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'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 ...
Go ahead BOE, make my day
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 18 OCT 2017
... of 4.2% in the three months to July but inflation - both headline and core - remained above the BOE's 2% target. Headline CPI inflation accelerated to 3% in the year to September - the fastest rate since April 2012 - from 2.9% in the previous month. ...
Inflated attention on September US CPI inflation
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 16 OCT 2017
... future Fed monetary policy direction...or so the headlines say. I say what the? Because of several reasons: 1. The September CPI inflation numbers are widely acknowledged to be distorted by the Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Sure enough, the annual headline ...
Confidence up but will consumers shop?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 12 OCT 2017
... quarters to end-June 2017 - and whatever purchasing power consumers have is being eroded by inflation - the annual headline CPI inflation rate was 1.9% in the June 2017 quarter. Besides, it remains to be seen if this one-month improvement in consumer ...
No more slack?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 9 OCT 2017
... minimum, continues to be absorbed as evidenced by accelerating growth in wages. How soon this will show up in the measured CPI inflation stats remains to be seen but is giving credence to the Fed's view of the transitory nature of low inflation, making ...
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