Draghi `supports` France`s call to boost European demand

French President Francois Hollande and Mario Draghi the head of the European Central Bank (ECB) have agreed that European demand must be lifted to head off a risk of deflation, French officials said.

Japanese data dampens economic optimism

Worries mounted Friday that Japan`s economic recovery is running out of steam as data showed the jobless rate rising and deflation continuing to hobble the world`s number two economy.

China`s industrial output picks up, CPI turns positive

Consumer prices in China rose for the first time in nearly a year and industrial production picked up pace in November, while retail sales slowed slightly, the government said Friday.

Japan deflation deepens, weak demand hitting prices

Japan`s core consumer prices dropped 2.4 percent in August from a year earlier, the fourth straight month of record falls, official figures showed on Tuesday.

Food prices push Inflation up to -0.12 percent

Riding on high food prices, the annual rate of inflation for the week ended August 29 rose slightly but stayed in the negative zone for 13th week in row.

Deflation bigger risk than inflation: ADB

Deflation is a bigger risk to Asian economies than inflation, so it is important to boost final demand, Asian Development Bank Managing Director General Rajat Nag said on Friday.

Deflation and what it spells for India

After nearly 30 yrs, India is experiencing deflation once again. While inflation signifies a rise in prices, deflation indicates just the opposite.