14 Nov 2023

China’s Economy Faces Continued Deflationary Pressures

  China’s consumer prices remain stagnant and factory-gate prices continue to decline, indicating persistent deflationary pressures in the world’s second-largest economy. The consumer price index (CPI) remained unchanged in September from a year earlier, falling short of the expected 0.2% gain. Core inflation, excluding food and fuel prices, held steady at 0.8%. The producer price […]

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30 Aug 2023

U.S. Economy Shows Signs of Recovery as Inflation Cools and GDP Grows

  Recent Inflation Developments The Federal Reserve’s Strategy to Tame Inflation The Federal Reserve is making progress in its efforts to tame inflation. Headline inflation has slowed from its peak of 8.9% in June 2022 to 3.3% in July 2023. This deceleration has been driven by lower food and energy prices. Core inflation, which excludes […]

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18 Jan 2023

High Supply-Chain Costs are Receding; Tracking Inventory on the Shelf

  Consumer prices that took off last year are starting to flatten out as a wave of rising supply-chain costs starts to retreat. The WSJ’s Sarah Nassauer, Suzanne Kapner and Nick Timiraos report the trends on store shelves may be another sign that inflation is starting to turn a corner. Many companies raised their prices […]

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15 Jan 2023

IMF Chief Says Global Inflation is Likely Nearing its Peak

  The global rise in consumer prices could be peaking, Kristalina Georgieva, managing director at the International Monetary Fund said. She warned that inflationary pressures could prove more persistent than in the past given heightened geopolitical tensions and a fragmentation in global manufacturing supply chains. “We actually think inflation is going to be harder to […]

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