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Chief economist update: The yen's on the up and up
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 16 FEB 2018
... (QQE) 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". But the yen continued to climb - ...
Suncorp reviews options for life insurance business
KARREN VERGARA  |  THURSDAY, 15 FEB 2018
... heightened regulatory scrutiny. In-force premium rose by 0.9% from growth in retail and direct channels due to stepped age and CPI increases. The wealth business reported a 20% increase in NPAT to $6 million, driven by positive investment returns and ...
Chief economist update: Bad news is good news returns?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 15 FEB 2018
... music should have died when the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) confirmed that inflation was indeed lifting. Headline CPI inflation rose by 0.5% in the month of January following an UP-wardly revised 0.2% from 0.1%) increase in the previous month. ...
Scared of inflation? Try deflation
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 12 FEB 2018
... Needless to say, the BOE is operating under a different environment. UK inflation is running higher than the BOE's 2.0% target: "CPI inflation fell from 3.1% in November to 3.0% in December. Inflation is expected to remain around 3% in the short term ...
Chief economist update: RBA to lift rates after 2018
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 8 FEB 2018
... will do just fine, thank you very much. While the RBA declared in its February statement that: "The central forecast is for CPI inflation to be a bit above 2% in 2018," it also acknowledged both headline and core CPI continue to run below target and ...
Chief economist update: One hike this year, one hike next year
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 JAN 2018
... to 2.7% in the year to December from 3.3% in the previous month. The BOE's November 2017 Quarterly Inflation Report sees CPI inflation easing from 3.0% in 2017 to 2.4% by the end of this year before slowing to 2.2% in 2019 and 2.1% in 2020. The report ...
The darling buds of inflation
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 15 JAN 2018
... would 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 would ...
Chief economist update: A prelude to taper?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 10 JAN 2018
... (QQE) 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 Economics ...
Same old same old from the BOJ
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 22 DEC 2017
... economies." 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 downtown ...
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 ...
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