Comments on: Inflation, not slowdown, remains top global risk Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:26:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: anniejames Thu, 12 May 2011 15:42:15 +0000 The rate at which the general level of prices for goods and services is rising, and, subsequently, purchasing power is falling. Central banks attempt to stop severe inflation, along with severe deflation, in an attempt to keep the excessive growth of prices to a minimum.