Economic Measures Inflation

  • Ag-flation travels up and down the food chain. Discover how it affects Agrium, Potash and Fast Money friend, farmer Roger Nesham and how you can trade it.

  • It’s backkkkk. We’re talking inflation. Sure it’s scary but here’s how to trade the trend!

  • Stocks enjoyed an upbeat session after a not-horrible jobs report but both the Dow and Nasdaq ended the holiday-shortened week in bear-market territory.

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    The dollar rallied on Thursday after U.S. payroll data suggested the job market was not as dire as many investors had feared while the European Central Bank president struck a less aggressive tone on prospects for rate hikes.

  • The White House said Thursday a report showing a sixth straight month of job losses in June was another sign of slower U.S. economic growth.

  • Stocks opened higher Thursday as the market breathed a collective sigh of relief that the June job loss wasn't worse than expected.

  • Stocks opened higher Thursday as the market breathed a collective sigh of relief that the June job loss wasn't worse than expected.

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    Euro-zone rates rose to 4.25% as the central bank fights inflation, but ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet's message was slightly dovish.

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    A weaker dollar cannot be blamed for soaring oil prices as policymakers around the world tussle with the twin spectres of rising inflation and slowing growth, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Thursday.

  • A petition to halt interest rate hikes in the euro zone notwithstanding, European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet will in all likelihood boost interest rates when the policy makers meet Thursday.

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    Payrolls likely dropped by 60,000 in June, while the jobless rate is expected to have fallen to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in May.

  • The downturn in the economy is a greater worry than inflation at the moment, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Thursday.

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    Australia's trade deficit came in much as expected in May, but April's shortfall was revised to show the first surplus since 2002 thanks to huge price increases for the country's iron ore exports.

  • European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet

    When European Central Bank President Jean Claude-Trichet announces his decision tomorrow on interest rates, investors will be paying far more attention to what he says than what he does.

  • Oil prices keep on soaring, so are supply and demand the real reasons crude continues its climb? CNBC asked the experts for their take.

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    The dollar fell against the euro Wednesday after a report showed the U.S. private sector shed more jobs than expected in June, which may diminish the likelihood of a rate increase by the Federal Reserve.

  • United States Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said on Wednesday that high oil prices, further home price declines and capital markets turmoil will prolong the American economy's slowdown.

  • This is a timeline of the European Central Bank's rate decisions from 2007 to date.

  • The world's biggest central banks are pulling in opposite directions and it seems their efforts are only contributing to one thing: a weaker dollar.  Vote for your preferred central banker.

  • There is a risk inflation will "explode" if the European Central Bank does not act decisively to counter it, ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet was quoted on Wednesday as saying.