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US inflation falls on lower petrol prices

US consumer prices fell over the past year for the first time since 2009 as gasoline prices continued to tumble, which could allow a cautious Federal Reserve more room to hold off on raising interest rates. Other data on Thursday

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GCC records inflation rates of more than 3pc in 2014

The inflation rates across the GCC region ranged between 3.1 per cent and 0.8 per cent last year, according to the latest reports by the Statistical Centre for the Co-operation Council for the Arab Countries of the Gulf (GCC-Stat).

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UAE inflation jumps 3.7pc in January

Consumer inflation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)  jumped 3.7pc in January compared to the same period last year, according to the National Bureau of Statistics figures. It's the highest rate of inflation since 2009.

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Saudi central bank predicts stable inflation in Q1

A state handout to Saudi Arabian citizens to mark the accession of King Salman may push up some domestic prices but overall inflation is expected to stay stable in the current quarter, the central bank said in a quarterly report on Tuesday.

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Irish manufacturing grows at slowest pace

Irish manufacturing activity expanded at the slowest pace in eight months in January as growth in output and orders at home and from abroad eased, a survey showed on Monday. The Investec Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Inde

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Irish manufacturing grows at slowest pace

Irish manufacturing activity expanded at the slowest pace in eight months in January as growth in output and orders at home and from abroad eased, a survey showed on Monday. The Investec Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Inde

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Bitcoin is latest victim of disinflation

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. Bitcoin is proving a big disappointment. The would-be currency is down 33 per cent against the dollar so far in 2015, and 71 per cent in

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Qatar sees inflation at 3.5pc in 2015

The inflation in Qatar continued to remain moderate in 2014, thanks in part to lower international food prices, said a report. According to the Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS), consumer price index (CPI) inf

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Kuwait inflation seen at 3pc for 2014

Despite a marginal uptick in the consumer price index (CPI) in November, Kuwait’s inflation remained largely subdued during 2014 and is expected to end the year at an average of 3 per cent, a report said. The main source of

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Global economy: inflation, disinflation, deflation

While 2014 has been another year of soft growth and low inflation, the big story for 2015 is inflation or, more precisely, the lack thereof, a report said. The low inflation-high liquidity story is far from over, added the recent

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