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The ABS is changing the way it measures inflation and the results might disappoint inflation hawks, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.
New inflation data shows a small rise in prices, but it's mostly down to the weather.
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.
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.
Tech stocks cop a hiding. And other business tidbits of the day.
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.
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.