inflationary inflationary  /ɪnf ˈleɪ ʃə ˌnɛ ri/


  • (adj) associated with or tending to cause increases in inflation


  1. Government economists warned that more serious inflationary pressures were building up.
  2. Government economists warned that more serious inflationary pressures were building up.
  3. Unfortunately, the anti-inflationary policy has got off to a stumbling start.


  1. OECD: Falling Labor Costs Point to Low Inflation Pressures

    Wages in developed economies grew at a slower pace than productivity during the first quarter of 2013, an indication that inflationary pressures remain weak, the OECD said.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Wall Street Journal Blogs

  2. Botswana cuts interest rates to 8.5 percent

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Botswana's central bank cut its lending rate by 50 basis points to 8.5 percent on Tuesday, reducing rates for the second time this year as it tries to stimulate slowing economic growth. "The current state of the economy, which is characterised by output growing below potential and high unemployment, provides an opportunity for non-inflationary stimulus to the economy ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Tombini Says Brazil Working to Limit Price Impact of Weaker Real

    Brazil’s central bank President Alexandre Tombini said policy makers are working to reduce the inflationary pressure that may stem from a drop in the real, the worst performing major currency in the past month.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. Hayward said the oil-price moves "should not obscure very real operational improvements in refining and rigorous cost control across the company that kept our cash costs essentially flat compared with last year - despite immense inflationary...
    on Oct 28, 2008 By: Tony Hayward Source: MarketWatch

  2. "Although the federal funds rate is likely to remain exceptionally low for an extended period, as the expansion matures, the Federal Reserve will at some point need to begin to tighten monetary conditions to prevent the development of inflationary...
    on Feb 24, 2010 By: Ben Bernanke Source: New York Times (blog)

  3. "He begged the Reserve Bank to put up rates," Mr Turnbull said. "He created an environment where the Government of the day - and this is unique in the history of our country or indeed any country - exacerbated inflationary expectations. We...
    on Sep 15, 2008 By: Malcolm Turnbull Source:

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untenable untenable
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