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Inflation and Deflation

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  • India's October industrial output contracts, builds case for rate cut

    India's industrial output contracted in October, its worst performance in three years, while retail inflation continued its declining trend, building the case for the Reserve Bank of India to lower interest rates early next year. Prime Minister...
  • Cheap gas, crumbling infrastructure spark fuel-tax talk

    While consumers rejoice at lower gasoline prices, states with fuel taxes that increase or decrease with the wholesale price of gasoline or the inflation rate are struggling to deal with declining revenues. Even in states with a per-gallon tax, fuel-...
  • U.S. producer prices fall, signal weak inflation pressures

    U.S. producer prices fell in November and were muted even outside of energy, a sign of weak inflationary pressure that could point to persistent slack in the economy. The Labor Department said on Friday its producer price index for final demand dropped...
  • Free-falling oil intensifies pain for U.S. inflation bonds

    Holders of U.S. inflation bonds are feeling the pain as tumbling oil prices intensify fears of global disinflation and a possible interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve next year. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, commonly known as TIPS,...
  • Dow plunges 312 points as oil price drop pummels energy stocks

    U.S. stocks sank, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index capping its biggest weekly drop in two-and-a-half years, as oil continued to slide and Chinese industrial data raised concern over a global economic slowdown. The Dow Jones Industrial...
  • Tepid interest in its cheap loans edges ECB towards printing money

    The European Central Bank's second offering of almost zero-cost loans to banks drew only tepid interest on Thursday, underlining fragile confidence in the euro zone economy and making ECB money-printing appear all but inevitable. Banks have taken...
  • The toughest fight on campus might be against grade inflation

    The toughest fight on campus might be against grade inflation
    A years-long effort at Wellesley College to turn back the tide of grade inflation shows how tough it is. An article in the latest issue of the alumnae magazine shows that as much as everyone knows those straight-A grades don’t mean nearly what...
  • Bank of Korea holds rates steady, cut seen in early 2015

    South Korea's central bank governor flagged downward revisions to forecasts for inflation and economic growth, raising expectations of an imminent interest rate cut after the bank opted to hold the policy rate steady on Thursday. Governor Lee Ju-yeol...
  • Japan machinery orders tumble in another blow to economy and PM Abe

    Recession-hit Japan suffered a fresh blow on Thursday as data showed a key gauge of capital spending tumbled in October - a worrying sign for its recovery given that business investment was a big drag on the economy in the third quarter. The machinery...
  • French core inflation turns negative, points to deflation risk

    French core inflation turned negative in November, with the first drop in the indicator since records started in 1990 pointing to a growing risk of deflation in the euro zone's second-largest economy. That risk has become a major headache for France...
  • Janus's Gross says no bear market in bonds on slow-moving Fed: webcast

    Bill Gross, the closely watched bond investor, on Wednesday said the Federal Reserve will most likely begin raising U.S. interest rates in the middle of 2015 but fixed-income securities will not be hurt as much as people anticipate. "I don't forecast a...