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    by Published on November 22nd, 2014 01:01 PM
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    The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 2.4% in the 12 months to October, after increasing 2.0% in September.

    Chart 1 - The 12-month change in the Consumer Price Index
    12-month % change



    Chart description: The 12-month change in the Consumer Price Index

    CSV version of chart 1

    12-month change in the major components

    Prices increased in all major components in the 12 months to October. Higher prices for shelter and food led the rise in the CPI. At the same time, larger year-over-year price increases for transportation and for clothing and footwear contributed the most to the acceleration in the CPI.


    Chart 2 - Prices increase at faster rates in seven of eight major components
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    by Published on November 22nd, 2014 12:54 PM

    Opening keynote speech by Mario Draghi, President of the ECB
    at the Frankfurt European Banking Congress
    Frankfurt am Main, 21 November 2014


    Summary

    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank, today opened the Frankfurt European Banking Congress, with an analysis of the economic situation facing the euro area and of the ECBís monetary policy response.



    The economic situation in the euro area remains difficult and confidence in the overall economic prospects is fragile and easily disrupted, feeding into low investment, Mr Draghi said. In this context, the inflation situation in the euro area has also become increasingly challenging.



    The ECB President emphasised the risk that a too prolonged period of low inflation becomes embedded in inflation expectations, and that the firm anchoring of inflation expectations is critical under any circumstances. This is why the Governing Council has communicated its expectation that the combination of all the monetary policy measures it has decided on will expand the Eurosystemís balance sheet towards the levels prevailing in early 2012, Mr Draghi said. The addition of purchases of covered
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    by Published on November 21st, 2014 05:48 PM
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    CONSUMER PRICE INDEX Ė OCTOBER 2014


    The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.7 percent before seasonal adjustment.

    Gasoline and other energy indexes declined, offsetting increases in shelter and an array of other indexes to leave the seasonally adjusted all items index unchanged. The gasoline index fell for the fourth ...
    by Published on November 19th, 2014 09:23 PM
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    The Governor invited the Committee to vote on the propositions that:


    • Bank Rate should be maintained at 0.5%;
    • The Bank of England should maintain the stock of purchased assets financed by the issuance of central bank reserves at £375 billion.


    Regarding Bank Rate, seven members of the ...
    by Published on November 19th, 2014 09:04 PM

    1. At the Monetary Policy Meeting held today, the Policy Board of the Bank of Japan decided, by an 8-1 majority vote, to set the following guideline for money market operations for the intermeeting period: [Note 1]

    The Bank of Japan will conduct money market operations so that the monetary base will increase at an annual pace of about 80 trillion yen.

    2. With regard to the asset purchases, the Bank decided, by an 8-1 majority vote, to continue with the following guidelines: [Note 2]

    a) The Bank will purchase Japanese government bonds (JGBs) so that their amount outstanding will increase at an annual pace of about ...
    by Published on November 19th, 2014 03:12 PM
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    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment - First Increase in 2014

    ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for November



    The ZEW Indicator of Economic Sentiment for Germany gains 15.1 points in November 2014. Now standing at 11.5 points (long-term average: 24.4 points), the index has returned to positive territory after the previous month's slip into negative ...
    by Published on November 18th, 2014 08:01 PM

    Consumer Price Inflation, October 2014



    • The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) grew by 1.3% in the year to October 2014, up from 1.2% in September.
    • Smaller falls in transport costs than a year ago Ė notably for motor fuels and air fares, and price rises for computer games were the main contributors to the rise in the rate of inflation.
    • Food and motor fuel prices, which
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    by Published on November 18th, 2014 07:48 PM
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    Glenn Stevens*
    Governor



    Address to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) Annual Dinner
    Melbourne - 18 November 2014



    Thank you again for inviting me to address CEDA's Annual Dinner. Tonight marks the fifth time I have done so, and it continues a long tradition.


    My first venture to your gathering in 2006 talked about the role of finance in economic development. An important part of the story was that, through history, financial development and innovation went hand in hand with the extraordinary growth ...

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