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  • Japan data signal slow recovery despite lower energy costs

    Japanese factories churned out more machinery and electronic devices in January as export shipments rose, but lower energy costs due to cheaper crude oil failed to provide a boost to consumer spending. Weak retail sales and a cooling of already slow...

    India sees growth over 8 percent, set for 'big bang' reforms

    A government report says India's economy will grow more than 8 percent in the upcoming financial year and appears to have shaken off its persistent problems of high inflation, rising budget deficits and poor domestic demand. The Economic Survey, an...

    Q&A: U.S. technically hits deflation, but what does it mean?

    Q&A: U.S. technically hits deflation, but what does it mean?
    The consumer price index, a leading measure of inflation, fell last month into negative territory over a 12-month period for the first time since the fall of 2009, when the nation was just emerging from recession. It also fell from December, the third...

    Consumer prices plunge 0.7 percent on cheaper gas costs

    A plunge in gas prices last month lowered consumer prices by the most in six years. But excluding the volatile food and energy costs, prices rose. The consumer price index fell 0.7 percent in January, the sharpest drop since December 2008, the Labor...