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OECD tells RBA to take a hike
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 29 NOV 2017
... dollar's 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. Anything ...
Former J.P. Morgan chief joins Future Fund
KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 21 NOV 2017
... continues 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 the ...
Japan on reverse cycle?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 21 NOV 2017
... conditions 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 ...
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 pick-up ...
'tis the season to not be jolly
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 16 NOV 2017
... businesses 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
... latest 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 expectations ...
Changed RBA rate expectations?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 6 NOV 2017
... lowered 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 trimmed ...
Two holds and a raise
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 31 OCT 2017
... the unemployment rate was at a 42-year low of 4.3% in the three months to August - and above target inflation - headline CPI at 3% in September, core at 2.7% - dictates that it should proceed with interest rate increases more aggressively than the Fed. ...
Surefire Melbourne Cup bet
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 30 OCT 2017
... certainly not the RBAs) by last week's report by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) showing the country's headline CPI inflation rate decelerated to a lower than expected 1.8% in the September quarter. And this is thanks to us smokers and alcoholics ...
ECB schedules taper
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 27 OCT 2017
... the Eurozone economy's strengthening growth momentum. That is, real wages - wages less inflation - are positive and with CPI inflation running at 1.5% in September, real wages will remain positive even if growth in wages and salaries don't accelerate ...
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