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  • China CPI

    China needs to ease further in order to hit its GDP targets and incentivize the private sector to invest more, says Commerzbank's Hao Zhou.

  • China Inflation

    China June CPI rose less than expected because of the good weather meant lower food prices, explains Natixis Economist Iris Pang.

  • A customer holds a 100 Yuan note at a market in Beijing.

    China's June consumer inflation grew at its slowest since January, while producer prices extended falls, reinforcing expectations for more stimulus.

  • BEIJING, July 10- China's June consumer inflation grew at its slowest pace since January as increases in food prices eased, while producer prices extended their decline, reinforcing economists' views that more government stimulus steps will be needed to support the economy. Prices of China's staple meat pork rose 30.1 percent, compared with a 33.6 percent...

  • BEIJING, July 10- China's June consumer inflation grew at its slowest pace since January as increases in food prices eased, while producer prices extended their fall, reinforcing economists' views that more government stimulus steps will be needed to support the economy. The consumer price index rose 1.9 percent in June from a year earlier, compared with a 2.0...

  • BEIJING, July 10- China's June consumer inflation grew at its slowest pace since January as increases in food prices eased, while producer prices extended their fall, reinforcing economists' views that more government stimulus steps will be needed to support the economy. The consumer price index rose 1.9 percent in June from a year earlier, compared with a 2.0...

  • May PPI up 0.4 percent

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on producer prices and stats from the Empire State survey.

  • WASHINGTON, June 15- U.S. producer prices rose for a second straight month in May as the cost of energy products and services increased, but the lingering effects of a strong dollar and lower energy prices will likely keep inflation tame for a while. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its producer price index for final demand increased 0.4 percent last month...

  • WASHINGTON, June 15- U.S. producer prices rose for a second straight month in May as the cost of energy products and services increased, but the lingering effects of a strong dollar and lower energy prices will likely keep inflation tame for a while. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its producer price index for final demand increased 0.4 percent last month...

  • BEIJING, June 9- China's consumer inflation rose less than forecast in May as pressure from high food prices eased, while producer prices recovered more than forecast, complicating the view on how much room the central bank has to further support the economy. Prices of China's staple meat pork rose 33.6 percent last month and hit record levels last week.

  • WASHINGTON, May 13- U.S. producer prices rose in April as energy prices increased, but a marginal gain in the cost of services pointed to a moderate increase in inflation in the coming months. The Labor Department said on Friday its producer price index climbed 0.2 percent last month after slipping 0.1 percent in March. The greenback gained 20 percent against the...

  • April PPI up 0.2%, retail sales up 1.3%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest retail sales numbers and producer prices data. And CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight.

  • BEIJING, May 10- China's consumer inflation remained modest in April, while producer prices' four-year slump moderated as commodity prices rebounded, easing concerns about deflationary risks to the world's second-largest economy. Strong March data had raised hopes the economy was bottoming out from a prolonged slump-- possibly allowing the People's Bank of...

  • WASHINGTON, April 13- U.S. producer prices unexpectedly fell in March as rising energy prices were offset by a decline in the cost of services, pointing to tame inflation that supports the Federal Reserve's cautious approach to raising interest rates. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its producer price index slipped 0.1 percent last month after...

  • Retail sales down 0.1% in February

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on consumer spending and producer prices. And CNBC's Steve Liesman adds perspective.

  • WASHINGTON, March 15- U.S. producer prices fell in February on lower energy and food costs, but prices were unchanged from a year ago, suggesting the downward trend was near an end. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its producer price index dropped 0.2 percent last month after edging up 0.1 percent in January. With the dollar losing some momentum after gaining 20...

  • *China y/y Feb CPI increase beats forecasts. *Inflation numbers take pressure of China to ease policy. BEIJING, March 10- China's consumer inflation beat forecasts in February, accelerating at its fastest pace since July 2014, while producer prices slowed their slide for the second straight month, taking some pressure of policymakers to rush out more monetary...

  • BEIJING, March 10- China's consumer inflation quickened to 2.3 percent year-on-year in February, at its fastest pace since July 2014 and beating market expectations. Analysts polled by Reuters predicted consumer inflation would come in at 1.9 percent, compared with 1.8 percent posted the prior month. The producer price index remained in deflation, falling...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 18- China's consumer inflation quickened in January due to rising food prices while producer prices declined for 47th straight month, as falling commodity prices and weak demand add to deflationary pressure in the world's second-largest economy. "Overall, China will likely face strong deflationary pressure in the remainder of the year,"...

  • BEIJING, Feb 18- China's consumer inflation quickened to 1.8 percent year-on-year in January, slightly less than market expectations. Analysts polled by Reuters predicted the index would come in at 1.9 percent, compared with 1.6 percent posted in December. The producer price index fell 5.3 percent in January from a year earlier, the National Bureau of...