User: kailas Topic: Economics
Category: Inflation
Last updated: May 24 2019 08:13 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Japan's key inflation gauge hits 3-year high, offers little respite for BOJ 24.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
An inflation gauge closely watched by the Bank of Japan accelerated at its fastest pace in almost three years as some retailers passed on rising costs to households, a positive sign for the central bank as it seeks to stoke consumer ...
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Japan's April core consumer inflation ticks up, BOJ's price goal stays distant 24.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.9 % in April from a year earlier, accelerating slightly from the previous month but remaining distant from the central bank's 2% target, underscoring the challenges it faces in ending deflation.
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Trawling the toolkit: how can the ECB combat economic downturn? 23.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
With euro zone growth faltering again, markets are debating what else the European Central Bank can do to shore up the economy.
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Fed's patience on interest rates to last 'for some time' 23.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
U.S. Federal Reserve officials at their last meeting agreed that their current patient approach to setting monetary policy could remain in place "for some time," a further sign policymakers see little need to change rates in either ...
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Fed officials broadly agreed to keep interest rates steady 23.5.2019 LA Times: Business

Federal Reserve officials believe that their patient approach to interest-rate changes is likely to be appropriate “for some time” — despite pressure from President Trump to lower rates to expedite growth.

That’s the takeaway from the minutes released Wednesday of the Federal Open Market Committee’s...

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In Fed policy review, labor may finally win out over inflation 22.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
At 2.3 percent, Minneapolis' jobless rate seems impossibly low, even with national unemployment at a 50-year trough.
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Reflationist-minded BOJ policymaker calls for more stimulus 'without delay' 22.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
Bank of Japan board member Yutaka Harada said on Wednesday the central bank must ramp up stimulus "without delay" if a slowdown in the economy hampers achievement of its price target.
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What have economists been getting wrong? 22.5.2019 BBC: Front Page
Evan Davis explains how the field of economics is asking itself some tough questions.
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Fed officials see past misses as trouble for any new inflation approach 22.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
The Federal Reserve is discussing whether a better way to get the U.S. economy to hit the central bank's inflation target is to tolerate much higher price increases in some years to counter the weaker ones.
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Australia's central bank shifts to clear easing bias, onus on employment to improve 21.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
SYDNEY, Reuters - Australia's central bank is set to cut interest rates if the labour market fails to improve further, an outcome brought closer by recent disappointing data on unemployment.
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Fed's Harker says U.S. rates should not be on autopilot 20.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
Interest rates should not be decided robotically or on autopilot because the data available about the economy is far too imprecise, a U.S. Federal Reserve policymaker said on Monday.
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ECB's Knot says euro zone inflation is not where ECB wants it 19.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
Inflation in the euro zone is not at the level the European Central Bank wants it to be, ECB policymaker Klaas Knot said in an interview published by Italian daily Corriere della Sera on Sunday.
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As Fed seeks policy advice, officials visit a struggling New Jersey city 18.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
Two top Federal Reserve officials went to Camden, New Jersey, on Friday, taking a different reading of the pulse of the U.S. economy by visiting what is by one measure the country's lowest-income city, as the central bank seeks advice on how to do a better ...
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Services boom behind slower euro zone inflation pick up: Coeure 17.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
The growing share of the services sector in the euro zone economy may explain why inflation is picking up unexpectedly slow, despite years of unprecedented stimulus, European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure said on ...
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Australia jobless rate jumps to eight-months highs, A$ stumbles 16.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
Australia's unemployment rate rose to the highest in eight months while full-time jobs fell, official data showed on Thursday, cementing views its central bank may be forced to lower rates soon to stimulate the economy.
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Fed's Barkin sees no strong case for a rate hike or cut 16.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
NEW YORK - Strong U.S. economic growth and subdued inflation mean there is no strong argument for a rate hike or cut right now, though business confidence is fragile, a Federal Reserve policymaker said on Wednesday.
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Argentina inflation data could be make or break for Macri 15.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
Argentina inflation data is coming into the spotlight and could sway the South American nation's political future as it heads towards a knife-edge election later this year that is likely to be a choice between painful market reforms and a return to ...
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Philippines midterm elections give a boost to President Rodrigo Duterte 14.5.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Candidates who support President Rodrigo Duterte dominated legislative elections in the Philippines, officials said Tuesday, bolstering the power of the tough-talking architect of a deadly anti-drug campaign and a new friendship with China.

With nearly 99% of votes counted, a coalition of parties...

Iran insists on ramping up oil sales to stay in nuclear pact - sources 14.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
Iran insists on exporting at least 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil, triple May's expected levels under U.S. sanctions, as a condition for staying in an international nuclear deal, sources with knowledge of Iran-EU talks ...
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U.S. consumer views on inflation dip, as trade outlook clouds markets 13.5.2019 Reuters: Money News
The inflation outlook among U.S. consumers dipped sharply in April, potentially complicating the job of Federal Reserve policymakers who hope the pace of price increases will soon rise toward their target level.
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