Eurozone falls back into deflation

Eurozone falls back into deflation

Eurozone inflation unexpectedly fell to negative 0.1 percent in September, data showed Wednesday, suggesting a dangerous spell of falling prices could be returning to Europe.

RBI to consider deflation while deciding interest rates: Sinha

RBI is scheduled to come out with its bi-monthly policy review on September 29.

BofA-ML sees wholesale price 'deflation' continuing till Oct

American brokerage Bank of America-Merrill Lynch (BofA-ML) on Friday said the "deflation" on the wholesale price index is likely to continue till October.

Japan consumer inflation up for first time in 10 months: Govt

Japan`s core inflation picked up for the first time in 10 months in March, data showed Friday, giving relief to the central bank, which has been struggling to beat years of deflation.

Oil's 45%t rebound could be markets' next headache

Whisper it, but the next challenge for financial markets and policymakers may not be deflation, but the remarkable surge in oil prices from the six-year low touched in January.

Inflation at record low of (-)2.33% in March

Inflation at record low of (-)2.33% in March

Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation has been in the negative zone since November 2014 mainly on account of cheaper food and fuel products.

Eurozone deflation eases, unemployment drops

Deflation in the eurozone eased in March, official data showed Tuesday, reducing concerns that the European economy faces a dangerous spiral after four straight months of falling consumer prices.

Euro lurches closer to dollar parity

The euro lurched closer to parity with the dollar Thursday, in a boost to eurozone exporters battling deflation risks at home.

ECB to begin QE stimulus programme

The programme calls for the eurozone central bank to buy around 60 billion euros of public and private bonds each month -- a policy it will apply until at least September 2016.

Bank of England holds interest rate at record low

The Bank of England on Thursday voted to keep its main interest rate at 0.50 percent for a sixth year running, as Britain balances deflation fears against steady growth.

Eurozone prices, jobs firm but deflation threat remains

The eurozone`s fall in consumer prices eased while jobless figures fell slightly Monday, but the modest improvements were not enough to reduce fears of a deflationary spiral.

Bank of Japan holds fire on fresh stimulus despite weak GDP figures

The Bank of Japan on Wednesday held off launching fresh stimulus, even as weak growth figures earlier this week aggravate concerns about the strength of a recovery in the world`s number three economy.

Factbox- ECB QE: What markets expect and what it might mean

Financial markets are primed for the European Central Bank to launch a quantitative easing programme on Thursday in an attempt to revive the moribund euro zone economy and inflation.

ECB could purchase 50 bn euros of bonds per month: Report

The European Central Bank`s executive board has drawn up proposals to buy 50 billion euros ($58 billion) of sovereign bonds per month until the end of 2016, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

Cheaper oil `bolsters` ECB case for more stimulus: Lagarde

IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday encouraged the European Central Bank to unleash fresh stimulus on the ailing eurozone, saying falling global oil prices increase the risk of deflation.

ECB has few options left aside from QE: Draghi

The European Central Bank (ECB) does not have many options left apart from sovereign bond purchases to ward off deflation in the euro area, its president Mario Draghi said on Wednesday.

ECB board member says no deflation in eurozone

ECB board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger has disputed in a magazine interview that the eurozone is now experiencing deflation and expressed scepticism about the central bank buying up sovereign bonds.

Eurozone's first fall in prices for five years raises deflation fears

Eurozone consumer prices fell 0.2 percent in December, entering negative territory for the first time since financial crisis in October 2009 and raising fears of deflation, EU data showed Wednesday.

No deflation risk for Indian economy as yet: Economists

They said that the 'base effect' was the main reason for the falling inflation, which stood at a much higher level a year ago.

Swiss bank holds key rate but warns of deflation risk

Switzerland`s central bank held its key lending rate on Thursday but revised downwards its forecast for prices, warning that "deflation risks have increased once again".