Topic archives: Consumer Price Index

Inflation rate lowest in a decade. No big deal

July 22, 2009 1

The recession we haven't quite had continues to dominate the Australian economy. Today's Consumer Price Index figures -- just landed -- show the lowest annual inflation rate since late 1999.

Inflation: back on the agenda

July 22, 2009

With economic signals and market sentiment improving, inflation concern is back. It's why today's consumer price index (CPI) data is getting so much attention, says Malcolm Maiden.

CPI figures: inflation reined in but price pressures remain

April 22, 2009

The RBA is looking at growth, demand levels and unemployment as it approaches rate changes in May, with inflation on the backburner.

RBA rate cuts recede further from view

April 21, 2009

The Reserve Bank has confirmed that it has lowered its economic forecasts confirming earlier signals.

CPI dips to 11-year low, rate cut now certain

January 28, 2009 1

Consumer price inflation fell to an 11-year low in the December quarter, heaping pressure on the Reserve Bank to slash rates next week, writes Glenn Dyer.

Morning Market Report

February 21, 2008

The highlights and lowlights of this morning's sharemarket activity.

Inflation up, RBA waits, ASX rebounds, uncertainty reigns

January 23, 2008

Given that the RBA has already acknowledged that inflation will rise above 3% for some time during this year before easing, the volatility in stockmarkets and the uncertainty it is generating may allow the bank to leave the cash rate unchanged on February 5, reports Glenn Dyer.

Doom and gloom: a global guide

January 18, 2008

With the US slowing to the point of recession, what's the outlook for the rest of the world? Glenn Dyer writes.

US inflation still running wild as recession looms

January 17, 2008

If there wasn't a looming recession in the US, market analysts, economists and other urgers would be baying for the Fed to lift rates after the country's consumer price index produced the biggest annual rise in inflation for 17 years, writes Glenn Dyer.

US consumers signal that enough’s enough

January 16, 2008 1

If the United States economy isn't in recession, it’s because of a statistical oddity driven by the still booming export sector, writes Glenn Dyer.

Where inflation hurts

November 16, 2007 1

Since the election of 2004 the CPI has risen 8.3% but an actual decline in the cost of clothing and small rises in the cost of household goods and communications disguise the somewhat sharper rises in the price of food, alcohol and tobacco, rents, health and education, writes Richard Farmer.

The Economy: Inflation

July 25, 2007

Figures released at 11.30am today finds All Groups CPI rose 1.2% in the June quarter 2007, compared with 0.1% in the March quarter. Headline CPI rose 2.1% through the year to June quarter 2007.

Morning Market Report

July 19, 2007

The highlights and lowlights of this morning's sharemarket activity.

Kevin Rudd — the housewife’s choice

July 12, 2007

Grocery prices are the sort of issue governments can’t really do anything about. But it’s the sort of thing that works wonderfully for oppositions. And the timing couldn’t have been better for Kevin Rudd.

Morning Market Report

June 29, 2007

The highlights and lowlights of this morning's sharemarket activity.