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Economic Measures Inflation

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    South Korean authorities warned markets on Monday they would defend the won aggressively to rein in inflation, boosting the currency and reinforcing expectations the central bank will keep interest rates steady this week.

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    Japanese corporate profits are falling while consumer prices are expected to keep rising due to high oil and food costs, Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa said, underlining the central bank's policy dilemma as it juggles the risks of slowing growth and rising global inflationarypressure.

  • U.S. President George W. Bush said on Sunday the American economy was not growing as quickly as he would like and that his administration supported a strong U.S. dollar policy.

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    The euro hit a one-week lows versus the dollar on Friday, deflated after the European Central Bank signalled it wasn't planning another rate rise and as U.S. jobs data did not deliver a big downside surprise.

  • In our Fast Money Final Trade our gang gives you their best inflation trades for summer.

  • To help put the current inflation spiral into perspective, Guy Adami examines another period in history when inflation was out of control. The 1970’s!

  • Are speculators really to blame for the high price of oil and skyrocketing inflation?

  • From the dollar's dive to surging food and gas prices when times are tough, investors and consumers alike start pointing fingers….

  • 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.