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CPI falls, but don’t expect a rate cut

CPI falls, but don’t expect a rate cut

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.

CPI result shows soft wages offsetting the dollar

CPI result shows soft wages offsetting the dollar

Australia's already low inflation rate has fallen further, while wages are likely to remain subdued -- meaning lower demand in the economy, something business isn't very happy about, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Don’t be too sure ‘rate cut looms’ off the back of today’s CPI

Don’t be too sure ‘rate cut looms’ off the back of today’s CPI

While inflation overall is flat, there are a couple of signs the RBA won't be sufficiently satisfied to go for one more rate cut. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane report.

Who’s afraid of inflation? Today’s CPI figures are benign — again

Who’s afraid of inflation? Today’s CPI figures are benign — again

More benign inflation data shows "cost of living" complaints are unfounded, and gives the RBA some room to move rates downward. Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane look at the numbers.

CPI figures on the economy: how sweet it is

CPI figures on the economy: how sweet it is

With growth running at more than 3%, the terms of trade at record levels, unemployment falling, the Australian economy remains in the sweetest of sweet spots for the moment with inflation under control and trending lower.

Central bank calls for CPI to be reported monthly

Central bank calls for CPI to be reported monthly

The Reserve Bank has called for the Australian Bureau of Statistics to move the Consumer Price Index to a more frequent publication schedule, urging that it be published monthly, rather than quarterly.

CPI: Fags up, bacon down

CPI: Fags up, bacon down

Eggs, bacon and milk are all have all become cheaper over the past year, according to the latest Consumer Price Index figures -- but you'll be slugged extra if you want to read the paper with your breakkie. Craig James rounds up these and other interesting CPI stats.

More than meets the eye to CPI rise

More than meets the eye to CPI rise

Despite the rate rise hyperbole, there were winners and losers in the December quarter's Consumer Price Index figures released by the ABS, with the headline rate of inflation halved and the annual rate of CPI jumping.

Dollar’s strength leads to a whiff of disinflation

Dollar’s strength leads to a whiff of disinflation

The cost pressures seen in the September quarter, especially from government cost increases, seemed to vanish from Australian industry in the three months ending December 31.

Inflation: a dummy’s guide

Inflation: a dummy’s guide

It's the threat that keeps on giving: Mike Shedlock puts inflation under the microscope: what is it, and how do we measure it?