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Australia unlikely to tame inflation

KARREN VERGARA  |  TUESDAY, 23 JUL 2024
... "narrow path" as it attempts to subdue inflation, which rose from 3.6% in April to 4% in May. "I thought tightening [monetary policy] was unlikely because weakness and activity growth would lead to a weaker labour market and that would allow a more confident ...

'Little prospect' for RBA hike despite stubborn inflation

ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 17 JUN 2024
... than anticipated dislocation in the labour market may bring the timing forward a little. But for the time being monetary policy remains in suspended animation." Commonwealth Bank head of Australian economics Gareth Aird also believes the RBA will keep ...

What's keeping the Treasurer up at night?

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 13 JUN 2024
... chief investment officer Rob Hogg said the easing of underlying inflation pressures is "extremely positive" from a monetary policy perspective. He said it's an easing in inflation that will enable the US Federal Reserve to cut rates. Energy transformation ...

ECB drops interest rates to 3.75%

KARREN VERGARA  |  FRIDAY, 7 JUN 2024
... key ECB interest rates based on an inflation outlook, the dynamics of underlying inflation, and the strength of monetary policy transmission, the bank's Governing Council said overnight, adding that "it is now appropriate to moderate the degree of ...

Inflation debate: Older Australians accused of driving crisis

JAMIE WILLIAMSON  |  WEDNESDAY, 5 JUN 2024
... have to "take the specifics on notice" but that her understanding is that, in nominal terms, they are. On whether monetary policy could be used to curb this, Bullock outlined there are three monetary policy channels and the channel that most effects ...

Principal Finisterre launches new debt fund

ELIZA BAVIN  |  MONDAY, 27 MAY 2024
... need for cash and defensive assets. This allows us to respond quickly to market changes such as elections and monetary policy shifts," he said. ​ "Any unexpected shock to risk assets would be expected to reverberate through EMD as we saw in volatile ...

RBA hints another rate rise could be on the cards

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 22 MAY 2024
... placed significant weight on the downside risks to consumption," the RBA minutes said. Allen said the Statement on Monetary Policy noted that a judgement had been used to lower household consumption compared to what the models suggested, based on household ...

Industry reacts to Federal Budget

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 15 MAY 2024
... Electricity rebates may alleviate headline inflation but will drive spending elsewhere. This risks working against monetary policy." What's missing The Financial Advice Association Australia (FAAA) said its calls to fix the problems with the CSLR, ASIC ...

Discover the best performing asset class of 2023: Mercer

ANDREW MCKEAN  |  THURSDAY, 9 MAY 2024
... tech and AI-related opportunities. Mercer said confidence in risky assets increased with the prospect of easing monetary policy in 2024. In second place, international equities (hedged) posted a 21.7% return. The hedged returns were slightly lower due ...

Powell backflips on rates pushing back RBA cut expectations

ELIZA BAVIN  |  WEDNESDAY, 17 APR 2024
... investor confidence that the fight against inflation is entering its 'last mile' and that central banks will ease monetary policy in the coming months," the IMF said. "Expectations for inflation in major economies over the next year or two-implied by ...
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