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Inflation and Deflation

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  • ECB's Weidmann says euro zone not in deflationary cycle

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The euro zone is not in a deflationary cycle and the European Central Bank (ECB) should not overreact to a slowdown in inflation caused largely by cyclical factors which should prove temporary, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said on...
  • Proposed 'millionaire tax' may eventually hit middle class

    Proposed 'millionaire tax' may eventually hit middle class
    One thing — really the only thing — I don't like about Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan's proposed constitutional amendment to add a 3 percent state tax on all income over $1 million is that it's not indexed for inflation. "We thought...
  • Consumer spending increases in February while inflation stays low

    Consumer spending increases in February while inflation stays low
    WASHINGTON -- Consumer spending increased last month the most since November as Americans appeared to start shaking off the effects of severe winter weather. Spending rose 0.3% in February, up from 0.2% the previous month, the Commerce Department said...
  • Fed's Evans says he wants no rate hike until early 2016

    Fed's Evans says he wants no rate hike until early 2016
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve would do best to keep rates at rock bottom until early 2016 and then raise them only gradually so as not to risk derailing a building economic recovery, a top Fed official said on Friday. "I personally doubt...
  • Spanish consumer prices fall at fastest pace since October 2009

    MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish national consumer prices fell at their fastest annual pace in almost four-and-a-half years in March, preliminary data showed on Friday, fueling concerns of deflation in the euro zone. Spanish prices fell 0.2 percent in March...
  • South Korea's recovery seen softening as China slows

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's industrial output in February shrank for a second consecutive month while a business confidence measure fell, data showed on Friday, casting doubts on the strength of the economic recovery in the face of slowing growth in...
  • Massaging of critical data undermines our society

    Transparency and truth are the fuels that run sophisticated civilizations. Without them, the state grinds to a halt. Lack of trust -- not barbarians on the frontier, global warming or cooling, or even epidemics -- doomed civilizations of the past, from...
  • No single data point will determine rate rise: Fed's Pianalto

    (Reuters) - No single data point will determine when the Federal Reserve finally tightens its policy, a top U.S. central banker said on Thursday, reinforcing the notion stressed by Chair Janet Yellen that a "wide range" of factors would be considered....
  • Poland still faces 'huge' economic tasks before joining euro: central banker

    WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland will still have to overcome tough economic hurdles before adopting the euro, even if the crisis in Ukraine has made some warm to the political advantages of joining, central bank policymaker Jerzy Osiatynski said. Speaking in an...
  • Bank of England readies tools to rein in risky mortgage lending

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England urged banks on Thursday to consider the risk of future spikes in interest rates when they approve mortgages, and prepared tools to rein back potentially dangerous lending. British house prices have risen by around...
  • South Korea March consumer sentiment index unchanged from February

    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's key consumer sentiment index held steady in March from the previous month, reinforcing signs of recovering confidence in the economy, a central bank survey showed on Thursday. The Bank of Korea said in a statement its...