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Chief economist update: Hard target
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 JUL 2019
... wages start to lift and feed into inflation. Latest data show Australia's unemployment rate at 5.2% in May; headline CPI inflation at 1.3% in the March quarter and; the core inflation rate - average of trimmed mean and weighted median measures ...
Charter Hall industrial fund scores top Lonsec rating
HARRISON WORLEY  |  TUESDAY, 9 JUL 2019
... occupied by "high-quality tenants" and was well positioned in terms of future rental increases with increases either by CPI or 3% p.a. "which helps provide a natural inflation hedge." "The Fund seeks to benefit from growing tenant demand for ...
Chief economist update: BOJ Tankan tanking?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 2 JUL 2019
... increase of 1.2% in the December 2018 survey. Low and way below target inflation remains the BOJ's bugbear. Headline CPI inflation slowed to 0.7% in the year to May (from 0.9% in April) and core inflation eased to 0.8% (from 0.9%). The decline ...
Modern slavery rife across sectors: Fund manager
KARREN VERGARA  |  MONDAY, 1 JUL 2019
... "hot spots" where modern-day slavery is rife. Retail is another troublesome sector because wages have not kept pace with CPI, he told a recent media briefing. The Modern Slavery Act 2018 was passed in 29 November 2018 and came into force on 1 ...
Chief economist update: Expect an RBNZ rate cut
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 27 JUN 2019
... September last year - the country's inflation rate had been decelerating further away from its 1%-3% target. Headline CPI inflation eased to 1.5% in the year to the March quarter from 1.9% in the previous period. Core CPI inflation steadied at ...
Chief economist update: BOE lets peers do the heavy lifting
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 21 JUN 2019
... pattern of relatively strong household consumption growth but weak business investment has persisted" and "Core CPI inflation was 1.7% in May, and core services CPI inflation has remained slightly below levels consistent with meeting the ...
Chief economist update: Expect more of the same from the BOJ
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 18 JUN 2019
... the BOJ met in April have improved but not enough and still way below the BOJ's 2% inflation target. The headline CPI inflation nearly doubled to 0.9% in the year to April from 0.5% in March; core inflation (excluding fresh food) inched up ...
Chief economist update: The greatest challenge of our time
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 30 MAY 2019
... saying: "That's something that central banks face all over the world." True that. The chart below shows latest core CPI inflation measures among the world's major economies remain below their stated 2.0% targets. While US core US CPI ...
Rising costs outpace retiree savings
KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 24 MAY 2019
... by 1.3% for couples at both the comfortable and modest levels, in line with overall movement in the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which was mainly driven by the drought and associated increases in production costs. The price of vegetables (7.7%) ...
Chief economist update: RBA to take rates to fresh record low
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 MAY 2019
... for the inflation outlook." It has also become more crucial especially given the latest inflation reads - headline CPI eased to an annual rate of 1.3% in the March quarter from 1.8%; the trimmed mean measure down to 1.6% from 1.8%; the ...
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