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Economic Measures Inflation

  • Experts: Beige Book shows a hike is coming

    Karin Kimbrough, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management; Mark Zandi, Moody’s Analytics; and CNBC's Steve Liesman discuss the latest release of the Federal Reserve's Beige Book and what it means for the domestic economy.

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen.

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson reports the highlights from the latest release of the Federal Reserve's Beige Book.

  • A Swiss franc and euro banknotes

    Switzerland is not manipulating its currency, said Jorg Gasser, the country’s state secretary for international financial matters, on Tuesday.

  • Two hundred and fifty gram gold bars sit stacked in a pile

    The lack of wisdom from everyone with the desire to hurt others has meant the safe haven trade has found a new pocket of geopolitical opportunity.

  • Prices were pushed lower by another sharp decline in the price of gasoline and other energy products.

  • *BOJ to meet April 26-27, no policy change expected. TOKYO, April 14- The Bank of Japan is expected to offer a more upbeat view of the economy at this month's rate review than it did last month, people familiar with the matter said, as robust exports and factory output support recovery in the world's third-largest economy. Last month, the BOJ said Japan's economy is "...

  • TOKYO, April 14- The Bank of Japan is expected to offer a more upbeat view of the economy than it did last month at its next rate review, people familiar with the matter said, as robust exports and factory output support recovery in the world's third-largest economy. Last month, the BOJ said Japan's economy is "recovering moderately as a trend. The BOJ is widely...

  • An employee powder coats ventilator components at the Super Vac Manufacturing production facility in Fort Collins, Colorado.

    The U.S. Producer Price Index was expected to be unchanged in March, after rising 0.3 percent a month earlier.

  • *N.Korea risk eyed as Pyongyang tells of "big, important" event. *China spat seen knocking 0.2 pct pts off GDP in year ahead- BOK. SEOUL, April 13- South Korea's central bank raised its growth outlook for this year and kept interest rates unchanged at a record low for a 10th straight month on Thursday, while its governor shifted policy to a more hawkish stance.

  • *N.Korea risk eyed as Pyongyang tells reporters to prepare for "big, important" event. SEOUL, April 13- South Korea's central bank raised its growth outlook for this year and kept interest rates unchanged at a record low for a 10th straight month on Thursday, while its governor shifted policy to a more hawkish stance. The Bank of Korea's monetary policy committee...

  • SINGAPORE, April 13- Singapore's central bank held policy steady as expected on Thursday, saying a "neutral" stance will be needed for an extended period as it looked to support an economy that contracted in the first quarter amid lingering risks to the global outlook. "They remain in the large group of central banks including RBA, RBNZ, BOJ and BoC which see no need to...

  • SINGAPORE, April 13- Singapore's central bank held policy steady as expected on Thursday, saying a "neutral" stance will be needed for an extended period as it looked to support an economy that contracted in the first quarter amid lingering risks to the global outlook. "They remain in the large group of central banks including RBA, RBNZ, BOJ and BoC which see no need to...

  • Here's why Trump doesn't want a strong US dollar

    Frank Holmes, CEO & CIO at U.S. Global Investors, explains how a strong dollar may affect other asset classes and inflation.

  • LONDON, April 12- Britain's pound rose against the dollar on Wednesday, after data showing stronger-than-expected wage growth brought some relief to investors concerned about the economic impact of Britain's decision to leave the European Union. Sluggish wage growth has been cited as one reason the Bank of England is in no hurry to raise interest rates...

  • *Inflation outlook unchanged, economists wary of rand. JOHANNESBURG, April 12- South Africa's debt downgrade to junk status and the finance minister's recent dismissal mean interest rates will be on hold until 2020 at least, a Reuters poll found on Wednesday. Economists in the poll, taken just a week after Fitch Ratings Agency and Standard and Poor's downgraded...

  • *Inflation outlook unchanged, economists wary of rand. JOHANNESBURG, April 12- South Africa's debt downgrade to junk status and the finance minister's recent dismissal mean interest rates will be on hold until 2020 at least, a Reuters poll found on Wednesday. Economists in the poll, taken just a week after Fitch Ratings Agency and Standard& Poor's downgraded...

  • What to make of China CPI data

    Francis Cheung, CLSA, says weaker than expected CPI will be a negative for the markets.

  • BEIJING, April 12- China's producer price inflation cooled for the first time in seven months in March as iron ore and coal prices tumbled, pressured by fears that domestic demand is not strong enough to absorb surging supplies of steel. The producer price index rose 7.6 percent from a year earlier, in line with economists' expectations for a moderation from the...

  • British inflation stood at 2.3 percent in annual terms in the month of March, unchanged from the near four-year high seen in the February reading.

  • *Hungary, Romania release lower-than-expected inflation figures. BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, April 11- Central European currencies mostly eased on Tuesday as investors shunned risky assets due to rising geopolitical risks, while Hungary and Romania published lower-than-expected inflation figures. The Czech crown led the decline, shedding 0.3 percent to trade...