Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.9% on year in April

Business / Economy May 24, 2019

Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.9% on year in April

Core consumer prices rose 0.9 percent in April from a year earlier due to robust demand for overseas package tours and rising energy prices, government data showed Friday. The core consumer price index, which excludes volatile fresh food items, increased for the 28th straight month ...

Japan inflation slows in February as gasoline prices fall

Business / Economy Mar 22, 2019

Japan inflation slows in February as gasoline prices fall

Underlying inflation slowed in February as gasoline prices fell for the first time in more than two years, government data showed Friday. The nationwide core consumer price index, which excludes fresh food items because of their volatility, rose 0.7 percent from a year earlier, slowing ...