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Tag archives: Consumer Price Index

Changing how CPI is measured won’t help inflation

Glenn Dyer October 26, 2017 2 Comments

The ABS is changing the way it measures inflation and the results might disappoint inflation hawks, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Crikey July 26, 2017 4 Comments

Wages are stagnant! Woohoo! ... who hasn't been stitched up by their mum? ... Adani's coal-free PR ...

No, the RBA is not going to cut rates on Cup Day

Glenn Dyer October 26, 2016 1 Comment

New inflation data shows a small rise in prices, but it's mostly down to the weather.

Governments may be the chief reason why ‘rate cut looms’

Crikey July 29, 2016 2 Comments

Australia may soon face a monetary policy challenge other countries are dealing with of very low interest rates -- the product of an economy where pricing pressure is coming from governments, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

CPI: odds on a rate cut strengthen off tepid inflation

Crikey July 27, 2016 1 Comment

A low Consumer Price Index result suggests the Reserve Bank might cut interest rates again but it will be looking at underlying measures, not the headline rate, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Business bites: Bank of Japan … budget plan … hush, squawking clan …

Crikey April 28, 2016 2 Comments

International reserve banks set to move. And other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: reality bites … pension fund fight … future not so bright …

Crikey April 27, 2016

Tech stocks cop a hiding. And other business tidbits of the day.

Fruit prices up, veggies down, with no inflationary worries

Glenn Dyer October 28, 2015

The Bureau of Statistics said the most significant price rises this quarter were in international holiday travel and accommodation, property rates and charges and fruit.

Stronger CPI result suggests real wage drop

Stronger CPI result suggests real wage drop

Crikey July 22, 2015 4 Comments

A slightly stronger CPI result won't trouble the Reserve Bank but means workers are continuing to look at declining real wages, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

CPI falls, but don’t expect a rate cut

CPI falls, but don’t expect a rate cut

Crikey January 28, 2015

Inflation in the December quarter showed a marked slowing, but it's unlikely to lead to an interest rate cut, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.