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Markets have begun to think about inflation again. In the US the new President is expected to contribute further towards existing pressure on prices; in Britain the weak pound has led to imported inflation as… 841 more words

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Retail sales, CPI data bring back Canadian economic doldrums as inflation misses forecasts

Retail sales and inflation data came in weaker than expected on Friday, a reminder that Canada’s recovery still has a long way to go.

The consumer price index advanced 1.5 per cent in December from a year earlier, and retail sales rose 0.2 per cent, Statistics Canada reported Friday from Ottawa, both missing forecasts in a Bloomberg survey of economists. 311 more words

Economy

Saskatchewan’s annual inflation rate up 0.6% in December

The annual inflation rate in Saskatchewan rose 0.6 per cent in December, according to numbers released Friday by Statistics Canada.

The increase was partially due to higher gas prices, which were up 5.1 per cent on a year-over-year basis. 97 more words

Money

How do you respond to a situation where prices of consumables are increasing against an income that is constant (inflation)?

I believe the best way to handle inflation is to increase your income by creating at least one more source of income. 201 more words

Personal Development

But When We are Wealthy ...

But when we are wealthy … well, the song has the same notes but the lyrics change when countries go from poor to rich.

I have made the point in previous posts that “free trade” is a weapon used by the “haves” against the “have nots.” (Free Trade’s basic function is to prevent the have nots from competing with the haves by selling them our more cheaply made stuff so they cannot develop a capacity to make that stuff for themselves and become our competitors.) China’s President just stated that China is committed to free trade. 372 more words

Politics

Easily Confused Words: Inflation vs. Conflation

Inflation and conflation are easily confused words.

The spell-check application of most word processing software programs would not catch a slip-up of these two words. Spell-check is looking for words that aren’t in its dictionary, and words that resemble words in its dictionary, but are possibly spelled wrong. 318 more words

Easily Confused Words

Nigeria in recession: government expenditure and the N-power programme

Over the weekend, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released the inflation figure of December, the year-on-year inflation stood at 18.55 %. This means that between December 2015 and December 2016, the average prices of goods and services  in increased by 18.55%. 677 more words

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