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Chief economist update: Hostage to speculations
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 16 MAR 2018
... show that the Japanese economy is well and truly headed in the right direction, except for inflation that is. While headline CPI inflation quickened to a 34-month high of 1.3% in the year to January, the core inflation rate (ex-food) which the BOJ tracks ...
Chief economist update: The uncertainty that is Trump
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 14 MAR 2018
... workers to meet expanding orders without sacrificing profitability. It also keeps a lid on inflation as evidenced by the latest CPI report. US headline CPI slowed at the margin - rising by 0.2% in the month of February from 0.5% in the previous - resulting ...
Chief economist update: Next move in rates will likely be up, but it's not certain
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 7 MAR 2018
... median measures - remained below the bottom of the RBA's 2% - 3% target band (1.9% in the December quarter). The headline CPI grew by 1.9% over the same period. Not only that, as the RBA pointed out once again in its March statement: "One continuing ...
IOOF boosts flagship platform
JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  MONDAY, 19 FEB 2018
... indexed advice fees attached, meaning advisers can choose to automatically index select fees by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) or a fixed percentage - up to 10% - on a specific date each year. Implemented in response to adviser feedback, IOOF said the ...
Chief economist update: Inflation isn't such a lonely word
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 19 FEB 2018
... pushed higher by the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) report confirming that US inflation is indeed moving on up. Headline CPI inflation rose by 0.5% in the month of January following an upwardly revised 0.2% from 0.1%) increase in the previous month. ...
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 ...
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