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Inflation and Deflation

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  • A look at the pros and cons of the big stimulus program the European Central Bank is weighing

    With the eurozone facing the possibility of years-long economic stagnation, its central bank is expected to soon announce its biggest stimulus measure yet. That sounds like it should be cause for optimism. Yet some policymakers and economists in the 19-...
  • Russians face more misery as state prepares spending cuts, expects inflation to keep rising

    Russian government officials appealed for calm on Wednesday after predicting budget cuts and a further surge in inflation as the country faces its worst economic downturn in 15 years. With the currency and economy wilting under the twin blows of...
  • Deflation fears rock markets again but consumers see windfall -- for now

    Deflation fears rock markets again but consumers see windfall -- for now
    For the fourth time in 12 years, the world is facing a deflation scare. And as with any good horror movie, no one is sure what lurks in the shadows. Since summer, slowing growth in China and severe weakness in Europe and Japan have deepened fears that...
  • UK inflation falls to equal-lowest rate on record, to 0.5 percent, amid oil price drop

    U.K. inflation has slowed to its equal-lowest rate on record, an annual 0.5 percent in December, amid a drop in oil prices, the Office of National Statistics said Tuesday. The drop will force Bank of England Governor Mark Carney to write a letter to...
  • 4 reasons why consistently strong hiring is failing to boost US inflation or wages

    This isn't explained in Econ 101. Month after month, U.S. hiring keeps rising, and unemployment keeps falling. Eventually, pay and inflation are supposed to start surging in response. They're not happening. Last month, employers added a healthy 252,000...
  • Report shows 2014 was best year for US hiring since 1999, raises confidence about new year

    U.S. employers are showing more confidence than they have since the Great Recession began and will probably propel the economy in 2015 to its fastest growth in a decade. December's job gains capped a stellar year for hiring that saw nearly 3 million jobs...
  • How key investments could fare if deflation fears worsen

    How key investments could fare if deflation fears worsen
    If deflation takes hold, with a sustained decline in prices for goods and services, the rules of the investing game change. A slow-paced deflation similar to Japan's since the late 1990s might not trigger sudden market crashes, but could change the...
  • Bank of England keeps interest rates at record low 0.5 percent amid low inflation

    The Bank of England is holding its main interest rate at 0.5 percent as policymakers seek to keep the economy growing and nudge up inflation. Policymakers have been divided about when to start raising rates. But there's little pressure on them to act,...
  • China's inflation edges up in December despite lower crude prices, but increase still low

    China's consumer inflation edged up in December despite the slump in global oil prices but was still well below the official target. Prices rose 1.5 percent from a year earlier, up from November's 1.4 percent increase, government data showed Friday. That...
  • Euro falls to 4-1/2 year low against dollar after ECB chief hints at stimulus

    The euro slid to a 4-1/2 year low against the dollar on Friday after the head of the European Central Bank hinted at plans to fight alarmingly low inflation across Europe. In an interview with Germany's financial daily Handelsblatt, Mario Draghi, the...
  • Brenda Wenning: The low-inflation mirage

    Inflation is too low? Tell that to American consumers. It's widely known that the federal government puts a yellow smiley face on its unemployment figures by excluding Americans who have given up looking for work and including part-time workers as if...