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  • SHANGHAI, Jan 9- China's consumer inflation quickened to 1.6 percent year-on-year in December, meeting market expectations. Analysts polled by Reuters predicted the index would come in at 1.6 percent, compared with 1.5 percent posted the prior month. The producer price index was unchanged at -5.9 percent in December, the National Bureau of Statistics said on...

  • China c.bank expects economic growth of 6.8 pct in 2016 Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | 4:03 AM ET

    BEIJING, Dec 16- China's annual economic growth is likely to slow to 6.8 percent in 2016 from an expected 6.9 percent this year, the People's Bank of China said in a working paper published on Wednesday. China's consumer price index is likely to climb 1.7 percent in 2016 from this year, while its producer price index is forecast to fall 1.8 percent year-on-year, the...

  • *Core retail sales increase 0.6 percent in November. WASHINGTON, Dec 11- A gauge of U.S. consumer spending rose solidly in November, suggesting enough momentum in the economy for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next week for the first time in nearly a decade. Retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services increased...

  • Nov. retail sales up 0.2% and PPI up 0.3% Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Nov. retail sales up 0.2% and PPI up 0.3%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest data on consumer spending and producer prices. And CNBC's Steve Liesman adds perspective.

  • U.S. producer prices increase, but trend still weak Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 11- U.S. producer prices unexpectedly rose in November as the cost of services increased, but the underlying trend continued to point to weak inflation pressures. The Labor Department said on Friday its producer price index advanced 0.3 percent after falling 0.4 percent in October. In the 12 months through November, the PPI declined 1.1 percent...

  • SHANGHAI, Dec 9- China's consumer inflation quickened to 1.5 percent year-on-year in November, beating market expectations. Analysts polled by Reuters predicted the index would come in at 1.4 percent, compared with 1.3 percent the prior month. The producer price index fell 5.9 percent in November, unchanged from October, the National Bureau of Statistics said...

  • U.S. producer prices fall for second straight month Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 13- U.S. producer prices dropped in October for a second straight month and the cost of services fell, pointing to subdued inflation pressures that would argue against the Federal Reserve raising interest rates next month. The Labor Department said on Friday its producer price index fell 0.4 percent last month after falling 0.5 percent in...

  • October retail sales up 0.1%, PPI, drops 0.4% Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    October retail sales up 0.1%, PPI, drops 0.4%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest data on retail and producer prices. And Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, explains why he thinks there's more weakness in the stock market coming.

  • *Oct CPI +1.3 pct y/y vs +1.6 pct in Sept. BEIJING, Nov 10- China's consumer inflation moderated more than expected in October, while producer prices extended their decline to the 44th straight month, flagging persistent deflationary pressure in the world's second largest economy. The October consumer price index rose 1.3 percent from a year earlier, compared...

  • *Oct CPI +1.3 pct y/y vs +1.6 pct in Sept. BEIJING, Nov 10- China's consumer inflation moderated again in October, while producer prices declined for the 44th straight month, as falling commodity prices and weak demand add to deflationary pressure. The consumer price index rose 1.3 percent in October from a year earlier, compared with a 1.6 percent increase in...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- U.S. retail sales barely rose in September and producer prices recorded their biggest decline in eight years, raising further doubts about whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year. "The softness of September's figures supports our view that the Fed probably isn't going to hike interest rates until early next year," said...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- U.S. retail sales barely rose in September and producer prices recorded their biggest decline in eight years, raising further doubts about whether the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year. "The softness of September's figures supports our view that the Fed probably isn't going to hike interest rates until early next year," said...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 14- U.S. retail sales barely rose in September as cheaper gasoline weighed on service station receipts, but gains in purchases of automobiles and other goods pointed to solid domestic demand that could shield the economy from slowing global growth. "The softness of September's figures supports our view that the Fed probably isn't going to hike...

  • Lower energy costs weigh on U.S. producer prices Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 14- U.S. producer prices in September posted their biggest decline in eight months as the cost of energy products fell for a third straight month, pointing to tame inflation that could argue against an interest rate increase this year. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its producer price index fell 0.5 percent, the largest drop since January,...

  • Retail sales up 0.1%, PPI down 0.5% Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Retail sales up 0.1%, PPI down 0.5%

    Across the board it's disappointing, says Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, reporting the latest retail sales numbers and inflation data from September. And CNBC's Rick Santelli, weighs in while visiting the "Squawk Box" crew in NYC.

  • BEIJING, Oct 14- Consumer inflation in China cooled more than expected in September while producer prices extended their slide to a 43rd straight month, adding to concerns about deflationary pressures in the world's second-largest economy. The consumer price index rose 1.6 percent in September from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said on...

  • BEIJING, Oct 14- Consumer inflation in China eased more than expected in September while producer prices fell for the 43rd straight month, adding to concerns over growing deflationary pressures in the world's second-largest economy. The consumer price index rose 1.6 percent in September from a year earlier, the National Bureau of Statistics said on...

  • China still a disinflationary environment: StanChart Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015 | 9:06 PM ET
    China is still in a disinflation environment: StanChart

    China's economy is undergoing a "pretty significant transformation" into a service-led economy, says Eric Robertsen, head of global macro strategy at Standard Charter.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- U.S. consumer sentiment hit its lowest in a year in early September and producer prices were flat in August, signaling moderate economic growth and tame inflation that could weigh on the Federal Reserve's decision whether to hike interest rates next week. Sentiment was likely undermined by recent stock market volatility amid worries over...

  • *Producer price index unchanged in August. WASHINGTON, Sept 11- U.S. producer prices were flat in August, pointing to benign inflation pressures that could weigh on the Federal Reserve's decision whether to hike interest rates next week. The unchanged reading in the producer price index last month followed a 0.2 percent gain in July, the Labor Department said on...