inflation

Italy saw deflation in 2016; first time since 1959

Italy experienced deflation last year, the first time it has done so since 1959, the Istat national statistics bureau confirmed Monday.

Eurozone inflation hits two-and-half year high in November

Inflation in the 19-member eurozone rose to a two-and-half year high in November, helping to ease the pressure on the European Central Bank as it struggles to keep consumer prices in positive territory.

Eurozone inflation stuck at 0.2 per cent raising chance of ECB action

Eurozone inflation remained at 0.2 per cent in August, a new estimate showed Wednesday, with analysts predicting that this could put pressure on the European Central Bank to take further stimulus action as early as next week.

Lovrinovic dismisses reports that his coalition pushes for inflation

A coalition made up of the Human Shield party, Franak, the Youth Action and the "Let's change Croatia" party on Saturday dismissed as "manipulation and lies" media reports that the coalition wanted more money to be printed as a way of solving economic problems in the country.

Croatia among EU countries with highest fall in consumer prices in July

Croatia was among those European Union countries that in July recorded the highest fall in consumer prices on the year, whereas prices rose mildly at the EU level, indicate figures released by Eurostat on Thursday.

Eurozone inflation edges back into positive territory in June

Eurozone inflation moved back into positive territory in June, increasing for the first time since January, according to data released on Thursday.

Eurozone inflation stuck below zero for second month

Annual inflation in the eurozone remained stuck below zero for a second consecutive month in May, although the prices of goods and services declined less than before, new data released on Tuesday showed.

Inflation rekindles in US economy, government report shows

US consumer prices jumped in April by a seasonally adjusted 0.4 per cent, the largest one-month increase in more than three years, the federal Bureau of Labour Statistics said Tuesday.

Eurozone "astonishes" with GDP growth, but inflation still too low

The eurozone's economy grew by a better-than-expected 0.6 per cent in the first three months of this year, but prices of goods and services were back in decline despite efforts to boost inflation, data released on Friday showed.

Eurozone inflation slips back below zero despite ECB efforts

The prices of goods and services in the eurozone declined by 0.2 per cent year-on-year in April, a new estimate issued Friday showed, leaving the bloc with a deflation rate for the second time this year on the back of falling energy prices.

Consumer prices in March fall by record 1.7 pct

In March 2016, consumer prices in Croatia fell by a record 1.7 percent on the year, mainly due to a 13.1% plunge in fuel prices, the national statistical office said on Thursday.

Eurozone inflation revised upward to 0 per cent in March

Annual inflation in the eurozone reached 0 per cent in March, the EU statistics office Eurostat said Thursday, revising upward an earlier estimate of minus 0.1 per cent.

Eurozone inflation remains stuck below zero

Annual inflation in the eurozone remained stuck below zero in March, defying analysts' forecasts and the European Central Bank's efforts to boost consumer prices in the 19-member currency bloc.

ECB moves to fire up economy, boost inflation with bold measures

The European Central Bank surprised markets on Thursday by cutting all three of its key interest rates as part of a bolder-than-expected package of measures to head off dangerously low inflation and fire up the sluggish eurozone economy.

ECB lowers inflation, growth forecasts

 The European Central Bank revises downward its inflation and economic growth outlooks for the eurozone.

Eurozone inflation slips back below zero, upping pressure on ECB

Prices in the eurozone fell by 0.2 per cent year-on-year in February, a new estimate showed Monday, pushing inflation back into negative territory and making fresh action by the European Central Bank increasingly likely.

Eurozone inflation slips back below zero

The prices of goods and services in the eurozone fell by 0.2 per cent year-on-year in February, pushing inflation back into negative territory, according to an estimate released Monday by the EU statistics agency Eurostat.

Eurostat: Prices in Croatia mildly decrease in January

The European Union annual inflation was 0.2% in January 2016, stable compared with December, and Croatia, Bulgaria and Spain were among the countries with a mild annual price decrease, the EU statistical office Eurostat said on Thursday.

Eurozone inflation lower than expected in January, at 0.3 per cent

The prices of goods and services in the eurozone rose by only 0.3 per cent year-on-year in January, the EU statistics agency Eurostat said Thursday, revising a previous estimate downward.

IMF estimate: Inflation in Venezuela could reach 720 per cent

Venezuela's inflation rate could balloon to as much as 720 per cent this year, an International Monetary Fund official said Friday.

Eurozone inflation remains at 0.2 per cent in December

The cost of goods and services in the eurozone rose by a steady 0.2 per cent year-on-year in December, according to an estimate released Tuesday, disappointing analysts' expectations of greater price increases.

German 2015 inflation slows due to tumbling oil price

German inflation in 2015 slowed compared with the previous year due to low oil prices.

EC to publish autumn economic forecast Thursday

The European Commission will present its autumn economic forecast, including information on GDP, inflation, employment, budget deficit and public debt in the member states, ...