IMF warns central banks could lose deflation fight

The International Monetary Fund warned Tuesday that central banks are struggling to beat back deflationary forces and that governments need to spend to help them succeed.

Sep 27, 2016, 22:35 PM IST
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.

Sep 30, 2015, 17:18 PM IST

RBI to consider deflation while deciding interest rates: Sinha

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

Sep 03, 2015, 15:13 PM IST

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.

Jul 17, 2015, 20:27 PM IST

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.

May 01, 2015, 07:09 AM IST

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.

Apr 27, 2015, 17:52 PM IST
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.

Apr 15, 2015, 13:41 PM IST

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.

Mar 31, 2015, 20:46 PM IST

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.

Mar 12, 2015, 21:39 PM IST

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.

Mar 09, 2015, 08:36 AM IST

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.

Mar 05, 2015, 18:23 PM IST

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.

Mar 02, 2015, 17:44 PM IST

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.

Feb 18, 2015, 09:09 AM IST

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.

Jan 22, 2015, 16:26 PM IST

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.

Jan 22, 2015, 00:40 AM IST

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.

Jan 15, 2015, 23:32 PM IST

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.

Jan 14, 2015, 14:58 PM IST

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.

Jan 10, 2015, 00:31 AM IST

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.

Jan 07, 2015, 18:02 PM IST

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.

Dec 21, 2014, 13:19 PM IST