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NewZealandcpi-071510.jpg Consumer prices in New Zealand advanced 0.3 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That was below expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent, although it did mark the third straight quarter at 0.3 percent growth. "Higher housing-related prices...

Consumer prices in New Zealand were up 0.3 percent on quarter in the third quarter of 2014, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday. That was below expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent, although it did mark the third straight quarter at 0.3 percent growth. Housing and household utilities...

New Zealand will on Thursday release Q3 figures for consumer prices, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Inflation is expected to gain 1.2 percent on year and 0.5 percent on quarter after rising 1.6 percent on year and 0.3 percent on quarter in the previous three months. China...

CPI-102214.jpg Consumer prices in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a modest increase in the month of September, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday, with higher prices for food and shelter offsetting a continued decline in energy prices.

Consumer prices in the U.S. unexpectedly showed a modest increase in the month of September, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Wednesday, with higher prices for food and shelter offsetting a continued decline in energy prices.

Ireland's house price inflation accelerated for a sixth straight month in September, figures from the Ireland Central Statistics Office showed Wednesday. The residential property price index rose 15 percent year-on-year following 14.9 percent increase in August. House prices have been rising since...

The incoming President of the EU executive Jean-Claude Juncker said he plans to present a EUR 300 billion investment package to bolster growth and create employment. "If you give us your support today, we will present the jobs, growth and investment package before Christmas," he told the European...

BoE-102214.jpg Bank of England policymakers decided to leave its key rate at a historic low of 0.50 percent in a split vote for the third straight time at the meeting held early this month as a majority of members noticed increased risks from slowing global economy, especially in euro area. Ian McCafferty and Martin Weale sought a quarter point hike in the bank rate, to 0.75 percent.

European Central Bank Governing Council member Luc Coene said the central bank could expand its stimulus measures to purchasing instruments other than covered bonds and asset-backed securities, but there is no concrete proposal on corporate bonds, currently. In an interview published in Belgian dailies...

Iceland's wage cost growth slowed in September, a report from Statistics Iceland showed Wednesday. Wage cost increased 6.2 percent year-on-year, slower than the 6.3 percent rise in August. On a monthly basis, wage cost gained 0.7 percent versus the 0.6 percent increase in the previous month. The...

Bank of England policymakers decided to maintain its key rate at a record low 0.50 percent in a split vote for the third straight time at the meeting held early this month. As seen in the previous two meetings, Ian McCafferty and Martin Weale sought a quarter point hike in the bank rate, to 0.75 percent,...

A leading indicator of Spain's economy decreased in August, results of a survey by the Conference Board showed Wednesday. The Conference Board leading economic index fell 0.2 percent month-over-month in August after a revised 0.4 percent increase in July. Two out of the six sub-components grew...

South Africa's consumer prices inflation slowed more than expected in September, a report from Statistics South Africa showed Wednesday. Consumer prices rose at a slower rate of 5.9 percent year-over-year in September following the 6.4 percent increase in August. Economists had expected consumer prices...

Denmark retail sales declined for the first time in three months in September, data from Statistics Denmark showed Wednesday. Retail sales were down 0.9 percent month-on-month in September following a 0.5 percent rise in August and flat growth in July. The decline was largely caused by a 7.1 percent...

EEP3-091614_22Oct14.jpg Monetary Policy minutes from the Bank of England and speeches by European Central Bank officials are among the few economic events expected on Wednesday. At 4:30 am ET, the Bank of England will release the minutes of its October monetary policy meeting. At the meeting, the monetary policy committee...