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Chief economist update: A US dollar story
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 22 MAY 2018
... achievement of its 2% inflation target and the European Central Bank (ECB) faced with renewed inflation weakness - headline CPI inflation slowed to 1.2% in the year to April from 1.3% in the previous month; core inflation decelerated to 0.7% from 1% ...
Chief economist update: New RBNZ Governor maintains old policy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 14 MAY 2018
... are projected to see New Zealand's consumer price inflation gradually rise to our 2% annual target." New Zealand's CPI inflation slowed to an annual rate of 1.1% in the March 2018 quarter - the second quarter of easing prices and the slowest ...
Chief economist update: BOE fails market expectations
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 11 MAY 2018
... another two more of its forward guided three interest rate hikes this year. This is the message from the just-released US CPI report for April. Despite the continued improvement in the US unemployment rate - down to 3.9% in April - and the continuing ...
Chief economist update: Fed's on target, BOJ takes out target
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 3 MAY 2018
... Activity and Prices" report that accompanied its decision. The sentence, "The timing of the year-on-year rate of change in the CPI reaching around 2% will likely be around fiscal 2019." That was there in January and is no longer in April. Perhaps, the ...
Retirement spending declines faster than believed: Research
KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 1 MAY 2018
... travel peters out as retirees age. The data also found that retirees' overall cost of living does not increase in line with CPI as is commonly believed -- rather it falls. This raises concerns about products aimed at retirees that assume their spending ...
Chief economist update: Inflation remains in the slow lane
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 26 APR 2018
... was really nothing new in the latest domestic inflation update to write home to mother about - or both. Australian headline CPI inflation increased by 1.9% in the year to March quarter - unchanged from the December 2017 quarter, slower than market expectations ...
Chief economist update: Inflation is heading Fed's way
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 13 APR 2018
... minutes revealed that: "all participants expected inflation on a 12-month basis to move up in coming months." The latest US CPI report gives credence to this expectation. The headline CPI shows the annual inflation rate accelerated to 2.4% in March from ...
Chief economist update: No target sign on India's back
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 9 APR 2018
... risks evenly balanced." Its inflation forecast revised lower: "The 6th bi-monthly resolution of 2017-18 in February projected CPI inflation at 5.1 per cent in Q4:2017-18; and in the range of 5.1-5.6 per cent in H1:2018-19 and 4.5-4.6 per cent in H2 ...
Chief economist update: Hostage to speculations
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 16 MAR 2018
... show that the Japanese economy is well and truly headed in the right direction, except for inflation that is. While headline CPI inflation quickened to a 34-month high of 1.3% in the year to January, the core inflation rate (ex-food) which the BOJ tracks ...
Chief economist update: The uncertainty that is Trump
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 14 MAR 2018
... workers to meet expanding orders without sacrificing profitability. It also keeps a lid on inflation as evidenced by the latest CPI report. US headline CPI slowed at the margin - rising by 0.2% in the month of February from 0.5% in the previous - resulting ...
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