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Chief economist update: Steady at 24 and counting
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 4 JUL 2018
... in retailing. A gradual pick-up in inflation is, however, expected as the economy strengthens. The central forecast is for CPI inflation to be a bit above 2% in 2018." "Nationwide measures of housing prices are little changed over the past six months. ...
TCorp to issue sustainability bonds
KANIKA SOOD  |  FRIDAY, 15 JUN 2018
... and foreign currency. Moody's rates it as Aaa (stable). TCorp's largest issuance is in benchmark bonds, followed by CPI linked debt instruments. The bonds are sold through banks and market intermediaries. The Treasurer is yet to announce the ...
Japan needs trade peace with the US
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 8 JUN 2018
... first quarter subtracting 0.2 pps to growth. Not surprisingly, the growth slowdown has impacted inflation. Japans' headline CPI inflation slowed to 0.7 in the year to April from 1.1% in March and 1.5% in February. The annual core inflation rate eased ...
Chief economist update: A prelude to an RBA cut?
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 6 JUN 2018
... lift in wages growth over time. "Inflation is low and is likely to remain so for some time...The central forecast is for CPI inflation to be a bit above 2% in 2018. "The housing markets in Sydney and Melbourne have slowed. Nationwide measures of housing ...
Chief economist update: Rush hour is over for the BOE
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 5 JUN 2018
... has significantly changed that prompted the BOE to change its mind is the quickening deceleration in UK inflation. Headline CPI has slowed to 2.4% in the year to April from the six-year high of 3.0% recorded at the beginning of 2018. More important ...
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 ...
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