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US CPI inflation rate stays stubbornly high

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 13 APR 2023
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.1% in March, remaining at 5% year on year. NAB economist Taylor Nugent said the US CPI showed welcome, but not overwhelming, progress. "Headline CPI rose less than expected, up 0.1% month on month, and 5.0% year ...

Australian CPI falls to 6.8%, adds to halt hopes

CASSANDRA BALDINI  |  THURSDAY, 30 MAR 2023
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) has slowed to 6.8% from its record high of 7.3%, adding to theories the Reserve Bank of Australia will pause rate hikes. RBA governor Philip Lowe previously explained the board needed four pieces of domestic data to properly ...

Inflation erodes retiree savings by 7.5%

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 21 MAR 2023
... assessment of the outlook," the minutes read. In the five quarters from September 2021 to December 2022, the Consumer Price Index increased by an average of 1.8% per quarter, marking a higher historical average of 0.6% per quarter since the early 1990s ...

Inflation beats forecasts, hits 7.8%

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 25 JAN 2023
The official Consumer Price Index jumped 1.9% in the December 2022 quarter, rising to the highest annual rate of inflation in over 30 years. The figures were released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today and mark the fourth consecutive ...

Retirees feel the brunt of inflation: Challenger

CHLOE WALKER  |  TUESDAY, 24 JAN 2023
... rising medical expenses could make matters worse. "Analysis does reveal that the health component of the consumer price index (CPI) has been consistently higher than the overall CPI measure for the past 20 years, with the exception being the spike in ...

US inflation hits one-year low

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  FRIDAY, 13 JAN 2023
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) in the US dropped 0.1% in December, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Inflation in the US has risen 6.5% over the past year, but the latest data also shows a cooling trend for the sixth consecutive month. US ...

Australian CPI accelerates to 7.3%

CASSANDRA BALDINI  |  THURSDAY, 12 JAN 2023
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose to 7.3% in the year to November, dragging inflation back up to its 32-year high. In October inflation dipped to 6.9%, showing signs of cooling off, however the elevated rise ahead of market expectation (7.2%) paints ...

Life insurer claims under regulator watch

CHLOE WALKER  |  MONDAY, 12 DEC 2022
ASIC has called life insurers to review the accuracy of their systems and controls for claims calculations and payments. This follows theidentification of systems failures in the incorrect applications of consumer price indexations (CPI)'s to life insurance ...

CPI poses awkward optics for RBA: Economist

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  MONDAY, 31 OCT 2022
... but GSFM investment strategist Stephen Miller believes that any "difference" wasn't evident in the latest consumer price index (CPI) data. "The big drivers of inflation in the developed world are clearly present in Australia, as well some homegrown ones ...

Budget deficit pressured by debt costs

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 OCT 2022
... repair," the strategy said. Pertinently, data today from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) shows the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 1.8% in the September quarter. Over the 12 months to September 2022, CPI rose 7.3%, the highest annual movement ...