Sunday, April 26, 2009
Inflation Close to Zero in the United States
CAMBRIDGE -- The rate of inflation is now close to zero in the United States and several other major countries. The Economist recently reported that economists it had surveyed predict that consumer prices in the US and Japan will actually fall for 2009 as a whole, while inflation in the euro zone will be only 0.6 percent. South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand will also see declines in consumer price levels.