US inflation

Janet Yellen says gradual hikes should continue, despite weak inflation

Janet Yellen says gradual hikes should continue, despite weak inflation

Yellen walked systematically through many of the main arguments in favor of a structural change in inflation, and largely discounted them.

Sep 26, 2017, 23:55 PM IST
Inflation fizzle may once again leave Fed rate path in doubt

Inflation fizzle may once again leave Fed rate path in doubt

The Federal Reserve will probably express its confidence inflation will climb towards its 2 percent target when it meets this week and delivers a widely expected rate rise, but such assurances are a poor indicator of the Fed`s future policy.

Jun 13, 2017, 11:55 AM IST
Gold turns firm despite strong US data, Yellen rate hike hints

Gold turns firm despite strong US data, Yellen rate hike hints

Gold rose as the dollar came off its highs on Wednesday, shrugging off earlier pressure from stronger-than-forecast U.S. inflation and retail sales that added to expectations for near-term U.S. interest rate rises.

Feb 16, 2017, 09:30 AM IST

US inflation hits fastest pace in 4 years

US consumer prices in January rose at their fastest pace in nearly four years, a fresh sign that a pickup in inflation may be approaching, Labor Department figures showed Wednesday.

Feb 15, 2017, 23:32 PM IST
Fed's Lacker says he is confident inflation will return to 2%

Fed's Lacker says he is confident inflation will return to 2%

US inflation is likely to accelerate in coming years and move toward the Federal Reserve`s 2 percent target, Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker said on Monday, flagging upside risks to price growth

Mar 21, 2016, 19:37 PM IST

Fed's Lacker says he is confident inflation will return to 2 percent

US inflation will likely accelerate in coming years and move toward the Federal Reserve`s 2 percent target, Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker said on Monday.

Mar 21, 2016, 15:59 PM IST

US consumer spending rises; core inflation firms slightly

US consumer spending grew briskly in August and a key measure of inflation firmed a bit, signs of strength in America`s domestic economy that could lead the Federal Reserve to tighten interest rates despite weakness abroad.

Sep 28, 2015, 21:02 PM IST

Weak US inflation complicates Fed rate decision

U.S. consumer prices unexpectedly fell in August as gasoline prices resumed their decline and a strong dollar curbed the cost of other goods, pointing to tame inflation that complicates the Federal Reserve`s decision whether to hike interest rates.

Sep 16, 2015, 23:26 PM IST

As Fed meets, US inflation falls

US consumer prices fell slightly in August, dragged lower by tumbling gasoline prices, the government reported Wednesday ahead of a key Federal Reserve meeting on increasing interest rates.

Sep 16, 2015, 19:00 PM IST

US jobless claims drop; imported inflation remains weak

The U.S. labor market appeared to gain momentum in early September as fewer Americans filed for weekly unemployment benefits, but weak inflation pressures may complicate the Federal Reserve`s decision whether to raise interest rates.

Sep 11, 2015, 10:27 AM IST

Fed's Fischer sees inflation rebound, allowing gradual rate hikes

US inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates gradually, Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said on Saturday in a speech careful not to overreact to a possible Chinese slowdown.

Aug 30, 2015, 09:17 AM IST

The Fed won`t wait for 2% inflation to raise rates: Fischer

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer warned Saturday that the US central bank will not wait for inflation to hit two percent before raising interest rates.

Aug 29, 2015, 22:26 PM IST
Fed inadvertently publishes staff forecast for 2015 rate hike

Fed inadvertently publishes staff forecast for 2015 rate hike

The rate forecast was included with a series of bearish projections on U.S. economic growth and inflation that were presented to policymakers at their June 16-17 meeting.

Jul 25, 2015, 09:16 AM IST

US consumer inflation returns in June

US consumer prices rose broadly in June, bringing the annual inflation rate back into positive territory, government data released Friday showed.

Jul 17, 2015, 19:26 PM IST

US inflation steadies in April

The Fed`s preferred inflation measure, the personal consumption expenditures price index, rose 0.3 percent in March year-over-year, while the core PCE price index was up a modest 1.3 percent.

May 22, 2015, 18:54 PM IST

Fed opens door wider for rate hike but downgrades economic outlook

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday moved a step closer to hiking rates for the first time since 2006, but downgraded its economic growth and inflation projections, signalling it is in no rush to push borrowing costs to more normal levels.

Mar 19, 2015, 09:01 AM IST

Dollar eases in Asia after US inflation rally

The euro rose to $1.1206, from $1.1198, but it slipped to 133.65 yen from 133.72 yen in US trade.

Feb 27, 2015, 09:13 AM IST

Asian shares slip on profit-taking

Asian markets slipped on profit-taking Thursday following the previous day`s hefty gains while there was little positive reaction after a closely watched indicator showed a slight pick-up in Chinese manufacturing activity.

Oct 23, 2014, 14:26 PM IST

US inflation ticks up unexpectedly in September

US consumer prices rose slightly in September, contrary to analysts` expectations, the Labor Department reported Wednesday.

Oct 22, 2014, 20:21 PM IST

US consumer prices post first decline in nearly 1-1/2 years

The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index dropped 0.2 percent last month as a broad decline in energy prices offset increases in food and shelter costs. 

Sep 17, 2014, 22:43 PM IST