Can’t Get There from Here

May 6, 2011

This has been a very volatile and ultimately strong week for the beleaguered dollar.  Compared to the period’s lows, the dollar at 14:20 GMT on Friday had advanced by 3.0% against the euro, 2.4% relative to the kiwi, Australian dollar and Swiss franc, 1.9% against sterling, 1.6% versus the Canadian dollar and 1.2% against the […] More

Inflation in the United States and Elsewhere

February 2, 2010

U.S. consumer prices advanced 2.7% between December 2008 and December 2009, 2.6 percentage points greater than the on-year 0.1% uptick between December 2007 and December 2008.  From a wide selection of other advanced and emerging economies shown in the table below, a similar acceleration occurred only in India, where November comparisons are used instead of […] More