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Economy 01 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

CPI up 2.7% in January

KUALA LUMPUR: The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures headline inflation, rose by 2.7% to 121.3 in January from 118.1 in the same month in 2017 due to higher prices in 10 main groups.

Business 14 Jul 2017 | 2:22 PM

Wall St edges higher as data dims rate hike chances

NEW YORK: US stocks were slightly higher at the open on Friday as June consumer price index data indicated benign inflation that could test the Federal Reserve’s resolve to raise interest rates for a third time this year, while investors parsed earnings reports from big banks.

Economy 19 Apr 2017 | 5:45 AM

Malaysia’s CPI up 5.1% on year in March, hitting 8-year high

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s consumer price index (CPI) jumped 5.1% in March on year, the highest in eight years due to the low base last year and higher retail fuel prices compared to March 2016.

Economy 06 Jan 2016 | 7:31 AM

Taiwan December CPI grows below forecast

TAIPEI: Taiwan's consumer price index fell 0.31% in 2015 to mark its lowest rate of change since 2009, allowing room for the central bank to continue its loose monetary policy, an analyst said on Wednesday. For December, the index rose 0.14% year on year.

Business 25 Dec 2015 | 12:30 AM

Japan November consumer prices edge up, consumption still weak

TOKYO Japan's core consumer prices edged up in November from a year earlier after three straight months of declines, data showed on Friday, as broadening price increases for food and grocery items offset some of the pressure from slumping energy costs.

Business 23 May 2013 | 12:00 AM

April CPI up 1.7% on higher food prices

PETALING JAYA: The consumer price index (CPI) for April rose 1.7% to 106.3 from a year ago mainly due to a 3.8% increase in the food and non-alcoholic beverages index.

Business 24 Jul 2019 | 4:23 AM

June inflation up 1.5% after GST zero-rated year ago

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's inflation rate, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 1.5% in June this year, which was in line with a survey, due to the low-base effects arising from the removal of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) last year.

Economy 19 Dec 2018 | 5:30 AM

November CPI up 0.2% year-on-year

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian consumer price index (CPI) rose 0.2% in November to 121.0 compared with 120.8 recorded in the same period a year ago, said the Department of Statistics.

Economy 22 Feb 2017 | 4:04 AM

January inflation climbs on higher petrol price, exceeds forecast

KUALA LUMPUR: The consumer price index (CPI) for January 2017 rose 3.2% from a year ago, mainly due to the increase in petrol prices and food and exceeding a Bloomberg survey of a 2.7% rise.

Business 20 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM

Weaker ringgit pushes inflation higher

PETALING JAYA: Consumer prices increased more than expected in July, compared with a year earlier on the effects of a fuel-price hike, a weaker ringgit and the lingering impact of the goods and services tax (GST) in April.