People are reflected in a window outside the Macy’s department store in New York. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index edged up 0.1 per cent last month

US consumer prices rose marginally in September as energy costs fell broadly, painting a weak inflation picture that should give the Federal Reserve a(...)

A customer selects fruits at a supermarket in Huaibei, Anhui province. China’s inflation rate slowed more than expected in September to a near five-year low

China’s consumer inflation slowed more than expected in September to a near five-year low, adding to concerns that global growth is cooling fast unle(...)

Bank of England  governor  Mark Carney: has gone from rock-star banker to City’s ‘unreliable boyfriend’. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/PA Wire

Just over a year into his five-year term as Bank of England governor, Canadian Mark Carney has gone from rock-star banker to “unreliable boyfriend”(...)

Smoke billowing from a plant in Tokyo bay. The Japanese government now sees real gross domestic product growth at 1.2 per cent in fiscal 2014/15, versus 1.4 per cent forecast earlier this year

Japan’s government slightly lowered its growth forecast for the current fiscal year due to sluggish exports and a drop in demand after the April sales(...)

Consumer prices in May, as measured by the CPI, remained unchanged versus the previous month

Inflation rose by 0.4 per cent in the year to May with price increases across a number of categories including education and alcoholic beverages.Accor(...)

Shoppers walk around the Easton Towne Center in Columbus, Ohio. Photograph: Ty Wright/Bloomberg

US consumer prices rose in March, but inflation pressures remained generally benign, which should give the Federal Reserve ample scope to keep (...)

 The fall in inflation to 1.7 per cent was widely expected by economists

Lower petrol prices helped inflation in the UK fall to a new four-year low of 1.7 per cent in February and narrow the prolonged squeeze on wage(...)

Shoppers walk around the Easton Towne Center in Columbus, Ohio. Photograph: Ty Wright/Bloomberg

US consumer prices rose marginally in February, but the lack of inflation pressures will probably not dissuade the Federal Reserve from dialing(...)

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said today it will add services like Netflix and Amazon Instant Video to the consumer price index (CPI). Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

With millions of people watching the latest movie blockbusters and television box sets online, Britain’s statistics office has added video stre(...)

People work on a gondola next to a construction site in Tokyo. Japan’s factory output rose in January at the fastest pace in more than two years and core inflation hovered at five-year highs, suggesting the economy has enough momentum to withstand an expected hit from a sales tax hike scheduled for April. Photograph: Yuya Shino/Reuters

Japan’s factory output rose in January at the fastest pace in more than two years and core inflation hovered at five-year highs, suggesting the(...)