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More fiscal stimulus means higher growth and higher inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That happens either through lower wages and higher unemployment or higher inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Consumer prices inflation has eased off in recent months. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Higher wages would also embed higher inflation into the real economy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But inflation and unemployment are set to soar. The Sun (2016)Inflation increased by 39 per cent during the same period. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is concern over consumer spending, inflation and upward pressure on wages. Times, Sunday Times (2017)High claims inflation and the increase in insurance premium tax were behind the increase, the company said. Times, Sunday Times (2016)What is the effect of growing up in a war zone, or in a country where massive inflation wipes out savings overnight? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Wage growth is lagging behind the 3 % to 4 % inflation that is forecast by many for next year. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Unemployment and inflation are the two most important variables affecting households. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The implication is that inflation will be higher for longer than it otherwise would be. The Sun (2013)The job of the central banks is to manage demand and stabilise inflation and unemployment. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It warned that low inflation and high unemployment would continue to plague the region. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Growth should resume in the third quarter with lower inflation boosting consumer demand. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Growth will probably be upgraded a little and both inflation and unemployment cut. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Government policy about inflation and unemployment has been at the centre of political controversy. Thinking the Unthinkable (1994)The government announced before the election that it would hold fare increases at inflation for the next five years. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Why talk of price stability and then adopt a 2% inflation target? Times, Sunday Times (2015)The country has raging inflation, huge financial difficulties and other problems. The Sun (2010)Inflation also increased the government's need for money. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)Charges in the four subsequent years could rise 7.5% above annual inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There's little indication of that triggering high inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Increased wages could only be met by increased inflation or a transfer of power in the form of wealth from capital to labour. Politics, Planning and the State (1990) High inflation did not do it, nor did strong growth. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They also fail to understand the process through which monetary policy affects inflation - through demand. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Housing experts expect demand to remain tepid in 2011 as austerity measures bite and inflation increases. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Ditto, if it is wiped out by higher inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The pound could come under pressure, pushing up inflation and depressing demand. Times, Sunday Times (2014)For that to happen, he needs a swift increase in inflation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)So the bottom 90 per cent of earners saw the wages they took home rise faster than consumer inflation last year. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Britain is blessed with two main measures of consumer prices inflation, the retail prices index and the consumer prices index. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Inflation expectations have been rising for five months, suggesting consumer price inflation is likely to remain under pressure in the near term. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It's entirely plausible the forecast could be for inflation above 2.5%. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are 72 accounts that beat or match inflation of 1.9% as measured by the consumer prices index. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'inflation'
British English: inflation /ɪnˈfleɪʃən/ NOUN
Inflation is a general increase in the prices of goods and services in a country.
...an inflation rate of only 2.2%.
- American English: inflation
- Arabic: تَضَخُّمٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: inflação
- Chinese: 通货膨胀
- Croatian: inflacija
- Czech: inflace
- Danish: inflation
- Dutch: inflatie
- European Spanish: inflación
- Finnish: inflaatio
- French: inflation
- German: Inflation
- Greek: πληθωρισμός
- Italian: inflazione
- Japanese: インフレーション
- Korean: 인플레이션
- Norwegian: inflasjon
- Polish: inflacja
- European Portuguese: inflação
- Romanian: inflație
- Russian: инфляция
- Spanish: inflación
- Swedish: inflation
- Thai: ภาวะเงินเฟ้อ
- Turkish: enflasyon
- Ukrainian: інфляція
- Vietnamese: lạm phát
Definition of inflation from the Collins English Dictionary
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