Jan 02, 2020 · Zambia's annual rate of inflation is expected to remain in double-digits this year owing to the hiked electricity tariffs and fuel pump prices, says FNB Zambia. In a 2020 economic outlook released, Tuesday, FNB stated that inflation is expected to remain elevated in 2020 on account of higher electricity tariffs and fuel pump prices adjusted by the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) on December 27 ...
The Central Bank of the Dominican Republic (BCRD) kept its monetary policy interest rate steady at 4.50 percent and forecast inflation would remain around its target range in 2020.<br /> BCRD, which cut its policy rate three times last year by a total of 100 basis points, said there is still uncertainty in the international environment, such as socio-political tensions and trade disputes that have slowed economic growth, and volatility in international ...
trimmed our forecast for 2020 world GDP growth by only one tick to 3.1%, additional downgrades would be warranted should virus- related production shutdowns prove persistent.
Jan 09, 2020 · Inflation ended the year 2019 at a rate of 7.9%, according to figures released by the Ghana Statistical Service on Wednesday, 8 January 2019. This is 0.3 percentage points lower than the 8.2% registered in November 2019, but fell within the Bank of Ghana’s forecast of 8%+/-2.
INFLATION FORECAST SLASHED Mr. Dakila said on Thursday that monetary authorities further slashed their forecast average for the year to 2.4% from the 2.5% downgraded outlook adopted in September. At the same time, they kept their inflation forecast for 2020 and 2021 at 2.9%.
Heading into 2020, medical cost trend is expected to increase slightly. HRI projects 2020’s medical cost trend to be 6%. This is up over the flat trend seen in 2018 and 2019, with revised estimates coming in at 5.7% for both years. Prices continue to be the primary driver of healthcare spending, growing at a faster rate than utilization.
The annual inflation rate for the United States is 2.3% for the 12 months ended December 2019 as compared to 2.1% previously, according to U.S. Labor Department data published on January 14, 2020. The next inflation update is scheduled for release on February 13, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. ET.