Japan’s core consumer inflation slowed to a new two-year low level in August due to lower oil costs and feeble economic growth, data showed on Friday, adding to the central bank’s growing challenges in achieving its elusive 2% price target.
Norway’s central bank (CB) has kept its main interest rate unchanged at 1.5% as inflation continues as projected. The bank said the economy has developed largely in line with forecasts made in September.
IMF has cautioned that if inflationary pressure continues, there will be limited room for RBI to cut interest rates to support growth. “On monetary policy, given the sharper-than-expected slowdown
Inflation in Poland rose faster than expected in January, statistics office data showed on Friday, hitting its highest point since 2011 in a reading that is likely to intensify debate about interest rates in central Europe’s largest economy.
Hungary’s annual average inflation will be close to the government’s 2.8per cent projection this year, Finance Minister Mihaly Varga said on Monday in an interview.
Japan’s annual core consumer inflation picked up only slightly in January, keeping the Bank of Japan under pressure to maintain its massive monetary stimulus to support a fragile economy saddled with weak growth and prices.
British inflation unexpectedly rose to a six-month high in January, pushed up by higher petrol prices and a smaller-than-usual drop in airfares, official data showed on Wednesday.
Egypt’s annual urban consumer price inflation decreased to 4.8% in September from 7.5% in August, the statistics office said on Thursday, slowing to its lowest level in almost seven years and paving the way for more interest rate cuts.
Egypt’s headline inflation rate fell to its lowest in nearly four years, dropping to 8.7% in July from 9.4% in June, official figures from the CAPMAS statistics agency showed.