 18- U.S. producer prices posted a record decline in January, weighed down by plunging energy costs, pointing to very benign inflation pressures in the near term. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its producer price index for final demand dropped 0.8 percent, the biggest drop since the revamped series started in November 2009, after falling...