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# inflation - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Cost of alcohol, eating out and going to school pushes inflation to 0.2 per cent

Consumer prices were 0.2 per cent higher in August compared to the same time last year.

# inflation - Saturday 17 August, 2013

China's economy is booming, but here's what could go wrong

The second largest economy in the world has enjoyed a phenomenal rise to its current status, but there are some very simple factors which could cause turmoil, both for China and for the rest of the world.

# inflation - Monday 1 July, 2013

Food, alcohol and tobacco prices drive up cost of living

Inflation in the eurozone is expected to be 1.6 per cent for last month, up 0.2 per cent from May.

# inflation - Monday 24 June, 2013

The price of groceries is still rising - but slightly slower than before

Data from Kantar Worldpanel also shows Lidl and Aldi continuing to increase their share of Ireland’s grocery market.

# inflation - Friday 14 June, 2013

Cost of living rises in the eurozone but not so much in Ireland

Comparing April and May figures, annual inflation rose in 16 member states, remained stable in six and fell in four.

# inflation - Thursday 13 June, 2013

The cost of drinking alcohol and getting an education is increasing

Prices rose by 0.4 per cent in the year to May.

# inflation - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

It might be time to say goodbye to those tiny cent coins

The European Commission is looking at replacing one and two cent coins or getting rid of them entirely due to the costs involved in making them.

# inflation - Friday 10 May, 2013

Consumers 'weathering the storm' as experts predict recession is bottoming out

However a report shows 60 per cent of adults still believe their income will be lower this time next year.

# inflation - Thursday 9 May, 2013

CPI: Price of alcohol, tobacco and education up, cost of shoes down

Consumer prices in April were up by 0.5 per cent when compared to the same month last year.

# inflation - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Eurozone inflation hits new low, raising prospect of ECB rate cut

The governing council of the European Central Bank meets on Thursday where it could provide a fresh boost to mortgage holders.

# inflation - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Gold prices hit biggest slump in 30 years

It’s believed that the market is spooked by weak growth in China and the possibility that Cyprus is to sell off some of its gold reserves.

# inflation - Thursday 11 April, 2013

Cost of living in Ireland rises 0.4 per cent in March

It’s 0.5 per cent more expensive to live in Ireland now than it was a year ago.

# inflation - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Economic activity needed to solve 'fiscal and unemployment crisis' - SFA

The Small Firms Association has said that a lowering of the cost of employment along with strong political leadership is required for economic recovery.

# inflation - Friday 8 February, 2013

EU leaders battle over budget at tough summit

Countries like Britain are insisting that the EU has to make the same drastic cuts that member nations are making in their own budgets.

# inflation - Thursday 17 January, 2013

CPI shows inflation rose by 1.2% in December

The most significant monthly price changes were in restaurants and hotels, food and non-alcoholic beverages and health insurance and hairdressing.

# inflation - Friday 4 January, 2013

Cost of living in the Eurozone rose by 2.2pc in 2012

The EU’s Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices shows inflation at 2.2 per cent, its lowest annual rate in six months.

# inflation - Thursday 20 December, 2012

An Post seeks 18 per cent hike on price of stamps

An Post wants to increase the price of a standard letter from 55c to 65c, the first increase since 2007.

# inflation - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Cost of living falls by 0.4 per cent in November

The latest CSO figures indicate that Ireland has seen deflation for five of the last six months.

# inflation - Friday 9 November, 2012

More than 30,000 protest against Argentina's government

Peaceful demonstrations took place across Buenos Aires last night.

# inflation - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Fall in annual inflation rate in October

Figures from the CSO show prices for transport fell last month while increasing third level costs drove education up.

# inflation - Wednesday 31 October, 2012

Interview: 'There will be mass defaults, I guarantee it' - David McWilliams

The time to take action on tracker mortgages is now or we will see another wave of mortgage defaults says economist David McWilliams.

# inflation - Friday 12 October, 2012

Toll charges set to increase by 10c

Drivers will be hit with a 10c toll hike from January 2013.

# inflation - Thursday 11 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Christopher Walken

Here’s the things we learned, shared and loved today.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Inflation eases to 1.6 per cent despite rise in clothing and alcohol prices

The price of goods and services in Ireland rose 1.6 per cent in the 12 months to September 2012.

# inflation - Monday 24 September, 2012

IMF says Argentina faces 'red card' over bad data

Christine Lagarde said Argentina has until December to produce data on growth and inflation – or else face censure.

# inflation - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Teeth, taxes and Junior Certs: the week in numbers

Just HOW well did Ireland do at the Paralympics? And which country’s population has the most smokers?

# inflation - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Cost of living rose by 0.6pc in August

The increase in the third-level student contribution and the rising price of petrol have the largest impact in the inflation rate.

# inflation - Monday 3 September, 2012

Bananas and pineapples will be getting more expensive

Fyffes says it’ll have to increase its sales prices as the cost of fruit and fuel goes up and while the euro weakens.

# inflation - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Inflation rises to 2.6 per cent in Britain

Unexpected inflation increase could impact on market expectations of further stimulus from Bank of England.

# inflation - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Education costs up 9.4 per cent in year to July

Latest Consumer Price Index from the CSO shows increases in education, transport, alcohol and tobacco since July 2011.

# inflation - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Even Germany's cost of borrowing is beginning to rise again

Although Germany’s bond yields are still far lower than a year ago, it’s been rising sharply in the last few days…

# inflation - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Inflation up 1.8 per cent over year to May 2012

Consumer price index was unchanged between April and May but shows increases in education, transport, food and services over 12 months.

# inflation - Monday 28 May, 2012

Grocery sales fall by 0.2 per cent

But own-brand labels grow by 2.3 per cent year-on-year, as shoppers attempt to make savings.

# inflation - Thursday 10 May, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Consumer prices increase by 1.9 per cent

Central Statistics Office figures show consumer prices increased by 1.9 per cent in the year to the end of April.

# inflation - Monday 30 April, 2012

Eurozone inflation rate falls slightly in April

New estimates from Eurostat also show that households tried to move more money into savings in the last quarter of 2011.

# inflation - Sunday 22 April, 2012

Fornication, planning and right-wing dictatorship: the week in statistics

Plus – the man who came back from the dead, the amount we have to spend each month, and how many Nokias in Manchester United?

# inflation - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Priests, teachers and Instagram: the week in statistics

How much does it cost to live? How much are we saving? How long do we have to get a job? And plenty more…

# inflation - Thursday 12 April, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.