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Determining annual inflation rate from bimonthly cpi growth rate?

I've been unable to find a concrete answer to this question so I assume I am overlooking something incredibly simple. In order to determine the real interest rate, I am required to use the nominal ...
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Web sites for historical foreign currency exchange rates and inflation data?

Say that I'm watching a Swedish movie from the 1970s where a bank gets robbed and the robbers get away with 10 million SEK. I might then like to know how much that corresponds to in U.S. dollars ...
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How do economists gather retail price data, such as for tracking inflation?

How do economists track the prices of things like milk, produce, furniture and other retail products? Do they have people with clipboards going out to stores and gathering data? Scrape web sites? ...
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What is the meaning of 'indexing' something?

From a document about 2011 taxes, I came across this line: For 2011, the income thresholds, personal amounts, and tax reduction amounts are indexed. They have been increased based on changes in ...
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When the Reserve Bank determines the interest rates, do they take the house prices into account?

My knowledge of how interest rates work (please correct me if I'm wrong) is that it is set by the Central Bank of a country. They're supposed to be apolitical and independent and their decision ...