Tokyo shows an inflation pulse for the first time in a year

TOKYO (BLOOMBERG) – Tokyo consumer prices unexpectedly rose for the first time in a year, another sign of a recovering inflation pulse in Japan, though the pace of gains was far from the levels fuelling fears elsewhere in the world. Prices in Japan’s capital, excluding those for fresh food, ticked

US consumer prices surged in June, topping all estimates

(BLOOMBERG) – Prices paid by US consumers surged in June by the most since 2008, topping all forecasts and showing higher costs associated with the economy’s reopening continue to fuel inflationary pressures. The consumer price index jumped 0.9 per cent in June and 5.4 per cent from the same month

Singaporeans expect inflation to rise to 2.2% this year with Covid-19 recovery prospects

SINGAPORE (THE BUSINESS TIMES) – Singaporean households polled last month see overall or headline inflation rising to 2.2 per cent this year from 1.9 per cent in a September poll, according to a quarterly survey released by DBS and the Singapore Management University (SMU) on Thursday (Jan 21). December’s figure

Japan core consumer prices slip into deflation for first time in 3 years

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japan’s core consumer prices fell for the first time in more than three years in April on an annual basis, as weak oil prices and coronavirus lockdown measures heightened deflation risks. The April data was released just before the central bank announced a new loan scheme on

Deflation fears creep back in Japan as coronavirus pandemic hits prices

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Consumer prices in Japan’s capital city fell for the first time in three years in April and national factory activity slumped, data showed on Friday (May 1), increasing worries the coronavirus pandemic could tip the country back into deflation. The darkening outlook in the world’s third-largest economy