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The darling buds of inflation
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 15 JAN 2018
... gain further impetus if the latest upward trend in core consumer price inflation gathers pace. The annual rate in core CPI accelerated to 1.8% in the year to December from 1.7% in the previous month. This is because continued price increases ...
Chief economist update: A prelude to taper?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 JAN 2018
... with a Negative Interest Rate" and "expanding the monetary base until the year-on-year rate of increase in the observed CPI (all items less fresh food) exceeds 2% and stays above the target in a stable manner." Ben Ong is the Director of ...
Same old same old from the BOJ
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 22 DEC 2017
... However, inflation remains low: "On the price front, the year-on-year rate of change in the consumer price index (CPI, all items less fresh food) is in the range of 0.5 to 1 percent. " While Japanese core inflation continues to linger ...
OECD tells RBA to take a hike
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 NOV 2017
... downward pull on inflationary pressures. Continued low inflation means continued sluggish wage growth (by virtue of CPI indexation) and further reduction in household spending. It's still about seven months until the "advised" rate hike. ...
Former J.P. Morgan chief joins Future Fund
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 21 NOV 2017
... to meet its objective, which is to strengthen the Commonwealth's long-term financial position and outperform the CPI plus 4% to 5% per annum. "Global markets have continued to strengthen, supported by improving economic conditions. Around ...
Japan on reverse cycle?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 21 NOV 2017
... and fiscal spending through the government's large scale stimulus measures." "The year-on-year rate of change in the CPI is likely to continue on an uptrend and increase toward 2%, mainly on the back of an improvement in the output gap and a ...
Where in the cycle is Australia?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 17 NOV 2017
... sales, down to 1.4% September, had been decelerating over the past four months. Wages have to grow by much more than the CPI before and to enable households to reduce their debt burdens before consumers even think of lifting spending. Without a ...
'tis the season to not be jolly
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 16 NOV 2017
... offer discounts to maintain revenues, leading to lower inflation overall that leads to low wage growth (by virtue of CPI indexation) that leads to limited consumer spending that... Were it not for Australia's record high household debt and ...
China's inflation lift indicates strong demand
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 10 NOV 2017
... update on the country's inflation indicates the central government's progress towards rebalancing the economy. China's CPI inflation rate accelerated to 1.9% in the year to October from 1.6% in the previous month. This is higher than market ...
Changed RBA rate expectations?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 6 NOV 2017
... prices to get goods and services moving out the door, which also helps explain the lower-than-expected third quarter CPI inflation results - headline down to 1.8% in the September quarter from 1.9% in the June quarter; weighted median and ...
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