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PETALING JAYA: Asset price inflation, which is posing a threat in some Western economies, is unlikely to rear its ugly head in Malaysia amid the country’s low interest rates and massive stimulus packages.
Infation, central banks' meeting, flash Purchasing Managers’ Index in focus this week
HONG KONG (AFP): Markets were mixed in Asian trade Wednesday (June 16) following a tepid lead from Wall Street, where another forecast-busting inflation reading spooked investors just as the Federal Reserve kicked off its latest policy meeting.
MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is unlikely to react yet to multi-month high retail prices as economic recovery remains its prime focus amid the deadly second wave of the pandemic, according to two senior sources aware of the central bank’s thinking.
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced in a report on Monday that economists and analysts polled in the Survey of Professional Forecasters expect Singapore's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to grow by 6.5 percent in 2021, up from 5.8 percent in the previous survey released in March.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): Private-sector analysts have raised their forecast for Singapore's economic growth this year to above the Government's 4 per cent to 6 per cent range, despite the latest round of tighter Covid-19 restrictions.
CHICAGO: Investors are not freaking out over a spike in US inflation in the past two months, showing confidence that the Federal Reserve is deftly handling a rebound in economic growth even as it leaves markets guessing about how it defines “transitory” when it talks about price increases.
Volatility in the global markets was sucked out, leaving major currencies mostly range-bound as investors took the sidelines ahead of Thursday’s development – US May CPI print and European Central Bank (ECB) monetary meeting.
HONG KONG (AFP): Most Asian markets rose Friday (June 11) following a record lead from Wall Street as traders bought into the Federal Reserve narrative that surging US inflation was only temporary and the central bank was likely to maintain its ultra-loose monetary policies for some time.
NEW YORK: Global stock markets rallied to new highs and bond yields slid on Thursday after a jump in U.S. inflation was viewed as insufficient to alter the Federal Reserve's easy monetary policy stance that rising consumer prices will be transitory.