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Economic recap: Week to July 16

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 19 JUL 2021
... measures. Overall consumer prices surged by 5.4% in the year to June - the highest since an equal rate in August 2008. Core CPI inflation jumped by 4.5% over the same period - the fastest rate since November 1991. Although many put the rise and rise ...

Chief economist update: Inflation scare

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 13 MAY 2021
... no denying that part of the jump in the annual inflation rate in April is due to base effects - both the headline and core CPI dropped by 0.7% in the month of April 2020. However, it's also true that the re-opening of the US economy, pent-up demand ...

Chief economist update: Patience is the word

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 18 FEB 2021
... Here are the annual inflation averages for 2019: Headline CPI inflation, down to 1.81% from 2018's average of 2.43%; Core CPI inflation, up from 2.14% to 2.19%; Core PCE price inflation, down to 1.7% from 2.0%; and the Fed's favoured inflation ...

Chief economist update: The US inflation dilemma

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 9 FEB 2021
... inflation stats remain tame however it's measured. Data at the end of December 2020 shows headline CPI inflation at 1.3%; core CPI inflation at 1.6%; headline PCE price index at 1.3%; and, core PCE price index at 1.5%. While measured US inflation have ...

Chief economist update: Virus now, inflation later

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 25 JAN 2021
... Besides, all US inflation measures remain below the 2% target; annual headline CPI inflation was at 1.3% in December, core CPI inflation at 1.6%, the headline and core PCE price deflators stood at 1.1% and 1.4%, respectively, in November. Then again ...

Chief economist update: Japan tightens fiscal policy

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 11 OCT 2019
... challenge is inflation. Headline CPI inflation slowed to 0.3% in the year to August from 0.4% in the previous month. Core CPI inflation eased to 0.5% from 0.6% in July. With virtually stagnant prices and potentially lower ones in the future, consumers ...

Chief economist update: The BOJ needs to run faster to stay in the running

BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 23 SEP 2019
... inflation has moved further away from the 2% target - annual headline CPI slowed to 0.3% in August (from 0.5% in July) and core CPI weaker at 0.5% from 0.6%. Run, Kuroda, run... and run faster!

Chief economist update: Expect an RBNZ rate cut

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 27 JUN 2019
... 1%-3% target. Headline CPI inflation eased to 1.5% in the year to the March quarter from 1.9% in the previous period. Core CPI inflation steadied at 1.5%. Congruent with the current unemployment-inflation dynamics of most other developed nations, the ...

Chief economist update: BOE lets peers do the heavy lifting

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 21 JUN 2019
... underlying pattern of relatively strong household consumption growth but weak business investment has persisted" and "Core CPI inflation was 1.7% in May, and core services CPI inflation has remained slightly below levels consistent with meeting the inflation ...

Chief economist update: The greatest challenge of our time

BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 30 MAY 2019
... time", saying: "That's something that central banks face all over the world." True that. The chart below shows latest core CPI inflation measures among the world's major economies remain below their stated 2.0% targets. While US core US CPI inflation ...
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