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Chief economist update: UK economy slows on Brexit woes
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 12 FEB 2019
... bank to lower its GDP growth forecast to 1.2% this year (from the previous estimate if 1.7%). In addition, the BOE said: "CPI inflation fell to 2.1% in December and is expected to decline to slightly below the MPC's 2% target in the near term, largely ...
Chief economist update: A pretty portrait of an emerging market
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 11 FEB 2019
... brought more downward pressure on the Philippine peso. As a result, Philippine inflation surged to nine year highs. Headline CPI inflation jumped to a high of 6.7% in 2018 and core inflation surged to a peak of 5.1%. Latest data show that the uptrend ...
Labour and housing drive rate sentiment
KANIKA SOOD  |  TUESDAY, 29 JAN 2019
... weaken against the US dollar and it would break 70 cents in the near term, ending 2019 at 65 cents. Meanwhile, disappointing CPI and Producer Price Index (PPI) numbers should be supportive of Australian bonds in the short to medium term. For Australian ...
Industry Super Australia forecasts a rate cut
KANIKA SOOD  |  THURSDAY, 24 JAN 2019
... prices and consumer sentiment, and the US Federal Reserve's reaction amid global trade concerns. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is currently below the RBA's target of the 2-3% range; employment growth may have been shifting towards the public sector ...
Chief economist update: The curse of Japan's consumption tax hike
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 15 JAN 2019
... (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."" This is because of the negative ...
Curtain call for industry body after 96 years
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 14 JAN 2019
... increase as it would be at a cost of about $50 million a year and it would also highlight to the community in general that CPI is not an accurate measure of the increase in the cost of living, and CPI is used in all government and commercial contracts ...
Fed steady with a slight chance of a rate cut
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 10 JAN 2019
... the Fed's favoured inflation measure - the core PCE price index - stood at 1.9% in the year to November whereas the core CPI inflation stood at 2.2% over the same month. The positive correlation between these two measures and the lead from rising wages ...
Chief economist update: Fed fail
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 20 DEC 2018
... opposite direction - the core PCE price inflation has eased to an annual rate of 1.8% in October from 2% in July; the core CPI inflation rate has slowed to 2.2% after peaking at 2.3% in July this year. And inflation expectations? They've dropped ...
Chief economist update: Does the Fed lift or cut interest rates just for the heck of it?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 13 DEC 2018
... but is the slowest rate since January this year. There's not second guessing the result, the sharp slowing in headline CPI was due largely to cheaper energy prices - fuel oil's annual rate of increase slowed to 16.1% in November from 26.2% in ...
Chief economist update: Where are the BOJ exit speculators now?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 23 NOV 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."" And so it has. This is because the ...
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