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Inflation Picks Up In Canada

Consumer prices picked up in Canada, causing CPI to hit 2.1% form a year earlier and up from 1.5% in December. Economists had forecasted inflation to hit 1.6%, which poses a drastic increase in price. The hiking in inflation can … Continue reading

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Bank of Japan Introduces New Monetary Policy

In an attempt to finally spark inflation in the Japanese economy, the Bank of Japan announced that it will keep the interest rate on its 10-year government bonds at zero through additional monetary policy. However, the central bank also announced … Continue reading

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ECB President Prepared to Fight Low Inflation

Speaking at the Frankfurt European Banking Congress, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi assured the region’s bankers that the ECB stands ready to act if it concludes that its current policy is falling short of stimulating the slugging economy. Draghi … Continue reading

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U.S. IMPORT PRICES DECLINE, WHILE INFLATION REMAINS WEAK

The prices for imported goods had its largest decline since January. According to the Labor Department, import prices fell by 1.8% while analysts expected a fall of 1.7%. According to analysts, import prices are falling due to an increasingly strong … Continue reading

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September U.S. Import Prices Fall 0.5%

U.S. import prices fell 0.5% in September, declining less than Wall Street Journal’s economists’ survey of 0.7%. Import prices are down 0.9% from September 2013 to September 2014, the largest annual drop since February. Prices of goods imported to the … Continue reading

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Putin says Western Sanctions are “Utter Foolishness”

During the meeting of the presidential council this past Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Western sanctions “utter foolishness”, claiming that unlike its Western counterparts, Russia’s economic policies are playing by the rules. He said sanctions violated the principles of … Continue reading

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Market Overview

U.S. CPI data for August came out this week, with economists estimating that inflation held steady at 0.2% on month but fell to 1.6% on year from 2% in July. Such a fall could give strength to those on the … Continue reading

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