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Kuwait inflation down to 2.8pc in May

Kuwait’s inflation in consumer prices eased to 2.8 per cent year-on-year (y/y) in May, mainly due to softer food inflation, a report said. Core inflation (which excludes food prices) came in marginally higher at 3.0 per cent

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India's cbank chief Rajan to step down in September

Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, who has faced criticism from members of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party for not lowering interest rates enough, said on Saturday he would step down when his term ends on September 4.

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VAT likely to increase inflation rates across GCC

The introduction of value added tax (VAT) will increase inflation rates across the GCC, according to one-third of investment professionals, while over a quarter said that it will increase the cost of doing business, a report said.

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Abu Dhabi inflation hits 3.2pc

Abu Dhabi recorded a consumer inflation of 3.2 per cent in January this year compared to the same period last year, data released by Abu Dhabi Statistics Centre said. The UAE emirate has changed the base year for the data series t

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US consumer spending gains steam; inflation up

US consumer spending rose solidly in January and underlying inflation picked up by the most in four years, keeping Federal Reserve interest rate increases on the table this year. The upbeat data on Friday added to reports on manuf

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Turkey inflation surging to 10pc

Inflation that is approaching 10 per cent poses a serious threat to the economy because it lowers the growth potential, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said, citing weakness in the lira and food prices for sparking inflation.

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Kuwait inflation edges up to 3.3pc in 2015

Kuwait's annual headline inflation is on track to average close to 3.3 per cent in 2015, slightly higher than the three per cent annual average in 2014, said a report. Inflation in consumer prices came in marginally lower in N

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L-Momentum fading for global economic growth, inflation

Economic growth is losing momentum across emerging and developed economies as is inflation, with trouble in China now the biggest worry for 2016, according to the overwhelming majority of hundreds of economists polled by Reuters around the wor

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Egypt inflation at five-month high

Egypt's urban consumer inflation jumped to its highest level since June, propelled by the rising cost of food, but recent state interventions is likely to make the increase short-lived, analysts said. Prices rose 11.1 per cent

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Venezuela sees 85pc inflation this year, 60pc next

President Nicolas Maduro's government predicted on Tuesday that Venezuela's inflation, already the world's highest, would be 85 per cent in 2015 and 60 per cent next year. Though high, those figures are conservative co

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