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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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UAE's annual inflation rate tops GCC states

Inflation rates across the GCC region ranged between 1.02 per cent and 3.11 per cent in October this year, compared with the same period last year, according to a report by the Statistical Centre for the Co-operation Council for the Arab Countri

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Kuwait November inflation edges up to 3.1pc

The inflation in Opec member Kuwait edged up to 3.1 per cent year-on-year in November, according to official data. The prices of food and beverages, which account for over 18 per cent of the basket, rose 3.3 per cent year-on-year

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Qatar inflation soars to 3pc in Nov

Qatar's annual inflation surged to three per cent in November amid a rise in rents and energy costs besides a jump in the food and beverage prices, according to a report. Qatar's annual inflation hit three per cent in Nove

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2014: the year of deflation and lower returns

While the year 2014 began with expectations of higher growth, higher yields and higher stocks, it is ending with the reality of lower inflation, lower yields and higher stocks, a report said. It also ends with asset markets and th

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India's inflation plunges to 5-year low

India's wholesale inflation cooled to a fresh five-year low as fuel and food prices fell, firing hopes the hawkish central bank could finally start cutting interest rates and spur stumbling economic growth. The Wholesale Price

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Egypt consumer inflation fell to 11.1pc in Sept

Egypt's annual urban consumer inflation fell to 11.1 percent in September from 11.5 percent in August, the official statistics agency CAPMAS said on Thursday. Egypt's economy has been in turmoil since a popular uprising ou

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